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Samia Suluhu Hassan Cabinet

The Cabinet of Tanzania consists of the President, the Vice President, the President of Zanzibar, the Prime Minister, and all the Ministers.

The current cabinet is the result of the latest reshuffle by President Samia Suluhu Hassan in June 2024.

Tanzania 2024 Cabinet

The cabinet was first formed by President John Magufuli in December 2020 after winning the 2020 general election.

However, after Magufuli’s sudden death in March 2021, Suluhu, who was Vice President, was appointed President and made a cabinet reshuffle soon after.

On 12th September 2021, President Hassan made a second reshuffle.

On 7th January January 2022, President Suluhu announced major changes to her cabinet. Among the changes was the merger of the Ministry of Investment with the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

On 3rd October 2022, President Suluhu made minor changes to her cabinet with a 4th reshuffle. Among the changes was the change in the Minster of Foreign Affairs, and of Defense.

On 15th February 2023, President Suluhu made minor changes to her cabinet with a 5th reshuffle: Mohamed Mchengerwa, former Minister of Culture was appointed Minister of Tourism, and Pindi Chana, former Minister of Tourism was appointed Minister of Culture.

On 26th February 2023, President Hassan made other changes to her cabinet with a 6th reshuffle. Of relevance, Abdallah Hamis Ulega was appointed Minister of Livestock and Fisheries. Hon. Ulega takes the place of Hon. Mashimba Ndaki whose appointment has been revoked.

On 1st April 2023, President Hassan made minor changes to her cabinet with a small reshuffle.

She appointed Hon. Jenista Joakim Mhagama to be Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs & Coordination, replacing Hon. George Boniface Simbachawene. Before the appointment, Mhagama was the Minister of State in the President’s Office for Public Service Management and Good Governance.

She appointed Hon. George Boniface Simbachawene to be the Minister of State in the President’s Office for Public Service Management and Good Governance, thus replacing Hon. Mhagama.

On 5th July 2023, President Hassan made minor changes to the Ministry structure:

  1. The Office of the President for Planning and Investment has been established, and Prof. Kitila Alexander Mkumbo has been appointed as the Minister of State for Planning and Investment.
  2. The Ministry of Finance and Planning becomes the Minister of Finance.
  3. The Ministry of Investment, Industries, and Trade becomes the Ministry of Industries and Trade.

On 31st August 2023, President Hassan announced a series of changes to her Cabinet to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the government’s operations.

In particular, she established the position of Deputy Prime Minister and appointed Dr Doto Biteko, previously Minister for Mining, to the position. He was also appointed Minister for Energy.

President Samia also dissolved the Ministry of Works and Transport, instead creating two new ministries: the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Transport.

On 2nd July 2024, to enhance operational efficiency, President Hassan made several appointments and transfers.

Notably, H.E. Dr. Selemani Saidi Jafo (MP) has been appointed as Minister of Industry and Trade. Prior to this role, H.E. Dr. Jafo served as Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President (Union and Environment).

Meanwhile, H.E. Dr. Ashatu Kachwamba Kijaji (MP), formerly the Minister of Industry and Trade, now assumes the role of Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President (Union and Environment), replacing H.E. Dr. Selemani Saidi Jafo.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Tanzania, as of July 2024, is as follows:

The Cabinet of Tanzania - July 2024 Update

PositionName

Samia Suluhu Hassan
PresidentSamia Suluhu Hassan

Philip Mpango Vice President Tanzania
Vice PresidentPhilip Mpango

Kassim Majaliwa Prime Minister Tanzania
Prime MinisterKassim Majaliwa

Doto Biteko
Deputy Prime MinisterDoto Biteko


Hussein Ali Mwinyi
President of ZanzibarHussein Ali Mwinyi

Hussein Bashe
Minister for AgricultureHussein Bashe

Dorothy Gwajima
Minister for Community Development, Gender, Women, and Special GroupsDorothy Gwajima

Pindi Chana
Minister for Constitutional and Legal AffairsPindi Chana

Damas Ndumbaro
Minister for Culture, Arts, and SportsDamas Ndumbaro

Stergomena Tax
Minister for Defence and National ServiceStergomena Tax

Adolf Mkenda
Minister for Education, Science and TechnologyAdolf Mkenda

Doto Biteko
Minister for EnergyDoto Biteko

Mwigulu Nchemba
Minister for FinanceMwigulu Nchemba

January Makamba
Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African CooperationJanuary Makamba

Ummy Mwalimu
Minister for HealthUmmy Mwalimu

Hamad Masauni
Minister for Home AffairsHamad Masauni

Selemani Jafo
Minister for Industry and TradeSelemani Jafo

Nape Nnauye
Minister for Information and Communications TechnologyNape Nnauye

Jerry Silaa
Minister for Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements DevelopmentJerry Silaa

Abdallah Ulega
Minister for Livestock and FisheriesAbdallah Ulega

Anthony Peter Mavunde
Minister for MineralsAnthony Peter Mavunde

Angellah Kairuki
Minister for Natural Resources and TourismAngellah Kairuki

Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa
Minister for TransportMakame Mnyaa Mbarawa

Jumaa Aweso
Minister for Water
Jumaa Aweso

Innocent Bashungwa
Minister for WorksInnocent Bashungwa

Kitila Mkumbo
Minister of State in the President's Office Planning and InvestmentKitila Mkumbo

George Mkuchika
Minister of State in the President's Office (without portfolio)George Mkuchika
George SimbachaweneMinister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management and Good GovernanceGeorge Simbachawene

Mohamed Mchengerwa
Minister of State in the President's Office for Regional Administration and Local Government (TATISEMI)Mohamed Mchengerwa

Ashatu Kijaji
Minister of State in the Vice President's Office for Union and EnvironmentAshatu Kijaji

Jenista Mhagama
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs & CoordinationJenista Mhagama

Joyce Ndalichako
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office
for Labour, Youth, Employment & Persons with Disability
Joyce Ndalichako

Last Updated: 3rd July 2024

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