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Appointment of the Economic and Housing Development Board



The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to announce the appointment of Alhaj Akil Hirji as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Economic and Housing Development Board for the term 2016 – 2019.

Akil bhai has served in the same position from 2014 – 2016. His vast experience and dedication in the housing and economic development sectors will provide added advantage in meeting the goals and objectives of the Board.

Brief Profile

Born in Zanzibar, he acquired his primary and secondary education in Dar-es-Salaam. A hard working and successful businessman, in the last two decades he has expanded and diversified his business ventures, and is presently operating a number of family commercial ventures in Dar es Salaam. He is married and has two children.

Akilbhai’s community, social and voluntary services spans almost three decades. His zeal and dynamism in serving the community has remained consistent having great passion in construction development projects for the betterment of the Community at large.

He has great aspiration and commitment in meeting with the plan and vision of AFED in the Economic and Housing Development Projects sectors.

Outside the community, Akil bhai is also actively involved in social and professional services for the underprivileged people.

The following have been appointed members of the Board:

  1. Shakira bai Kassim Dhanani            Vice Chairperson
  2. Zakia bai Riyazali Khamisa              Legal advisor
  3. Azim Mawji                                  Member – Dar-es-Salaam
  4. Nassine Badoualy Djaffer               Member – Madagascar
  5. Shabbir Virji                                 Member – Arusha
  6. Ebrahim Jaffer                              Member – Nairobi
  7. Yusuf Jiwa                                    Member – Mombasa

The AFED Secretariat extends its heartiest congratulations to Akil bhai Hirji and his team on their appointments and wishes them every success in achieving the goals set out for the Board for the term 2016-2019.

Alihassan Kassam
Hon. Asst Secretary