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 April 2023.
Tanzania 2023 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 change 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 change was the change in the Minster of Foreign Affair, 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 Mashimba Ndaki whose appointment has been revoked.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:
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.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Tanzania, as of 1st September 2023, is as follows:
The Cabinet of Tanzania - September 2023 Update
|President||Samia Suluhu Hassan|
|Vice President||Philip Mpango|
|Prime Minister||Kassim Majaliwa
|Deputy Prime Minister||Doto Biteko|
|President of Zanzibar||Hussein Ali Mwinyi|
|Minister for Agriculture||Hussein Bashe|
|Minister for Community Development, Gender, Women, and Special Groups||Dorothy Gwajima|
|Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs||Pindi Chana|
|Minister for Culture, Arts, and Sports||Damas Ndumbaro|
|Minister for Defence and National Service||Stergomena Tax|
|Minister for Education, Science and Technology||Adolf Mkenda|
|Minister for Energy||Doto Biteko|
|Minister for Finance||Mwigulu Nchemba|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation||January Makamba|
|Minister for Health||Ummy Mwalimu|
|Minister for Home Affairs||Hamad Masauni|
|Minister for Industry and Trade||Ashatu Kijaji|
|Minister for Information and Communications Technology||Nape Nnauye|
|Minister for Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements Development||Jerry Silaa|
|Minister for Livestock and Fisheries||Abdallah Ulega|
|Minister for Minerals||Anthony Peter Mavunde|
|Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism||Angellah Kairuki|
|Minister for Transport||Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa|
|Minister for Water||Jumaa Aweso|
|Minister for Works||Innocent Bashungwa|
|Minister of State in the President's Office Planning and Investment||Kitila Mkumbo|
|Minister of State in the President's Office (without portfolio)||George Mkuchika|
|Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management and Good Governance||George Simbachawene|
|Minister of State in the President's Office for Regional Administration and Local Government (TATISEMI)||Mohamed Mchengerwa|
|Minister of State in the Vice President's Office for Union and Environment||Selemani Jafo|
|Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Policy, Parliamentary Affairs & Coordination||Jenista Mhagama|
|Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office|
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Last Updated: 1st September 2023