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Tanzania: TPDF Hails Galinoma Memorial Golf Tour

TANZANIA People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Mathew Mkingule counseled the TPDF Lugalo golf membership and the household of the late Ernest Galinoma for efficiently staging the third version of Galinoma Memorial golf event.

The annual event collectively organised by Galinoma household and Lugalo membership to honour the contribution of former Lugalo Chairman, Ernest Galinoma, was held on the membership’s course over the weekend with over 80 males and women battling for the event’s high honours.

The senior golfer Galinoma died at Muhimbili Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam on April 17 in 2016 and was laid to relaxation at Kalenga Village in Iringa.

Mkingule, who represented the membership’s Patron, Chief Defence Forces (CDF) Venance Mabeyo as chief visitor, mentioned the memorial event was a tribute to the household and all of the golfers within the nation in growing the sport.

“Through this competitors the Galinoma household has taught us an excellent lesson of affection and unity, it’s an honour and a privilege to have such an occasion and we now have discovered one thing to be taught. If it weren’t for love, households wouldn’t see such competitions.

“CDF is conscious of the great work that’s being performed by the membership, however has insisted that the membership proceed to honour Galinoma and the household’s contribution.

Galinoma has additionally served within the navy with integrity till his retirement.”

For his half, Club Chairman Michael Luwongo mentioned in recognition of the good contribution made by Galinoma they’ve continued to work with the household in making the event successful.

“Galinoma has been passionate about golf since he started playing in the 90’s at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) playing with the likes of Dioniz Malinzi, Joseph Tango and the late Victor Kimesera and others, he was the founder of the Junior Golf Programme here in Lugalo which we are developing and we have more than 50 juniors currently,” he mentioned.

He added that Galinoma was preceded by 4 different chairpersons, a few of whom have since died, however solely Galinoma’s household has expressed curiosity in persevering with the rally, saying the membership is able to accomplice with anybody.

Galinoma’s widow Grace thanked the chief visitor, membership and golfers for his or her time in making the event successful and suggested to proceed commemorating by selling the sport.