Hon. Prof. Adolf Faustine Mkenda

Minister, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Tanzania

Hon. Prof. Adolf Faustine Mkenda, born in 1963, is a distinguished Tanzanian political figure and academic. Holding the position of Minister of Education, Science, and Technology since January 2022, Mkenda's journey in Tanzanian politics has been marked by his versatility and commitment to public service. Prior to his current role, he demonstrated his leadership as the Minister of Agriculture in both the 5th and 6th Cabinets of Tanzania, following his victory in the 2020 general election. Mkenda's academic prowess is reflected in his role as an associate professor of Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam. With a rich background that includes serving as Permanent Secretary in various ministries, he brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Chama Cha Mapinduzi's Member of Parliament for Rombo constituency since November 2020.