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Kikwete picks new envoys

Emmanuel Ole NaikoEmmanuel Ole Naiko




PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has appointed Ambassador Liberata Mulamula to be Tanzanian Ambassador to the US in Washington.


Prior to the appointment, Ambassador Mulamula was the Senior Diplomacy Advisor to the President. She previously served as the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the International Conference of the Great Lake Region (ICGLR) for four years (Januray 2007-December 2010).

In a statement issued yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr John Haule, the president has also appointed Mr Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk to be the Tanzanian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to the appointment Ambassador Mbarouk was Senior Officer at the Tanzanian Embassy in Russia (Moscow). Meanwhile, a long serving public servant and a renowned investment expert, Emmanuel Ole Naiko has been appointed as honorary consul of Botswana to Tanzania with residence in Dar es Salaam.

With the appointment, Mr Naiko shall with the full power and authority under the supervision of the High Commissioner of Botswana in Lusaka, Zambia aid and protect the nationals of Botswana visiting or residing in Tanzania as well as promote the commercial interests of Botswana.

Mr Naiko’s appointment was announnced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Mr Bernard Membe yesterday in Dar es Salaam. “I would like to thank the President of Botswana, Mr Ian Khama and the country’s Foreign Minister, Mr Phandu Skelemani for this appointment,” he said.

Mr Naiko, who is the immediate former Executive Director of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), requested Tanzanian business community to turn their eyes to Botswana because the country has a lot to offer in terms of investment opportunities.

“I welcome Tanzanians and East Africans at large to invest in Botswana,” he said, adding that time has come for Botswana to have big investors from Tanzania as well. Mr Naiko told Minister Membe that the government of Tanzania should also think of opening a consulate in Botswana which hosts between 2,000 and 4,000 Tanzanians.

He said many Tanzanians in Botswana work in various sectors such as technology, academy, health and private companies. “They have their association and I once met them while I was at TIC,” he said. Like Tanzania, Botswana boasts of peace and tranquility in Africa. The country with a total of 58, 2000 sp km shares a boarder with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia.