PRESIDENT John Magufuli has announced a new cabinet designed to have 18 ministries. However, in total, they will be 19 ministers supported by 15 deputy ministers.
However, the president has not named four ministers yet to lead ministries of Finance, Education, Natural Resources and Tourism and Works. Unveiling the cabinet in Dar es Salaam on Thursday afternoon, Dr Magufuli appointed seven personalities who served in the previous ministerial positions, noting that there would be no directive seminars to train the new appointees.
The appointees include George Simbachawene who becomes the Minister of State, President’s Office, Regional Administration, Local Government, Civil Service and Good Governance.
The deputy minister is Luhaga Mpina. Mr William Lukuvi (Lands, Human Settlement Development) assisted by Angelina Mabula, Jenista Mhagama (PM’s Office Employment and the Disabled) with two deputies, Posi Abdallah who is a lecturer at University of Dodoma and Anthony Mavunde.
Mwigulu Nchemba, former Deputy Minister, Finance, becomes the minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries who is assisted by the deputy, Mr William Nashe. Dr Harisson Mwakyembe, the former East Africa Cooperation minister becomes the minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs.
Dr Hussein Mwinyi retained his former portfolio as the minister for Defence and National Service, while Charles Kitwanga becomes Home Affairs minister. Prof Sospeter Muhongo returns to the ministry of Energy and Minerals that he previously served.
Charles Mwijage becomes the minister for Trade and Industries, while Ummy Mwalimu is now the minister for Health, Community Development and Social Welfare. She will be assisted by Dr Hamis Kigwangala.
Among the new comers include Dr Augustino Mahiga, the minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation to be assisted by Dr Suzan Kolimba as the deputy minister.
Eng Stella Manyanya becomes the deputy minister of Education, Science and Vocational Training, Nape Nnauye becomes the minister of Information, Culture, Artists and Sports and Anastazia Wambura as the deputy minister. Makame Mbarawa becomes the minister for Water and Irrigation. For more information stay tuned.