Minister of Water and Irrigation

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Minister of Water and Irrigation
Waziri wa Maji na Umwagiliaji
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Gerson Lwenge

since 2015
Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Style Honourable Minister
Member of Cabinet
Seat Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Appointer President
Term length At the President's discretion

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation is the head of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of the Government of Tanzania.


The water portfolio has over the years been part of a number of other ministries.

List of Ministers

The following have served the ministry:[1]



# Portrait Minister Portfolio Took Office Left Office President
Dereck Bryeson Agriculture 1961 1964 (Tanganyika)
Tewa S. Tewa Lands, Housing and Water Development 1964 1966 Julius Nyerere
Said Maswanya 1966 1968
Abdulrahman Babu 1968 1970
Wilbard Chagula Water and Power 1971 1974
I. Elinewinga 1974 1975
Wilbard Chagula Water, Electricity and Minerals 1976 1978
I. Elinewinga Water, Energy and Minerals 1978 1982
Al Noor Kassum Water and Energy 1982 1983
Al Noor Kassum Water, Energy and Minerals 1985 1986 Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Pius Ng'wandu Lands, Water, Housing and Urban Development 1985 1987
1 Pius Ng'wandu Water 1987 1990
2 Christian Kisanji 1990
Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzania.jpg Jakaya Kikwete Water, Energy and Minerals 1990 1994
Jackson Makweta 1994 1995
(1) Pius Ng'wandu Water 1996 1999 Benjamin Mkapa
3 Mussa Nkhangaa 1999 2001
Edward Lowassa Water and Livestock 2001 2005
4 Wasira pic 2012.jpg Stephen Wasira Water 2006 Jakaya Kikwete
5 Shukuru Kawambwa.jpg Shukuru Kawambwa 2006 2008
6 Mark Mwandosya Water and Irrigation Development 2008 2010
Water 2010 2012
7 Jumanne Maghembe.png Jumanne Maghembe Water and Irrigation 2012 5 November 2015
8 Makame Mbarawa IAEA.png Makame Mbarawa Minister of Water and Irrigation 14 December 2015 23 December 2015 John Magufuli
9 Gerson Lwenge Minister of Water and Irrigation 2015 Incumbent


  1. ^ "Miaka 50 ya Uhuru wa Tanzania Bara" (PDF). Ministry of Water and Irrigation. 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2014.

External links

  • Official website
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