Samuel Sitta

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Samuel Sitta
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Minister of Transport
In office
24 January 2015 – 5 November 2015
President Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Harrison Mwakyembe
4th Minister of East African Cooperation
In office
28 November 2010 – 24 January 2015
Preceded by Diodorus Kamala
Succeeded by Harrison Mwakyembe
5th Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
26 December 2005 – 16 July 2010
Preceded by Pius Msekwa
Succeeded by Anne Makinda
Member of Parliament
for Urambo East
In office
December 2005 – July 2015
Preceded by Amani Karavina
Succeeded by Margaret Sitta
Personal details
Born 18 December 1942
Urambo District, Tanganyika
Died 7 November 2016(2016-11-07) (aged 73)
Munich, Germany
Resting place Urambo District, Tanzania
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Spouse(s) Margaret Sitta
Alma mater University of Dar es Salaam
IMEDE (AdvDip)
Positions MD, Tanzania Investment Centre (1996-2005)

Samuel John Sitta (18 December 1942 – 7 November 2016) was a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Urambo East. He was the Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania from 2005 to 2010[1] and Minister of East African Cooperation from 2010[2] to 2015.

Life and career[edit]

Sitta, a member of the majority Chama Cha Mapinduzi party, served as a member of parliament from 1975 to 1995 and was director-general of the Tanzania Investment Centre. Later he served again as an MP, representing Urambo Mashariki.[3]

He was elected to succeed Pius Msekwa as Speaker of the National Assembly on 26 December 2005.[3] He was appointed to the Cabinet as Minister of East African Cooperation in 2010.

Samuel Sitta died at around 3am on 7 November 2016 at TUM School of Medicine (Klinikum rechts der Isar) in Munich (Germany) after falling ill for a short period.[4]


  1. ^ Munyaga, Mboneko (30 September 2009), "Former Prime Minister Salim Showers Praise On Sitta",, AllAfrica Global Media, retrieved 3 May 2010 
  2. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Investment chief elected new Tanzanian parliament speaker", People's Daily, 29 December 2005, retrieved 3 May 2010 
  4. ^ Said, Mariam. "Mugufuli mourns Sitta". Retrieved 2016-11-07.