About Us


Who We Are

Mwananchi Communications Limited is a subsidiary of Nation Media Group. It is the leading print media company in Tanzania with print as well as online platforms. It was established in May 1999 as a Media Communication Limited and transformed to the advertising & Public Relations agency in year 2001 and was later acquired by Nation Media Group in the year 2002. Through Newspapers, we deliver a literate and informed audience who are opinion leaders, early adopters, and heavy consumers of different brands and service
Our print also delivers a mass market audience ranging from the young and upwardly mobile to the lower/ middle class who are mainstay of the Tanzania economy. Our Digital platforms provide you with an urban and peri urban audience and allow you a window into the world. It is the most effective way to reach anybody out there both local and international with an interest with the Tanzania and East Africa market.

Our Vision

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of people and empower them to provide positive change in the society through superior media content

Our values


  • I put the company’s interest first
  • I make informed decisions based on market feedback
  • I balance public and commercial interests in my work
  • I respond quickly to my consumers and my internal & external customers


  • I contribute to our team goals
  • I treat others with dignity and respect
  • I contribute to create an enabling work environment
  • I give honest feedback to my colleagues


  • I am accountable & responsible for my actions
  • I say it the way it is and I walk my talk
  • I give and seek honest feedback
  • No ambushes


  • I think like a landlord and not like a tenant
  • I know our business performance
  • I contribute to the desired direction our business is going
  • I give glory to the person(s) who deserve(s) it


  • I share my ideas on opportunities and gaps
  • I often pilot new things but remain logical
  • I give room for mistakes
  • I am constantly reviewing what and how we are doing, and how we can improve

Board of Directors

Leonard Mususa

Company Chairman

Stephen Gitagama

Executive Director

Richard Tobiko

Executive Director

Angela Mndolwa

Non Executive Director

John Ulanga

Non Executive Director

Abdul Simba

Non Executive Director

Hanif Jaffer

Non Executive Director

Wangethi Mwangi

Non Executive Director

Our Leadership

Bakari Machumu

Managing Director

Kenneth Mugabe

Head of Commercial

Paul Ongoma

Head of Finance & Strategy

Denata Balyagati

Business & Corporate Affairs Manager

Josephat Kesagero

Legal & Admin Manager

Vespery Michael

Production Manager

Paul Hamidu

Human Resources Manager