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Tanzania appoints new tourism Minister

The Hon. Shamsa Selengia Mwangunga was appointed the new Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism for the United Republic of Tanzania in February 2008. Prior to this post, Mwangunga served as Deputy Minister of Water for two years, and has been a Member of Parliament, Special Seat, from 2000-2008.

Earlier, she held various posts within the public and private sector of Tanzania, including Tanzania-Swiss Trust Fund Executive Secretary, Business Care Services Projects Manager and Small Industries Development Organization-SIDO Manager Coordinator. The Hon. Minister began her career as a teacher, and later was acknowledged for her highly successful roles as an engineer, champion of women’s rights and Member of Parliament.

Hon. Mwangunga has an extensive and impressive educational background spanning the globe. She attained her first college diploma in Education and her initial graduate degree in Business Communication in Tanzania; a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from Delft University in Holland, and another post graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Dar es Salaam Technical College. Mwangunga also has a Diploma in Education with option in Mathematics and Physics, took part in Executive Training in AOTS Tokyo, Japan, and trained in Electrical and Measuring Instruments in St. Albans-Marconi Industries, U. K.

Hon. Ezekiel Magolyo Maige, MP, was appointed Deputy Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism also in February 2008.  Hon. Maige is a trained Accountant and Business Manager. Born in Tanzania, he has also lived and worked in London, Kenya, Ghana and Cameroon. Hon. Maige holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester, the United Kingdom, which he attended from 2002-2004. He is also a CPA.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Maige was a Member of Parliament from the Msalala Constituency, Shinyanga and Senior Consultant to MGK. Prior to that, he held executive Accounting and Finance positions for BP Tanzania, Plan International and the British Council. He is fluent in English, French and Swahili.