Honorable Dr. Damas Daniel Ndumbaro
Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports
Honorable Dr. Damas Daniel Ndumbaro


P.O.Box 79944 Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255 22 2122940, Fax: +255 22 2124199

Cell Phone: +255 754 294 808/784 294 808

Email:, Married with 4 children

Date of Birth: 14th June 1971


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in Law, Open University of Tanzania
  • Masters of Laws Degree (LL. M), University of Dar es Salaam,2003
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B) Hons.University of Dar es Salaam,1996
  • Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and Zanzibar
  • Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths
  • Registered Arbitrator, Tanzania Institute of Arbitration
  • Sports and Event Management Course


  1. Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports1st Sept,2023 to date
  2. Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs1st April,2022 to 1st September,2023
  3. Minister of Natural Resources and TourismDec, 2020 to 30th March 2022
  4. Deputy Minister Sept 2018 to Dec 2020 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation
  5. Ex- Officio Member of ParliamentOctober 2018 to date East African Legislative Assembly
  6. Member of ParliamentJanuary 2018 to date Songea Urban – CCM
  7. Dean, Faculty of LawJuly 2015 – Dec 2017 The Open University of Tanzania,
  8. Lecturer/ Associate Dean, Faculty of Law December 2013 to July 2015 The Open University of Tanzania
  9. Deputy Managing Director2008 – MAY 2013 Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
  10. Corporation Secretary2007 - 2008 Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
  11. Senior Legal Counsel- Tanzania2006-2007 Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
  12. Legal Consultant2003 - 2006 Air Tanzania Holding Corporation (ATHCO)
  13. Corporation/Legal Secretary April. 1997-October 2003 Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre
  14. State Attorney Trainee August. 1996 - Feb. 1997
  15. Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and Zanzibar
  16. Member, of East African Law Society
  17. Member, SADC Lawyers Association
  18. Member, International Bar Association
  19. Council member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators
  20. Sports Training and Experience
  • Sports and Event Management: New Manager Course, Nairobi Kenya 2013
  • Sports Lawyer in Tanzania, East and Central Africa
  • Lecturing and Researching on Sports Law
  • Chairman of Tanzania Football Federation Clubs' Appeal Licensing Committee
  • Chairman of Simba Sports Club Election Committee 2010-2018
  • Legal Consultant, Tanzania Premier League Transformation programme
  • Legal Advisor to Tanzania Premier League Board 2010 - 2014
  • Chairman of Tanzania Women Football Support Committee 2008 -2013
  • Ex- Players Agent
  • Member of Dar es salaam Gymkhana Veteran Football Club 2008 todate
  • Member of Parliament of United Republic of Tanzania Football Team


  • Best Student in the 1991 Form Six National Examination at Songea Boy’s High School
  • Sportsmanship award, University of Dar es Salaam, 1993/1994
  • Best Worker award at Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, 1999
  • Long service award (5 years), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre,2002
  • 3rd Best Students: Sports and Event Management: New Manager Course, Nairobi Kenya 2013


Strong Verbal and Written communication skills, Strong Work ethics, Organized, Motivated, Dedicated, Team Player and multi-disciplinary ability.


  • 1.Leodgar C. Tenga, Chairman Tanzania Sports Council & Member of CAF Excom, P.O. Box 1574, Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • 2.Wallace Karia, President, Tanzania Football Federation, P.O. Box 1574, Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • 3.Rt. Hon. Martin K. Ngoga, Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly EAC Headquarters, EALA Wing, Afrika Mashariki Road / EAC Close, P.O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanznaia