President Magufuli sacks Tanzania’s deputy health minister


President Magufuli sacks Tanzania's deputy health minister
Tanzania's President John Pombe Magufuli during a past address. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • President Magufuli appointed Dr. Godwin Oloyce Mollel to the position effective May 16, 2020.

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has sacked the country’s deputy health minister Dr. Faustine Engelbert Ndugulile amid the coronavirus pandemic.

President Magufuli, according to a statement from his communications team, appointed Dr. Godwin Oloyce Mollel to the position effective May 16, 2020.

Dr. Ndugulile, taking to social media following the news, thanked President Magufuli for the opportunity to serve in his government.

He also expressed gratitude to Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, further wishing his successor Dr. Mollel “all the best” in his new endeavor.

Dr. Ndugulile, who also doubles up as the Member of Parliament for Kigamboni, has served since in the health ministry since 2017.

Tanzania had, as at the time of publishing, confirmed 509 Covid-19 cases with 183 recoveries and 21 deaths.

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