The Aga Khan has been decorated with the “Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa” medal by President Yoweri Museveni at Uganda’s 55th Independence Day anniversary celebrations on Monday.
At the celebrations held in Bushenyi in South Western Uganda, The Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was given the country’s highest civilian honour for his contribution to Uganda’s development and to humanity.
The citation for the award stated that through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, The Aga Khan IV, has made a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of Ugandans by providing access to high-quality education, health, hydroelectric power, media services (NTV, KFM, Daily Monitor, The East African), civil society, financial inclusion and hospitality (Serena Hotels).
Earlier in the day:
His Highness the Aga Khan and President Museveni Arrive for Bushenyi Independence Day Celebration