President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has joined regional leaders in mourning the passing of former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa.
“It is with a lot of sadness that I heard of the death of our brother, H.E Benjamin Mkapa,” Museveni wrote on Friday.
“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, they 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.”
Museveni said the flags in Uganda will fly at half-mast for three days, starting today, Saturday, July 25th, at 0600hrs (Saa kumi nambili).