PREMIER Kassim Majaliwa yesterday led mourners to the funeral of former Ngorongoro MP and Deputy Prime Minister-Investment Cabinet Minister William Ole Nasha, who died on Monday evening last week after succumbing to the blood pressure.
Mr. Majaliwa, who represented President Samia Suluhu Hassan, called on the residents of Ngorongoro to honor the legacy left by the deceased deputy minister.
He said that Mr. Ole Nasha’s death resulted in great loss for the government, his party – the CCM, the Parliament, the family and the whole community of Ngorongoro constituency.
“During his life, the late Ole Nasha made an important and positive contribution to the government and to national development in general,” said the prime minister during the funeral held in Osinoni village, Kakesyo neighborhood in the district. from Ngorongoro, Arusha region.
In a message from President Samia, Mr. Majaliwa said the Head of State urges Tanzanians to honor the contributions left by the late Ole Nasha as he has contributed to national development.
“We must continue to pray that his soul may rest in eternal peace. And to the bride, to the children, to the relatives of the deceased and to all the deputies, I pray for your strength during this difficult time that you are going through”, a said Mr. Majaliwa said on behalf of President Samia.
For his part, the Minister of State, Office of the Prime Minister-Investment, Mr. Geofrey Mwambe, said that his role had suffered a great loss following the death of the Deputy Minister, Mr. Ole Nasha.
He described the late Ole Nasha as a hardworking leader, who put the national interest in while fulfilling his responsibilities and that his contributions to the role will be forever remembered.
Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai, Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Martin Ngoga, Heads of Government, Members of Parliament and the general public from different regions of the Arusha region were present at the funeral.
The late Ole Nasha was born on May 27, 1972. He completed his primary education in 1984 at Kakessio Primary School, before joining secondary education at Arusha Catholic Seminary Secondary School, where he obtained his diploma in 1989.
He also took the Advanced Secondary Education Certificate (ACSEE) examination at the Arusha Catholic Seminary High School, where he graduated in 1992.
In 1996, he joined the University of Dar es Salaam, where he studied a Bachelor of Laws and graduated in 1999. Between 2000 and 2001, the late Ole Nasha studied a Masters of Law at the University of Pretoria in Republic of South Africa.
He was first elected MP for Ngorongoro in 2015, when then President John Magufuli appointed him Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
In 2017, he was transferred to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as Deputy Minister, a position he held until October 2020.
In the 2020 general elections, the late Ole Nasha was re-elected to the Ngorongoro legislature and was subsequently appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, before being transferred to the role of investments under the office of the Prime Minister.