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United Republic of Tanzania/ Jamhurya ya Mwungaowa Tanzania
(Suffrage for white women in 1919 and for all blacks 1959) Tanzania was established in 1963 as an union of Tanganyika (the mainland) and the Island of Zanzibar. Independent 1961 and a republic 1962

See also Tanzania Heads

1961-62 Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Tanganyika and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (09.12-09.12)
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1952

1962-69 Deputy Minister for Health Bibi Titi Mohammed
One of the founding members of the Tanzanian African National Union (TANU), and played a major role in fighting for Tanzania's independence, among the first female MP's elected in 1961, she was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1969 for attempting to overthrow the government together with number of others, but received presidential pardon 2 years later, and lived (1926-2000)

1962-65 Parliamentary Secretary of Co-operatives and Community Development Lucy S. Lameck
1965-70 Deputy Minister of Co-operatives and Community Development
1970-75 Parliamentary Secretary of Health and Social Welfare
One of the first female MP's elected in 1961

1975-79 Minister of Justice Ndugu Julie Manning

1975-80 Minister of Housing and Lands Ndugu Tabitha Siwale
1980-82 Minister of National Education

Ca. 1975-76 Deputy Minister of Finance Lily Monze
1976 Minister of Economic and Technical Cooperation

1982-88 Deputy Minister of Education Naila Lazaro Kiula
1989-90 Deputy Minister of Local Government
1990-92 Minister of Works, Public Utilities, Roads and Construction
1992-95 Minister of Works, Communication and Transport

1982-86 Minister of State by the Prime Minister Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella
1986-89 Minister of National Resources and Tourism
1989-90 Minister without Portfolio by Premier Minister
Between 1990-93 Ambassador to India, 1993-95 Secretary General for United Nations-Women's Conference, 1996-
2004 Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Women’s Development. From 2004 President of the Parliament of the African Union.

1983-86 Minister of State by the Prime Minister Anna Makinda
1987-89 Minister of State of Capital Development by the President
1989-90 Minister of State by the 1. Vice-President and Prime Minister
1990-92 Minister of Community Development
1990-94 Minister of Social Affairs
1990-95 Minister of Women’s and Children's Affairs
1994-95 Minister of Community Development
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly from 2005.

1985-89 Minister of Culture and Community Development Fatma Said Ali
1989-91 Minister of State of Civil Service by the President
1993-2000 Minister of State of Civil Service by the President

1985-88 Deputy Minister of Finance, Economy and Planning Amina Salum Ali
1988-90 Minister of State for International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Since 1990 Minister in the Cabinet of Zanzibar. (b. 1956-)
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1987-89 Minister of State in the President's Office Anna M. Abdallah
1989-90 Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office
1990-92 Minister of Agricultur
e and Livestocks Development
1992-95 Minister of State of Regional Administration. and Local Government by the First Vice-President and Prime Minister
1995-2000 Minister of Works and Labour
2000-06 Minister of Health

District Commissioner of Morogoro 1973-75,
Regional Commissioner for
Morogoro Region 1975-83 and for the Dodoma Region 1983-88. Some had speculated she would be appointed Prime Minister in 2006 but instead she was dropped from the cabinet.

1988-89 Minister of Culture Fay King Chung

1995-97 Minister for Health Zakia Hamdan Meghji
1997-06 Minister of National Resources and Tourism
2006-08 Minister of Finance

1995-2000 Minister for Community Development, Women’s and Children’s Affairs Mary Michael Nagu
2000-06 Minister of State in the Office of the President of Central Establishment and Civil Service
2006-08 Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
2008-10 Minister of Industry, Trade and Marketing
2010- Minister in the Prime Minister's Office for Investment and Empowerment.

1997-? Deputy Minister of Finance Monica Mbega

1998 Deputy Minister of Water Resources Siggela Nswima

1998-2000 Deputy Minister of Health Tatu Musa Ntimizi
2000-05 Deputy Minister of Lands and Human Settlements

2000-06 Minister for Community Development, Women’s and Children’s Affairs Asha-Rose Migiro
2006-07 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
2014- Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs
Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations 2007-14. (b. 1950-).

2001-02 Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry Ritta Mlaki
2002-06 Deputy Minister of Health
2006-08 Deputy Minister of Lands

2001-06 Deputy Minister for Community Development, Women’s and Children’s Affairs Shamin Parkar Khan

2005-06 Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport Dr. Maua Abeid Daftai
2006-10
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure

2005-06 Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education Zabein Muhaji Mhita
2006-08 Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism

2006-10 Minister of Education and Vocational Training Margareth Sitta

2006-08 Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children Sophia Mnyambi Simba
2008-10 Minister of State in the President's Office for
Good Governance
2010- Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children

2006-12 Minister of State in President's Office for Public Service Management Hawa Ghasia
2012- Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for
Regional Administration and Local Government

2006-10 Deputy Minister of Regional Administration and Local Government Selina Kombani
2010- Minister in the Vice-President's Office for the African Union

2006 Deputy Minister of Planning and Economy Salome Mbatia
2006-07 Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children

2005-08 Deputy Minister of Water Shamsa Mwangunga
2008-10 Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources

2006- Deputy Minister of Health and Social Affairs Aisha Kigoda

2006-11 Deputy Minister of Education and Vocational Training Mwantumu Mahiza
Commissioner  of the Region Pwani from 2011.

2006-08 Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Gaudencia Kabaka
2010- Minister of Education

2006 Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children Dr. Batilda Buriani
2006-08 Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Empowerment
2008-10 Minister of State in the Office of the Vice-President in charge of Environment

2007-08 Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children Dr. Lucy Nkya
2008-10 Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children
2010-12 Deputy Minister of Health and Social Welfare

2008-10 Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Celina Kombani
2010-12 Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs
2012- Minister of State in the President's Office for Civil Service Management

2010- Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs Samiah Suluhu

2010-14 Minister in the Vice-President's Office for Environment Dr Therezya Luoga Hovisa

2010- Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children Umi Ali Mwalimu

2010 Deputy Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sport Dr Fenella Mukangara
2012- Minister of Information, Culture, Sports and Youths

2012- Deputy Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Angela Kairuki

2012- Deputy Minister for Finance Janet Mbene

2012-13 Deputy Minister for Finance Saada Mkuya Salum
2013-14 Acting Minister of Finance
2014- Minister of Finance
Acting during the ilness and in 2014 death of the office holder until she was appointed to the post.

2014- Deputy Minister of Education and Vocational Training Jenista Mhagama

2014- Deputy Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children Pindi Chana

2014- Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Sports Juma Nkamia



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