For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Prime Minister of Tanzania.

Prime Minister of Tanzania

Prime Minister of the
United Republic of Tanzania
Waziri Mkuu wa Tanzania
Kassim Majaliwa
since 20 November 2015
StyleThe Honourable
Member ofCabinet
SeatDodoma, Tanzania
AppointerPresident of Tanzania
Constituting instrument1977 Constitution
Inaugural holderRashidi Kawawa
Formation17 February 1972; 52 years ago (1972-02-17)
SalaryUS$3,750 monthly[1]

The prime minister of Tanzania is the leader of government business in the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania. The position is subordinated to the president, who is the actual head of government.

The functions and powers of the prime minister are described in the Constitution of Tanzania:

Article 52

  1. The Prime Minister shall have authority over the control, supervision and execution of the day-to-day functions and affairs of the Government of the United Republic.
  2. The Prime Minister shall be the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly.
  3. In the exercise of his authority, the Prime Minister shall perform or cause to be performed any matter or matters which the President directs to be done.

The incumbent prime minister, Kassim Majaliwa was appointed by the president the late John Magufuli. He took the office on 20 November 2015.


Deputy Prime Minister

The position of Vice Prime Minister in Tanzania is not a constitutionally recognized position, however, under article Section 36 (1) “the President shall have authority to constitute and to abolish any office in the service of the Government of the United Republic”. This discretion has led to the position of vice prime minister to be established several times throughout history. Typically the role has been established for political reasons to exceptional service members of the cabinet.[2]

See also


  1. ^ wa Simbiye, Finnigan (6 December 2013). "PM scoffs at super salary rumour". Daily News (Tanzania). Dodoma. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Biteko and the history of Deputy Prime Ministers in Tanzania". The Citizen. 2023-08-31. Retrieved 2023-09-02.

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Prime Minister of Tanzania
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?