Juma Ngasongwa

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Juma Ngasongwa
Minister of Planning, Economy and Empowerment
In office
President Jakaya Kikwete
Minister of Industry and Trade
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Succeeded by Zakia Meghji
Member of the Tanzanian Parliament
In office
Succeeded by Hadji Mponda
Constituency Ulanga West
Economic Advisor of the President
In office
President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Personal details
Born (1941-08-13) 13 August 1941 (age 77)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater University of Suchdol (BSc)
University of East Anglia (PhD)
Positions Senior lecturer, SUA (1984-93)
Lecturer, UDSM (1976-84)
Military service
Allegiance  United Rep. of Tanzania
Service/branch National Service
Military camp Ruvu and Mlale
Duration 2 years

Dr Juma Alifa Ngasongwa (born 13 August 1941 in Ngombo in Ulanga District) is a Tanzanian politician who served as Chama Cha Mapinduzi Member of Parliament for Ulanga Magharibi in the National Assembly of Tanzania.[1]

Ngasongwa grew up in Biro in Malinyi a ward of Ulanga district in Tanzania, and graduated from the University of Suchdol, Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later earned a master's degree from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1980, before completing a PhD at the University of East Anglia, England, in 1988. His PhD was entitled "Evaluation of externally funded regional integrated development programmes (RIDEPs) in Tanzania case studies of Kigoma, Tanga and Iringa regions". He worked as a Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam (1976-1984) and as a Senior Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture (1984-1993). He was economic advisor to President Ali Hassan Mwinyi (1993-1995). He served as Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism (1995-1996), Minister for Industry and Trade (2001-2005), and was Minister for Planning, Economy and Empowerment from 2006-2008.


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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