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Frederick Tluway Sumaye (born 1950) is a Tanzanian politician who was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 28 November 1995 to 30 December 2005.

Frederick Sumaye
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7th Prime Minister of Tanzania
In office
27 November 1995 – 30 December 2005
PresidentBenjamin Mkapa
Preceded byCleopa Msuya
Succeeded byEdward Lowassa
Member of Parliament
In office
Succeeded byMary Nagu
Personal details
Born (1950-05-29) 29 May 1950 (age 69)
Arusha, Tanganyika
Political partyUKAWA
Spouse(s)Esther Sumaye
Alma materEgerton Agricultural College (Dip)
Harvard Kennedy School (MPA)

Life and careerEdit

As a member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Sumaye was Member of Parliament for Hanang Constituency from 1983 to 2005 and served in the Cabinet as Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives. He was Prime Minister from 1995 to 2005.[1]

After leaving office, Sumaye was Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization;[1] subsequently, in 2006, he enrolled for a year as a mid-career student in the Edward S. Mason Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, earning a Master of Public Administration.[2]

Sumaye unsuccessfully sought the ruling CCM's nomination as its presidential candidate in 2015. He joined the opposition movement UKAWA on 22 August 2015. In a speech he gave, Sumaye said he was joining the opposition in order to strengthen it.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Frank Aman, "Why I join Ukawa", Guardian, 23 August 2015.
  2. ^ Brittney L. Moraski, "The news in brief: former Tanzanian prime minister coming to KSG", The Harvard Crimson, 14 July 2006.
Preceded by
Cleopa David Msuya
Prime Minister of Tanzania
Succeeded by
Edward Lowassa