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Event - 1997-03-15

Date: 
Saturday, 1997, March 15
Location: 

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Moslems, opened a $7 million hotel on the island of Zanzibar. Reuters also reported that The Aga Khan, concluding an East African tour which has already taken him to Uganda, Kenya and mainland Tanzania, also visited historic buildings in Zanzibar's Stone Town which are being renovated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

person_place_reference: 
H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


Speech

Speech by Prince Amyn Mohammed at the Inauguration of the Zanzibar Serena Inn In the presence of Mowlana Hazar Imam-1997-03-15

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Your Excellency President Benjamin William Mkapa
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour
Your Highness (glancing towards Hazar Imam)
Your Excellencies
Honorable Ministers
Distinguished Guests

As Chairman of Tourism Promotion Services Zanzibar, the owner of Zanzibar Serena Inn, it is both an honour and a pleasure to welcome you here today for the official opening of the fifth Serena property in the United Republic to begin operations within the past twelve months.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Stone Town Cultural Centre, Zanzibar-1997-03-16

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Your Excellency President Mkapa
Your Excellency President Amour
Your Excellency the Chief Minister
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn 1997-03-15

H.H. The Aga Khan in East Africa March 1997
Source: 
www.ismaili.net

Zanzibar, Tanzania
March 15, 1997
Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests

Speech by His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan At the official Opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn-1997-03-15

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Your Excellency President William Mkapa,
Your Excellency President Salmin Amour,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests

Recent Articles

Aga Khan opens $7m tourist hotel in Zanzibar-1997-03-16

Stone Town Cultural Centre, the Zanzibar Serena Inn and the rehabilitation of Kelele Square.1997-03-16
Source: 
Reuters

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Moslems, opened a $7 million hotel on the island of Zanzibar at the weekend -- an investment welcomed by Tanzania as a boost to its tourist trade.

The 52-room hotel, in a historic seafront building which once housed the British consulate when Zanzibar was ruled by an Arab sultan, is the latest project of the Aga Khan's Serena group, which has built a chain of hotels in East Africa.

Mkapa, Aga Khan visits Health Centre-1997-03-16

Source: 
Sunday News

President Benjamin Mkapa and the Shia Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader, Prince Aga Khan, yesterday visited the health professions development centre of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam.

At the Centre, President Mkapa and The Aga Khan were shown various diagnostic facilities for critical areas of need such as cardiac care.

The enhancement of the Aga Khan Hospital's facilities is part of the Aga Khan Health Service (AKHS) programme of creating a regional health system across East Africa to ensure improved and high quality services.

Serena Inn to Boost Isles Tourism-1997-03-16

Source: 
Sunday News

The Spiritual Leader of Shia Ismaili Community, Prince Aga Khan yesterday described the Zanzibar Serena Inn as a path-breaker project which will boost tourism industry in the isles.

Speaking at the official opening of the Zanzibar Serena Inn, He said the project would play a vital role in the re-awakening economic and social status of Zanzibar.

He said at the function which was also attended by President Benjamin Mkapa and Zanzibar President Dr. Salmim Amour that the project was significant to Zanzibar's economic benefits.

Mkapa opens Serena Inn-1997-03-16

Source: 
Sunday times

Tanzania plans to inject more resources into the tourism industry to ensure effective competition against other countries in attracting tourists, President Benjamin Mkapa said yesterday.

Opening the Zanzibar Serena Inn in the island, President Mkapa said his government, with the participation of donors, will strive to inject more resources into tourism supportive services, infrastructure and advertising.

AGA KHAN ON CULTURAL REVIVAL-1997-03-15

Source: 
The Nation

"Investment in historic cities can be a productive development investment, meeting practical needs, releasing creative energies and providing sources of social cohesion - not an unproductive investment in stagnating, barren environments."

Speaking at the inauguration of a 100-year old building, newly restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Aga Khan drew attention to "the emerging understanding of the importance of culture as a critical element in development strategies in general, and for efforts to revitalise the historic cores of the world's towns and cities in particular."

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