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Museveni to Honour Aga Khan at Independence Day Celebrations

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Museveni with Aga Khan at the comissioning of his multibillion hospital in nakawa

President Yoweri Museveni is set to recongise Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, the 49th Imam of Nizari Ismailis  for his enormous contribution to Uganda’s economy at the 55th Independence Anniversary.

Aga Khan has invested in a number of sectors in Uganda’s economy including education, power production, hospitality industry and the health sector among others.

The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, for instance, owns the 250MW Bujagali Hydro power Plant constructed at a cost of USD 900 million and a sh100m hospital in Nakawa Division, Kampala.

Slated for Monday October 9, the celebrations will held in Bushenyi district at the Municipal Grounds.

The theme for this year’s independence is, “Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience and commitment”.

The above development was reaveled by Esther Mbulakubuza Mbayo, the Minister for Presidency during a press briefing at Uganda Media Center on Wednesday.

Speaking at the press briefing, Mbayo called on Uganda’s to use the powerful day in Uganda’s history to recognize people who have immensely contributed to Uganda’s political history.

“On this day, we need to remember all the people who contributed to the building of our country. Political leaders, civil servants and ordinary men and women have in their daily lives contributed to the building of our country. Mounting pressure to the colonial administration, organizing through workers’ unions, militant agitations and other forms of demand for independence not until 9th October 1962 that the masters had to yield and grant the independence,” she said.

 

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