|Prime Minister of the|
United Republic of Tanzania
|Waziri Mkuu wa Tanzania|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Appointer||President of Tanzania|
|Constituting instrument||1977 Constitution|
|Inaugural holder||Rashidi Kawawa|
|Formation||17 February 1972|
The prime minister of Tanzania is the head in the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania. The position is subordinated to the president, who is the actual head of government.
The functions and powers of the prime minister are described in the Constitution of Tanzania:
- The Prime Minister shall have authority over the control, supervision and execution of the day-to-day functions and affairs of the Government of the United Republic.
- The Prime Minister shall be the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly.
- In the exercise of his authority, the Prime Minister shall perform or cause to be performed any matter or matters which the President directs to be done.
The incumbent prime minister, Kassim Majaliwa was appointed by the president the late John Magufuli. He took the office on 20 November 2015.
Main article: List of prime ministers of Tanzania