Tanzanian Prez appoints 1st woman Defence Minister

Source :IANS
Author :IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021, 11:00:13hrs
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Dar es Salaam, Sep 14 (IANS) Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Stergomena Lawrence Tax as the east African nation's first-ever female Defence Minister.

Tax replaces Elias Kwandikwa, who died last, Xinhua news agency quoted the Directorate of Presidential Communications at State House as saying in a statement on Monday.

Tax also served as the first and only executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), an inter-governmental organisation established in 1992 to promote political, socio-economic and security cooperation and integration among its 16 members.

Her tenure ended on August 31.

--IANS

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