Jul 29, 2009

Kibaki lauds Aga Khan effort

Kibaki lauds Aga Khan effort
His Highness the Aga Khan and Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Treasury office on Monday.
By The Citizen Correspondent, Nairobi

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki yesterday urged the Aga Khan Development Network to continue being at the forefront in supplementing government efforts in education and health.

The President said the Government would support the network's efforts, especially in empowering farmers through value addition to their output.

The President was speaking at his Harambee House office in downtown Nairobi, when he met His Highness the Aga Khan.

Mr Kibaki outlined the Government�s commitment to empowering farmers in the rural areas.

He 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, saying it 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 organisations in their work of uplifting the lives of the Kenyans.

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

For 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 the country achieves high economic growth rates.


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