MINISTER of State in the President’s Office, Public Service Management and Good Governance Jenister Mhagama on Friday led mourners at the funeral of veteran journalist, Charles Kizigha, calling on them to emulate his good leadership skills he demonstrated.
Kizigha (72), former Tanzania Standard Newspapers (TSN) employee, died on Saturday after a long illness.
The requiem mass of Kizigha was held at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania Mbezi Beach Parish in Dar es Salaam and was later laid to rest at Kondo Cemetery, Ununio area in Dar es Salaam.
“Our gathering here today is a way of reminding ourselves and prepare for our journey to heaven while we continue working hard as our President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been directing… we are here to represent her and console the bereaved family and relatives,”.
“Kizigha has left a mark to the family and government …we will remember him for his exemplary performance,” Minister Mhagama said.
She further added that the veteran journalist has also left behind many lessons in public service, including working hard for the benefit of Tanzanians and the country in general.
Mhagama called on the bereaved family to celebrate the life of Kizigha because he has left good memories for the government and relatives.
Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo Chairman Freeman Mbowe said that he knew the late Kizigha for many years as a relative, saying he received news of his death with great sadness.
He called upon the public to use their position as comfort to others because life is a gift from God.
For his part, ELCT Mbezi Beach Parish Rev Allen Mbiso who led the requiem mass called upon the faithful to do good while they are still alive to prepare for eternal life.
“Today we mention the late Kizigha for his exemplary performance in public services …we have to emulate him by fulfilling our responsibilities in our workplaces and being God’s servants,” he said.
Born on October 10, 1950, Kizigha went to Lyamungo Secondary school, Moshi and attended courses in journalism in France, UK and Belgium. He joined the Standard Newspapers in 1970.