Abdallah Kigoda

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Dr Abdallah Kigoda
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8th Minister of Industry and Trade
In office
7 May 2012 – 12 October 2015
President Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Cyril Chami
In office
1996–1997
Preceded by William Shija
Succeeded by Kingunge Ngombale–Mwiru
Minister of State in the President's Office for Planning and Privatization
In office
2000–2005
President Benjamin Mkapa
Minister of Energy and Minerals
In office
1997–2000
President Benjamin Mkapa
Member of Parliament
for Handeni
In office
October 1995 – July 2015
Personal details
Born (1953-11-25)25 November 1953
Tanganyika
Died 12 October 2015(2015-10-12) (aged 61)
New Delhi, India
Resting place Handeni, Tanzania[1]
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater University of Dar es Salaam
Vanderbilt University (MA)
University of Missouri (PhD)
Profession Economist

Abdallah Omar Kigoda (25 November 1953 – 12 October 2015) was a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Handeni constituency from 1995 to 2015. He served as Minister of Industry and Trade from 1996 to 1997, as Minister of Energy and Minerals from 1997 to 2000, as Minister of State in the President's Office for Planning and Privatisation from 2000 to 2005, and again as Minister of Industry and Trade from 2012 to 2015.[2]

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.[3]

He died on 12 October 2015 whilst undergoing treatment in India.[4][5]

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