Mwinyi, Ali Hassan was born on May 8, 1925 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Son of Hassan and Asha Sheikh Mwinyi, Ali Hassan Mwinyi spent his youth on the island of Zanzibar, his parents’ birthplace.
He acquired a Diploma from the University of Adult Education, Dublin England between 1954-56. Hon. Mwinyi is a teacher by profession, he taught at Mangapwani and Bumbwini Primary Schools in Zanzibar. Further, Hon. Mwinyi possesses a certificate of excellence in English Language obtained at the Institute of Regent, England in 1960 and a Certificate of Excellence in Arabic Language he obtained at Cairo, Egypt in 1972-74.
Hon. Ali Hassan Mwinyi joined Afro Shiraz Party (ASP) in 1964 and held different positions for the Government of Zanzibar and United Republic of Tanzania such as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education of Zanzibar in 1963. In 1970 he was Minister of State in the President’s Office of the United Republic of Tanzania and between 1982-83 he was Minister of Health, Home Affairs, Natural Resources and Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania in Egypt from 1977 to 1982
In 1983 he was appointed Minister of State in Vice President’s Office and in 1984 he was elected the President of Zanzibar and Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania.This section presents you with some speeches he delivered during his leadership.