Abdallah Kigoda

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Honourable Dr
Abdallah Kigoda
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8th Minister of Industry and Trade
Assumed office
7 May 2012
President Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Cyril Chami
In office
Preceded by William Shija
Succeeded by Kingunge Ngombale–Mwiru
Minister of State in the President's Office for Planning and Privatization
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Minister of Energy and Minerals
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Member of Parliament
for Handeni
Assumed office
October 1995
Majority 31,537 (69.98%)
Personal details
Born (1953-11-25) 25 November 1953 (age 61)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater UDSM (BA)
Vanderbilt University (MA)
University of Missouri (PhD)
Profession Economist

Abdallah Omar Kigoda (born 25 November 1953) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Handeni constituency. He is the current Minister of Industry and Trade.[1]

He served for a time as Minister of State in the President's Office for Planning and Privatisation. He overwhelmingly won the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) nomination for Handeni constituency prior to the 2005 parliamentary election, receiving 1,216 votes while the nearest of his four opponents for the nomination received 94.[2]


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "’Women power’ herald a new era in CCM", Guardian (IPP Media), August 6, 2005.