Nazir Karamagi

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Nazir Karamagi
Minister of Energy and Minerals
In office
15 October 2006 – 7 February 2008
President Jakaya Kikwete
Minister of Industry, Trade and Marketing
In office
January 2006 – October 2006
President Jakaya Kikwete
Member of the Tanzanian Parliament
In office
Constituency Bukoba town
Personal details
Born (1953-12-13) 13 December 1953 (age 64)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater Saint Petersburg Mining Institute (MSc)
University of Edinburgh (MBA)
University of Strathclyde (MSc)

Nazir Mustafa Karamagi (born December 13, 1953) is a Tanzanian politician and a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Tanzania, representing Bukoba Vijijini constituency.[1]

Karamagi has been a member of the National Executive Council of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) since 2002.[1] He was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Marketing in the Cabinet named on January 4, 2006.[2] He was then moved to the position of Minister of Energy and Minerals on October 15, 2006,[3] remaining in the latter post until he resigned on February 7, 2008 after being implicated in a scandal regarding a government contract to supply emergency power. His resignation came shortly after Prime Minister Edward Lowassa resigned for the same reason.[4]

According to Karamagi, he took over the Ministry of Energy and Minerals six months after the government had signed the aforementioned contract, which Karamagi said was a deal made in good faith and intended to provide more energy for the country.[4]


  1. ^ a b CV at Parliament website.
  2. ^ Hassan Muhiddin, "JK’s beefed up team", Guardian (IPP Media), January 5, 2006.
  3. ^ "Kikwete reshuffles Cabinet", Guardian (IPP Media), October 16, 2006.
  4. ^ a b " Karamagi, Msabaha follow suit", Guardian (IPP Media), February 8, 2008.
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