Tulia Ackson Biography, Age, Political Career, Contacts, Book

Tulia Ackson Biography

Dr. Tulia Ackson Mwansasu is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, in office since 2015. She was appointed as a Member of Parliament by President John Magufuli. 

Tulia Ackson Age

Ackson was born on 23 November 1976 in Bulyaga Ward, Tukuyu Division, Rungwe District, Mbeya City, Tanzania.

Tulia Ackson Education Background

Ackson passed her primary education at Mabonde Primary School in Tukuyu from 1984 to 1990. Where she obtained a certificate of Primary Education. She was selected to join Loleza Girls Secondary School in Mbeya where she obtained a certificate of Secondary Education in 1994.

Tulia obtained an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education at Zanaki Girls Secondary School. She then joined the University of Dar es Salaam in 1998 where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law in 2001. Ackson graduated with a master’s degree in Law in 2003. In 2004 she did her Bar Examinations and obtained a Certificate for Legal Practice in Tanzania. She was admitted at the University Cape Town in 2005 for Doctoral studies and obtained a Doctorate in Philosophy in 2007.

Tulia Ackson Career

Ackson joined the University of Dar es Salaam in 2001 where she started to work as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. She was promoted in 2004 to an Assistant Lecturer after successful completion of her master’s degree in Law. In 2007 she was promoted to a lecturer after obtaining a Doctorate. In 2009 she became the Associate Dean of the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law. Tulia served in that position for a total of six years, thus, two terms of three years consecutively.

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She was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2011. In February 2014 Ackson was appointed by the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete. As a member of the first Constituent Assembly of Tanzania, representing higher learning institutions. She is a Member of Tanganyika Law Society, East African Law Society, and Southern African Development Law Society.

Tulia is an expert in social security law, labor law, wildlife management laws, trusts, probate, and administration of estates law, project financing and mining law.

Ackson’s experience also includes general commercial agreements, such as joint ventures, agency agreements, distributorship agreements, service agreements, mergers and acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, Management Buy-Outs, employment, commercial and competition law.

She is a practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in employment law. She regularly writes articles and talks on employment law matters and her practice covers all aspects of Tanzania employment law, from hiring, to firing, to handling disputes between employers and employees.

Tulia Ackson Political Career

Dr. Tulia Ackson is a senior lecturer at the School of Law. On 14th September 2015, when the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Jakaya Kikwete appointed her to serve as Deputy Attorney General.

Two months later, on 16th November 2015, the current President of Tanzania, Dr. John Magufuli, appointed her a Member of Parliament of Tanzania. Dr. Tulia was later elected to the position of Deputy Speaker, a position she is serving to date. Details of the Parliament of Tanzania, and what Dr. Tulia does may be found at

Tulia Ackson Book

  • 2008: Social Security Fragmentation in Tanzania: The Challenge of Governance.

Tulia Ackson Contacts

  • Address: P.O Box 35093, Dar es Salaam
  • Tel: +255784763144
  • Email Address:

Tulia Ackson Video

Tanzania: Deputy Speaker Urges Kinapa to Avail Vital Services

DEPUTY Speaker, Dr. Tulia Ackson, has called on the Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) to establish more lavatory services for climbers scaling Mt Kilimanjaro.

Speaking during her descent of Africa’s rooftop at Marangu gate, the deputy speaker challenged the authority to construct more toilets to match the number of climbers scaling the mountain on a daily basis.

“I have personally taken note of the shortage of important services on our way up and down the mountain,” she said. She observed that climbers were forced to trek a long distance between Horombo and Kibo huts in search of the important service.

Equally, Dr. Ackson challenged KINAPA to ensure that water services are accessible and available at Kibo Huts campsite.

“Tour companies operating here are forced to spend a lot of money just to ensure that the essential commodity is readily available to mountain climbers,” she explained. The deputy speaker made the observations on her way back from a six-day mountain expedition.

Her challenge to scale the mountain aimed at raising 100 m/- to purchase a sanitary pad making machine.

According to Dr. Ackson, once the machine is bought, it will address menstrual hygiene intervention and ultimately reduce school absenteeism among female students.

The deputy speaker also weighed in on Mt Kilimanjaro porters payment issue, urging the management of KINAPA to ensure that tour operating companies that hire the porters pay them well and on time.

“These are the mountain’s unsung heroes who put their lives on the line just to ensure climbers reach the summit safe… it really hurts to see them being meagerly paid,” she noted.

Apart from increasing their wages, the Deputy Speaker further challenged the tour operating companies to ensure that the porters are insured medically.

On her part, Zara Tours Director, Ms. Rahma Adam said the tour operating firm was proud to be part of the drive after it donated $1,000 (2.3m/-) to support the initiative.

“This is a crucial issue that calls for concerted efforts from all members of the public,” she opined.