Kampala, Uganda, 11 February 2004 – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Your Excellency President Museveni of the Republic of Uganda
The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
What an immense privilege it is to be present at this great beginning - the inauguration of what has instantly become one of Africa's finest hotels, the Kampala Serena. And what a joy it is to share in this moment with all of you - the people who made it possible.
Thank you Aga Khan
The world does not only operate via commercial enterprises and this has been amply proved by the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.
Their gesture, offering free radiotherapy treatment to over 400 Ugandan cancer patients, even if it were though an MOU with Uganda’s cancer institute, is very commendable and I would wish to suggest that other companies and organizations follow suit.
Not only does this give hope to patients, it also shows that there is a lot of positives in regional cooperation.
Thank you Aga Khan Hospital.
Shs 340,000 per year for all 60 acres
• Govt to guarantee Aga Khan’s foreign loan applications
• Aga Khan needs an additional 40 acres in Nakawa
• Govt exempts Aga Khan from paying taxes for project
On top of the 60 acres of prime land in Kampala to house a university teaching hospital, the Aga Khan Foundation will enjoy tax exemptions, government guarantees for foreign loan applications and – possibly – an additional 40 acres, details of a confidential agreement suggest.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda 2015-12-17Posted December 17th, 2015 by librarian-hd
This is an important day for me because it represents an opportunity to contribute to Uganda’s development, to my community’s integration within the institutions of Uganda and in East Africa more widely.
Higher education and science are two of the most important factors in development. And Africa requires to have institutions that will assist in the development of those resources.
The Aga Khan University’s vision for the new University Hospital in Kampala includes:
A first phase to be completed in 2020: The ultimate vision is for the University Hospital to grow toward 600 beds in phases of development over time. The first phase of construction will be completed in 2020 with the establishment of a tertiary hospital of approximately 150 beds costing more than US$ 100 million.
President Yoweri Museveni has commended His Highness theAga Khan and the Ismail community for their great contributions to the economic development of Uganda in the sectors of education and health, among others.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala 2015-12-17Posted December 17th, 2015 by librarian-hd
Right Honorable Prime Minister,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
I’d like to begin my comments this morning by expressing my very great gratitude for the warmth with which I have been received here in Uganda, the support that the President and the Government have been offering to this new project of creating an Aga Khan University Hospital here in Kampala.
Kampala, Uganda, 17 December 2015 - The Aga Khan University, a not-for-profit, private international university, announced today it will build a teaching hospital in Kampala to provide Ugandans with health care and higher education of world-class quality.
Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.
Hazar Imam revealed his intention to establish the hospital in February, at the convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University.
“With the cooperation of the government we plan to establish a new Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala,” he said in his convocation address. “No Ugandan should have to leave the country to seek quality medical care.”
Kampala — Aga Khan University Hospital is poised to expand its footprint in East Africa after acquiring land from government to build aspecialised health facility in Kampala.
The 60-acre piece of land, which is part of the former Nakawa-Naguru Housing Estate, will host a teaching hospital.
The facility will serve as hospital and a health training institution for the Aga Khan University located on Gadaffi Road in Old Kampala, which trains doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
The Government of Uganda has generously provided the Aga Khan University with a grant of land in central Kampala for the establishment of this teaching hospital. A ceremony announcing the land grant and initiation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala, Uganda will take place on December 17, 2015 and will be presided by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni and our Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan
Kampala — His Highness the Aga Khan has promised to continue supporting the East African integration so that it can realise its potential in the face of a globalised economy.
Mr Mahmood Ahmed, the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), said His Highness the Aga Khan recently signed an agreement with the regional block secretary general, Mr Richard Sezibera, to strengthen cooperation in that regard.
Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Uganda Jamati Institutional Dinner
Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda
July 12, 2011
(President Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani presented Hazar Imam a gift of an incense burner cover from Khorasan shaped in the form of a horse head)
Hazar Imam then said the following:
President Lalani, Institutional Leaders and volunteers,
I would like, first of all, to thank you for the magnificent evening you have offered Me and for this lovely gift of this Khorasani horse.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Kampala, Uganda 2015-02-25Posted March 3rd, 2015 by librarian-ld
Rt. Honorable Speaker of Parliament
Trustees and President of the University,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University,
Parents, Donors, Supporters and Distinguished Guests,
Humjambo and Karibuni. Hongera, Wanafunzi wote, I’m learning a little Swahili.
What a remarkable day this is – and what a pleasure it is to be here.