Investors are strongly advised not to enter into land agreement with any third party. The Zanzibar Government does not recognize any such transactions. For details contact us at +255 24 223 3026, Email:

+255 (024) 223 302 6 / 223 735 3 | Email:


Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania, has its own government, complete with President, Cabinet, Legislature and Judicial system, known as the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. For over half a century, Zanzibar has enjoyed political stability, including 25 years (1992-2017) of multi-party democracy.

The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar was first led by His Excellency Abeid Amani Karume as President of Zanzibar and Chairman of Revolutionary Council, followed by His Excellency Aboud Jumbe Mwinyi who served the presidency for 12 years from 1972 before he resigned in 1984. The post was filled by His Excellency Ali Hassan Mwinyi, for two years and became a president of the United Republic of Tanzania in 1986. From 1986 to 1990 the country was led by His Excellency Idisa Abdulwakil Nombe followed by Dr. Salmin Amour in 1990 who stayed in power for ten years. In 2000 His Excellency Dr. Amani Karume was elected as President and serve the office for ten years before he passed it to His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein in 2010 vote.

In 2016 His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein was re- elected by 97% of total vote and became President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council for another five years. Dr. Shein is expected to leave the office in 2020.  For more information about Zanzibar and its administration visit Zanzibar Government Website

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Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority
Office: Maruhubi Industrial Area, Zanzibar
United Republic of Tanzania Phone: +255 24 2233026
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Working Hours: Mo-Fr: 07:30 am - 03:30 pm

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