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Mwinyi reveals appointments in key government sectors

President Hussein Ali Mwinyi of Zanzibar has launched a wave of strategic appointments that take effect today, May 9, 2024, aimed at strengthening various aspects of the government.

Following the appointment, Ambassador Omar Yussuf Mzee, a retired government official with extensive experience, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA).

His appointment is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the authority, facilitating efforts to promote investment and economic growth in Zanzibar.

Dr. Huila Ahmed Yussuf, who previously served as the chairman of the board of the Zanzibar Social Security Fund (ZSSF), has been re-elected to the position.

Dr. Yussuf’s expertise in social security issues will continue to play a key role in ensuring the well-being and security of the citizens of Zanzibar.

In a move to boost investment promotion efforts, Saleh Saad Mohamed has been appointed CEO of ZIPA.

Mr. Mohamed, who previously served as ZIPA’s deputy director of investment services, is well-placed to lead the body in attracting investment and supporting economic development.

He replaces Shariff Ali Sharif, who was recently appointed Minister of Economic Planning.

Mr. Arafat Ally Hail, who previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Zanzibar Insurance Corporation (ZIC), has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the People’s Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ).

His experience in the financial sector will be valuable in steering PBZ towards its strategic goals and promoting financial inclusion in Zanzibar.

Finally, Dr. Haji Gora Haji, former head of the Planning Division in the Office of the Second Vice President, was appointed director of the Department of National Cooperation and Diaspora Coordination in the Office of the President – State House.

Dr. Haji’s appointment underscores the government’s commitment to strengthening cooperation both at national level and with the diaspora community.