UDASA members have received with sadness the news of the passing away of Prof Mayunga H. Nkunya that occurred in Dar es Salaam on 20th July 2021. Prof Nkunya was once the Chief Academic Officer (CACO) of the University of Dar es Salaam and an active member of UDASA. After his retirement in 2012, he went to work as the Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Commission of Universities (TCU), the Chairperson of the inter-Universities Council for East Africa (IUCEA), and later as the Executive Secretary of IUCEA.
Tanzania, East Africa and the academic community have lost a leader and one of the finest professors of organic chemistry who research and consulted widely in the field.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be his Name.