An agreement providing for the restructuring and expansion of the activities of the Diamond Trust of Kenya Limited (DTK) into the field of merchant banking was signed on 30 July, 1982 at Aiglemont, the Aga Khan's Secretariat near Paris, by DTK, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Samuel Montagu and Co. Limited.
His Highness the Aga Khan, who has had a long and close association with the company, was present at the signing ceremony attended by His Excellency Mr. John Kimani, Kenya's Ambassador to France.
SPEECH AT THE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE ISMAILIA COUNCILS IN KENYA IN HONOUR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA - 1982-10-12Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Your Excellency the President, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen
To be in Kenya again in my Jubilee year, remembering vividly my Takht Nashini, which seems only yesterday, is a most moving experience.
Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency the Vice-President, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
It is with great pleasure that I rise to welcome His Excellency President Daniel arap Moi this evening and to have the opportunity of returning his kind hospitality.
Your Excellencies, Mr Irani, Mr Galliner, Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen
I have rarely spoken publicly in the developing world or in the industrialised world, or indeed in any international forum about the Press. I wish to take this exceptional occasion to pay a deep personal gratitude to a truly remarkable African who was himself at one time a journalist, then who led his country's struggle for independence and who finally became the first President of Kenya, and an outstanding African statesman. I refer to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Worship, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children
I am most grateful for your kind address. On behalf of the Ismaili community and myself, I would like to thank all those in Nairobi who have contributed to such a wonderful welcome here.
I have been very moved by everyone's kindness, especially by the hospitality given me by His Excellency the Governor and Lady Baring.
The leaders of all African Countries today are faced with the need to raise the living standards of the mass of their peoples from mere subsistence level to a point where men and women can develop the full potential of their minds and bodies. The problem in Africa assumes urgent political dimensions if only because expectations are so much higher than they used to be. This is quite understandable when you remember the hopes that were raised during the battle for independence.