OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL
Our Ref.: SGN/2/4
Date: 4th May, 2019
IPP Group of Companies
Plot 120, Mikocheni Light Industrial Area,
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
RE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE ON THE DEATH OF THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF IPP GROUP OF COMPANIES, DR. REGINALD ABRAHAM MENGI
It is with complete shock and disbelief that I received the news of the sudden demise of the Executive Chairman of IPP Group of Companies, Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi, which occurred on Thursday 4th May 2019, in the United Arabs Emirates.
On behalf of the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and on my own behalf, allow me to offer most profound condolences to the family, friends and the entire IPP Group of Companies for the passing on of Dr. Reginald A. Mengi.
Indeed, the late Dr. Reginald Mengi played a big role in deepening the East African Community (EAC) integration process in regard to the private sector development. He was very instrumental and contributed immensely during the negotiation of the East African Community Customs Union Protocol, which was signed in 2004.
He was also the former Chair of the East African Business Council, the regional apex body of Private Sector Associations and Corporates in East Africa, with a single purpose of driving the East African Community integration process through trade and investment.
For the Media fraternity in the region, the Community notes with pride that the departed Philanthropist was very passionate on the role of the media in championing the EAC regional integration agenda. He was actively involved in the organization and sponsorship of the EAC-EABC Media Summits and Awards.
The late Dr. Reginald Mengi was a true believer of integration, particularly on the opening up of regional borders to allow the free movement of goods, services, people and capital under the EAC Common Market Protocol.
He was a man of great intellect, vision and courage who contributed immensely to the cause of East African unity and development. He dedicated himself to building bridges to a better future and in this way he touched the lives of all of us in the East African region.
Today we mourn the passing of a great son of the United Republic of Tanzania and a great East African who has left behind a powerful legacy of humility, simplicity and dedication in our struggle for democratic culture, unity, justice, peace and prosperity in East Africa.
The entire East African Community and I share with the bereaved family, Employees of IPP Group of Companies, the government and the people of United Republic of Tanzania, the feelings of great loss at this moment of deep sorrow.
MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN ETERNAL PEACE
Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko