Chief Secretary Roles


As Parmanent Secretary of the President

Chief Secretary is the Permanent Secretary of the President. In that position, he is the CEO of the Office of the President. In addition, he is the head of the Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers.Duties of the Chief Secretary include:

  1. Advise the President on matters relating to discipline and employment in the Public Service..
  2. Receive and deal appropriately with reports from various committees of the Commission and the President as well as the Public Service Commission.
  3. Address the operational issues of TISS and PCCB.
  4. Provide a link between the President and the MDAs on all matters pertaining to the implementation of various issues concerning the Government and the country in general.
  5. Advise the President on all matters pertaining to the operation of government and the country in general.
  6. Undertake any work that the President shall assign.

As Cabinet Secretary

The post of Cabinet Secretary has been referred to in Article 60 of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania. The Cabinet Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Cabinet of Ministers.His duties include:

  1. Prepare a schedule of meetings and a list of activities for each Cabinet meeting.
  2. Writing and keeping records of meetings of the Cabinet.
  3. Providing information and details of the decisions of the Council for each person or public body concerned.
  4. Providing information and details of the decisions of the Council for each person or public body concerned.
  5. Engaging Ministries and Ministers in all their activities submitted to the Cabinet or its Committees.
  6. Coordinate the implementation of the decisions and directives by the Cabinet the Committees.
  7. To perform any other functions as directed by the President from time to time.