The Most Rev. Bishop Maurus Komba was the first African Bishop
in Tanga after Bishop Eugene
C. Arthurs, I.C.
He was born in 1923 at Mitambotambo village in
Mbinga District, Ruvuma Region. He got his primary education in
Litembo Primary School and joined Peramiho and Kigonsera for secondary
education. Later he joined Peramiho Senior Seminary for Philosophy
and Theology. He was ordained priest in 15th of July, 1954.
As a Priest he worked as Parish Priest of Mbinga, Mkumbi and Mbangamao
in the Diocese of Mbinga later as a Parish Priest of Peramiho and
Songea in the Diocese of Songea.
He was appointed by Pope Paul VI as a Bishop of
Tanga in March 1969 and consecrated Bishop of Tanga in 15th of March,
1970. He served the people of Tanga Diocese for 18 years. Because
of his health which was no more good, in the year 1987, he retired
and went back to his Diocese of Mbinga. He died in 15th of March,
1996 and was buried in the Church of St. Alois Gonzaga Parish, Mbinga.