President Samia Suluhu Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Samia Suluhu
Samia Suluhu is a Tanzanian CCM politician and incumbent President of Tanzania.

She became Tanzania's first female Vice-President following the 2015 General election, elected on the CCM ticket with President John Magufuli. She was serving in the capacity until the death of Magufuli in March 2021, which made her ascend the throne as the first female president in Tanzania and the whole of East Africa.
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Samia Hassan Suluhu Profile

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Full name: Samia Hassan Suluhu
Born: 27th January 1960
Age: 61 years (2021)
Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: Mzumbe University
Spouse(s): Hafidh Ameir
Children: 4
Occupation: Politician
Political party: Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)
Net worth: Not available

Samia Suluhu Biography and Educational Background

Samia Suluhu was born on the 27th of January, 1960 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar. Upon completing her secondary education in 1977, she got employed by the Ministry of Planning and Development as a clerk. She pursued a number of short-courses on a part-time basis. 
Samia Suluhu

In 1986, she graduated from the Institute of Development Management (present-day Mzumbe University) with an advanced diploma in public administration.

Upon graduation, she was employed on a project funded by the World Food Programme. Between 1992 and 1994, she attended the University of Manchester, graduating with a postgraduate diploma in economics.

In 2015, Samia obtained her Master's degree in Community Economic Development via a joint-program between the Open University of Tanzania and the Southern New Hampshire University.

Political Career

In 2000, Samia Suluhu was elected as a special seat member to the Zanzibar House of Representatives and was appointed a minister by President Amani Karume. She was re-elected in 2005 and was re-appointed as a minister in another portfolio.

In 2010, she sought election to the National Assembly, standing in the parliamentary constituency of Makunduchi and winning by more than 80%. President Jakaya Kikwete appointed her as the Minister of State for Union Affairs. 

In 2014, she was elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the country's new constitution.

In July 2015, CCM's presidential nominee John Magufuli chose her as his running mate for the 2015 election, making her the first female running mate in the party's history. She subsequently became the first female vice-president in the history of the country upon Magufuli's victory in the election.

After Magufuli's death on 17 March 2021, Suluhu became the 6th President of Tanzania and the first female president of the country.

Personal Life

Samia Suluhu is happily married to Hafidh Ameir, a retired agricultural officer and the union is blessed with four children. Her second-born, Wanu Hafidh Ameir (born 1982), is a special seat member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Samia Suluhu on:
Twitter @SuluhuSamia

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