What you need to know:
- Cashew nut saga takes new twist as President John Magufuli sacks Agriculture and Trade ministers, appoints two new ministers and four deputies in a mini cabinet reshuffle announced today.
- The head of state also has disbanded the Cashew nut Board of Tanzania (CBT) after revoking appointment of its chairperson Anna Abdallah.
Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli on Saturday, November 10, 2018 sacked the minister of Agriculture Charles Tizeba and his Industry, Trade and Investment counterpart Charles Mwijage.
In the mini cabinet reshuffle announced by state house, Dr Magufuli has appointed two other ministers and four deputies.
The head of State has also disbanded the Cashew nut Board of Tanzania (CBT) and went on to revoke the appointment of the board chairperson Anna Abdallah.
A statement signed by the director of presidential communications Gerson Msigwa says Dr Magufuli has appointed the former deputy minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Japhet Hasunga to be the new minister for Agriculture replacing Dr Tizeba.
Deputy Minister of state in the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (RALG) Joseph Kakunda has been promoted to minister for Trade, Industry and Investment replacing Mr Mwijage, according to the statement.
“The President has also appointed Mr Constantine Kanyasu to be the new deputy minister for Natural Resources and Tourism replacing Mr Hasunga. Former deputy minister for Agriculture Dr Mary Mwanjelwa becomes the new deputy minister of state in the President’s Office responsible for Good Governance,” reads part of the statement.
According to the statement, the Ukonga MP Mwita Waitara becomes the new deputy minister of state in the President’s Office RALG replacing Mr Kakunda and that Mr Innocent Bushungwa has been appointed deputy minister for Agriculture replacing Dr Mwanjelwa.
The new appointment starts effectively from today and the appointees will take oath at 9am on Monday, November 12, 2018 at State House.