(eTN) - The former Chief Executive of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), Peter Mwenguo, known around the world for his successful efforts to promote his native country, has, according to information received from Dar es Salaam, passed away following an apparent stroke on Monday of this week.
Peter, according to a reliable source, had just returned from the United States where he had attended the graduation of one of his children and was taken ill upon landing at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport and was taken to a hospital, where he later suffered a fatal stroke.
Peter Mwenguo had served the TTB since 1993, first in his initial appointment as Marketing Director, a position he held with distinction for 6 years, before subsequently being promoted to the post of Chief Executive of the Tanzania Tourist Board. He served until October 2008 when he formally retired, but was immediately retained again for another year on a special consultancy until the end of 2009.
Peter was 64 years old, and his passing has denied the Tanzanian tourism industry of a respected voice in its search for better times ahead.