Prime Minister of Tanzania
|Prime Minister of the|
United Republic of Tanzania
Waziri Mkuu wa Tanzania (Swahili)
|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.