President of Tanzania John Magufuli has appointed Engineer John Kijazi as Chief Secretary to replace Ambassador Ombeni Sefue who will be assigned other duties, according to a statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications in Dar es Salaam.
Engineer John Kijazi
Born on November 18, 1956, Eng Kijazi has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and Masters Degree in Highway Engineering from the Birmingham University in the United Kingdom.

Before the appointment, Eng Kijazi was the Tanzania High Commissioner to India.
He previously served as Permanent Secretary in the then Ministry of Works when President Magufuli was a minister in the docket.

He was Tanzania’s Permanent Secretary to the United Nations between 2010; and in 2011, he was appointed Chief Secretary by President Jakaya Kikwete, taking over from Mr Philemon Luhanjo who had retired from public service.
Before that, he served as High Commissioner to Canada from October 2005 to June, 2007. A career diplomat, Ambassador Sefue left the Foreign Service in 1993 to work for over two years as speechwriter and personal assistant to President Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

From the ministry where he started his career, Eng Kijazi was transferred to the then Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation where he was assigned special duties before being appointed High Commissioner to India in 2007. For his part, Ambassador Sefue was born on August 26, 1954 and previously served as Ambassador to the United States since 2007.

Between 1982 and 1986, he was Assistant Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works, becoming Regional Engineer in the same ministry between 1986 and 1996. Eng. Kijazi worked as a Senior Road Maintenance Engineer between 1996 and 1999 from where he was promoted to Director of Regional Roads in the Ministry of Works between the year 1999 and 2002.

The civil servant continued to climb through the leadership ladder to become Permanent Secretary in the same ministry, the post he held between 2002 and 2005.
When President Jakaya Kikwete assumed office in 2005, he changed the ministry’s name to Ministry of Infrastructure Development to which Eng Kijazi continued serving as PS from January to December 2006.

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