|Minister of Planning, Economy and Empowerment|
|Minister of Industry and Trade|
|Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism|
|Succeeded by||Zakia Meghji|
|Member of the Tanzanian Parliament|
|Succeeded by||Hadji Mponda|
|Economic Advisor of the President|
|President||Ali Hassan Mwinyi|
|Born||13 August 1941|
|Alma mater|| University of Suchdol (BSc)|
University of East Anglia (PhD)
|Positions|| Senior lecturer,SUA (1984-93)|
|Allegiance||United Rep. of Tanzania|
|Military camp||Ruvu and Mlale|
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