President Samia Suluhu Hassan has made swift changes of the management at the State owned Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) after appointing new board chairman and the managing director.
A statement issued on Saturday evening said President Samia has appointed Mr Omary Issa to chair the board of directors of Tanesco.
Prior to his new role, the statement said, the appointee is the former Chief Executive at President's Delivery Bureau (PDB).
The Head of State has also appointed Maharage Chande as the Managing Director of TANESCO, replacing Tito Mwinuka.
Prior to his appointment Chande was the Multichoice Africa's Executive Director who was representing the multinational company in of the East African and West Africa zones.
According to the statement, President Samia similarly appointed Michael Minja as the new Commissioner of Petrol and Gas in the Ministry of Energy.
Prior to his new role, Minja was the Director General of TIPPER.
She has also appointed Felschemi Mramba as the new Commissioner of Electricity and Renewable Energy and Hassan Seif Said as the Director General of Rural Energy Agency (REA).
Before their appointments, Mramba was the Chief Technical Advisor at the TANESCO Training School and Hassan Said was the Senior Zone Manager of the Tanesco Eastern Zone.
While the appointment of the appointees has been effective since 23rd of September this year
On the other development, Chief Secretary Ambassador Hussein Kattanga has transferred five senior employees at TANESCO to the President’s Office responsible for Public Service Management and Good Governance.
The transferred officials have been named as Eng Khalid James (Deputy Executive Director- investment), Eng Raymond Seya (Deputy Executive of Distribution and Marketing), Eng Isaac Chanje (Deputy Executive Director-transmission), Nyelu Mwamaja (Head of Procurement Unit (Amos Ndegi).