About Songwe

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.

Administration areas

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.

Our Values

  • Integrity: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, moral uprightness
  • Professionalism: Doing things technically
  • Accountability and Transparency: The fact or condition of being accountable, responsibility.
  • Commitment: A state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
  • Teamwork: Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) to a cause or activity, it’s less Me and more Us.
  • Effectiveness and efficiency