Kenya seeks closer ties with AKDN

July 28, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 – President Kibaki has encouraged the Aga Khan Development Network to continue being at the forefront in supplementing government efforts in the areas of education and health.

The President who spoke at a meeting with his Highness the Aga Khan at his Harambee House office affirmed that the government will support the foundation’s efforts especially in empowering farmers through the Network’s value addition to farmers output.

The President outlined the government’s commitment to empowering farmers in the rural areas. 

The Head of State briefed the Aga Khan on the government’s efforts in the social sector especially health and education provision.  He highlighted the success of the Free Primary Education that had been well received in all corners of the country.

President Kibaki said the Government would continue to give a fair chance to all philanthropic organizations in the country in their work of uplifting the lives of the Kenyan people.

The President thanked the Aga Khan for his contribution to Kenya’s development. 

On his part, the Aga Khan said he was committed to partnering with the Government for the development of Kenya. 

He encouraged President Kibaki and the government to continue implementing policies that would ensure Kenya achieves high economic growth rates.


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