The Guardian to support Kivamwo’s children

26Sep 2016
James Kandoya
The Guardian
The Guardian to support Kivamwo’s children

THE Guardian Limited, publishers of The Guardian and Nipashe newspapers, yesterday pledged to fully sponsor two children of its former journalist, the late Adolph Kivamwo who died last week in Dar es Salaam.

RICHARD MGAMBA

The company’s managing director, Richard Mgamba, made the pledge yesterday when paying last respects to the fallen journalist at Leaders Club in Kinondoni.

Mgamba said the gesture is out of respect for the deceased due to his contribution to the company.

He made the promise after calls from close relatives and friends of Kivamwo, particularly from the Media Car Wash Campaign chairman, Benjamin Thompson, who asked well-wishers to chip in and support the deceased’s children.

In his response, Mgamba said The Guardian Limited will support two children of the fallen journalist to continue with their education.

The occasion was also attended by the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda, Chalinze MP Ridhwan Kikwete, East Africa Legislative Assembly Member of Parliament Shy-rose Bhanji, among others.

RC Makonda also pledged to donate 4m/- to the family to supplement efforts of other stakeholders to ensure the two children continue with studies.

“We have gathered here to honour all good done by the deceased. I call upon all of you to take Kivamwo as a role model when perfoming your duties,” he said.

Kikwete urged journalists to make the Media Car Wash Campaign sustainable for the well-being of media practitioners in the country.

Kivamwo died on September 23, this year and was yesterday laid to rest at Kinondoni cemetery in Dar es Salaam.He is survived by a widow and four children.

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