Event - 1963-08-09
Tanga Jamatkhana was officially opened by the Honourable Rashidi Jumaane Abdallah, Regional Commissioner of Tanga Region. Prince Karim Aga Khan sent his 'best loving blessings for the success you have had in the construction of the new Jamatkhana.'
East Africa has a generations' old legacy of Ismaili community construction. Every town, and many villages, had at least one building: the Jamatkhana.
Tanga, right in the middle of the East African coastline epitomizes this brick & mortar heritage: Jamatkhanas, schools, rest house, club, family housing, condominiums for widows, cemetary. This is its chronicle.
Ismaili Settlement [see Map No. 1 and Map No. 2]