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THE Director General of the Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA), Engineer Suleiman Said Suleiman (pictured), is no more; he died while on a swimming workout in the Indian Ocean on Monday morning at Kigamboni in Dar es Salaam.

The late TAA Director General, Engineer Suleiman Said Suleiman
According to TAA’s Director of Legal Affairs and Communications, Mr Ramadhan Maleta, the TAA boss had a routine of taking a swimming exercise every morning before reporting to work.
“On his routine work out on Monday at between 06:00 and 07:00 in the morning, one of the people he was swimming with realised that Eng Suleiman had lost balance and together with other people they helped him out of the water,” Mr Maleta explained.
He was thereafter rushed to Aga Khan Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. “We at TAA are mourning the loss of an exemplary leader with vast experience in management of airports,” Mr Maleta said with grief.
He described the late Suleiman as a loving person who knew by names almost all employees of TAA across the country. Among others, Eng Suleiman will be remembered for spearheading construction of Terminal 3, which is nearing completion at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam.
The deceased is survived by wife and three children. He was laid to rest yesterday at the Kisutu graveyard in the city.
He worked in the airport industry for over 30 years in positions such as Airport Civil Engineer at the Dar es Salaam International Airport and Senior Engineer for Design and Planning at the Directorate of Aerodromes.
Eng Suleiman also worked as Chief Engineer in the Directorate of Aerodromes at the Ministry of Communications and Transport as well as Director of Engineering and Technical Services at the TAA.
He held other positions such as Board Chair of the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (DAWASCO) and a member of the Board of Directors at Air Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL) along with being the Chairman of the Board of Directors at SN-Tech (T) Ltd.
Eng Suleiman obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Maastrict/ ESAIMI and his Diploma in Port Management from the University of New Orleans.


He also obtained his Diploma in Airport Engineering at the Civil Aviation Training Centre in Singapore and his Bachelors of Engineer from the University of Mysore in India.


Soure: Daily News

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