About President's Office and Chairman of Revolutionary Council

Overview of the Office of President and Chairman of Revolutionary Council


The Office of the President and Chairman of Revolutionary Council is one among sixteen Ministries established in the Seventh Phase of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. The Office plays a central role that lies in overseeing development programs and activities aiming at reduction and ultimately alleviation of poverty among Zanzibari’s.

Under the Seventh Phase of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, The President’s office and Chairman of Revolutionary Council has made a major stride in the restructuring of its departments whereby new departments have been established while others have been merged.  As a result, additional responsibilities and mandates have been set to deal with the following.

i) Coordination of Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities.
ii) Coordination of Zanzibari’s living in Diaspora
iii) To administer the Zanzibar Identity Cards and Registration office.
iv) To administer the Special Units Department.

The new structure was put in place with the view to improve efficiency and supervision of the Government related activities in order to achieve the development objectives of the country in terms of good governance and provision of quality and efficient service delivery that will enable the creation of favorable environment for wealth creation at both individual and national levels at large.

Based on the new structure, the responsibilities of PO – CRC have been increased where issues that are related to the modern working tools and equipment and staff capacity have been accorded a higher priority. In light of this argument, the medium plan has been prepared, taking the account of all the above points and at the same time taking the role of mainstreaming the image of the President of Zanzibar and Chairman of Revolutionary Council.

The current organization structure of the President’s Office and Chairman of Revolutionary Council is composed of the following departments and units.

i. Private Office
ii. Office of Revolutionary Council
iii. Department of Planning, Policy and Research.
iv. Department of Human Resource and Administration
v. Zanzibar Identity Cards and Registration Office
vi. Department of Communication – State House
vii. Government Security Office
viii. Office of Officer –in- charge in Pemba
ix. Coordination of Regional Administration and Local Government Department.
x. Department of International Cooperation and Coordination of Zanzibar Diaspora.
xi. Coordination of Special Units of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.
xii. Coordination of the Office of the President – Dar es Salaam

The President’s Office and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council has been mandated to perform the following core functions as enumerated hereunder:-

i. To develop and supervise implementation of relevant sectoral policies and plans
ii. To supervise the Presidential affairs.
iii. To make sure that public is well informed through mass media on implementation of development plans and policies as performed by the President of Zanzibar
iv. To supervise and develop Special Departments of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.
v. To coordinate regional and international cooperation, International Relations, and Zanzibar diaspora issues.
vi. To supervise Local Governments and Regional Administration
vii. To supervise the Zanzibar Identity Cards Registration Office.
viii. To supervise the Government Security Office (GSO).