Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Secretary General William Ferdinand Shija is dead.
Dr. Shija, 67, died last week on THE 4th October, 2014 in London in the United Kingdom and he is survived by a wife and five children.
He served as Secretary General for CPA from January 1, 2007 to October 4, 2014 and was the first black African Secretary General of the association’s history.
Prior to joining the CPA, Dr. Shija served as a member of the National Assembly of Tanzania from 1990 to 2005.
This is according to a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretariat.