In the beginning when the Mkapa Foundation started in 2006,
The Late Benjamin William Mkapa focused on building strong pillar of good
governance, which ensured structure
and processes for decision making, accountability, control and behaviour at the
top of the Foundation is in place, to influence setting up and achieving the Institutional objectives, monitor risk and ensure performance is
The governance systems and structure of the Institution
ensured his vision is realised and it also sustained efforts in reaching the
Through his visionary and
patriotic leadership principles and philosophy, the Settlor of the Foundation,
His Excellency Mkapa played an active oversight role in a “eyes on, hands off”
leadership style. He was supported by the appointed multi-disciplinary and
experienced Board of Trustees, during different tenures, as defined in the Institutional
The first Chair of the Board
of Trustees was Hon. Dr. Hussein Ali Hassan Mwinyi who led for two terms,
followed by Major General Herman Lupogo (Late), Ambassador Charles Sanga and
now the current chair of the Board is Dr. Adeline Kimambo.
The Governance function
ensured Mkapa Foundation’s stakeholders’ confidence is preserved and
strengthened, high Institutional performance and it has appropriately placed
the Foundation to respond to the changing external environment efficiently and
and Oversight has driven the Foundation into being a strategic and trusted
local institution that ensured resilient, alignment and integration of its
programs, for Institutional continuous growth and sustainability.
That’s why, in 14 years since
its inception, The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation has reached million
Tanzanians through its various initiatives that focus on strengthening the
health systems and service delivery.
thus gives us enough reason to celebrate his life, as his legacy on the bringing
Hope to the underserved people will live on.
BMF team promises and remain committed to keep his vision alive with every step
we take for a better future.