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.
In October 2017, Commissioner Benjamin and Grace Mnyampi (the then IS and ZSWM of Africa) installed the new territorial leaders, Colonel Wayne and Deborah Bungay. A capacity congregation attended the installation at Dar Es Salaam Central Corps and the launch of the Territorial Executive Council followed. This was also the springboard for a series of divisional and district visits by the territorial leaders.
The territory was privileged to host the Africa Community Development Launch and Conference at the newly renovated Mgulani Hostel and Conference Centre with 50 delegates from across Africa Zone, partnering territories and IHQ.
Critical missions initiatives, providing training, information and awareness continue to be the focus of the territory, including child protection, anti-human trafficking and modern slavery and female genital mutilation (FGM). Numerous young girls are being delivered from this injustice. A victory has been gained with the conversion of an FGM `surgeon' who found the Lord through the Army and was enrolled as a soldier.
A ministry of care through health and education continues for children with disabilities and albinism. The support of numerous teams worldwide for a new construction at Matumaini Primary School for the Physically Handicapped and the donation of a new borehole by the Turkish ambassador to Tanzania, are highlights. The borehole ensures that the 230 students have a continuous supply of clean, fresh water. The territory has made income-generating initiatives a central strategic focus in an attempt to strengthen its capacity for financial self-sustainability. This includes a territorial goal for conservation farming initiatives to be created in every corps within five years, where possible.
New openings continue to be a positive reality across the territory. Neighbourhood gatherings `under a mango tree' or worshipping in a makeshift mud hut are sprouting into promising outposts. The Territorial Commander's `Bricks for Tanzania' marathon initiative is raising funds to help new openings build permanent structures, the inaugural run took place in March 2018 in Kilimanjaro.
Colonel Wayne Bungay - Territorial Commander (1 October 2017)
Colonel Deborah Bungay - 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
Dar es Salaam
PO Box 1273
Dar es Salaam
Officers - 236 (active - 229 retired - 7)
Cadets - 21 Employees - 118
Corps - 84 Outposts - 52
Senior Soldiers - 9,712 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