His Highness Shah Karim Al- Hussain, the Aga Khan IV,

President Yoweri Museveni is set to preside over Uganda’s 55th Independence Day celebrations that will be held in Bushenyi Municipal Grounds on October 9, at which His Highness Shah Karim Al- Hussain, the Aga Khan IV, will be honoured.

The Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismail Muslims, and through his endowment, the Aga Khan Group, he has for over 60 years invested in several multi- million ventures in Uganda. He is also the founder and the chairperson of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

“His Highness Aga Khan is expected to be a special guest and receive an honor for the immense economic contributions he has made to the country,” presidency minister Esther Mbayo wrote in a release delivered at the Media Centre earlier today..

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This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme: ‘Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience and commitment’ and according to the Minister, Ugandans should among others also honour people like Benedict Kiwanuka and Ignatius Musaazi, who mounted pressure on the colonialists to grant the country Independence.

Musaazi formed the first political party the Uganda National Congress (UNC) in March 1952.