Magufuli Swears In Prime Minister, Finance, Foreign Affairs Ministers

16Nov 2020
DODOMA
The Guardian
Magufuli Swears In Prime Minister, Finance, Foreign Affairs Ministers

President John Magufuli has sworn in Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa for his second five year term in office. He has also sworn in Minister of Finance Dr. Philip Mpango and Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor Palamagamba Kabudi.

In his speech after the swearing in, president Magufuli was emphatic that Kassim Majaliwa's reappointment into the position of Prime Minister ‘is not guaranteed’ and ‘it will depend on his performance’ the president said.

At the short but colourful swearing in ceremony held in the country’s administrative capital Dodoma this morning, President Magufuli also carried out to more ministerial swearing in.

The other two ministers that were sworn in by the president are Minister of Finance Dr. Philip Mpango and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor Palamagamba Kabudi.

These two early minister appointments are viewed as a sign that president Magufuli is well on his way to deliver on his campaign promises.

During his own presidential election swearing in, president Magufuli highlighted his priority development areas and right after national security, the president said his top priority is economic development. This is in line with his appointment of the Minister of Finance.

In the same vein, the president welcomed foreign investment in a host of sectors including the extractive sector, agri-business and tourism to mention but a few.

He also emphasized building of international relations and this is also in line with his second early minister appointment, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The president also took the time to caution Members of Parliament who are aspiring for ministerial appointments. He warned that no minister seat will be an easy ‘eat’ rather they will all be required to work hard and deliver on their assignments.

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