Paul Bomani

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Paul Bomani
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1st Minister of Finance
In office
President Julius Nyerere
Succeeded by Amir H. Jamal
Personal details
Born (1925-01-01)1 January 1925
Musoma, Tanganyika
Died 1 April 2005(2005-04-01) (aged 80)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Resting place Mwanza
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Other political
Tanganyika African National Union
Children 9
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University (MA)

Paul Bomani (January 1, 1925  – April 1, 2005) was a Tanzanian politician and ambassador to the United States and Mexico.


Bomani was born in Musoma, Tanzania in 1925 into a family of Adventist preachers.[1][2] He studied at Loughborough College in the United Kingdom and in 1976 received an Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in the United States.[1] He was the father of nine children.[3] Bomani was admitted to hospital in Dar es Salaam on March 26, 2005 and died several days later.[4] At his funeral, Pius Ng’wandu, Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, called Bomani "a freedom fighter who led Tanzanians to liberate themselves from abject poverty through co-operative activities."[4] He was buried in Mwanza in northwest Tanzania.[4]


In 1960, Bomani became the Minister of Natural Resources and Cooperative Development in the Tanganyika government. He held several other ministerial positions. Between 1972 and 1983 he was the ambassador to the United States and Mexico. From 1992 until his death he was the chairman of Tanzania Breweries Limited and Tanzania Distilleries Limited and from 1993 he was chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Late Ambassador Paul Bomani's Curriculum Vitae". Official Website. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  2. ^ Ludwig, Frieder (1999). Church and state in Tanzania: aspects of changing relationships, 1961-1994. BRILL. p. 33. ISBN 90-04-11506-4. 
  3. ^ "Paul Bomani dies in Dar es Salaam". KAFOI Onine News. 2005-04-02. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  4. ^ a b c "Hundreds pay last respects to Paul Bomani". KAFOI Onine News. 2005-04-04. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

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