H.E. PRESIDENT JOHN POMBE JOSEPH MAGUFULI
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
BARACK OBAMA ROAD,
11400 DAR ES SALAAM,
RE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE ON THE SAD AND UNTIMELY DEMISE OF HON. SAMUEL SITTA
It is with great shock that I have received the news of the sad and untimely demise of Hon. Samuel Sitta, who was at one time the Minister of East African Cooperation in the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, on 7th November 2016 in the Federal Republic of Germany where he was undergoing treatment.
On behalf of the East African Community and on my own behalf, I convey my heartfelt condolences to Your Excellency, and, through you, to: the entire bereaved family, relatives, friends and colleagues of the late Hon. Sitta; the Government, the Parliament, and; the people of the United Republic of Tanzania.
We mourn the passing on of a distinguished son of Tanzania and East Africa who has left an indelible imprint on the history of the Community.
Indeed, Your Excellency, the late Hon. Sitta played a critical role in the transformation of the EAC Customs Union Protocol into a Single Customs Territory, the implementation of the Common Market Protocol, and negotiations for the East African Monetary Union Protocol, which is now under implementation.
The entire Community and I share with Your Excellency, the bereaved family and the government and people of Tanzania, the feelings of great loss at this moment of deep sorrow.
MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN ETERNAL PEACE
Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko