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CCM party confirms VP Dr Mpango, swearing in tomorrow

Finance Minister Dr Mpango will be sworn in tomorrow in Dodoma. The CCM executive put his name forward, and was approved overwhelmingly, 363-0 votes, by Parliament.

✳ 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

Dodoma, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | 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

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