Tag: June

Adui Magufuli si Magazeti bali Yeye Mwenyewe

Kufungiwa kwa gazeti la Mawio ni ushahidi kuwa rais John Magufuli hapendi kukosolewa wala hana nia ya kupambana na ufisadi kama anavyojitapa. Gazeti hili lilifungiwa baada ya kuripoti habari toka bungeni ambapo baadhi ya wabunge toka upinzani walipendekeza marais wastaafu Jakaya Kikwete na Benjamin Mkapa ambao wanajulikana dhahiri kwa kuingiza Tanzania kwenye matatizo ya kiuchumi tokana na tamaa zao. Wanaojua historia ya ufisadi Tanzania, wanajua kuwa na Magufuli ni sehemu ya mfumo wa kifisadi ambao alitaka kuukabili. Hata hivyo, kwa hali ilivyo, ni kwmba Magufuli punde tu atarudi kwenye mfumo na kuwa mmojawapo kama alivyokuwa. Vinginevyo, asingepoteza muda kuwalinda wahalifu wanaojulikana hata kama wana madaraka makubwa tu. Nadhani hapa tatizo ni kwa Magufuli kuamua kuwatumikia wateule badala ya watawaliwa. Je anahofia yake naye yasifumliwe hasa ikizingatiwa kuwa si msafi kama anavyoonekana? Rejea utwaliwaji wa nyumba za umma wakati akiwa waziri husika ukiachia mbali kashfa ya hivi karibuni ya mabilioni yaliyopotea kwenye wizara yake ya mwisho.

Ewura should stop taking Tanzanians for a ride

Joking aside, I was shocked when I read somewhere that the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is seeking public input on how to go about Independent Power Tanzania Ltd (IPTL) mega holdup. EWURA’s acting director for legal services, Edwin Kadifu was quoted by this paper (June 9th, 2017) as saying “we call on public to exercise their right, and send us their views on whether to extend IPTL’s licence, or not instead of using the media platforms to complain about the procedure which is legally based.” To show how this is goofy and devoid of any momentousness, Kadifu didn’t provide the address to which to send the said views. So, too, the EWURA decided to use private media but not government gazette. Ironically, Kadifu seems to abhor the tendency of using media to complain while he ironically did the same.

Due to this travesty, I’d like to ask the following questions to the EWURA:

First, did the EWURA write to any stakeholders such as Human rights organisation, Non-Governmental Organisation and others firms dealing with public advocacy to see to it that it gets what it wants?

Secondly, why didn’t the EWURA apply the same rationale–namely seeking public inputs–before, especially at the time it entered such spurious agreement that saw our country being turned into El Dorado; and since when did the powers that be seek public views on anything?

Thirdly, why’s the EWURA advertised its appeal on public media but not government gazette; if, indeed, it’s serious so as to be taken seriously?

Fourth, is the EWURA ready to make public the contracts our homemade criminals entered with the IPTL first so that we can see what’s in there in order to be well versed with the goings-on? Who’s fooling whom so as to take him or her for a ride easily?

Fifth, is the EWURA ready to divulge the names of the culprits who entered the agreements; and those who benefitted from the deal therefrom?

Sixth, how far sure are we that our inputs will be accommodated; not to mention being used to the letter?

Seventh, is the EWURA ready to sponsor the motion of amending the laws governing contracts so that the hoi polloi can put their inputs?

Eighth, what’s government’s position in this vis-à-vis punishing the culprits of who many are still in public services illegally thanks to being connected or bashited?

Ninth, is the EWURA ready to prosecute the culprits so that we can evidence justice being delivered? Under which law’s the EWURA seeking hoi polloi’s inputs?

Tenth, is the EWURA seeking to involve the general public in this criminality; and why now not then when the deal was done and dusted by a few criminals who have since gone Scott free? Will the general public allow itself to be hoodwinked; and being taken for a ride for its obvious peril?

Demonstrably, there’s something fishy in this new and impromptu mercy that the EWURA seeks to display. I’d candidly say that before seeking our inputs, the EWURA must do the following:

First, look the culprits in the face–be they small or big–and thereby duly punish them so as to convince the hoi polloi that such delinquency won’t be replicated apart from sending a clear and strong signal to those still at large contemplating to replicate the same.

Second, amend the laws governing the current contract before issuing such a gobbledygook appeal so that we can efficiently tackle the problems.

Thirdly, prosecute the culprits so that they can receive their rewards according to the law and logic.

Lastly, retrieve all spoils such as monies, cars, houses, land, and other property made out of the scam.

Source: The Citizen Wednesday today. Wednesday, 14 June 2017

 

Wahamiaji Haramu: Kuna siku Tanzania itatawaliwa na mgeni

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Baptista Marco raia wa Burundi aliyekamatwa nchini hivi karibuni akifanya kazi kama mwanasheria wa TBS kinyume cha sheria.

Matukio ya wageni kukamatwa wakifanya kazi nchini–tena nyingine nyeti–kinyume cha sheria yanazidi kuongezeka kiasi cha kuanza kujenga shaka juu ya usalama wa taifa na wananchi kwa ujumla. Hapa lazima tujiulize tatizo liko wapi; na nini kifanyike kuondoa hatari hii ambayo inaweza kutugharimu kama taifa. Wahenga walinena: usipoziba ufa, utajenga ukuta; jambo ambalo ni gharama baada ya nyumba kubomoka.

            Kuna matukio ambapo wakimbizi wa kiuchumi wa kigeni wamemeajiriwa nchini na kufanya kazi kwa muda mrefu bila kustukiwa. Je vyombo vyetu wa usalama vinafanya kazi gani na kama vinafanya kazi je vinaifanya vizuri? Mtu anaajiriwa kwa ngazi ya juu. Je anapataje kazi kama hakuna rushwa? Je wako wangapi wahalifu wa namna hii?

Je wako peke yao au wana mitandao ya watanzania wanaowasaidia kutekeleza jinai hii? Je mamlaka zinachukua hatua gani dhidi ya mitandao hii ambayo bila shaka itakuwa inajulikana?

            Japo mimi ni muumini wa umoja na ushirikiano vya kweli kwa Afrika, si mpenzi wa ushirikiano wenye kuvunja sheria ambapo baadhi ya wahalifu hujipenyeza kwenye nchi nyingine kinyume cha sheria na kujipatia kazi na elimu wakati wananchi wakikosa vitu hivi. Si mpenzi wa uchoyo wa baadhi ya mataifa hata watu kupenda kwenda kuchuma kwa wenzao bila kujali madhara wanayosababisha au bila kuruhusu watu kutoka huko wanakohujumu kwenda kupata kazi au kuishi kwenye nchi husika. Uumini wangu wa Afrika ni kwa nchi zote kuunganishwa na kurejea kuwa moja kama Afrika ilivyokuwa kabla ya kugawanwa na wakoloni kwenye mkutano wa Berlin 1884-85. 

Kwa taifa kuondokana na kadhia hii, kuna haja ya kutunga sheria kali zinazowapa adhabu ya vifungo virefu sana hawa wakimbizi wa kigeni waliojipenyeza na kupata kazi au elimu nchini kinyume cha sheria ili wasifaidi vitu hivyo nchini na nje ya nchi ama makwao. Pia wahalifu hawa wanapogundulika, wasipewe dhamana ili wasitoroke. Hapa ndipo umuhimu wa kubadili sheria ili kuondoa dhamana unajitokeza kama kweli taifa lina nia ya kuondokana na kadhia hii.  Maana uzoefu unaonyesha kuwa wengine hupewa dhamana na kutoroshwa na washitiri wao ili wasiumbuke kama ilivyotokea kwenye kashfa ya kutorosha wanyama hai kwenye Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro ikimhusisha mhalifu wa kipakistani ambaye alitoroshwa nchini.

Pia kuna haja ya mamlaka kujua; kwa sasa Tanzania inao raia wengi wa kigeni wanaoishi na kufanya kazi nchini kinyume cha sheria tokana na mfumo wetu mbovu na ile hali ya wananchi kutoelimishwa vya kutosha ili kusaidia kuwabaini wote wanaofanya hivi.  Haiwezekani watu wetu wakose ajira wageni wapate. Hapa lazima kutakuwa na tatizo kubwa mojawapo ikiwa ni ukosefu wa uzalendo na umakini katika kulinda mipaka na maslahi ya taifa letu. Nchi nyingine ukiingia tu, kila mtu anajua; na taarifa zako zinaifikia serikali mara moja. Tuachane na mambo ya kizamani. Kwani wakimbizi hawa wa kiuchumi wanadhoofisha uchumi wa taifa letu kiasi cha kufanya serikali ishindwe kutoa huduma bora kwa wananchi wake.

            Jingine, wote watakaobainika kutenda jinai wafilisiwe mali walizochuma nchini kwa kutumia elimu na fursa ya ajira nchini ili liwe somo kwa wengine wanaopanga kutenda jinai kama hii. Twende mbali; sambamba, tuwafunge waliowawezesha, kwa kuwahifadhi hata kuwatoza rushwa na kuwapatia ajira kinyume cha sheria.  Hapa lazima tuwe wakali na kuhakikisha kuwa yeyote anayeshirikiana nao , bila kujali cheo chake au uraia wake, anaadhibiwa vilivyo ili kuondoa uwezekano na vishawishi vinavyoshamirisha jinai hii nchini. Maana, tukiendelea na uhovyo na ulegelege huu, kuna siku Tanzania itatawaliwa na raia wa kigeni bila kujua; jambo ambalo ni hatari kwa usalama wa taifa letu.

           Kuondokana na kadhia hii, tuwabane marais wetu waunganishe nchi zetu ziwe nchi moja ili kuondoa kadhia kama hizi zinazoweza kuvuruga uhusiano wa mataifa.

            Tumalizie kwa kuitaka serikali hasa rais John Magufuli ambaye anasifika kwa juhudi zake za kuanzisha vita dhidi ya kughushi sifa na vyeti vya kitaaluma, apanue wigo hadi kuwashughulikia matapeli hawa wanaojipenyeza nchini na kupata elimu na kazi nchini bila stahiki yoyote kiutu na kisheria. Inatosha kusema kuwa wakati wa kuigeuza Tanzania shamba la baba inabidi ufikie mwisho. Hili litawezekana tu pale wananchi wetu watakapoelimishwa juu ya madhara yanayosababishwa na wakimbizi wa kiuchumi ambao wengi wao wanapata usaidizi toka kwa watanzania wenyewe wasijue wanajikomoa na kujichelewesha. Haiwezekani nchi yenye kila aina ya vyombo vya usalama iendelee kuhujumiwa kirahisi hivi huku vyombo husika vikipoteza muda kuwachunguza wapingaji, wapinzani na mambo mengine madogo badala ya kutoa kipaumbele kwa usalama wa taifa kwa maana ya usalama wa taifa badala ya kuwa usalama wa chama kama ilivyo kwa sasa ambapo vyombo vyetu vya usalama vinatumika vibaya.

Chanzo; Tanzania Daima Jumapili leo.

 

 

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