Tanzanian MPs Approve Philip Mpango As The New Vice President

The Tanzanian Parliament has confirmed the appointment of the country’s Finance Minister Philip Isdor Mpango as the new vice-president.

Mpango’s nomination was announced by Parliament Speaker Job Ndugai ahead of his approval by the MPs.

A total of 363 MPs voted to endorse Mpango after nomination by President Samia Suluhu.

Mpango will be sworn in and will fill the position that was left vacant after President Suluhu took over as president following the death of the former strongman Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.

Philip Isdor Mpango is among the few ministers who were reappointed by the late President Magufuli during his second term.

He previously served as the Acting Commissioner General of the Tanzania Revenue Authority, the Executive Secretary in the President’s Office.

He also served as the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs, and the Personal Assistant to the late President Magufuli in economic affairs.

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