Anna Tusajigwe Mwakasege is one of the two pilots who flew the plane carrying the body of the late president Dr. John Pombe Magufuli from Dar Es-Salaam to Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania. From Dodoma to Zanzibar and will also fly the body from Zanzibar to Mwanza.
As president Dr.Samia Shulu rightly said today at the state funeral of president Magufuli; ” WHAT A MAN CAN DO A WOMAN CAN ALSO DO”
Anna Tusajigwe Mwakasege is the second daughter of Mr Christopher and mother Diana Mwakasege.
She has a vision of becoming a pilot when she was in the 3rd grade. Her father use too take her to the airport to see live planes instead of just seeing it in the sky. When she got to the 5th grade her father took her to the small airport in Arusha where she got a chance to talk to the pilots about her dream, and they advised her to study so that she could achieve that dreams.
She learned to fly in South Africa, and the day she flew the plane for the first time her father did not sleep that night (this is another story)
But at the moment Anna is one the pilots of the ATCL airline. Prior to joining ATCL she worked for other major airlines such as SAA and gained experience in piloting large aircraft such as the Boeing 747, Boeing 777 and Airbus A340.
Congratulations Anna for being trusted to fly the plane carrying the President’s body. You have made a great mark in the nation of Tanzania, which will not be easily erased. Whenever we remember the death of JPM we will remember that it was you as the Senior First officer and fellow pilot (leader) who had the grace to carry his body.
I know it is not an easy task to fly with the grief of losing your President but you have been trusted and you have succeeded. We pray for your journey to Zanzibar, Mwanza and Chato. You along with the whole cabin crew. Certainly women can.