On 30th November 2022, Cavendish University Uganda held an Inauguration of Benjamin Mkapa Memorial lecture, in honor of the late H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chancellor of Cavendish Uganda. The Memorial Lecture took place at Mestill Hotel, Nsambya under the theme; “The Role of Integrity and Resilient Leadership in Transformation.”
The event was honoured by the presence of Mama Anna Mkapa, Widow of H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa. It was also attended by Hon. James Magode Ikuya , State Minister for East African Community Affairs in the Government of Uganda, Who represented the guest of honour, RT. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister for East African Community Affairs.; Members of the Diplomatic Corp; Government Officials; Academic Staffs; and Higher Education Learning Students.
During the lecture, the attendees had the chance to learn the philosophy of H.E. the late Benjamin Mkapa from people who were close to him as well as those who worked with him including Amb. Ombeni Yohana Sefue, Former Chief Secretary of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Uongozi Institute who was the Key Note Speaker for the event; and Dr. Aziz Ponary Mlima, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Republic of Uganda.
As part of exhausting the philosophy and legacy left by the Former Chancellor, the late H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, the Cavendish University Uganda has promised to continue organizing the Mkapa Memorial lecture every year.