Gertrude Mongella Biography

Gertrude Mongella Biography

Gertrude Mongella biography: Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella is a politician from Tanzania and Pan-African Parliament’s first president.

Gertrude Mongella Age, Education, Career and Personal life

Gertrude Mongella was born on 13th September, 1945 in Ukerewe Island, Tanganyika.

Gertrude Mongella graduated from the University of East Africa in Dar Es Salaam in 1945.

In the 1970’s, Mongella was a Member of the East African Legislative Assembly. In 1982, she was appointed as Minister of State within the Prime Minister’s office and then became the Minister of Lands, Tourism and Natural Resources from 1985 to 1987. From 1991 to 1992, Mongella was Tanzanian High Commisioner to India. In 2002, she was a member of the Tanzanian Parliament Ukerewe Constituency. She is currently a member of several NGO’s including African Press Organisation and World Future Council.

Gertrude Mongella was awarded an Honorary degree from Ewha Womans University in 2005. In the same year, she was awarded with the Delta Prize for Global Understanding.

Gertrude Mongella is married to Silvin, an architect.

Gertrude Mongella has been blessed with three children named John, Patrick and Emmanuel.


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