Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Dr. Philip Mpango to be Tanzania’s next vice president after Parliament Tuesday. Dr. Mpango will be sworn into office on Wednesday 31st February 2021 after parliament unanimously approved his nomination to become the next vice president. Dr Mpango now ceases to be a Member of Parliament of Buhigwe constituency aftet Speaker Job Ndugai declared the post for Buhigwe MP vacant as required by Tanzania’s constitution.
Dr. Philip Mpango has been the Minister for Finance and Planning of the United Republic of Tanzania since November 2015. He previously held positions as the Acting Commissioner General of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), the Executive Secretary in the President’s Office (Planning Commission), the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs, the Personal Assistant to the President (Economic Affairs), the Head of the President’s Economic Advisory Unit, Senior Economist for the World Bank, Visiting Lecturer in Public Economics, Collaborative Masters program for Anglo-phone Africa, AERC, Nairobi-Kenya, and Lecturer, Economics Department University of Dar es Salaam.
Some of his notable publications include: Macro-micro Linkages in the Fight Against Poverty: Missing Links and Enabling Bridges (2004); Some Reflections on Semi-privatization of Customs Administration in Tanzania (1996), and a chapter on Spatial Dimensions of Economic Growth published in Tanzania Sustaining and Sharing Growth.
Dr. Mpango was also the Principal Supervisor for the preparation of The National Five Year Development Plan 2011/12 – 2015/16.