|Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism|
7 May 2012 – 20 December 2013
|Preceded by||Ezekiel Maige|
|Succeeded by||Lazaro Nyalandu|
|Deputy Minister of Home Affairs|
13 February 2008 – 7 May 2012
|Member of Parliament
for Bukoba Town
|Preceded by||Wilfred Lwakatare|
30 August 1951 |
|Alma mater||Fordham University (BA)|
Khamis Juma Suedi Kagasheki (born 30 August 1951) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Bukoba Town constituency since 2005. He was the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism.
Mr. Khamis J. Suedi, a career diplomat worked at the Tanzanian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1977-1982). Headed the Economic Section in the Department of Legal and International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1982-1987. Also worked at the Tanzanian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva (1987-1990).
Mr. Suedi joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in January 1990 and in October of the same year, he became Director for Relations with International Organizations and Promotion of Innovations in Developing Countries. In 1995, he became Director, Industrial Property Human Resources Development and Inter-Agency Affairs Department. In 1997, he became Director for the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.
Mr. Suedi was involved in a bribery allegations when working as senior official at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland with regard to awarding of the contract to renew the head office. Mr. Suedi had received the amount of CHF 300,000 in his bank account in Switzerland from a business man Michael Wilson. Mr. Suedi denied any wrongdoing and claimed the money he received from Mr. Wilson was for business between the two men and had nothing to do with the renovation of WIPO building. While an investigation was still going on he resigned and left Switzerland. In 2005 he became a member of parliament in Tanzania with the name Khamis Juma Suedi Kagasheki.
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