Aga Khan commissions new ‘Nation’ press

Aga Khan commissions new ‘Nation’ press

The Aga Khan has officially opened the Nation Media Group’s new printing press on Mombasa Road.

The press, which has a capacity to print 86,000 newspapers per hour, is a state-of-the-art facility intended to offer a range of options for advertisers and a fresh new look for readers.

The Aga Khan hailed the new press as a major milestone for the company, now in its 56th year in Kenya.

It is a far cry from the technology in place when he founded the Nation Media Group more than five decades ago.

“At a moment like this, I find myself thinking of the days when we started the Nation. That was five decades ago. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed,” he said.

The Aga Khan also reminisced on his experience 56 years ago when the Nation Media Group was started.

He also noted the explosion of new sources of information and media enabled by the growth in technology.

“We live in a post-fact society. It’s not that everybody feels entitled to their own opinion, and that’s a good thing, but they also feel entitled to their own facts,” the Aga Khan said.

In such a world, he said, everyone should have a place to turn to for a constructive and objective source of information.

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