Pioneer EALA member Beatrice Shelukindo, who served in the First Assembly from November 2001 to October 2005, has passed on and Speaker Dan Kidega has eulogized her as a great debater.
“The late Hon Shelukindo was a great leader, mentor and a courageous legislator who spoke her mind in both Houses (EALA and Parliament of Tanzania). It is a big loss to the United Republic of Tanzania and the EAC region. I proffer my condolences and that of the EALA Members to the family, friends and to her Parliamentary colleagues,” Rt Hon Kidega stated.
The late Hon Shelukindo passed away in Arusha on July 2, 2016.
She resigned from the Assembly upon contesting and winning the Parliamentary seat in Kilindi Constituency in Tanga on a Chama Cha Mapinduzi ticket. Hon Shelukindo also served in the 9th and 10th Parliament but she did not contest in the October 2015 polls.
The late Beatrice Shelukindo was at one point a Parliamentary Service Commissioner in the Parliament of Tanzania. She also held leadership positions at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Africa where she advocated for social causes.
At time of death, Hon Shelukindo was a member of the ruling party’s National Executive Council in Kilindi, Tanga.
The late Shelukindo is expected to be buried in Arusha on Wednesday this week, according to a dispatch from the CCM Secretary, Kilindi District, Hawa Nanganyau.