PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has appointed Former Deputy Minister for Information, Sports and Culture Mr Joel Bendera to be Morogoro Regional Commissioner and former Deputy Minister for Education and Vocational Training Ms Mwantumu Mahiza to be Regional Commissioner for Coast Region.
The duo lost ministerial posts after they were eliminated during CCM primaries before the General 2010 October elections.
A statement issued on Wednesday evening by the Prime Minister's Office, said President Kikwete has reshuffled Regional Commissioners (RCs), appointed 15, transferred 5 while 7 have retired. Singida RC Dr Parseko Ole Kone remains in the same region while 4 RCs will be assigned new duties.
Moreover, RCs for newly formed regions of Simiyu, Geita, Katavi and Njombe will be named later. The president has promoted 11 District Commissioners to RCs, including former Editor Ms Fatma Mwasa who is going to Tabora.
Others with their regions in brackets are John Gabriel Tupa (Mara); Mr Saidi Thabit Mwambungu (Ruvuma); Ms Chiku Gallawa (Tanga); Mr Leonidas Gama (Kilimanjaro); Dr Rehema Nchimbi (
); and Elaston Mbwillo (Manyara). Dodoma
Others are Col Fabian Massawe (Kagera); Mr Ali Nassoro Rufunga, (Lindi); Eng. Ernest Welle Ndikillo, (Mwanza); and Mr Magesa Stanslaus Mulongo (Arusha).
Other new RCs are Member of Parliament (Special Seats-CCM) Eng. Stella Manyanya (Rukwa)and former legislator Mr Ludovick Mwananzila (Shinyanga).
Mwanza RC Mr Abbas Kandoro has been transfered to Mbeya, Lindi RC Mr Said Mecki Sadiki has been transfered to
Salaam; Dr Christine Ishengoma from Ruvuma to Iringa; Lt. Col (rtd) Issa
Machibya from Morogoro to Kigoma and
(rtd) Joseph Simbakalia from Kigoma to Mtwara. Col
Those who have retired are Mr Mohammed Babu (Kagera), Mr Isidore Shirima (Arusha);
Col (rtd) Anatory
Tarimo (Mtwara); Mr John Mwakipesile (Mbeya); (rtd) Enos Mfuru (Mara); Brig Gen (rtd)
Dr Johanes Balele (Shinyanga) and Major Gen (rtd) Said S. Kalembo (Tanga). Col
Others who have also retired but will be given other duties are Ms Amina Mrisho (Coast); Dr James Msekela (
); Mr Abeid Mwinyimusa (Tabora) and
Daniel Ole Njoolay (Rukwa). Dodoma
According to the statement, all current RCs and promoted DCs have been directed to prepare Handing over notes within 14 days from the date of their swearing in. The new RCs will be sworn in on Friday.
The statement further directs that all new RCs, and all DCs to be apppointed will required to attend a 3 week course at
in . Dodoma
Source: Daily News online.
Retired, but given other duties??? kind confusing! I think needs more clarification here.