His Highness the Aga Khan visits Tanzania for two days 2012-07-17
By Zephania Ubwani, The Citizen Bureau Chief
Arusha. His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday stressed the need to strengthen the capacity of the East African Community (EAC) member countries in managing development projects.
He added that the region could make significant strides if member states collaborated more in implementing joint projects and programmes. The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims made the remarks in Arusha after signing a trilateral agreement between his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the German Development Bank (KFW) and the EAC for a health project.
Arusha, 18 July 2012 - The East African Community (EAC) and the Aga Khan Development Network sign an agreement to strengthen and broaden cooperation in the areas of economic, social and cultural development throughout East Africa. A separate agreement was also signed between the EAC and the Government of Germany contributing 10 million euros towards the support of the Aga Khan University in East Africa.
Dar es Salaam — The government has commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the economic development of the country.
Deputy minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Susan Kolimba said the network has invested heavily in education, healthcare, culture, infrastructure and tourism.
She said this on Monday evening during the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the Ascension to the Ismaili Imamat of His Highness the Aga Khan as the 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili.
The Aga-Khan Development Network has joined forces with the East African Community in the new initiative to convert Arusha Region into hub for commerce, governance and intellectual exchange.
This was revealed here last week during the occasion in which the East African Community (EAC) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) were signing a pivotal agreement to strengthen and broaden cooperation in the areas of economic, social and cultural development throughout East Africa.
H.H. The Aga Khan arived in Dar es Salam, Tanzania for AKDN work and official givernment meetings. He will be visiting Arusha also where the AKU will have its East African main campus.
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