Kampala, Uganda — H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of Uganda has sent his message of gratitude to the late Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzania’s third President who died on Friday 24, July 2020 in Dar-es-salaam.
President Museveni took to his Facebook page and wrote;
It is with a lot of sadness that I heard of the death of our brother, H.E Benjamin Mkapa. I started working with H.E Mkapa in 1967 when we were university students and he was the chief editor of the Nationalist newspaper. During the 1979 crisis, Ndugu Mkapa was delegated to handle the Moshi Conference that brought together the Ugandan exile groups including FRONASA. He was Foreign Affairs Minister that time.When he became President of Tanzania, we worked together to consolidate the East African Community. It is a great loss for Africa. May his soul rest in eternal peace. I convey my condolences and those of the People of Uganda to Anne, the children and the people of Tanzania. The flags in Uganda will fly at half mast for three days, starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 25th, at 0600hrs (Saa kumi nambili)