Juma Kapuya

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Hon. Professor
Juma Kapuya
Member of Parliament
for Urambo West
Assumed office
November 1995
Personal details
Born (1945-06-22) 22 June 1945 (age 71)
Tanganyika[citation needed]
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater University of Dar es Salaam
Aberystwyth University (PhD)
Profession Botanist
Position(s) Professor, UDSM (1987–95)

Juma Athumani Kapuya (born 22 June 1945) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Urambo West constituency since 1995.[1]


Kapuya was a member of the National Executive Council of the governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) from 1997 to 2005. After serving as Minister of Labour, Youth Development and Sports, Kapuya was appointed as Minister of Defense and National Service on January 4, 2006.[2] After two years as Defence Minister, he was appointed as Minister of Labour, Employment and Youth Development on February 12, 2008.[3]

He is a CCM Member of Parliament in the Tanzanian National Assembly, representing the Urambo West constituency. Prior to his government service, Kapuya was a professor of botany at the University of Dar es Salaam.


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Hassan Muhiddin, "JK’s beefed up team", Guardian (IPP Media), January 5, 2006.
  3. ^ Austin Beyadi, "Public welcomes new cabinet", Guardian (IPP Media), February 13, 2008.