He was Assistant Private Secretary to the President from 1982 to 1992 and Clerk to the Cabinet from 1996 to 2000. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Mpanda East in the 2000 election, and he also became Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in charge of Regional Administration and Local Governments in 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, while remaining in charge of Regional Administration and Local Governments, in the Cabinet named on January 4 2006.
Pinda was nominated as Prime Minister by President Jakaya Kikwete on February 8 2008, after the resignation of Edward Lowassa over allegations of corruption. He was confirmed nearly unanimously by the Tanzanian parliament on the same day, with 279 votes in favor, two opposed, and one spoiled vote. Pinda was sworn in as Prime Minister at Chamwino State House in Dodoma on February 9. Kikwete announced the new Cabinet headed by Pinda on February 12; it was notably smaller than the previous Cabinet, with 26 ministers, as opposed to 29 in the previous Cabinet, and 21 deputy ministers, as opposed to 31 in the previous Cabinet.
VISIT TO JAPAN BY HON. MIZENGO KAYANZA PETER PINDA, PRIME MINISTER OF UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, AND H.E. MAMA TUNU PINDA.
Mar 18, 2010; TOKYO, Japan -- The following information was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Peter...
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Sep 11, 2011; MOSCOW, Russia -- The following information was released by the Government of the Russian Federation: The message reads, in part:...