H.E. Pindi H. Chana

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism

She graduated from the University of Peoples Friendship, Moscow, Russia with Bachelor of Law. She further pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where she earned a Masters of Law and later at Mzumbe University, Tanzania where she earned a doctorate degree (Ph.D). In her carrier she has worked in a number of positions and served as director of various boards. She obtained early international exposure by working as an intern in different institutions such as Russian Bank, Coca-Cola Co. Ltd, Barclays Bank UK, and a law firm in UK.

In Tanzania she was a lawyer of the Iringa District Council for five (5) years and the Tanzania Research Education and Environmental Care lawyer for five (5) years. Dr. Chana has served a member of Tanzanian parliament from 2005 – 2015 and from November 2020 todate. She was appointed as a High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in Kenya who was also accredited to South Sudan, Seychelles, Somalia, Eritrea, UNEP and UN-Habitat Office from February, 2017 to October 2020. At the ministerial level, she served as a Deputy Minister of Community Development and as Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office responsible for policy, parliamentary affairs and government coordination