Anne Makinda

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Anne Makinda
Anne Makinda.jpg
6th Speaker of the National Assembly[1]
In office
10 November 2010 – 16 November 2015
DeputyJob Ndugai
Preceded bySamuel Sitta
Succeeded byJob Ndugai
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
December 2005 – July 2010
Succeeded byJob Ndugai
Member of Parliament
In office
October 1995 – July 2015
ConstituencyNjombe South
In office
Appointed byNyerere and Mwinyi
ConstituencyNone (Nominated MP)
Personal details
Born (1949-07-26) 26 July 1949 (age 69)
Njombe, Iringa, Tanganyika
Political partyCCM
Alma materMzumbe University (AdvDip)
Military service
Allegiance United Rep. of Tanzania
Branch/serviceNational Service
Military campMafinga and Oljoro
Duration1 year

Anne Semamba Makinda (born 26 July 1949) is a Tanzanian politician and the first female Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, in office from 2010 to 2015.[2] She was the last Chairman and the first President of UNICEF at the international level from 1993 to 1994.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Her father was a regional commissioner who served under the Nyerere administration.[4] She was educated at Uwemba Primary School in Njombe, Masasi Girls' Secondary School in Mtwara and Kilakala Girls' High School in Morogoro.

She then pursued an accountancy course at the Institute of Development and Management (present day Mzumbe University) graduating with an advanced diploma.[2]

Political career[edit]

She was nominated to the parliament in 1975.


  1. ^ "Parliament of Tanzania".
  2. ^ a b "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  3. ^ Executive Board, UNICEF
  4. ^ Machira, Polycarp (13 November 2010). "Anne Makinda: A born female politician". Mwananchi Communications. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013.