Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Senior EAC official collapses, dies in Arusha

Arusha. Shock and disbelief ruled at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters here yesterday after one of its senior officials collapsed and died at lunch time.
Dr Flora Musonda, the EAC director of Trade died at an Arusha downtown hospital shortly before 2pm, officials confirmed. “We’re all shocked,” said  EAC Corporate Affairs and  Public Information head, Owora Richard-Othieno, as workers tried to come to terms with the news.  Circumstances that led to her sudden death could not be established immediately.
However, those who spoke to Drive Hot said she died at the hospital where she had gone for a medical check-up during lunch hour.
It was relayed further that doctors noted that she had a serious health problem that needed immediate medical attention, but before any step had been taken, she collapsed and died.
Dr Musonda, an accomplished economist, joined the EAC in 2005 and was one of the senior Tanzanians working with the body