BMF continues to appreciate the legacy left behind by the Late President Benjamin William Mkapa, who was a visionary leader and an institutionalist with outstanding accomplishments. He served his country Tanzania and the continent honorably during his time in office and upon his retirement, that transformed the economy and lives of the society.Regionally, he championed the HIV/AIDS Free Generation alongside like-minded Former Presidents and globally, he was known to be the voice of the South, and an ardent advocate of inclusive globalization. After retirement, President Mkapa carried further his passion for equity and inclusion and through BMF, he pioneered for the right to quality health services for the poor, marginalized and underserved communities.
It is for this reason, the Foundation is determined to preserve and sustain the legacy and contribution of the Late His Excellency President Benjamin William Mkapa for the purpose of enlightening and inspiring the current and future generation of leaders in Tanzania and beyond.
The Foundation will thus be hosting the “The Benjamin William Mkapa Legacy Month” in July 2021 that will engage various stakeholders, including the global and national leaders in a Symposium that will be held at the Mlimani City Conference Centre, on 14th July 2021 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It is on this ground that we hope you will continue to join us on this planned memorable event. We pledge to continue to build on his dream, vision and sustain this Foundation to greater heights, to grow in strength, reach and impact health for all in Tanzania and Africa.