Prof. Manya replaces Mchwampaka as new commissioner for minerals
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Prof. Manya replaces Mchwampaka as new commissioner for minerals

“This ministry has a lot of challenges I appoint him to collaborate with other officials to overcome them,” said the President.

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Prof. Manya replaces Mchwampaka as new commissioner for minerals

“This ministry has a lot of challenges I appoint him to collaborate with other officials to overcome them,” said the President.

08 January 2018 Monday 13:53
Prof. Manya replaces Mchwampaka as new commissioner for minerals

By Azania Post Reporter

PRESIDENT John Magufuli has today appointed Prof Shukuruni Manya a new Commissioner for Minerals, replacing Benjamin Mchwampaka who served the post in less than a year.

Mchwampaka was appointed in April last year who before he served as deputy commissioner for small scale mining.

Announcing his appointment at State House in Dar es Salaam , President Magufuli said Prof Mwanya has vast experience in mining industry.

“This ministry has a lot of challenges I appoint him to collaborate with other officials to overcome them,” he said.

 Before appointment, Prof Manya  was  a Director of Research at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) responsible for implementing and guiding all the research related policies.

As a professional, Prof Manya  has developed a keen interest in the geochemistry of igneous rocks particularly the gold-bearing Archaean greenstone belts of northern Tanzania and those of Proterozoic belts of southwestern Tanzania.

Emphasis is on the use of major, trace element geochemical data, isotope and U-Pb zircon dating to unravel the timing of magmatism and mineralization, ancient tectonic setting and processes responsible for the generation of various magmatic rocks.

He has  a result of continuous 10+ years of research, published 23 articles in high quality peer reviewed journals, a chapter in a book and co-authored a book on the Gold Atlas of Tanzania.

He has also co-authored a new mineralogical map of Tanzania with description notes and supervised 5 MSc students in Geochemistry.

Azania Post

Updated: 08.01.2018 15:21
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