Kampala, Uganda – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed that all Ugandan and East African Community flags be flown at half mast starting today, Saturday, for three days, in memory and celebration of the life of His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa.
Mkapa, was on 24th July 2020, announced dead by Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli.
He was the country’s third president (1995-2005) since they got Independence from Britain in 1962.
In a statement read on his behalf by the minister for presidency Esther Mbayo, Museveni said that Mkapa will be greatly remembered for his role in working to end conflicts in the East African community and also consolidating bilateral relationships between Uganda and Tanzania.
Mkapa was also part of the Panel of Eminent African Personalities, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which ended the post-election violence after the highly disputed December 27, 2007 elections in Kenya.