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Submitted by Web Master on 25 November 2019

The Policy Forum Secretariat regrets to announce the untimely death of Mr Sharifu Maloya Kombo, of member organization Lindi Association of Non-Government Organisations (LANGO) who passed away on Saturday 23rd November 2019 (picture attached).

Sharifu Maloya Kombo was the Executive Secretary of LANGO, an organization established to coordinate and enhance relationship and cooperation amongst Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Lindi Region. He worked untiringly for citizens through enhancing Good Governance and Accountability and Financial Management in Lindi and other Regions.

He was an active participant in many of Policy Forum’s activities and his contributions to the network and elsewhere included:

  • Being a focal person for Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) in Oil and Gas Revenues (Service Levy) in Kilwa District undertaken in collaboration with Policy Forum (PF).
  • Having good knowledge of Social Accountability and Good Governance, he played an important role as a participant of PF’s community radio broadcasts in Lindi.
  • He collaborated with PF in facilitating election dialogues through local media outlets and motivating women participation in the 2019 Local Government Elections.

The burial ceremony was held at his homestead (Lumesule Nanyumbu District, Mtwara) on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 10am.

For those with condolence messages or interests in making financial contributions (rambirambi) to the family, please contact us by email to and we will forward them to the family.