Adjutant and Mrs Francis Dare began the work in Tabora, Tanzania (formerly known as Tanganyika), in November 1933, as part of the East Africa Territory. In 1950, at the request for assistance from the Colonial Governor, the Army set up Mgulani Camp, where the Tanzania Headquarters is now located. Tanzania became a separate command on 1 October 1998 and a territory on 1 February 2008.


A significant event for the territory was the November 2018 visit of General Brian Peddle and COmmissioner Rosalie Peddle (WPWM) for the commissioning and ordination of the Messengers of Light Session of cadets. The event included a successful Territorial Congress, featuring Kenya West Territorial Band supported by Lieut-Colonels Morris and Wanda Vincent (CS and TSWM respectively, Kenya West). Capacity crowds gatehred under the territorial theme `Rooted and established in the love of Christ' (Ephesians 3:17-19) and inspiring words and teaching from the international leaders resulted in numerous commitments, including 63 young people confirming their call to officership.

The welcome ot Lieut-Colonel Daniel and Anne Kiama (CS and TSWM respectively) marked a step forward as they bring fresh missional perspective to these significant leadership roles. 

The Coastal Divisional Congress was a momentous spiritual event, with the ministry of the Territorial Songsters from Zimbabwe and Botswana Territory bringing blessing. The groupd gave inspirational presentations throug singing, dancing, timbrels and personal testimonies which witnessed to the saving grace if Christ.

The Territorial Executive Council assembled for a 12-day series of meetings, training and focus groups, concentrating on a new strategic plan for the territory. Priorities include: leader development of officers; auxiliary-captains' training; candidate cultivation; pastoral care of officers; corps health and growth; community development; accountability; and resource development. This proved to be a positive launch for a series of conversations throughout the territory over the next yearto develop relevant values, mission, vision, objectives, goals, strategies and outcomes. The involvement of soliders, local officers and corps officers is now critical to the success of the strategy.

Within a projects partnership of Salvation Army territories - Netherlands, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Norway, Iceland and the Faeroes, and Tanzania - along the government's Vocational Education and Training Association, 49 students graduated from the inaugural class and were empowered to move to careers in tourism, service industries, various trades and academia. With this support, young people are being enabled to move from hardship to meaningful job opportunities to enable them to prosper.

The Lord has blessed the territory with 22 cadets who comprise the Messengers of the Kingdom Session.


Territorial Leaders

Colonel Seth Appeateng - Territorial Commander (1 September 2020)

Colonel Janet Appeateng - Territorial President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Daniel Kiama - Chief Secretary (1 October 2018)

Lieut-Colonel Anne Kiama - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries


Territorial Headquarters

Kilwa Road

Dar es Salaam



Postal Address

PO Box 1273

Dar es Salaam




Officers - 252 (active - 246 retired - 6)

Cadets - 17            Employees - 118

Corps - 84               Outposts - 52

Senior Soldiers - 9,840  Junior Soldiers - 5,667

tel: +(255) 222 850 468

fax: +(255) 222 850 542


Languages in which the gospel is preached: Kiswahili, English and various tribal languages