President John Magufuli, who took workplace in November, has promised to sort out corruption and inefficiency in authorities.
He has sacked a number of senior officers for graft and minimize spending he deemed wasteful, resembling scrapping official Christmas playing cards.
Charles Kitwanga is the primary minister to be fired because the cupboard’s appointment.
Analysts mentioned his sacking got here as a shock as he was extensively considered as being near Magufuli.
The presidential State Home mentioned in an announcement Kitwanga was sacked after he “turned up drunk to parliament and responded to a query directed to the Ministry of Residence Affairs whereas being in a drunken state.”
It didn’t say when the episode befell.
Kitwanga had beforehand confronted calls to give up earlier than the incident by lawmakers who criticised his dealing with of the ministry. Kitwanga couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Authorities crimson tape and official corruption have usually been blamed by companies for slowing down or deterring funding within the poor African nation, which has found offshore gasoline reserves that it’s looking for to develop.
Magufuli has mentioned would impose self-discipline on the civil service and public establishments.