President Samia to sworn-in first woman defense minister and a new AG today.
President Samia Suluhu conducted a mini-government change on Sunday, September 12, removing three cabinet members and installing a new Attorney General.
Dr. Stergomena Tax is appointed Minister of Defence and National Service, only two days after being sworn in as a Member of Parliament.
Dr Tax succeeds Elias Kwandikwa, who died on August 2, this year, while receiving treatment in Dar es Salaam.
Dr. Tax, a former Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), is the first female to hold the delicate post.
Jaffar Haniu, Director of Presidential Communication, announced the change in a statement.
January Makamba, a Bumbuli MP, returns to the government as Minister for Energy, succeeding Dr. Medard Kalemani.
Prof Makame Mbarawa, on the other side, is appointed as the next Minister of Works and Transportation, succeeding Dr. Leonard Chamuriho.
January Makamba formerly served as Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office (Union and Environmental Affairs) until his appointment was canceled by late President John Magufuli.
President Samia also named Dr. Ashatu Kijaji as Minister of Communication and Information Technology, succeeding Dr. Faustine Ndugulile, whose appointment was canceled.
In other news, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has named Dr Eliezer Feleshi as the next Attorney General (AG).
Prof. Adelardus Kilangi, who has been named ambassador, has been replaced by Dr. Feleshi.
Dr. Feleshi was the High Court’s Principal Judge prior to his appointment.
The new AG and other new appointments will be sworn in on Monday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. at State House Chamwino in Dodoma, according to the