PRESIDENT John Magufuli has appointed Dr Hassan Abbas as Director General of the Tanzania Information Services and Chief Government Spokesperson.
A statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday by the Chief Secretary, Ambassador John Kijazi, said that the appointment of Dr Abbas became effective on August 9, this year.
Before his appointment, Dr Abbas was serving as Director of Tanzania Information Services and he was appointed by Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports as per the Public Service Act No 8 of 2002.
The statement further said that Dr Abbas has been appointed to the new position as per new Media Services Act 2016 where by the position has been changed from being Director of Tanzania Information Services to Director General of the Tanzania Information Services and Chief Government Spokesperson as Presidential appointee.
Dr Abbas served as Di rector of Tanzania Information Services for a period of one year. He was appointed to the position in August last year. Before his appointment, Dr Abbas was the Manager of Information and Communications at the former President’s Delivery Bureau, which was responsible for the implementation of the Big Results Now (Project) BRN.