President Samia makes mini cabinet reshuffle, transfers TRA boss to State House

By Lake Zone Watch Writer

President Samia Suluhu Hassan yesterday Tuesday, July 2, 2024, made a minor cabinet reshuffle, appointing Kisarawe Member of Parliament, Dr Selemani Saidi Jafo, the Minister of Industry and Trade.

Dr Jafo swaps places with former Industry and Trade minister Dr Ashatu Kijaji, who now becomes the Minister of State in the Vice-President’s Office in-charge of Union and Environment Matters.

A State House statement released yesterday said the president has appointed Eng. Yahya Ismail Samamba, the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Minerals taking over from Kheri Abdul Mahimbali who will be assigned other duties.

Before his new appointment, Sambamba was the Executive Secretary of the Mining Commission.

President Samia also named Yusuph Juma Mwenda, the new Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Commissioner-General replacing Alphayo Japan Kidata who has been appointed Advisor to the President,
Mwenda was the Commissioner-General of the Zanzibar Revenue Authority.

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