Last Thursday, The British Tanzania Society – BTS- welcomed newly appointed Tanzanian High Commissioner Dr Asha Rose Migiro and her British counterpart heading for Dar es Salaam, Ms Sarah Cooke. Outgoing British Ambassador Dianna Melrose and her predecessor, Mr Philip Parham were invited, too.
High Commissioner Migiro with Mr Alistair Scott of Ophir Energy.
Hosting the two hour ceremony at London’s School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), was Birmingham University lecturer, Dr Andrew Coulson , who on a behalf of BTS highlighted the fact that it was a positive day for women in high, respected, government and diplomatic positions.
Speaking briefly, Dr Asha- Rose Migiro, who has just been here for two weeks, said she is looking forward to meeting people and interact with our Tanzanian friends and business partners in the United Kingdom.
Ambassador Cooke expressed her excitement of going to Tanzania and already managed few Swahili words.
Also present was the Tanzanian Trade Centre Director at the High Commission, Mr Yusuf Kashangwa.
London based British Tanzania Society whose members from the two nations, hail from a wide section of fields and professions has been very actively inviting speakers and guests from high profile positions in Tanzania. These include Professor Issa Shivji (April 2016), former Civic Front leader, Professor Ibrahim Lipumba (December 2015) and Cabinet Minister Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe (November 2012), to name a few.
Citizen News Story published Monday 4 July, 2016.