MICROSOFT Shareholder, Dr Nathan Myrvold and his family concluded their tour at the Nyerere and Ruaha National parks over the weekend, joyfully appreciating the country’s heritage, including enjoying delicious local foods such as Ugali.
The tech billionaire, who doubles as the food science researcher based in the United State (US), thumbed up local foods available including Ugali, goat soup and banana soup (Mtori)’ from which he promised to carry out research on Tanzania’s foods in the years to come.
Dr Myrvold and his family’s visit to the national parks resulted from the invitation extended to him by the government through the Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism.
While in the United States on May 9 this year, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Hassan Abassi met and held talks with Dr Myrvold, whereby the billionaire promised to carry out a recreational visit in Tanzania.
“I had been so impressed with the tourist attractions available in Tanzania years back. I previously visited Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and again this time around I have been extremely moved by what I have witnessed at Ruaha and Nyerere national parks, which are amongst the most beautiful destination in the world. We are so happy,” he said.
On Sunday, Dr Myrvold flew back to United States in his private jet via Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).
Dr Myrvold in collaboration with the Microsoft and the Intellectual Ventures Company have invested together on research and clean energy known as TerraPower.
He is one of the current emerging renowned global emerging innovators who co-discovered the Microsoft Window with the giant computer guru Bill Gates. Moreover, Mr Gates and Dr Myrvold co-authored the textbook titled “The Road Ahead”.
Through the intellectual ventures, Dr Myrvold report says he had been making billions of money from science centered research alongside his fortune as the Microsoft shareholder for about 14 years so far, which sparks innovation worldwide.
Commenting about the visit, Dr Abassi said the notable tour by US giant software stakeholders resulted from the discussion that among other things lured Dr Myrvold to pledge the visit which so far he has carried out.
“I was so impressed to see our visitors salute the beauty of our country, we have given them a souvenir for them to continue marketing our country,” Dr Abbasi said.