Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete appointed George Simbachawene as the new Energy and Minerals Minister for Tangeorgezania.


This follows the resignation of former Energy and Minerals minister Sospeter Muhongo on Saturday.

Having qualified as a graduate of law in 2005, Simbachawene held the position of Deputy Minister of Land, Housing and Human Settlement Development for Tanzania (2014-2015) before accepting his new appointment. Prior to this he was Deputy Minister of Energy and Minerals (2012-2014).

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Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl has been working in the African power, energy and water sectors since 2011, first with African Utility Week and now as the Editor of ESI Africa. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Global and African Power & Energy Elites publications. With her passion for sustainable business and placing African countries on the international stage, Nicolette takes a keen interest in current affairs and technology trends.