Tanzanian Parliament has confirmed the appointment of finance Minister Phillip Mpango as the country’s Vice president.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan nominated the minister to the position today which was announced by the Parliamentary speaker Job Ndugayi a head of the approval vote.

Mpango got 363 votes from all the Members of Parliament who were present in the House chamber- Job Ndugai announced

“I am from a poor family and my task ahead will be fighting for the rights of poor people in this country,” said Mpango.