By Martha Nakimuli
Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has sent condolences to President Museveni of Uganda over the death of the First Deputy Prime Minister ,and Minister for East Africa Cooperation, Eriya Kategaya.
In his statement issued to the press yesterday , President Jakaya Kikwete said,
“I have received with great shock and sadness the news on the death of Minister Kategaya, on behalf of my government and the people of Tanzania. I send you, the bereaved family and the people of Uganda my sincere condolences.”
“I have known the late Kategaya for over two decades. I knew he was a careful man, a true patriot and with strong determination towards the EAC integration.
“He died when his leadership was much needed. No doubt that he will always be remembered with love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you President Museveni, the citizens of Uganda and the bereaved family during this difficult time of mourning and grief. May the Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace.” The president said in a statement availed to The Guardian in Dar es Salaam.