His Highness the Aga Khan to be awarded Honorary Citizenship of Kampala, Uganda

Breaking News: His Highness the Aga Khan to be awarded Honorary Citizenship of Kampala, Uganda
His Highness the Aga Khan and His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda lay a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolise the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.

Source: theinsider.ug, http://www.observer.ug

Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini Aga Khan IV, the 49th Imam of Nizari Ismailis is to be awarded the Honorary Citizenship of Kampala in recognition of the role of his foundation to the development of the city.

Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country or a city on a foreign individual considered to be especially admirable or otherwise worthy of the distinction. In countries like Ireland, the title comes with full legal status including the right to reside and vote.

This will be the first time that Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA is giving out such an award to a reputable figure, according to KCCA acting Director of Public and Corporate Affairs Peter Kauju. He says that the award will be received by the Aga Khan Foundation during celebrations to mark the 60 anniversary of Prince Karim Aga Khan’s ascension to the Ismaili Imamat throne.

Read more – Dated: June 15, 2017
http://www.observer.ug/news/headlines/53364-aga-khan-granted-honorary-citizenship-of-kampala.html

 

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