Former UN Deputy Secretary General Migiro appointed new ambassador

Dr. Migiro launching her campaign Monday June 15.

Dr. Migiro launching her campaign Monday June 2015.

Dr Asha—Rose Migiro, the former UN Deputy Secretary General has been appointed ambassador by Tanzanian President Dr John Magufuli.
Migiro who also emerged second in the intra-party polls for presidency in last year’s elections served at the New York based office from February 2007 to July 2012.

She had also served as Minister for Justice and Constitution Affairs during the fourth government under President Jakaya Kikwete, now the Co-Chair of the Highest Panel of the UN‘s Every Woman Every Child Commission.

A statement issued by the State House said along with Dr Migiro, the president has also appointed former Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe and Dr Ramadhani Dau, the Director General of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) new ambassadors.

The new envoys’ duty stations would be communicated at a later date after completion of the requisite diplomatic procedures.

Analysts said the decision to appoint Dr Migiro is meant to cover the gap of Tanzania’s High Commissioner in UK—the station which has been unfilled since early this year after President Magufuli recalled Ambassador Peter Allan Kallagha under unclear circumstances.

Other offices which are not filled after the president called back the envoys include the Tanzanian embassy in Brussels, missions in Rome Italy, Tokyo Japan and Kuala Lumpar Malaysia.