Amin Mawji ex-President of Ismaili Council for UK now designated as diplomatic Representative of Aga Khan Development Network for Uganda | Presents letters of Credence to Foreign Minister

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Hon. Kutesa shakes with Mr. Amin Mawji, the Diplomatic Representative designate of the Aga Khan Development Network to Uganda
Mr. Amin Mawji, the Diplomatic Representative designate of the Aga Khan Development Network has presented his letters of credence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Sam Kutesa in his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was accompanied by his wife.
Before His Highness the Aga Khan appointed Amin Mawji as Diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Uganda he was working as a non-executive director of the UK Export Finance Board. He also worked as chair of the UK Export Finance Audit and Risk Committee.
Speaking after the presentation of the credentials, Amin Mawji informed the Minister that the Head of Diplomatic Relations for the Aga Khan Development Network will be visiting Uganda on July 20th 2016.The Aga Khan Development Network has had a long engagement in Uganda, spanning over 70 years.
On his part the Minister welcomed Mr. Amin to Uganda and pledged to support him in every endeavor. He informed his guest that Uganda has benefited a lot from the Aga Khan in sectors of Agriculture, infrastructure, education and health. He thanked Aga Khan Development Network for the good job they are doing in the development of tourism especially in the hotel industry.
The Minister wished the diplomat a wonderful stay in Uganda during his tour of duty. He told him to always come for consultations as his office is always open.
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Source: NTV Uganda
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New Aga Khan envoy presents credentials to government

Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa (Left) with Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Amin Mawji (Centre) with his wife Gulnar Mawji in Kampala yesterday. Photo BY STEPHEN WANDERA

Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa (Left) with Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Amin Mawji (Centre) with his wife Gulnar Mawji in Kampala yesterday. Photo BY STEPHEN WANDERA 

By Stephen Wandera

Posted  Wednesday, June 29   2016 at  01:00

Kampala.

The newly appointed Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, Mr Amin Mawji OBE, on Monday presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sam Kutesa.

According to a press statement, Mr Mawji replaces Mr Mahmood Ahmed and will be based in Kampala.
Mr Mawji is a former senior partner at Ernst & Young, UK, and has served as a non-executive director on the UK government’s Trade and Industry Boar and the Board of UK Export Finance.

“His public service has included serving on the Audit and Finance committees of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and the Department for International Development (DfID),” reads the statement.
“In 2012, he was appointed an officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen,” the statement adds.
Mr Mawji has also served as President of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Council for the UK and on the national governance bodies of the Aga Khan Foundation, Focus Humanitarian Assistance and the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Mawji said: “It is my hope and prayer that, as the Resident Representative of the AKDN, now based here in Kampala, I will be able to reinforce further the ties of understanding and partnership between AKDN and the Republic of Uganda.”

He added that: “I am particularly excited to be here in Uganda to see once again its wonderful natural beauty and to meet the people of Uganda who make this such a special place in Africa. The AKDN has had a long engagement in Uganda, spanning over half a century.

“We remain committed to play our part in strengthening civil society and supporting Uganda’s development with continuing programmes in the areas of early childhood development, education, tourism, energy, industrial development, media, financial services and healthcare,” the statement reads.
Mr Kutesa welcomed the envoy and wished him well.

About the AKDN

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, is a private, international, non-denominational development organisation. The various institutions of the AKDN in Uganda invest in development initiatives that empower individuals to improve their quality of life and offer more sustainable, scalable solutions to poverty.

Source: Monitor Co Ugnada

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