UPDATE 1-Former World Bank economist Mpango named Tanzanian finance minister

December 23, 2015 6:48 PM

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DAR ES SALAAM Dec 23 Tanzania's President John Magufuli has appointed former World Bank economist Philip Mpango as minister for finance and planning, the presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.

Mpango is currently acting chief of the Tanzania Revenue Authority, after Magufuli suspended the previous head pending investigations into alleged corruption. He has also headed the presidential Economic Advisory Unit.

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