Juliana Shonza

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Juliana Daniel Shonza

Naibu Waziri Mhe. Juliana Shonza.jpg
Deputy Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports
In office
October 2017 – 2020
PresidentDr.John Magufuli
MinisterDr Harrison Mwakyembe
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
Preceded byDr.Mary Mwanjelwa
ConstituencySpecial Seats
Personal details
Born (1987-04-23) 23 April 1987 (age 32)
Mbozi Songwe
Political partyCCM

Juliana Daniel Shonza (born 23 April 1987) is a Tanzanian politician and member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. She is the current Deputy Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports. She is a one-term Member of Parliament having been appointed to special seat reserved for women.

Background and education[edit]

Juliana Daniel Shonza was born on 23 April 1987 in Songwe Region. She completed her schooling from Kibasila Secondary School in 2005 and Dakawa high school in 2008.[1] Her first Bachelor on Sociology from 2008 to 2011 and master's degree on Sociology from 2013 to 2015 from University of Dar es Salaam and University of Dodoma.[1]

Political career[edit]

Shonza became involved in politics while she was at the University of Dar es Salaam as the Vice Chairperson of National Youth Council of Chadema.[1] In 2013 she moved to Chama Cha Mapinduzi where she was appointed to the post of Assistant Secretary of Motivation at the CCM headquarters. During the general election of 2015, Juliana Shonza was appointed as a member of Tanzanian Parliament through special women seats to reserve for 2015 to 2020.[citation needed]

In 2017, she was appointed as a Deputy Minister in the Ministry for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports by President John Magufuli during the changes he made on 9 October 2017.[2] She is serving in the cabinet under the Minister Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "JULIANA SHONZA : Nilihama Chadema baada ya kugundua Natumika". Mwananchinews (in Swahili). 29 November 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  2. ^ "Tanzania: Efficiency Focused Reshuffle". Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam). 2017-10-09. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  3. ^ Gerson Msigwa. "unveiled".