Tanzania’s Parliamentary Committee on Administration, Constitution and Law has proposed that the government purchase an additional jet for state officials following a hearing on February 13.

The committee identified three jets that officials used: one Gulfstream V that serves the president, one Fokker 50 that serves officials such as the vice president and prime minister, and a Fokker 28-3000, now stored at Dar es Salaam, ch-aviation fleets history data shows, that had served officials besides the president until 2015.

Though the committee did not explicitly state which aircraft would be bought, in December, Tanzania’s Ministry of Finance revealed in its budget guidelines for 2024/25 that it made an interim payment to Boeing (BOE, Washington National) for one B737-7(BBJ).

At the hearing, parliamentarians criticized the government heavily for purchasing VIP aircraft instead of investing in infrastructure. Professor of Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam Abel Kinyondo told local media that he agrees with parliament's proposal as there are not enough planes and others should be bought. "Nevertheless, parliamentarians should be concerned about the situation and remember that community services such as hospitals, schools, water and electricity are also needed,” he stated

Data from the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority lists Gulfstream G-550, 5H-ONE (msn 5030), as owned and operated by the country’s Ministry of Communication and Transport, whereas Fokker 50 5H-TGF (msn 20231) is owned by TGF - Tanzania Government Flight, the government’s aircraft management company.