President Mwai Kibakiof of Kenya has praised The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for the various projects it has undertaken across the country.
The President said the Government recognizes and appreciates the substantial economic impact created by diverse programs implemented in various parts of the country under the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
Appreciating the noble causes that the AKDN is spearheading, Kibaki noted that development programs in agriculture and tourism in the country contributed directly and indirectly towards improving the living conditions of the Kenyan people.
The Head of State noted that agriculture being the backbone of Kenya’s economy, the government welcomed support extended to farmers by the AKDN through provision of credit and planting of drought resistant crops as well as imparting of vital skills such as water harvesting.
With regard to tourism, AKDN manages world class hotels in several parts of the country which have created employment for Kenyan professionals in the hospitality industry.
The Aga Khan also founded the Nation Media Group that is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this week.
The highlight of the anniversary is the Pan African Media Conference that opens on Thursday in Nairobi.
Source African Press Agency