Monday October 9 2017

Museveni decorates Aga Khan with Grand Master Medal

President Museveni decorates His Highness

President Museveni decorates His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV during the 55th Independence anniversary at Bushenyi-Ishaka grounds in Bushenyi District on October 9, 2017. PPU PHOTO  

By Alfred Tumushabe

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday awarded His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 'Most Excellent Order of Pearl of Africa, The Grandmaster' to recognise his decades of work and contribution to Uganda’s development.

President Museveni decorated the Aga Khan during the Independence Day celebrations at Bushenyi-Ishaka Grounds in Bushenyi District.
The Aga Khan has enormous investments in education, energy, health and hotel and tourism, media among others, in the country.

L-R: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV,

L-R: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, President Yoweri Museveni and the First Lady Jane at Bushenyi-Ishaka grounds in Bushenyi District where the 55th Independence Day celebrations were held on Monday. PPU PHOTO

The Aga Khan, who is the Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, arrived in the country on Sunday ahead of today’s 55th Independence anniversary and held a meeting with President Museveni and other senior government officials at State House Entebbe.

Earlier, during a media briefing at the Uganda Media Centre, Presidency Minister, Ms Esther Mbayo hinted on why Uganda was honouring His Highness the Aga Khan.
“He will receive a special honour because of the immense economic contributions he has made to our country and indeed the whole world,” Ms Mbayo said.

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