Andrew Chenge

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Andrew Chenge
Minister of Infrastructure Development
In office
President Jakaya Kikwete
Succeeded by Shukuru Kawambwa
1st Minister of East African Cooperation
In office
6 January 2006 – 16 October 2006
President Jakaya Kikwete
Succeeded by Ibrahim Msabaha
Member of Parliament
for Bariadi West
Assumed office
December 2005
Preceded by Isaac Cheyo
5th Attorney General of Tanzania
In office
Appointed by Ali Hassan Mwinyi 1993–95)
Benjamin Mkapa (1995–05)
Preceded by Damian Lubuva
Succeeded by Johnson Mwanyika
Personal details
Born (1947-12-24) 24 December 1947 (age 69)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater University of Dar es Salaam
Harvard University (LL.M)

Andrew John Chenge (born 24 December 1947) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Bariadi West constituency since 2005.[1]


After serving as Attorney-General, he was appointed as Minister of East African Affairs in the Cabinet named on January 4, 2006.[2] He was then appointed as Minister of Infrastructure on October 15, 2006,[3] retaining that post in the Cabinet named on February 12, 2008.[4] He resigned on 20 April 2008 after it was revealed by UK's Serious Fraud Office that he holds US$ 1million (over 1 billion Tanzania shillings) in an overseas offshore account, allegedly as kickbacks from a controversial military radar deal between UK's BAE Systems and Tanzania government which he partly oversaw while serving as Attorney-General. However, an investigation by Tanzania's Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau concluded that Chenge was not related to the radar scam. [5][6]

In 2009, Andrew Chenge was involved in an accident in Dar es Salaam in which two women died. He was later convicted of dangerous driving and fined 700,000 Tsh.

He was reelected in November 2015 as a parliamentary representative for the Bariadi West Constituency. He has also been appointed as the presiding Chairman of Parliament as of January 2015.[7]


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Hassan Muhiddin, "JK’s beefed up team", Guardian (IPP Media), January 5, 2006.
  3. ^ "Kikwete reshuffles Cabinet", Guardian (IPP Media), October 16, 2006.
  4. ^ List of Cabinet ministers (as of February 12, 2008), Tanzanian Parliament website.
  5. ^ "Not yet free", Guardian on Sunday (IPP Media), July 10, 2011
  6. ^ "PCCB probes Chenge over wealth property" Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., The Citizen, July 21, 2011
  7. ^

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