Prime Minister of Tanzania
The Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania is the leader of government business in the National Assembly. The position works closely with the President, the head of government.
|Prime Minister of the|
United Republic of Tanzania
Waziri Mkuu wa Tanzania (Swahili)
since 20 November 2015
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Appointer||President of Tanzania|
|Constituting instrument||1977 Constitution|
|Formation||17 February 1972|
|First holder||Rashidi Kawawa|
|Salary||TSh 6 m (US$ 3,750) monthly|
The functions and powers of the Prime Minister are described in the Constitution of Tanzania:
- The Prime Minister shall have authority over the control, supervision and execution of the day-to-day functions and affairs of the Government of the United Republic.
- The Prime Minister shall be the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly.
- In the exercise of his authority, the Prime Minister shall perform or cause to be performed any matter or matters which the President directs to be done.
- ↑ wa Simbiye, Finnigan (6 December 2013). "PM scoffs at super salary rumour". Daily News (Tanzania). Dodoma. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.