Juma Mwapachu

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Juma Mwapachu
Juma Mwapachu 2012 (cropped).jpg
3rd Secretary General of the
East African Community
In office
4 April 2006 – 19 April 2011
Preceded byAmanya Mushega
Succeeded byRichard Sezibera
Personal details
Born (1942-09-27) 27 September 1942 (age 76)
Mwanza, Tanganyika
Political partyChama Cha Mapinduzi (1977–present)
Alma materUDSM (LL.B)
Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy (PGDip)

Juma Volter Mwapachu (born 27 September 1942 in Mwanza, Tanzania)[1] is a Tanzanian politician and former Secretary General of the East African Community.[2] He replaced Amanya Mushega of Uganda[3] who completed his five-year term on March 24, 2006.


Mwapachu was nominated for the post by Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.[4] He was elected as Secretary General of the East African Community by the Summit of EAC Heads of State on April 4, 2006. Prior to this appointment, Mwapachu was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Tanzania's permanent delegate to UNESCO.

Mwapachu is a law graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam (degree obtained in 1969).[1] He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law, International Institutions and Diplomacy from the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, India. The University of Dar es Salaam conferred on him a Doctor of Literature degree (Honoris Causa) in 2005.

Some of his posts prior to his appointment as the Secretary General of the EAC were:


  • Confronting New Realities: Reflections on Tanzania’s Radical Transformation
  • Management of Public Enterprises in Developing Countries
  • Local Perspectives on Globalization; The African Case (co-written with J. Semboja, E. Jansen)
  • President of the Society for International Development


  1. ^ a b "Amb. Juma Volter Mwapachu", East African Community, retrieved 3 May 2010
  2. ^ "AU head urges Kenya peace deal", BBC News, BBC, 22 February 2008, retrieved 3 May 2010
  3. ^ Mayallah, Elisha (21 March 2009), "What With EAC Headquarters?", AllAfrica.com, AllAfrica Global Media, retrieved 3 May 2010
  4. ^ "East African Community summit names Tanzanian diplomat to head secretariat", The Guardian, 6 April 2006, retrieved 3 May 2010

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Amanya Mushega
Secretary General of the East African Community
4 April 2006 – 19 April 2011
Succeeded by
Richard Sezibera