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General George Marwa Waitara

Service History:
2001 - 2007 (Former Chief of Defence Forces)

Personal Detail
Birth Date: 1950-9-15
Birth Place: Tarime, Mara.

Marital Status: Married


Early Life.

General  George Marwa Waitara was born on 15 September 1950 at Itirya Village, Tarime district in Mara region. He completed secondary education in 1969 at Minaki Secondary School in Dar es salaam.

Military Training.

Waitara joined the Tanzania People’s Defence Force in 1970 as a trainee Officer where he got commissioned in 1971, after that Waitara continued with various military courses.

Work Experience.

In 1978 during the Kagera War between Tanzania and Uganda General Waitara was one of commanders who lead the battle against Ugandan Forces. Other Generals before Waitara were Mrisho Sarakikya, Abdallah Twalipo, General David Musuguri, Ernest Mwita Kiaro and General Robert Mboma.

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