Mrs BENG’I MAZANA ISSA is the Executive Secretary of the National Economic Empowerment Council. She was appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 4th December 2014. Previously, she worked with the TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR AIDS (TACAIDS) as the Director of Finance, Administration and Resource Mobilization, the position that she possessed for 12 years. While in charge of resource mobilization at TACAIDS she was able to create AIDS Trust Fund for Tanzania HIV and AIDS national response. She also facilitated the initiation of a basket fund for HIV and AIDS which finances LGAs response. TACAIDS is the National Apex body in charge of coordinating and leading HIV and AIDS national response for Tanzania through resource mobilization, strategy development, monitoring and evaluation and advocacy.
Before she joined TACAIDS, Mrs Issa was a Financial Controller of CARE International in Tanzania for three years where she was in charge of financial affairs for the Country Office. Care International in Tanzania is an International Non Governmental Organization responsible for multi-sectoral development programmes to improve access to quality education, fight against HIV and AIDS, improve health care, preserving environment and address environmental problems such as soil erosion, deforestation and water pollution, improve nutrition and distribute food to vulnerable populations.
Mrs Issa was also a Lecturer in accounting and finance for about eight years at the Mzumbe University. She performed training in post graduate degrees and undergraduate courses on the following subjects; financial management, Management Accounting, Investment Analysis and Risk Management, Audit and Financial Accounting. She is also a professional trainer in financial management and rich experience in leadership and management including fiduciary management.
Mrs. Issa is a member of Tanzania Association of accountants and National Board of accountants and Auditors, She is a Chair of the Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Centre and a member of the Steering Committee which designs Tanzania National Health Financing Strategy. She is a part time lecturer at the Mzumbe University.
Mrs. Issa Holds a Master Degree of Science in financial Management from Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), Certified Public Accountancy (T) and Advanced Diploma in Certified Accountancy (IDM Mzumbe).