Jumanne Maghembe

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Hon. Professor
Juamanne Maghembe
MP
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Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism
Assumed office
2015
President John Magufuli
Preceded by Lazaro Nyalandu
7th Minister of Water and Irrigation
In office
7 February 2012 – 5 November 2015
President Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Mark Mwandosya
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives
In office
28 November 2010 – 7 February 2012
President Jakaya Kikwete
Succeeded by Christopher Chiza
Minister of Education and Vocational Training
In office
13 February 2008 – 28 November 2010
Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism
In office
17 October 2006 – 13 February 2008
Minister of Labour, Employment and Youth Development
In office
6 January 2006 – 17 October 2008
Member of Parliament
for Mwanga
Assumed office
November 2000
Personal details
Born Tanganyika
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater UDSM (BSc), (PhD)
Agricult. Uni. of Norway (MSc)
Duke University (MF)
ICRAF (Postdoc)

Jumanne Abdallah Maghembe is the current Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism for the United Republic of Tanzania. He was appointed to this position in December 2015 by the newly elected president, President John Magufuli.[1] He has been a Member of Parliament for Mwanga constituency since 2000.[2]

Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism – 2015 to present[edit]

At the beginning of his appointment, Jumanne Maghembe called for a focus on illegal logging and wildlife poaching,[3] as well as working towards doubling tourism’s contribution to Tanzania’s economy.[4]

Political career[edit]

Before his current position, Professor Maghembe’s was serving as Minister of Water and Irrigation, beginning in February 2012 and ending in November 2015.[5]

Green Mile Controversy[edit]

In 2016, Maghembe faced international controversy after allowing a company he knew committed dozens of wildlife crimes back into Tanzania. The company - Green Mile Safari from the United Arab Emirates - had been kicked out of Tanzania after their own promotional video showed animal torture and repeated violations of Tanzania law. Maghembe's decision to let the company back in was widely assumed in news reports to be based on his acceptance of a bribe from Green Mile. One international observer and wildlife activist said, "I don’t doubt there’s a substantial amount of money for the ministers involved." [6]

Education and Academia[edit]

In 1975, Maghembe graduated with a degree in Forestry from the University of Dar es Salaam. In 1981 he completed a PhD at the University of Dar es Salaam.[7] In 1986 he was a Fulbright Scholar at Oregon State University.[8] For fifteen years he was a Principal Scientist at the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MKAMA, ASHERY. "Prof Maghembe hits new post running". www.dailynews.co.tz. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Parliament of Tanzania". www.parliament.go.tz. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  3. ^ Reporter, Daily News. "Maghembe calls for hard work". dailynews.co.tz. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Terror, Ebola kill tourism in Tanzania". www.ippmedia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  5. ^ Board, Tanzania Tourist. "HONORABLE PROFESSOR JUMANNE MAGHEMBE, MP NEW MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM, THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA". Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  6. ^ "Tanzania gives hunting permit to a firm despite video of animal abuse". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Parliament of Tanzania". www.parliament.go.tz. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  8. ^ (PDF) https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/ffsb-annual-report_final_printready_12-18.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Board, Tanzania Tourist. "HONORABLE PROFESSOR JUMANNE MAGHEMBE, MP NEW MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM, THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA". Retrieved 2016-06-29.