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Amazing! The Great Lessons Magufuli Taught African Nations

Shadrack Olaka

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Kenya’s President Kenyatta signs the obituary guest book at the Tanzania High Commission when he was paying respect to the late Tanzanian’s President John Pombe Magufuli.

 

Mr Kenyatta said that President John Pombe Magufuli taught Africa that it could succeed without getting help from the developed foreign countries.

 

In his few years he was in power, Uhuru said Magufuli believed Tanzania could become independent and remove itself from being dependent on foreign aid also adding that Africans are able to manage their own economy and ensuring that the citizens get their rights.

 

He was speaking during the state funeral of President Magufuli at Dodoma on Monday.

 

In the year 2018, the late Magufuli said that he prefers foreign aid to be attached to no conditions.

 

Magufuli identified China’s Beijing of being with fewer conditions in comparison to other donors.

 

Uhuru Kenyatta who is also the chairman of the EAC, stated that Magufuli was respected both in Tanzania, the Africa continent and the world at large.

 

President Kenyatta encouraged the New Tanzanian’s President Samia Suluhu to be confident in her leadership as the country’s head.

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He noted the developments made by Magufuli such as airports, roads and electricity supply.

 

He cited those projects to be of great help in Tanzania and the EAC at large in improving trade and boosting unity.

 

In addition, President Kenyatta said that Magufuli was a very close and personal friend who conversed with him often concerning the two neighbouring countries and the EAC.

 

At the age of 61, Magufuli will be buried in his rural home in the district of Chato in Geita region on 26th of March.

He had disappeared from the public scene since 27th of February, igniting rumours of being contracted with Covid-19 which the Officials denied on 12th of March. He becomes the first president of Tanzania to die while in office.

Magufuli died on Wednesday from heart disease at the Emilio Mzena Hospital in the country’s capital city Dar es Salaam.

He has left behind a widow, seven children and 10 grandchildren.

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