Establishment of Songwe Region
Songwe is formed from Mbeya region, President Dr. Jonh Magufuli announced the establishment of Songwe region on the Government Gazette (GN) No. 461 of 29th January, 2016.
There are 4 districts, namely Mbozi, Momba, Ileje and Songwe (Mkwajuni). Also there are 4 district councils of Mbozi, Momba, Ileje, Songwe and one Town council of Tunduma.
Coverage, Physical features and climate
Songwe region has an area of approximately 27,598.9 km2. On the bottom of rift valley, people experiencing hot season from early September to late April and cool season from May to late August. The highest temperatures reach 25o C in lowland around Lake Rukwa, Songwe and Momba and 16o C in uplands of Mbozi, Tunduma and Ileje.
A model Region secretariat in advisory services provision
To provide effective, quality technical and administrative support services to LGAs and other stakeholders for enhancing socio / economic development.