Juma Akukweti

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Juma Akukweti
Minister of State in the PM’s Office for Parliamentary Affairs
In office
January 2006 – January 2007
President Jakaya Kikwete
Personal details
Born (1947-09-20)20 September 1947
Died 4 January 2007(2007-01-04) (aged 59)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater UDSM (BSc)

Juma Jamaldin Akukweti (September 20, 1947 – January 4, 2007) was a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Tanzania. He represented Tunduru District in parliament from 1990 until his death, as a member of CCM. On December 28, 2005, he also became the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office.

Akukweti completed Form 4 at Songea Secondary School in 1969, then completed his A-level education at Tabora High School in 1971. He graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1975 with a BSc. (Honors) in Education. In 1978 he received a diploma in Social Management from ESAMI in Arusha.

Akukweti was a tutor at the National Transport Institute of Tanzania from 1975 through 1977, after which he served as the institute's dean of students until 1981. He then worked as an administrative manager at the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute until 1989, and co-ordinator and administrative manager at the Morogoro Oil Processing Company (MOPROCO) from 1989 until his election to parliament in 1990.

On December 16, 2006, he was seriously injured when the small plane he was flying in crashed on take-off in the city of Mbeya. He died on January 4, 2007 at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, due to injuries sustained in the plane crash and subsequent infections of his wounds.