Deputy minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, William Ole Nasha 49, has died on Monday night at his home in Dodoma.
Nasha has become the second high-ranking official in Tanzania to die since President Samia Suluhu Hassan assumed office in March.
On August 2, Defence Minister, Elias Kwandikwa died while undergoing treatment in Dar es Salaam.
The publicity Secretary of ruling party CCM for Arusha Region, Gabriel Munisi confirmed the incident.
Munisi said without mentioning the cause of death: “It is true Ole Nasha is no more, we have received with great sadness the news of his passing”
Nasha was member of parliament for Ngorongoro constituency in the Arusha region, he was born on May 27, 1972.
Following the deputy minister’s death, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has sent a message of condolences to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai, over the death Nasha.
“It is with the deepest regret that inform to you that the Deputy minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Investment), William Ole Nasha has passed away in Dodoma. I send my condolences to the Speaker Job Ndugai, Members of Parliament, his family and to the citizens of Ngorongoro,”
“May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace” she tweeted. Nasha had a Masters of Law from the Pretoria University in South Africa, he had also previously worked as deputy minister for Education, Science and Technology, Foreign affairs and East African Cooperation and also at the then Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries ministry.
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