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Aga Khan concludes 4 day visit to Uganda
During his 4 day visit, the Aga Khan, who is the 49th hereditary spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismail Muslims was decorated with Uganda's highest civilian honour the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa medal.
The Aga Khan was seen off at Entebbe International Airport by the Attorney General, Mr Byaruhanga William

The Aga Khan was seen off at Entebbe International Airport by the Attorney General, Mr Byaruhanga William and Ambassador Amin Mawji the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Uganda

His Highness Prince Shah Karim al Husaini Aga Khan IV has concluded his visit to Uganda and left the country.

The AgaKhan was in the country on a 4-day visit, at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni. He was the guest of honour at the country’s 55th independence anniversary celebrations.

During his 4 day visit, the Aga Khan, who is the 49th hereditary spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismail Muslims was decorated with Uganda's highest civilian honour the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa medal. This was in recognition of his colossal contributions to Uganda’s Development and to humanity.

Most of the Aga Khan's contribution to development and humanity in Uganda has been done through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which he founded over 50 years ago and continues to chair. AKDN through the AgaKhan fund for economic development runs companies like Kampala Pharmaceuticals limited, Diamond trust bank, Jubilee Insurance, NTV Uganda, Monitor publications, Bujagali energy limited among others.

The medal was bestowed upon the AgaKhan during the 55th independence anniversary celebrations in Bushenyi district.

Watch: His Highness the Aga Khan decorated with Uganda's highest medal of honour

The Aga Khan was seen off this morning at Entebbe International Airport by the Attorney General, Mr Byaruhanga William and Ambassador Amin Mawji, who is the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Uganda.