Wed Nov 24 20:44:11 EAT 2010
Tibaijuka is Tanzania’s new Housing minister
Prof Anna Tibaijuka, until recently the executive director of the UN Habitat, was appointed the minister
Prof Anna Tibaijuka, until recently the executive director of the UN Habitat, was on Wednesday appointed the minister for Human Settlements, Housing and Urban Affairs in Tanzania’s new Cabinet.
The 60-year-old professor was widely expected to land a Cabinet post, but the Urban Affairs docket was welcomed because of her qualifications.
The former economics don at the University of Dar es Salaam served as UN Habitat boss in Nairobi from 2000 until this year when she retired to join politics.
She won the Muleba South constituency seat unopposed.