Arusha, 27 November 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Tanzania earlier today, where tomorrow he will join the presidents of the five member states of the East African Community to tour the organisation’s new Arusha headquarters on the occasion of its opening.
Upon his arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received on behalf of the Government of Tanzania by the Honourable Dr Emmanuel John Nchimbi, Minister for Home Affairs. Also present to greet Hazar Imam were Jeremba Munasa, District Commissioner for Arumeru; EAC Deputy Secretaries General, the Honourable Jesca Eriyo, Dr Enos Bukuku and Dr Julius Tangus Rotich; the Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Honourable Bernard Membe, as well as the Aga Khan Development Network Resident Representatives for Tanzania and Uganda Aitmadi Amin Kurji and Aitmadi Mahmood Ahmed, and Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehangir Bhaloo.
Tomorrow, Mawlana Hazar Imam will join the presidents of the five member states of the East African Community to tour the organisation's new Arusha headquarters on the occasion of its opening.
The EAC is a regional intergovernmental organisation that brings together Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, and is based in Arusha. The city is also the site of a soon to be built East Africa campus of the Aga Khan University.