Dr. Mpango to swear in as new Tanzania’s VP tomorrow

Tanzania’s Finance Minister Dr Philip Isdor Mpango,63, has been confirmed as the country’s new Vice President, and will be sworn in tomorrow. By a vote of 363-0, Tanzania’s parliament approved the appointment.

The Chama Cha Mapinduzi CCM dominated parliament sitting in Dodoma on Tuesday gave the green light to President Samia Suluhu’s nomination of the former seminarian to take over a post she held since first being jointly elected with John Pombe Magufuli five years ago. Magufuli died on March 17.

Dr Mpango is a finance expert and has worked in the President’s office before, was also acting Commissioner General of Tanzania Revenue Authority for a few months,  before being appointed member of parliament in 2015. He served President Dr John Magufuli as Minister of Finance and Planning since then.

Only last month, Mpango was struggling for his life at Benjamin Mkapa hospital in Dodoma but has since recovered.

 Born – July 14, 1957, Kasumo, Kigoma region

 Education
 1993-1996 University of Dar, PHD Economics
 1990-1992 Lund University, PHD Course Work, Sweden
 1986-1988 University of Dar, Master in Economics
 1981-1984 University of Dar, BA Economics
 1976-1977 Ihungo High (A) Bukoba
 1974-1975 Itaga Seminary (O) Tabora
 1971-1973 Ujiji Seminary (O) Kigoma
 1968-1970 Munyama Primary Kigoma
 1965-1967 Kasumo Primary Kigoma
 1964-1965 Kipalapala Primary Tabora

Dr. Mpango’s Career

 1980-1980 Public relations assistant, National Provident Fund

 1980-1981 Research assistant, Elimu Supplies Ltd

 1984-1988 Economist, Ministry of Labor

 1988-2002 Economics Lecturer Dar-es-Salaam University

 2002-2006 Senior Economist World Bank

 2007-2009 Economic advisor to the President, President’s Office

 2009-2010 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance

 2010-2015 Executive secretary, President’s Office Planning Commission

 2015-2015 Acting Commissioner General, Tanzania revenue Authority

 2015 – Appointed Member of Parliament

 2015 – Minister of Finance and Planning

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