Zakia Meghji

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Zakia Meghji
Zakia Meghji, IMF 2007.jpg
Chama Cha Mapinduzi Secretary for Economic Affairs and Finance
Assumed office
November 2012
Chairman Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Mwigulu Nchemba
11th Minister of Finance
In office
January 2006 – February 2008
President Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Basil Mramba
Succeeded by Mustafa Mkulo
Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Preceded by Juma Ngasongwa
Succeeded by Anthony Diallo
Minister of Health
In office
President Ali Hassan Mwinyi (1994-95)
Benjamin Mkapa (1995-97)
Deputy Minister of Health
In office
President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
Appointed by Jakaya Kikwete
Constituency None (Nominated MP)
Personal details
Born (1946-12-31) 31 December 1946 (age 68)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater University of Dar es Salaam
Open University of Tanzania
Occupation politician
Profession Teacher

Zakia Hamdani Meghji (born 31 December 1946) is a Tanzanian politician who served as the Minister of Finance from 2006 to 2008.[1] She was the first woman to hold this post. She also served as a Tourism minister, still the longest serving Tourism Minister in the country, who brought many positive changes in the Ministry.


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. Retrieved 5 March 2013.