Former PM appointed to lead Presidential food council

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed former Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda to chair a newly formed Presidential Food and Agriculture Delivery Council.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director of Presidential Communications, Ms Zuhura Yunus, the Head of State appointed Geoffrey Kirenga and Andrew Masawe as members of the council.

Mr Kirenga is the Executive Director of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) while Mr Massawe is a retired Permanent Secretary.

Equally, the Head of State appointed members of the council’s secretariat which includes, Dr Florence Turuka, Dr Jacqueline Mkindi and Dr Mwatima Juma.

The statement further said that the council’s formation is a result of the Dakar 2 Summit on Feed Africa Food Sovereignty and Resilience that was held in Dakar, Senegal from the 25th to 27th of January, this year.

It was agreed at the summit that each country should form councils that will be responsible for the implementation of food and agriculture.

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