After the death of Tanzania president John Pombe Magufuli, Vice president Samia Suhulu Hassan has become the new president of the East African Country. She had assumed office for the second time last year in early November. Here are Samia Suluhu quick facts that you did not know about her.
She is a mother of four
Yes, president Samia is a proud mother if four , three boys and one girl. Her daughter Wanu Hafidh Ameir is also into politics and she is a special seat member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives.
She started politics in 2000
Yes, Samia Suluhu Hassan is not young in politics as she has an experience of more than 15 years in the political field. At this time, she was elected as a special seat member to the Zanzibar House of Representatives.
Samia Suluhu Joined Cabinet in 2014
This is the time her political path took a great shape, and President Dr. Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania appointed her minister of State for Union matters for the office of the Vice President. One of the facts about Samila Suluhu.
She was also elected the Vice chairperson for the Constitutional Assembly, the body responsible for drafting the country’s new constitution. (Samia Suluhu facts)
She is the second female Vice President in East Africa
After Magufuli won the presidential elections in 2015, he appointed her his vice president. Making her the second female VP after Uganda’s Specioza Wandera Kazibwe who took office from 1994 to 2003.
Samia is heavily educated
She has Bachelor’s degrees and Masters in Economics and statistics plus other diplomas and certificate
First Female President in East Africa
Yes, Samia Suluhu factsbare that, she is the first female to become a president in East Africa, and the second female to head a nation in the same region. She comes in after Agathe Uwilingiyimanain. She was the first woman to head an East Africa country when she served as Prime Minister of Rwanda from July 18 1993 until her death in April 7 1994.