Samia Suluhu Hassan First Female Tanzania President

Samia Suluhu Hassan First Female Tanzania President

Samia Suluhu Hassan First Female Tanzania President  Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female president. Samia holds the post after serving as Vice President and in accordance with the constitution, following the death of President Magufuli he is legally required to hold the presidency.

Birth:Samia Suluhu, a politician of the ruling CCM party, was born in Zanzibar on January 27, 1960.

Political Career:He began his political career in 2000 when he was elected to the Zanzibar House of Representatives as a special seat and appointed and held the ministry by then-President of Zanzibar, Amani. Karume, being the only woman in the top ministerial position in the cabinet.

In 2010 Ms. Samia saw fit to run for parliament in the parliament of the United Republic where she won the Makunduchi constituency by getting about 80 percent of the vote.


His journey in government began when he was elected by President Jakaya Kikwete in 2014 as the country’s minister of union affairs. While Tanzania was in the process of discussing the country’s new constitution he was elected vice-chairman of the constitutional assembly and played a key role in drafting the new constitution.

Education Background:Samia studied at Ng’ambo and Lumumba schools in Unguja, and later joined the ZIFA Institute of Financial Management. After the course he was employed in the ministry of planning and development and later joined Mzumbe University in Morogoro region.

She also attended higher education at the University of Manchester in London, England and earned a degree in economics and also studied at the University of New Hampshire in the United States.

Samia Suluhu Hassan First Female Tanzania President

Samia was the tenth Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania who held the post for the first time on November 5, 2015, under the late President John Magufuli.

In 2015 Mshale newspaper wrote about Ms Samia’s rise in Tanzanian politics and asked the question, “Can a woman rise and become president in any East African country? Let’s see how we can find out”

Today, Ms. Samia gives the answer by holding the presidency and becoming the first woman in the member states of the East African Community and The Sixth President in Tanzania 

Family:Samia married Hafidh Ameir in 1978, and they had four children, one daughter and three sons. It was his daughter Mwanu Hafidh Ameir who followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a representative in the Zanzibar House of Representatives.

Congratulation to Samia to be the first female president in Tanzania

  Samia Suluhu Hassan First Female Tanzania President     



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *