The Daily News reports that President Mwinyi made ‘sweeping’ cabinet changes on March 6, 1989.

A new Planning Commission under his own chairmanship has been set up. The Vice-Chairman will be Mr. Kighoma Malima who was, until the Changes, Minister of Education. Other commissioners lnclude former Minister of Communications and Works, Mustafa Nyang’anyi, former Minister of State for Finance, Damas Mbogoro and former Principal Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pius Msekwa.

The new Minister of Education is Mr. Amran Mayagilo, formerly Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development and the new Minister for Communications and Works is Mr. Stephen Kibona who was Deputy Minister for Defence.

New Ministers of State include Messrs Hassan Diria (Information), and Mateo Naasi Qaresi (in the restructured Ministry of Local Government, Community Development, Cooperatives and Marketing) and Mrs Fatma Said Ali (Civil Service). There are also new Deputy Ministers for Defence and National Service (Mr. Ernest Kisurno) and Agriculture and Livestock Development (Mr. Charles Shija Kabeho).

Meanwhile, in a separate event at the same time, the Third National Congress of the Tanzania Womens Organisation (UWT) Mrs Sophia Kawawa was re-elected Chairperson for five years by a vote of 905 to 3.

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