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Cleopa David Msuya

official , politician

Cleopa MSUYA, Tanzanian civil servant and politician. Board of directors of several public corpns.


MSUYA, Cleopa was born on January 4, 1931 in Chomvu Usangi, Mwanga District. Son of David Kilenga and Maria Ngido.


Bachelor, Makerere University College, Kampala, 1955.


Community development officer, 1956-1961. Acting commissioner, then commissioner for community development, 1961-1964. Principal secretary Minister of Community and National Culture, 1964, Minister Land Settlement and Water Development, 1956-1967, Minister Economic Affairs and Development Planning, 1967-1970, Treasury, 1970-1972.

Director National Development Corporation, Capital Development Authority. Chairman Tanzanian Investment Bank.


Member of Parliament Government Tanzania, since 1972, minister finance, 1972-1975, minister industry, 1975-1980, prime minister, 1980-1983, minister finance, 1983-1985, minister finance, economic affairs and planning, 1985-1990. Member CCM executive committee, since 1981, CCM Community College, 1981-1987. Minister industry and trade Government Tanzania, 1990-1994, prime minister and 1st vice president, since 1994.


Married Rhoda Christopher in 1959.

David Kilenga

Maria Ngido

Rhoda Christopher