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H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan is the 11th Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania who Assumed Office on 5th November 2015, under President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.  Previously, she was a Minister of State, Vice Presidents Office incharge of Union Affairs.  In 2005-2010 she served as a Minister for Tourism, trade and Investment in Zanzibar and in 2000-2005 a Minister of Youth Employment, Women and Children Development in Zanzibar as well.


She worked in various positions from the year 1991 up to 2014.  Her portfolios were as follows:  Deputy Chairperson Constitutional Assembly (2014), Member of Parole Committee Zanzibar (2001-2010), Matron for Association of People Living with HIV- Zanzibar (1997-2000), Member of the Board for Equal Opportunity for all  Trust Fund (EOTF) (1996-2000), Member of the Tanzania Rain Water Harvesting Committee (1995-2000), Member of the Executive Committee Association of NGO`s Zanzibar (1995-2000), Member of the Zanzibar Marking 21st Century Committee (1999), Member of the Lions Club Zanzibar (19991-1998), Member of the Zanzibar Education Policy Formulation Committee (1996) and a Founding Member of the Catalyst Organization for Women Progress in Zanzibar (1991-1994).


H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan was born in Zanzibar January 27th 1960 and joined Chama Cha Mapinduzi in 10th June 1987.  Her education career and awards are as follows:


  • Masters Degree in Community Economic Development from the Open University of Tanzania in Collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University USA in 2005.


  • Advanced Diploma in Public Administration, IDM Mzumbe in 1986.


  • Certificate in Development Economics University of Manchester UK in 1993.


The portfolio of the Vice President also provides her a room to Supervise and Manage all Environmental Matters in Tanzania and also she stands as cornerstone to Union Matters.  Her Interests in Life includes Promoting Tourism, engage in supporting people in need and searching for new knowledge.