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Cavendish University to Honor Fallen Tanzanian President, Benjamin Mkapa

Cavendish University is set to honor its former chancellor, the former president of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa who died in July this year.

Mkapa served as the Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) chancellor for five years, after he replaced former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda in 2015.

He had officiated at six graduations and over 6000 graduands had gone through his hands before his death.

According to David Mutabanura, the Executive Director Cavedish University, the university is organizing a memorial mass at Nsambya Parish this Wednesday to celebrate the life of President Mkapa.

“He is remembered for his education, Pan Africanism, diplomacy, conflict resolution, zeal for economic emancipation, his ethical leadership but above all his humility, warmth and friendliness. It is on this ground that our University will be commemorating the life of our late chancellor this week on the 30th of September 2020,” Mutabanura said.

According to Mutabanura, this will be an opportunity to learn from those who studied with Mkapa and those who lived and worked with him.

“The culmination of which will be the launch of an Annual Memorial Lecture and a Scholarship in his name,” said Mutabanura. President Museveni is expected to preside over the function as the Chief Guest.

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