Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa (born 22 December 1961) is a Tanzanian politician who has been Prime Minister of Tanzania since 2015. He was appointed by President John Magufuli after the 2015 general election. He is a member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party and has been a Member of Parliament for Ruangwa constituency since 2010.
|10th Prime Minister of Tanzania|
|Assumed office |
20 November 2015
|Preceded by||Mizengo Pinda|
|Deputy Minister of State for Regional Administration and Local Government|
November 2010 – 5 November 2015
|Prime Minister||Mizengo Pinda|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
|District Commissioner for Urambo|
|Born||22 December 1961|
|Alma mater||The Mtwara TTC|
The University of Dar es Salaam
The Stockholm University (PGDP)
|Allegiance||United Rep. of Tanzania|
|Military camp||Makutopora JKT|
Background and educationEdit
Majaliwa was born on December 22, 1961. He completed his schooling from Kigonsera Secondary School in 1983. He then worked as teacher for sixteen years until 1999. Meanwhile, he obtained a teaching diploma from Mtwara Teacher Training College in 1993 and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1998. He then joined the trade union movement and served as district secretary and regional secretary in the Tanzania Teachers' Association between 1999 and 2006. He was tapped to become the district commissioner for Urambo district in 2006. He remained in this role until his election to Parliament in 2010.
Majaliwa was first elected to Parliament in the 2010 general election on the Chama Cha Mapinduzi ticket from Ruangwa. He was Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office for Regional Administration and Local Government from 2010 to 2015.
After John Magufuli was sworn in as President of Tanzania following the 2015 general election, he appointed Majaliwa as Prime Minister on 19 November 2015. His appointment was a surprise, even to himself, given he was a relative newcomer to electoral politics. His selection was attributed to his humility, honesty, work ethic as well as regional considerations - the new Prime Minister was expected to be from the southern part of the country, where Majaliwa is from. His experience in education as a teacher, trade unionist and deputy minister was also expected to be an asset in President Magufuli's stated desire to reform the sector. The opposition criticized his selection, citing his lack of experience. On contrarly[clarification needed] and Shortly while in office, Majaliwa proved wrong to handful of critics from the opposition as he strongly and firmly accommodate the role of premiership as the very right hand person of President Magufuli. He swiftly made number of long due crackdowns on grafts, recklessness to civil workers and has since then enjoyed great public endorsement along with President Magufuli.
- "Profile:Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa". Parliament of Tanzania. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- "Tanzania Parliamentary Results 2015" (PDF). National Election Commission Tanzania. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- Louis Kolumbia (November 20, 2015). "Majaliwa sworn in as Prime Minister". The Citizen. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- "Why Majaliwa landed PM's post". The Citizen. November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- Peter Clottey (November 19, 2015). "Tanzania Parliament Approves New Prime Minister". Voice of America. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
| Prime Minister of Tanzania