More videos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to East Africa are available at the AKDN website. His Highness the Aga Khan and His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, lay the foundation stone for the Bujagali Hydropower Project, Jinja. The US$ 770 million project is the country’s first private hydroelectric power project, and is expected to significantly lower the price of electricity in … Continue reading Uganda – More videos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to East AFrica – Bujagali Project and the Aga Khan Academy Kampala
Uganda: The Classy Aga Khan Do New Vision (Kampala) 27 August 2007 Kampala WHAT would you do if you were invited to dinner by an international royalty, two presidents and one former president? What if the venue was the magnificent Serena Hotel? I suppose you would get out your most elegant and decent outfit and put your best forward. This exactly what several dignitaries did … Continue reading Uganda – Aga Khan hosts Dinner for Dignitaries
Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Visit to East Africa Thursday, 23 August 2007 In a day filled with anticipation and emotion, murids gathered at the Darkhana Jamatkhana of Kampala, for the Golden Jubilee Darbar. On this occasion, Yusuf Karmali, President of the Ismaili Council for Uganda, submitted a loyalty address on behalf of the Jamat. After 12 days, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to East Africa drew to … Continue reading More Pictures – His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to Uganda, East Africa
Excellent videos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to East Africa are available at theismaili.org. The videos show: The Aga Khan’s arrival in Uganda The Aga Khan and His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete unveiling a collection of stamps to mark the Golden Jubilee The Aga Khan’s arrival in Tanzania The Aga Khan at the State Banquet where he was presented with Kenya’s highest medal … Continue reading Videos – His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to East Africa
Pictures of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to Uganda are now available at theismaili.org. Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Visit to East Africa Sunday, 19 August 2007 Mawlana Hazar Imam departed for Uganda, continuing his Golden Jubilee tour of East Africa. Upon arriving at Entebbe Airport, Hazar Imam was welcomed by Martin Aliker, Advisor to the President of Uganda; Yusuf Karmali, President of the Ismaili Council … Continue reading Pictures – His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to Uganda, East Africa
New pictures from His Highness the Aga Khan’s Golden Jubilee visit to Tanzania have been added to the pictures at theismaili.org. Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Visit to East Africa Monday, 20 August 2007 During the evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam flew back to Dar es Salaam, where the Imam hosted a dinner in honour of the President of Tanzania. Among the evening’s highlights was a performance by … Continue reading New Pictures – His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to Tanzania, East Africa
23 August 2007 Construction of the 250MW Bujagali hydro project on the White Nile river in Uganda has been officially launched. The plant has been planned for years and finally its construction should be completed in 44 months at an estimated cost of US$772M. Turnkey contractor on the project, Italian firm Salini, is to have the plant commissioned in 2011. President Yoweri Museveni launched the … Continue reading Construction of Bujagali officially begins
JEFF OTIENO 8/23/2007 The Aga Khan Wednesday completed the tour of the East African region by launching a multi-million shilling academy in Uganda. The inauguration of the project, costing upwards of $50 million, makes Uganda the latest member of a group of 14 countries ear-marked to host a network of academies in Africa and Asia. The academy will be a prototype of the Aga Khan … Continue reading Aga Khan winds up his Africa tour
Thursday, 23rd August, 2007 By Carol Natukunda HIS Highness the Aga Khan has called upon Ugandans to embrace cultural diversity, saying it is the way forward in the era of globalisation. “People are learning from people different from them. This has evolved because of the technology. It builds a culture of strength rather than harmful decisions. There is a rich diversity of language, faith and … Continue reading Uganda – Aga Khan calls for cultural diversity
New Vision (Kampala) 22 August 2007 Carol Natukunda and Peter Kaujju Kampala The Aga Khan Development Network is to set up an international academy worth $50m (about sh87b) in Munyonyo, a Kampala surburb. His Highness the Aga Khan and Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya yesterday laid a foundation stone at the 44-acre plot overlooking Lake Victoria. The land was donated by business tycoon Amirali Karmali popularly … Continue reading Uganda: Aga Khan Launches Academy
http://www.akdn.org/speeches/2007Aug22.htm Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy Kampala – 22 August 2007 Your Excellency Vice President Professor Gilbert Bukenya The Right Honourable Speaker The Right Honourable Prime Minister Your Worship the Mayor Honourable Ministers Excellencies Distinguished Guests It is a very great joy for me to … Continue reading Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Kampala
Aga Khan to Build Uganda’s First Aga Khan Academy 22 August 2007 (View related articles) His Highness the Aga Khan lays the foundation stone for the Aga Khan Academy, Kampala in the presence of His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda. Looking on is Salim Bhatia, Director of the Academies Unit. File size: 651 KB Photo credit: AKDN/Gary His … Continue reading Pictures – Aga Khan to Build Uganda’s First Aga Khan Academy
Foundation Stone Ceremony of the Bujagali Hydropower Project 21August 2007 (View related articles) His Highness the Aga Khan and His Excellency the President Yoweri Museveni, lay the foundation stone for the Bujagali Hydropower Project, Jinja. The US$ 770 million project is the country’s first private hydroelectric power project, and is expected to significantly lower the price of electricity in Uganda. The plant is … Continue reading Pictures – Foundation Stone Ceremony of the Bujagali Hydropower Project
LETTERS – from Daily Nation It’s a great school for training nurses Publication Date: 8/23/2007 As a member of the Class of 2005, I am proud to be associated with all the activities at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. The education I was given at the institution was excellent. Today, because I have the knowledge and skills, I stand tall in terms of professional … Continue reading Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi – It’s a great school for training nurses
22nd August, 2007 By Ronald Kalyango ABOUT 300 children on Monday received free medical treatment as part of the activities to commemorate His Highness the Aga Khan’s golden jubilee celebrations. The drive, organised by the Aga Khan Development Network, targeted children aged three to eight, from 12 schools in the districts of Mpigi, Wakiso and Kampala. They were checked and given free drugs at a … Continue reading Uganda – Children get free medical treatment
JAN AJWANG & WALTER WAFULAKAMPALA EXCEPTIONAL but needy students in Uganda will have access to education of international standards of excellence once the Aga Khan Academy Kampala is commissioned. A foundation stone that marked the beginnings of the $50 million project was laid yesterday in Munyonyo on the southern outskirts of Kampala by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and Vice President Gilbert Bukenya. “As … Continue reading Uganda – Aga Khan Academy to educate needy students
Uganda: Museveni Lauds Aga Khan’s Role in Devt
New Vision (Kampala)
21 August 2007
Yesterday the Aga Khan was in Jinja on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone for the Bujagali Hydro-power Project. Below is President Yoweri Museveni’s speech:
His Highness the Aga Khan, Ministers, Members of Parliament, development partners, chief executives of Bujagali Project Financing Institutions present, chief executives of Industrial Promotion Services, Sithe Global and Salini; ladies and gentlemen.
I welcome you all to Jinja to witness the laying of the Foundation Stone for Bujagali Hydro-power Project. I wish to extend special welcome to His Highness the Aga Khan and congratulate him on this auspicious occasion of celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ascension to the position of Imam of the Ismaili Muslim Community. I salute all our development partners who have graced this occasion with their presence here in Jinja.
His Highness the Aga Khan has made significant contribution towards the social and economic development of this country. The Aga Khan Foundation for Economic Development’s (Akfed) participation in Uganda ranges from manufacturing, finance and banking, the media, social services like education and now infrastructure.
Specifically, in the power sector, Akfed as public- private partnership with Government is operating the West Nile power supply concession under which power supply in the area has been increased from four hours per day to 18 hours per day and also involves the construction of the 3.5 MW Nyagak mini Hydro-power plant, which is expected to be commissioned early next year.
Regarding the Bujagali Hydro-power Project, for which we have laid a foundation stone this morning, Industrial Promotion Services an affiliate of Akfed is leading a consortium called Bujagali Energy Limited, which will be responsible for the development and operation of this project. I understand the Bujagali Project is the largest single infrastructure investment of the Aga Khan Development Network worldwide. I commend His Highness for this remarkable contribution.
Published on August 22, 2007, 12:00 am By Samuel Otieno and Samson Ntale in Kampala The three East African states will soon have a power sharing pool to ease shortages. Ugandan President, Mr Yoweri Museveni, said the strategy is to build grid interconnections to enable power flow from places of abundance to power deficit areas. The Aga Khan (right) and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda … Continue reading Regional power pool starts in 2011- AKFED project key to EAC
Electricity prices to drop by 50%
WALTER WAFULA & JAN AJWANG
BUJAGALI hydropower dam will cut the cost of electricity by more than half the current rate in the early stages of completion, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan has said.
The spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, who was in the company of President Museveni, was speaking at the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the Bujagali Hydro-Electricity Power Project in Jinja yesterday.
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Akfed), through its Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) arm, is one of two key shareholders in the Bujagali dam project. The project is run under the Bujagali Energy Limited consortium. Sithe Global is the other partner. The Aga Khan said that today only 5 per cent of the total population of Uganda, and a mere 1 per cent of the rural population, have access to the grid supply of electric power.
And even those who have access to electric power have suffered the burden of doubled tariffs over the last four years, let alone massive outages.
“But just imagine for a moment the transformation that can take place when the cost of power is cut by more than half, as it will be in the early stages of this project, and then is later cut in half again,” he said of the 250MW Bujagali project which is scheduled for completion in 2010.
REAL HOPE: His Highness the Aga Khan (2nd R), his brother Prince Amyn Aga Khan (2ndL) and Prince Rahim Aga Khan (R) welcome President Museveni at the laying of the foundation stone for the Bujagali power project in Jinja.
Photo by S. Wandera
An initial 50MW of electricity from the dam will be generated after 36 months from September 2007 when construction begins in earnest. Electricity prices will start dropping once that 50MW comes on stream. The prices will continue to reduce as the subsequent 200MW is released onto the national grid monthly in four phases.
The reduction in power tariffs would shrink the cost of manufacturing, encourage investment, employment, enhance development, and improve Uganda’s overall economic growth. Continue reading “BUJAGALI hydropower dam will cut the cost of electricity by more than half the current rate in the early stages of completion, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan has said.”
New pictures from His Highness the Aga Khan’s Golden Jubilee visit to Tanzania have been added to the picture gallery at theismaili.org. Visit the picture gallery at theismaili.org to view these excellent pictures, including some pictures of the Tanzanian youth performing a traditional dance for His Highness the Aga Khan. http://theismaili.org/EA_TZ_pics.asp Mawlana Hazar Imam enjoying the enthusiastic and lively performance of the traditional Wamwera dance. … Continue reading Pictures – His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visit to Tanzania, East Africa