H.E. Samia Suluhu HassanVice President, 2015 - 2021
H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan who is currently the sixth President of the United Republic of Tanzania after the death of Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, was the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania. She was born in Zanzibar on 27 January, 1960.
H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan received Primary Education in different schools including Chwaka Primary School in Unguja in 1966 to 1968, Ziwani Primary school in Pemba from 1970 to 1971 and Mahonda Primary School in Unguja in 1972.
In 1973 to 1975 Hon. Samia joined Ngambo and Lumumba Secondary School in Unguja. After secondary education in 1977 she joined The Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration (ZIFA) for Statistics studies.
After studies she was employed by the Ministry of Planning and Development. In 1986 she joined the Institute of Development Management- IDM (present Mzumbe University) in Morogoro for advanced studies in Public Administration.
After various studies in Tanzania Hon. Samia joined the National Institute of Public Administration in Lahore, Pakistan. In 1991 she joined the Institute of Management for Leaders, Hyderabad in India for a Certificate Management Course.
After studies in 1992 she was employed in a Project funded by the World Food Programme (WFP) between. Hon. Samia attended the Univesrsity of Manchester in London for graduate studies to persue Postgraduate Diploma in Economics. In 2004 -2005, she progressed to Masters Degree in Community Economic Development through a joint-programme between the Open University of Tanzania and the Southern New Hampshire University ,USA.
In 2000 Hon.Samia was elected as a member of the Zanzibar House of Representative for special seat and appointed as Minister by President Amani Karume. She was the only high-ranking woman Minister in the Cabnet.
abinet. In 2005 she was re-elected and appointed as a Minister in another portfolio.
In 2010, she sought election to the National Assembly,she won by more than 80% standing in the parliament representing Makunduchi constituency. In 2014 President of United Republic of Tanzania Dr. Jakaya Kikwete appointed her as a Minister of State for Union Matters. In the same year she was elected as the Vice Chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly tasked with drafting the country's new constitution.
In 2014 Hon. Samia was elected the Vice Chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly tasked with drafting the country's new constitution. In July 2015, she was nominated as Presidential running mate as the late Dr. John Magufuli who was the Presidential candidate of the fifth phase.