|Office profile and Leadership|
The Office of the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania dates back to the year 1961 when the first Prime Minister of Tanganyika, the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere, was appointed. According to Government Notice Number 415 of 1st December 1961 the function of the office then was to advice the Governor-General on all matters relating to the Government of Tanganyika.
Between mid 1980s to date, the Prime Minister’s Office has undergone several changes, with various ministerial functions being added and removed from the Prime Minister’s responsibilities, according to the prerogatives of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The major constitutional changes of 1984 added the role of Vice Presidency to the Prime Minister. From November 1985 to October 1995, the office was known as Office of the Prime Minister and First Vice President.
With the constitutional amendments of 1992 that brought in multiparty democracy in the country, a separate office of the Vice President was established, hiving off that role from the Prime Minister.