Written by Brittany Leitch

THE GRAND OPENINGS: The COSAD Clinic & Conclusion of all Grand Openings

Saturday afternoon, the final Grand Opening and the culmination of all of our Grand Openings was held at the COSAD Clinic near the Bukoba Airport.  Honorable Lazaro Nyalandu, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, flew into Bukoba for the afternoon to open the COSAD Clinic and conclude the Grand Openings.  Joining him was Bishop Dr. Benson K. Bagonza of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Mr. Vincent Spera, Dr. Pamela Sawa, Dr. Jessica Baitani, and Dr. Francis Rwebangila, Founder and Managing Director of Kigoma International Health Center & COSAD Clinic Consultant MD.

We enjoyed fantastic performances from The Voice, Abasinga Group, traveling guest choirs, local church choirs, and village choirs in between speeches from our chief and special guests and a delicious lunch.


Each Grand Opening turned out be be far more “Grand” than I could have ever imagined when we started preparations.  I am completely humbled and grateful for each person who came, contributed, worked and supported COSAD through this exciting weekend!  Thank you all!  


A forty-minute rest to re-group before going to greet Hon. Nyalandu at the airport!
Hon. Nyalandu’s airport arrival!
Arrival and speech at the COSAD Clinic Grand Opening.
Dr. Jessica Baitani (left) and Hon. Nyalandu (right)
Pastor Ben addressing the guests at the Clinic.
COSAD Clinic Special Performances!!
Izigo Village Performers
The Voice, from Dar es Salaam
The Final, Grand Opening!