Paul Makonda Biography
Paul Makonda was born on 15th February 1982 in Kolomije village in Mwanza Region, western Tanzania. He is the regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam.
Paul Makonda Education Background
He attended Kolomije Primary School for his primary education. He later joined Lake Secondary School for his O levels.He joined Mbegani Fishery College for certificate level and Diploma. He later joining Muccobs University College where he studied Co-operative and Business Studies in Moshi town.
Paul Makonda Career
On 18th February he was appointed District Commissioner by president Jakaya Kikwete, a move that was criticised by those who claimed he lacked experience. But as a DC, he gained
popularity for his unique style of addressing societal problems. He first embarked on a spirited crackdown on prostitutes and
On 13th March 2016 he was appointed regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam by President John Magufuli.
Paul Makonda – Anti – Drug War
In early 2017 he launched an anti-drug war. Through a series of televised press conferences in which he named businessmen, politicians, clerics, artistes and some ordinary citizens suspected of trafficking and use of narcotics. He summoned them to police stations for interrogation after which some of them underwent drug tests. After the tests,
some were charged in court and others released.
Some members of parliament condemned the naming as unlawful, a defiant Makonda said he would not listen to “people who only doze off in the parliament.”
Bishop Josephat Gwajima and Paul Makonda
After the launch of the anti drug war Bishop Josephat Gwajima started criticising Makonde. Then a clip was released on social media, in which a woman claimed she had a baby with the bishop and he had abandoned her.
A few days later, Mr Makonda stormed the Clouds Media station, accompanied by armed police and demanded airing of the clip.That is what led Information Minister Nape Nnauye, a critic of the RC, to condemn the incident and visit the TV station to “get the truth of the matter.” He formed a probe team and asked it also to get Mr Makonda’s side of the story.
The same morning Mr Nnauye formed the team, President Magufuli told Mr Makonda to ignore the “noise” and keep working.
Paul Makonda Family; Parents and Wife
His parents are Makonda and Suzan.He had a sister who unfortunately died at the age of 1 year and 6 months. In 2011 he married his wife, Maria Makonda.
Paul Makonda Contacts
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