Tanzania: Magufuli Appoints Yonazi New TSN Managing Editor

President John Magufuli has appointed Dr Jim James Yonazi Managing Editor of Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN). TSN publishes the government owned 'Daily News', 'Sunday News', 'HabariLeo', 'Habari Leo Jumapili' and 'SpotiLeo'.

It also runs a printing press, Standard Printers. The Directorate of Presidential Communications said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday that according to the Chief Secretary, Ambassador John Kijazi; the appointment is effective from June 18.

Before his appointment, Dr Yonazi was the Director of Knowledge Management at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) -- in charge of documentation, ICT and events.

He had also served as the Director of Computer Services at the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) responsible for developing related innovations that would bring business values for the institute.

Dr Yonazi fills the position left vacant by Mr Gabriel Nderumaki, whose appointment was revoked. The ICT whiz-kid has worked and researched in various areas of Strategic Management, Innovations and ICT.

Particular areas of proficiency are on ICT Strategic Management, Digital Forensics, Innovation Management, e- Government and Public Sector reform, ICT for development (ICT4D) and ICT innovations and solutions development.

Dr Yonazi has been involved in various ICT initiatives in Tanzania and in SADC countries. He has also worked in various local and international organizations where he held various managerial and professional responsibilities.

He had as well served as a member of the Board for Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and Councillor at the University of Arusha. He is also a member of the ICT Advisory Committee for the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) and Coordinator of the Centre for ICT Research and Innovations (CiRI).

The centre is aimed at coordinating and facilitating various initiatives related to ICT research and innovations. He holds a PhD in e-Government from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and MSc in Information Technology and Management from Keele University in the UK.

Source: Tanzania Daily News