Irish Minister comments on 'superb work' of OLA Sisters during visit to Tanzania


Minister for International Development meets with OLA Sisters in Tanzania.


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Pictured (from left) are: Niamh Fortes, Sr. Cassie Hurley, OLA, Minister Ciaran Cannon, Sr. Kate Costigan, Ambassador Paul Sherlock and Fr. Mick McKee, SMA.


Minister of State Ciaran Cannon last evening, Monday 16th October, met with members of the Irish community in Tanzania.

Sr. Kate Costigan, a native of Tipperary, and Sr. Cassie Hurley, originally from Cork, represented the OLA Sisters.

The meeting was held in the city of Mwanza, located in northern Tanzania and home to one of the three OLA communities in the East African country.

Fr. Mick McKee, SMA, and Mr. Paul Sherlock, Irish Amabassador to Tanzania, were also among those present.

In a tweet to the OLA Sisters Twitter account after the meeting, Minister Cannon commented "Congrats on your superb work here in Tanzania. Just had a wonderful conversation with Sr. Kate."

Minister Cannon, who has responsibility for International Development and the Dispora, also visited a refugee camp close to the border with Burundi which is home to over 120,000 people.


The OLA Sisters have a presence in Mwanza, Bugisi and Mwamapalala. The provision of quality education and healthcare is central to the OLA mission in Tanzania. Click here for more on the work of the OLA Sisters in Tanzania.



A image of the Twitter conversation with Minister Cannon.