Tibaijuka is Tanzania’s new housing minister


Professor Anna Tibaijuka, named in October as WSSCC's new chair as of March 2011, was appointed this week as the minister for Human Settlements, Housing and Urban Affairs in Tanzania’s new cabinet. 

The 60-year-old professor was widely expected to land a cabinet post, but the Urban Affairs docket was welcomed because of her qualifications.

The former economics don at the University of Dar es Salaam served as UN Habitat Executive Director in Nairobi from 2000 until this year, when she retired to join politics.

She won the Muleba South constituency seat unopposed.