STATEMENT BY HON. NGOGA KALORI MARTIN, THE SPEAKER, EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OVER THE DEADLY BOAT INCIDENT IN LAKE VICTORIA ON THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
It is with great shock that I have received the sad news of the tragic and untimely death of more than 200 Tanzanians and East Africans following the sinking of the MV Nyerere ferry on Lake Victoria on Thursday 20th September, 2018.
On behalf of the East African Legislative Assembly and on my own behalf, I convey my heartfelt condolences to: the bereaved family, relatives, friends, colleagues and Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania and wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Indeed, the East African Legislative Assembly thoughts and solidarity are with the families and individuals affected in this tragic event. The East African Legislative Assembly stands steadfastly with the people and Government of Tanzania at these difficult times.
Once again, accept our condolences and we pray for Almighty God’s comfort at this hour of sorrow.
Rt. Hon. Ngoga K. Martin
EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY