Minister of Industry and Trade (Tanzania)

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Minister of Industry and Trade
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Geofrey Mwambe

since 5 December 2020
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Style Honourable Minister
Member of Cabinet
Seat Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Appointer President
Term length At the President's discretion

The Minister of Industry and Trade is the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Government of Tanzania.



Previously, the industry and trade portfolios existed under separate ministries before being amalgamated into its present form.

List of Ministers

The following have served the ministry: [1]


   TANU    CCM

#PortraitMinisterPortfolioTook OfficeLeft OfficePresident
G. KahamaTrade and Industry19621964(Republic of Tanganyika)
J. S. Kasambala Trade and Cooperatives19641965 Julius Nyerere
A. K. HangaIndustry, Minerals and Electricity19641965
J. S. KasambalaIndustry, Minerals and Energy19651966
Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu Trade and Cooperatives19651966
A. Z. Nsilo SwaiIndustry, Minerals and Electricity19661967
1A. M. MaalimTrade and Industry19671971
2 Paul Bomani.jpg Paul Bomani 19711974
3 Amir Habib Jamal (cropped).jpg Amir H. Jamal 19741976
Cleopa Msuya Industry19761982
A. RuleguraTrade19761982
A. S. Mchumo19821983
.Mustafa Nyang'anyi19831986

Ali Hassan Mwinyi
4 Basil Mramba Industry and Trade19861989
5J. C. Rwegasira19891990
6 Cleopa Msuya 19901995
7 William Shija 19952001 Benjamin Mkapa
8 Abdallah Kigoda.jpg Abdallah Kigoda 19961997
9 Kingunge Ngombale–Mwiru 19981999
10Iddi Simba20012002
11 Juma Ngasongwa 20022005
12 Nazir Karamagi Industry, Trade and Marketing20062007 Jakaya Kikwete
(4) Basil Mramba 20072008
13 Mary Nagu 20082010
14 Cyril Chami Industry and Trade20102012
(8) Abdallah Kigoda.jpg Abdallah Kigoda 201212 October 2015
15 Charles Mwijage.jpg Charles Mwijage Industry, Trade and Investment14 December 2015 [2] 10 November 2018 [3] John Magufuli
16 Joseph Kakunda Industry, Trade and Investment (— Jan 2019)
Industry and Trade (Jan 2019 —)
10 November 2018 [4] 8 June 2019 [5]
17 Bashungwa.jpg Innocent Bashungwa Industry and Trade8 June 2019 [5] 16 June 2020
18 Geofrey Mwambe Industry and Trade5 December 2020 [6] Incumbent

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