Cabinet of Tanzania

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The Cabinet of Tanzania is the most senior level of the executive branch of Tanzania and consists of the President, Vice President, President of Zanzibar, Prime Minister and all the Ministers.[1] Deputy Ministers are not part of the cabinet.

Current Cabinet[edit]

Party key Chama Cha Mapinduzi
Cabinet of Tanzania: 20 January 2014 – Present[2]
Portrait Portfolio Incumbent Term
Jakaya Kikwete speaking at London Summit on Family Planning 2012 crop.jpg President
Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces
H.E. Dr Jakaya Kikwete 2005–
Vice President H.E. Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal 2010–
Ali Mohamed Shein.jpg President of Zanzibar (Semi-autonomous region) H.E. Dr Ali Mohamed Shein 2010–
Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of Tanzania.jpg Prime Minister Rt. Hon Mizengo Pinda MP 2008–
Christopher Chiza.png Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Hon. Eng. Christopher Chiza MP 2012–
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Minister of Communication, Science & Technology

Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa MP 2010–

Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children

Hon. Sophia Simba MP 2010–
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Minister of Defence and National Service

Hon. Dr. Hussein Mwinyi MP 2014–
Samuel Sitta.png Minister of East African Cooperation Hon. Samuel Sitta MP 2010–
Shukuru Kawambwa.jpg Minister of Education and Vocational Training Hon. Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa MP 2010–
Sospeter Muhongo IAEA.png Minister of Energy and Minerals Hon. Prof. Sospeter Muhongo MP 2012–
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Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs

Hon. Saada Salum MP 2014–
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation

Hon. Bernard Membe MP 2007–
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Minister of Health and Social Welfare

Hon. Dr. Seif Rashidi MP 2014–
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Minister of Home Affairs

Hon. Mathias Chikawe MP 2014–
Abdallah Kigoda.jpg Minister of Industry and Trade Hon. Abdallah Kigoda MP 2012–

Minister of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports

Hon. Dr. Fenella Mukangara MP 2012–
Asha-Rose Migiro cropped.jpg Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon. Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro MP 2014–

Minister of Labour and Employment

Hon. Gaudensia Kabaka MP 2010–
Anna Tibaijuka - World Economic Forum on Africa 2010.jpg Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Hon. Prof. Anna Tibaijuka MP 2010–

Minister of Livestock Development and Fisheries

Hon. Titus Kamani MP 2014–

Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism

Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu MP 2014–

Minister of Transport

Hon. Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe MP 2012–
Jumanne Maghembe.png Minister of Water and Irrigation Hon. Prof. Jumanne Maghembe MP 2012–
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Minister of Works

Hon. Dr. John Magufuli MP 2010–
Ministers of State in the President's Office:
Good Governance
Hon. Ret. Capt. George Mkuchika MP 2012–
Public Service Management
Hon. Celina Kombani MP 2012–
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Social Relations and Co-ordination
Hon. Stephen Wassira MP 2010–
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Minister without Portfolio
Hon. Prof. Mark Mwandosya MP 2012–
Ministers of State in the Vice President's Office
Hon. Binilith Mahenge MP 2014–
Union Affairs
Hon. Samia Suluhu MP 2010–
Ministers of State in the Prime Minister's Office:
Investment and Empowerment
Hon. Mary Nagu MP 2010–
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Policy, Co-ordination and Parliamentary Affairs
Hon. William Lukuvi MP 2010–
Regional Administration and Local Government
Hon. Hawa Ghasia MP 2012–
Also attending Cabinet meetings (excluding voting rights)

Attorney General

Hon. Justice Frederick Werema 2009–

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cabinet of Tanzania". May 2012. Retrieved May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Baraza la Mawaziri". Michuzi Blog. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2014.