|7th Prime Minister of Tanzania|
27 November 1995 – 30 December 2005
|Preceded by||Cleopa Msuya|
|Succeeded by||Edward Lowassa|
|Member of Parliament
|Succeeded by||Mary Nagu|
29 May 1951 |
|Alma mater||Egerton Agricultural College (Dip)
Harvard Kennedy School (MPA)
Life and career
As a member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Sumaye was Member of Parliament for Hanang Constituency from 1983 to 2005 and served in the Cabinet as Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives. He was Prime Minister from 1995 to 2005.
After leaving office, Sumaye was Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization; subsequently, in 2006, he enrolled for a year as a mid-career student in the Edward S. Mason Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, earning a Master of Public Administration.
Sumaye unsuccessfully sought the ruling CCM's nomination as its presidential candidate in 2015. He joined the opposition movement UKAWA on 22 August 2015. In a speech he gave, Sumaye said he was joining the opposition in order to strengthen it.
- Frank Aman, "Why I join Ukawa", Guardian, 23 August 2015.
- Brittney L. Moraski, "The news in brief: former Tanzanian prime minister coming to KSG", The Harvard Crimson, 14 July 2006.
Cleopa David Msuya
|Prime Minister of Tanzania
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