Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan the 6th


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By: Njoroge Wanjigi nwanjigi@mtkenyatimes.co.ke

Worth Noting:

  • She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Manchester England. And has a management qualification from India Hyderabad’s Institute of Management for leaders.
  • Crowned with a Masters Degree, in Community Economic Development, acquired through the collaborative effort of the University of Tanzania and Southern New Hampshire University of USA.
  • Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan is married to Hafidh Ameir, who she wedded in 1978. A union that is blessed with four children, a girl and three boys. The eldest, a daughter: Mwanu Hafidh Ameir, has followed in her mother’s footsteps. She is a member of the Zanzibari House of Representatives.

After the sad and unfortunate demise of His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli. The United Republic of Tanzania (“Tan” derived from Tanganyika and “Zan” from Zanzibar) has its first female president; Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Mama (Swahili for Mother, Nurturer and or respectful term of endearment to a lady of distinction) Samia as the Tanzanians affectionately call her; was born on the 27th of January 1960 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar, a semi autonomous archipelago in East Africa. She studied Statistics in the Zanzibari Institute of Financial Administration before graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration from the Mzumbe University in 1986.

She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Manchester England. And has a management qualification from India Hyderabad’s Institute of Management for leaders.

Crowned with a Masters Degree, in Community Economic Development, acquired through the collaborative effort of the University of Tanzania and Southern New Hampshire University of USA.

Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan is married to Hafidh Ameir, who she wedded in 1978. A union that is blessed with four children, a girl and three boys. The eldest, a daughter: Mwanu Hafidh Ameir, has followed in her mother’s footsteps. She is a member of the Zanzibari House of Representatives.

Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan was elected into public office early 2000. Her pre-eminence emerged in 2014, as her star rose and shone ever brighter; when as chairperson of the Constituent Assembly, they drafted Tanzania’s Constitution. Her calming effect and management competence evident, in managing disagreements among warring legislatures; earning her admiration, commendation and respect amongst her peers.

Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan is not only the sixth and first female president of the United Republic of Tanzania but also the first woman president within the East African Community.  A former clerk and nondescript development worker, Mama Samia began her political career in Zanzibar, an autonomous archipelago of Tanzania. She was then elected into the national assembly in mainland Tanzania and assigned a senior ministry in government.

She’s blessed with an admirable leadership repertoire; a calm and collected demeanor, she’s said to be thoughtful and measured in her responses; an extremely good listener and a stickler to procedural correctness, soft spoken but extremely articulate. Although unexpectedly propelled to the presidency by the demise of her predecessor, 61year old Mama Samia is no push over; having risen through the ranks of the powerful Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), was the Vice chairperson of the Constituent Assembly responsible for the drafting of the constitution. Before being hand-picked by her predecessor, John Pombe Magufuli; as a running mate, in their 2015 presidential Campaign. Where they comfortably won, and Mama Samia made history by being sworn in as not only the first female Tanzanian vice president but also the extended region of East Africa.

She shall steer Tanzania competently into the bright, sunny future, departed Magufuli had envisaged for the United Republic of Tanzania; speculation rife, Tanzania is destined to be an influential power house within the East African Economic block and extended African Continent. She is expected to serve the remainder of their second term that expires in 2025.

Unassuming, humble, calm and collected Mama Samia Suluhu Hassan, is an underrated politician, having caught many by surprise when she was sworn as the 6th president of the United Republic of Tanzania. Slight her at your own peril, what is not in doubt however; is the United Republic of Tanzania is in exceptionally good, capable and steady hands. If her call for unity in the republic; her first order of business after being sworn in as president; is anything to go by.

Samia means “Exalted”, Suluhu; is Solution in Swahili (predominant language spoken in the East African region). Suffice to postulate; it can only get better for not only the United Republic of Tanzania, but also the East African Community and the entire African continent by extension; moving forward because we have found ‘The Exalted Solution’ in Her Excellency, Mama Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Njoroge Wanjigi is a multi-faceted individual, a seasoned Sales and Marketing Executive, an accomplished Corporate Trainer, Freelance Writer, Published Author, Public and Motivational Speaker, A President in waiting; Feel free to contact him at +254702784879, +254777784879 or +254726949924, nwanjigi@mtkenyatimes.co.ke  cc nwanjigi@gmail.com, Facebook: Njoroge.wanjigi Twitter: Njoroge_Wanjigi, http://za.linkedin.com/in/NjorogeWanjigi

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