Kampala, 13 July 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s two-day visit to Uganda drew to a close today, after he met with the Jamat and toured the Bujagali Hydroelectric power dam project.
On Tuesday evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the Jamati and institutional leaders of Uganda held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. During the evening, President Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani presented Hazar Imam a gift of an incense burner cover from Khorasan shaped in the form of a horse head, on behalf of those gathered.
This morning Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Uganda Jamat at Kampala Jamatkhana, before travelling to inspect the construction of the Bujagali Hydroelectric power dam as it proceeds into its final phase.
Situated near Jinja, the Bujagali Dam is a public-private partnership project between theAga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Sithe Global and the Government of Uganda. It aims to produce over 40 per cent of the total current power demand in Uganda, addressing acute electricity shortages and reliability issues. The power plant and dam are expected to be operational by the end of the year.
In the evening, Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Uganda for Kenya, the last country in his tour of East African Jamati visits.