Dar es Salaam, July 20, 2016 — The government has commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the economic development of the country.
Deputy minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Susan Kolimba said the network has invested heavily in education, healthcare, culture, infrastructure and tourism.
She said this on Monday evening during the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the Ascension to the Ismaili Imamat of His Highness the Aga Khan as the 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
“The Aga Khan Network is an important partner in our quest for economic prosperity, particularly now that we have adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development,” noted Dr Kolimba.
Giving his key note, a representative of the Aga Khan Network, Mr Amin Kurji, said the long-standing relationship of the network and the Tanzanian government dates back to 1905, when the first girls’ school was established in Zanzibar.