President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Sunday, October 2, made changes to her cabinet, dropping one and bringing in the former MP and minister Angelah Kairuki.
The reshuffle comes in five months after she made minor changes in a cabinet in April this year.
In the new changes announced in a statement by the Directorate of Presidential Communication Stergomena Tax has been appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation, replacing Liberata Mulamula.
Prior to the new appointment, Tax served as the Defence Minister, being the first woman on the docket.
Innocent Bashungwa who was the Minister of State in the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government has been moved to the Defence ministry taking over from Stergomena Tax.
In another development, Samia has appointed Ms Angela Kairuki a member of parliament and will succeed Bashungwa in the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government.
The appointees will take the oaths of their respective offices on Monday, October 3, 2022, at State House Dar es Salaam.