A gallant alumnus and former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr. (h.c.) Benjamin William Mkapa on Friday 24th July, 2020 accomplished his earthly race. Born on 12th November 1938 in Ndanda City within the current day Masasi District, Mtwara Area, Southern Tanzania, H.E. Mkapa got here to Makerere University – then a University Faculty affiliated to the University of London within the 1950s as a 19 12 months outdated youth.
In his personal phrases, Makerere University was then “a small institution then; enrollement was in the hundreds not thousands. There were four halls of residence, three for males and one for female students. Staff was predominantly British and a touch South African. Local, i.e. African, staff could be counted on the fingers of two hands.”
He graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He went on to examine at Columbia University in New York and graduated with a Grasp of Worldwide Affairs. He rose by the ranks of civil service in his residence nation to the very best place, being elected because the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania for 2 successive phrases which ran from 23rd November 1995 to 21st December 2005.
In recognition of his excellent document of excellence in diplomacy, journalism, administration, governance; regional and world politics, his alma mater Makerere University on 27th November 2009 awarded H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa an Honorary Doctorate of Legal guidelines.
Following his conferment, H.E. Dr. (h.c.) Benjamin William Mkapa on 28th November 2009 delivered a public lecture on “The Role of the Alumni in Governance and Institutional Development”. On the event, he was the Chief Visitor on the Inaugural Grand Alumni Re-Union.
He additionally holds Honorary levels from Sōka University-Japan (1998), Morehouse Faculty-USA (1999), The Open University of Tanzania (2003), Nationwide University of Lesotho (2005), Kenyatta University-Kenya (2005), University of Dar es Salaam-Tanzania (2006), Newcastle University-UK (2007) and University of Cape Coast-Ghana (2008).
We thank God for the life and legacy of H.E. Dr. (h.c.) Benjamin William Mkapa and will his soul relaxation in everlasting peace.
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