The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has mourned the fallen Tanzanian former Prime Minister and Minister for East African Co-operation Samuel Sitta.
EALA paid tribute to the late Sitta, who passed away in Germany on November 7th, 2016, for his outstanding selfless service to the people of Tanzania and the East African Community.
The Resolution moved by Hon Jeremie Ngendakumana and seconded by Hon Shyrose Bhanji termed the late Hon Sitta as illustrious during his life.
“Hon. Sitta was at the realm and a key factor in the East African Community and exhibited strong commitment and faith in the EAC integration process by contributing immensely to the region’s integration process and development in his capacity as Minister of East African Co-operation from 2010 – 2015,” the Resolution says.
The Resolution seconded was supported by Hon Frederic Ngenzebuhoro, Hon Makongoro Nyerere, Hon Maryam Ussi and Hon Taslima Twaha.
EALA Speaker, Rt Hon Daniel F. Kidega, recently sent a message of condolence to the Speaker, Parliament of Tanzania, Rt Hon Job Ndugai and to the friends and relatives of the late Rt. Hon Sitta.
“EALA had the privilege of working closely with the late Rt Hon Sitta both in his capacity as Speaker of the Parliament of Tanzania (2005-2010) and later on as Minister for EAC (2010-2015).
We recall with fond memories that the late Hon Sitta played a critical role in ensuring the pillars of integration continue to be implemented. As Speaker, the late Rt Hon Sitta objectively presided over the Parliament and he will be remembered for delivering wise and precise rulings that strengthened the Parliament of Tanzania, its mandate and welfare”, the message of the EALA Speaker said in part.
As a former Minister for EAC, the late Hon Sitta was an Ex-Officio Member of EALA.