H.E. Dr. Faustine Ndugulile
Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Tanzania
Faustine Ndugulile is a Medical Doctor specialized in Public Health and Medical Microbiology.
Dr. Ndugulile joined politics in 2010 and he has been a Member of Parliament for Kigamboni Constituency in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania until now. He is a past Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Services and Community Development and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse.
He has been the Chairman of Geneva based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health between 2015 and 2017. Between 2008 and 2016, Dr. Ndugulile was a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society which is also based in Geneva. In addition, Dr. Ndugulile has been a Member of Pan African Parliament (2015-2017); a member of the American Society of Microbiologists (ASM), Tanzania Public Health Association (TPHA), and Secretary-General and later Chairman of the Tanzania Parliamentarians AIDS Coalition (TAPAC).
Dr. Ndugulile served as a Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender and Elderly between 2017 and 2020.
With the establishment of a new Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in December 2020, Dr. Ndugulile was appointed its first Minister. This Ministry is tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the Digital Transformation in Tanzania. During his short stay in the new Ministry, Dr. Ndugulile has supervised the development of the five years Strategic Plan, Broadband and Cybersecurity strategies. He has also championed innovation, promotion of starts up and adoption of new ICT technologies.