Kassim Majaliwa

Kassim Majaliwa

Right Honourable
Kassim Majaliwa
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10th Prime Minister of Tanzania
Assumed office
20 November 2015
President John Magufuli
Preceded by Mizengo Pinda
Deputy Minister of State for Regional Administration and Local Government
In office
November 2010 – 5 November 2015
President Jakaya Kikwete
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda
Member of Parliament
for Ruangwa
Assumed office
November 2010
Urambo District Commissioner
In office
President Jakaya Kikwete
 tanzania prime minister 
Personal details
Born (1960-12-22) 22 December 1960 (age 56)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Spouse(s) Mary
Alma mater Mtwara TTC
University of Dar es Salaam
Stockholm University (PGDP)
Profession Teacher (1988–2000)
Military service
Allegiance  United Rep. of Tanzania
Service/branch National Service
Military camp Makutopora JKT
Duration 1 year

Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa (born 22 December 1960) 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.

Background and education

Majaliwa was born on December 22, 1960. He completed his schooling from Kigonsera Secondary School in 1983. He then worked as teacher for sixteen years until 1999. Meanwhile, he obtained a teachnig 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 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.

Political career

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.

In the 2015 general election, Majaliwa was reelected from Ruangwa, defeating Omari Makota of the Civic United Front by a margin of 31,281 to 25,536 votes.

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.
Related: tanzania government  ministry of education tanzania  ministry of labour & employment  go ministries. The section below taken from parliament.go.tz


Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa

Member Type : Constituent Member

Constituent : Ruangwa

Political Party : CCM

Phone :

P.O Box : P.O Box 51 Ruangwa

Email Address : m.majaliwa@bunge.go.tz

Date of Birth : 1960-12-22

Education History

School Name/Location Course/Degree/Award From To Level
Stockholm University PGDE 1999 1999 Postgraduate


Univesity of Dar es Salaam Bachelor of



1994 1998 Bachelor
Mtwara TTC ACSEE 1991 1993 Secondary School
Kigonsera Secondary


CSEE 1977 1980 Secondary School
Unacho Primary School CPEE 1970 1976 Primary School

Employment History

Company/Institution Position From To
Prime Ministers Office District Commissioner 2006 2010
Tanzania Teachers’ Association Regional Secretary 2001 2006
Tanzania Teachers’ Association District Secretary 2000 2001
Ministry Of Education and

Vocational Training

Lecturer- TTC 1999 2000
Ministry of Education

and Vocational Training

Secondary Teacher 1988 1999
DED-Lindi Mjini Teacher 1984 1988

Political Experience

Political Party Position From To
United Republic of Tanzania Prime Minister 2015 2020
Parliament of Tanzania Member of Parliament 2015 2020
Steering Committee Member 2015 2020
Chama cha Mapinduzi Member-NEC 2012 Todate
Regional Administration

and Local Affairs Committee of

the Parliament

Member 2011 2015
Chama cha Mapinduzi Member-Regional

Political Committee

2011 Todate
Social Services Committee of

the Parliament

Member 2011 2015
Prime Minister’s Office R

egional dministration and

local Government-Education

Deputy Minister 2010 2015
Chama cha Mapinduzi Member-District

Political Committee

2010 Todate
Parliament of Tanzania Member of Parliament 2010 2015
Chama cha Mapinduzi District Commander


2007 Todate
Chama cha Mapinduzi Branch Secretary 1979 1980

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