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New Tanzanian leader in first cabinet reshuffle

Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced the appointment of new Finance and Foreign Affairs ministers in a first cabinet reshuffle since she assumed office last month, APA learnt on Thursday.Announcing the details of the reshuffle made shortly after the swearing-in of Vice President Philip Mpango at Chamwino State House in the capital Dodoma, Hassan appointed Mwigulu Nchemba as the Minister of Finance and Planning to replace Mpango.

Prior to the new appointment, Nchemba was the Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

The president also appointed Liberata Mulamula as new Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation.

Mulamula, a seasoned diplomat, replaces Palamagamba Kabudi who becomes the new Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

Mpango was appointed as vice president by President Hassan on Tuesday before the parliament endorsed him.

President Hassan appointed Mpango as vice president to fill the post that fell vacant after she was sworn in as president following the death of former President John Magufuli on March 17.

Published on 10.02.2021

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