By: Alfred Wasike

The head of the Ismailia Muslim community in the world, His Highness The Aga Khan, arrives in Uganda today at the start of his eight-day visit to East Africa. He last visited Uganda in 1992.

While in East Africa, the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) who will be accompanied by his brother, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, is expected to announce or launch major national and regional development initiatives undertaken by The Aga Khan Development Network in the areas of social, economic development and culture.

President Museveni and the Aga Khan signed an Accord of Co-operation for Development between Uganda and the Aga Khan Development Network on April 22, 1992. Since then, The Aga Khan Development Network has recorded significant achievements in Uganda, among them the rehabilitation of the Aga Khan School complex along Makerere Road in Kampala, a statement from the organisers said.

The Aga Khan School complex will be inaugurated tomorrow in the presence of Prince Amyn Aga Khan.

In Kenya, the Aga Khan will attend the opening of the State-of-the-art printing press operated by the Nation Group publishers of The Nation, Taifa and The East African newspapers.

The Aga Khan in his personal capacity founded the Group in 1960 and is its principal shareholder.

Source: Sunday Vision
March 9, 1997

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