The immediate-effective new appointment of the former outspoken MP for Vunjo constituency in Kilimanjaro region came in line with others in various government institutions that found 59 police officers promoted to higher ranks.
Mrema, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs under President Ali Hassan Mwinyi’s administration, is remembered as one of the pioneering politicians in Tanzania’s plural politics.
In 1995 Mrema hotly challenged CCM presidential candidate Benjamin Mkapa when he contested for the post on the ticket of the National Convention for Construction and Reform (NCCR).
A statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communication at State House said President Magufuli also appointed Prof William Mahalu to chair the Board of Directors of the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) with effect from July 16.
He also appointed Prof Mohamed Janabi to Executive Director of JKCI with effect from July 15.
Prof Angelo Mtitu Mapunda and Sengiro Mulebya have been appointed Commissioners for the Tanzania Judicial Service Commission (TJSC) to serve for three years.
The president appointed Oliva Joseph Mhaiki to chairman of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) where he will be assisted by Winifrida Gaspar Rutaindurwa as secretary.
Dr Charles Rukiko Majinge has been appointed chairman of the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) Board of Trustees and Dr Julius David Mwaiselage becomes Executive Director of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI).
President Magufuli, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, has also promoted 25 police officers from the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP) to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
They are Essaka Ndege Mugasa, Adamson Afwilile Mponi, Charles Ndalahwa Julius Kenyela, Richard Malika Revocatus, Geofrey Yesaya Kamwela, Lucas John Mkondya, John Mondoka Gudaba, Matanga Renatus Mbushi, Frasser Rweyemamu Kashai and Ferdinand Elias Mtui.
Others are Germanus Yotham Muhume, Fulgence Clemence Ngonyani, Modestus Gasper Lyimo, Mboje John Shadrack Kanga, Gabriel G.A. Njau, Ahmed Zahor Msangi, Anthony Jonas Rutashubulugukwa, Dhahir Athuman Kidavashari, Ndalo Nicholus Shihango, Shaaban Mrai Hiki, Simon Thomas Chillery, Leonard Lwabuzara Paul, Ahmada Abdalla Khamis, Aziz Juma Mohamed and Juma Yussuf Ally.
The President also promoted 34 police officers from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP).
They are Fortunatus Media Musilimu, Goyayi Mabula Goyayi, Gabriel Joseph Mukungu, Ally Omary Ally, Edward Selestine Bukombe, Sifael Anase Mkonyi, Naftari J. Mantamba, Onesmo Manase Lyanga, Paul Tresphory Kasabago, Dadid Mshahara Hiza, Robert Mayala, Lazaro Benedict Mambosasa, Camilius M. Wambura, Mihayo Kagoro Msikhela, Ramadhani Athumani Mungi, Henry Mwaibambe Sikoki and Renata Michael Mzinga.
Others include Suzan Salome Kaganda, Neema M. Mwanga, Mponjoli Lotson, Benedict Michael Wakulyamba, Wilbroad William Mtafungwa, Gemini Sebastian Mushi, Peter Charles Kakamba, Ramadhan Ng'anzi Hassan, Christopher Cyprian Fuime, Charles Philip Ulaya and Gilles Bilabaye Muroto.
Also in the list of promotion are Mwamini Marco Lwantale, Allute Yusufu Makita, Kheriyangu Mgeni Khamis, Nassor Ali Mohammed, Salehe Mohamed Salehe and Mohamed Sheikhan Mohamed.
The statement said the promotion of the 59 police officers was effective from July 15.