The President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, announced a cabinet reshuffle on Saturday, days after she suggested making changes and firing people who are watching the 2025 elections.
At the Reshuffle, the President’s new loyalists got it on the table.
The most notable absentee at the new reshuffle are Minister for Land, Housing and Settlements William Lukuvi, Industry and Trade Minister Kitila Mkumbo, Constitutional and Legal Affairs Prof Palamagamba Kabudi and Geoffrey Mwambe, who was Minister of Investment.
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In the announcement made by Chief Secretary Hussein Kattanga at the State House in Dares Salaam, the former press spokesman for the ruling CCM party, Nape Nauye, returned to the cabinet after his appointment as Minister for Sport, Culture and the Arts.
Ridhiwan Kikwete, the son of de s former President Jakaya Kikwete, has been appointed Deputy Minister of Land, Housing and Human Settlements, while Um my Mwalimu has returned to the Ministry of Health after serving as Minister of State in the President’s Office for Regional and Local Government.
Dr . Pindi Chana, Tanzania, former High Commissioner for Kenya, has been appointed Minister of State Prime Minister’s Office – Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Labor, Youth, Employment and People with Disabilities.
Dr. Chana succeeds Prof. Joyce Ndalichako, who is now Minister of State in the President’s Office – Public Service Administration and Good Governance.
Innocent Basungwa has been transferred by the Minister of Culture, Art and Sport to become Minister of State in the office of the President, Regional Administration and Local Government.
Mohammed Mchengerwa succeeds Bashungwa at the Ministry of Culture.
Dr. Dorothy Gwajima has been appointed Minister for Gender and Social Affairs.
Hussein Bashe is now Minister of Agriculture with Anthony Mavunde as his deputy, while Prof. Adolf Mkenda is now Minister of Economic Affairs for Education, Science and Technology.
< The newly formed Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry is headed by Dr. Ashatu Kijaji with Exaud Kigahe as her deputy.
Dr. Anjelina Mabula succeeds William Lukuvi in the Ministry of Land, Housing and Settlement Development, while Jenister Mhagama has been transferred to the President’s Office for Good Governance and Public Services.
After moving to the Ministry of the Interior George Simbachawene is now Head of Law and Constitution Ministry of Affairs.
With the new changes, Jumanne Sagini has been appointed Deputy Minister of the Interior, Stephen Kiruswa has been appointed Deputy Minister of Minerals and Atupele Mwakibete Deputy Minister of Transport .
In a further development Khamis Hamza Chilo has been appointed Deputy Minister in the Vice President’s Office – Union Affairs and Environment. Prior to his new position, he was Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Mr. Hamad Chande was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning.
Head of Finance, Defense, Energy, Tourism and Foreign Affairs remained unchanged.
“All appointees will be sworn in on January 10th at State House Chamwino, Dodoma,” said Amb Kattanga .