|Danford W.S MPUMILWA||Profile|
Profile - Danford W. S. Mpumilwa
Danford William Samwel Mpumilwa was born on 31 October 1954 in Tukuyu, Mbeya region, where his father, the late William Samwel Mpumilwa was a teacher of a Lutheran Church primary school. His father, son of the late Samwel Mpumilwa, hails from Chalowe village in Mdandu ward. His mother is Rhoda Merere, daughter of the late Rev. Lutangilo Merere of Uhambule village, in Wanging’ombe ward. All the villages are in Njombe district, Iringa region.
Danford Mpumilwa began school in 1961 at Madilu, later Wangama primary school, in Imalinyi ward. He attended his Class V to VII at Tandala Upper Boys Primary School from 1965 to 1967. From 1968 to 1973 he joined Mkwawa High School in Iringa town for his secondary and high school education. In 1974 he joined the National Service under – Operation Ukombozi. Later in the year he was among the lucky few boys who were selected to join the University of Dar es Salaam where he successfully attained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in 1977.
He immediately, in the same year, joined the Government-owned Tanzania Standard Newspapers, publishers of the Daily News ND Sunday News as a journalist. He performed his journalistic duties diligently up to 1981 when he joined the Tanzania Tourist Corporation (TTC) as its Public Relations and Advertising Manager. He worked in this capacity, promoting the country’s tourist attractions and image, up to 1986 when he was appointed Director of Conferences and Marketing of the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC). His meticulous performance in his new duties saw him in 1996 getting a job with the United Nations as an Information and Public Affairs Officer with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) where he is still working to-date.
Danford Mpumilwa has had a rich and varied experience in leadership and management as follows:
Danford Mpumilwa has been
actively engaged in various development activities of TANU and later CCM.
He has written extensively several analytical and enlightening articles
in the Government-owned newspapers and other publications on the ruling
party’s philosophy and development objectives from the time of Mwalimu
Nyerere to the present day. In Arusha, he was an active member of the
‘CCM Ishinde’ campaign group during the 2005 national elections.
He is a card carrying member of CCM. Mpumilwa has a house in Ilembula
where his mother lives. He is also building a family house in Chalowe
village. Otherwise he also has a house in Arusha where he has worked since
1986. He is married with three daughters, Leah (15), Rhoda (5) and Tulilumwi