The Aga Khan arrives in Dar

By: Guardian Reporter.

The Imam of the Shia Ismailia Muslims, His Highness The Aga Khan, arrived here yesterday from Kenya continuing his eight-day visit to East Africa.

The Aga Khan, who is accompanied by his brother, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, was received by the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Mr. Bakari Mwapachu, at the Dar es Salaam Airport.

The Aga Khan will meet with senior government ministers. During his visit to East Africa, the Aga Khan has been highlighting major development initiatives to be undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network in the region, according to a press release yesterday issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

In Tanzania, in addition to visiting the site of the Health Professions Development Centre with President Mkapa, the Aga Khan will review progress on the construction of the Aga Khan schools' multipurpose hall and visit the new Diamond Trust Bank premises.

He will also attend the inaugurations of a major cultural restoration project, the turn-of-the-century Old Dispensary building, and of a luxury Serena Hotel on the island of Zanzibar.

Earlier this week, the Aga Khan was in Uganda where he was received by President Yoweri Museveni and where an extensive phased rehabilitation of the Aga Khan School Complex, Makerere Road was inaugurated.

In Kenya, the Aga Khan yesterday attended the inauguration by President Daniel Arap Moi of a state-of-art printing press operated by the Nation Newspapers Group, publishers of the Nation, Taifa, and the East African.

The Aga Khan, in his private capacity, founded the Group in 1960 and is its Principal Shareholder. The publicly quoted company today has 8,000 shareholders.

Whilst in East Africa, the Aga Khan will also meet with members of the Ismailia Muslim Community in each of the three countries that he is visiting.

The Aga Khan will leave Dar es salaam for Zanzibar on Saturday.

Source: The Guardian, (Tanzania)
March 14, 1997

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