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Tanzania: Island of peace or in pieces?

Image result for photos of tundu lissu and magufuli             Two salient incidents ensued in the country last week. The first is the cowardly attempt on the life of the president of Tanzania Legal Society (TLS), MP for Singida East and Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) chief legal counsel Tundu Lissu in Dodoma recently. It left Tanzania paralysed. Unknown people pumped over 20 ammos into Lissu who miraculously survived; and is still receiving medical treatments in Nairobi, Kenya. This bratty, brutal, horrific and terrific act is a gory scar on Tanzania. Up until now, nobody knows the motive[s] and motif[s] behind such barbaric and horrific attack.  It is too early to point fingers. Though, looking at the role Lissu has been playing in the country; the nature and style of the act, it is easy to link his attack with his vocalness. The Inspect General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro and CHADEMA Chairperson, Freeman Mbowe, said that Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) was used on the broad daylight.  Before being shot, Lissu had previously complained to the authorities about being trailed by unknown people in car whose colour and number he reported to the authorities that took no action. Why? According to Mtama MP, Nape Nnauye, this car has been trailing other MPs.
            Now the Island Of Peace, Tanzania has been for longhas been put to the test.  We need to ask some spikey questions: How many Lissus must die for authorities to wake up from their slumber? Is Tanzania tired of tranquility and peaceability it has enjoyed for over 50 years? Those employing the art of killing detractors must remember: African countries whose rule is built on chaotic and shake foundations due to being or once being engrossed in violent conflicts started like this.
            To do away with bedlam resulting from the elimination of opponents, Tanzanians, especially the authorities, need to understand; this country belongs to all equally. Nobody is better than others. Quite so, nobody’s views or ideology are better than others. Nobody has the right to take away anybody’s right to expression, belief and life simply because of having opposing views.  True democracy is a magic bullet if not wand that can avert such nonsense and beastiality. Killing opponents is the solution for cowardly and skinny dictators.  If you kill one critic many will sprout right away. When Christopher Mtikila died, as an archcritic of the authorities, there came Lissu.
            They can kill Lissu and suchlike simply because they are uncontainable. Detain and torture them. You can’t detain their mouths or ideas.  Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara or Julius Nyerere, Nelson Mandela and Seletse Khama died. However, their ideas are still alive. Lissu too, can be killed; and dispose corporeally. Yet again, nobody can dispose or kill his ideal ideas.  By the way, is there any human being that’ll live forever?
            The second incident was the handing over of two reports to president John Magufuli on diamond and tanzanite that unearthed mega corruption in the mineral sector as a typical replica of what’s been going on for over a half decade almost in every venture the government has ever entered. To show his talons, Magufuli sanctioned the resignations of his two ministers, George Simbachawene (Minister of State in the President’s Office: Regional Administration and Local Government), Edwin Ngonyani, (Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and communication).
                        Implicated government officials were left to the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to deal with them. As for implicated politicians such as MPs, it seems the government doesn’t know what to do. Again, there is an answer to this; though from unexpected quarters. Handing over the reports, the speaker of national parliament Job Ndugai proposed that all parties whose members are implicated should be notified so that they replace them. He cited CUF’s example of nullifying the membership of some MPs whom it thereafter expelled and replaced. Implicated in the two reports were MPs Andrew Chenge and William Ngeleja (CCM). The duo has been mentioned previously in other reports but nothing was done to see to it that they face music. Chenge especially has been living in the ocean of scandals. In 2008, he was implicated by UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for having received $ 1 million as kickbacks in radar procurement. When he was asked about having such a humongous amount of money, Chenge replied that, to him, such was but peanuts. Therefrom, he was nicknamed mzee wa Vijisenti or Mr. Peanuts. Now that Chenge’s and Ngeleja’s dirty laundries are in the agora, will CCM follow suit and heed Ndugai’s call? However, president Magufuli pre-empted what can happen to the culprits saying that, the CCM has its way of dealing with them among which is being reprimanded. Many wondered why Magufuli who is CCM’s chairman fell short of saying that the culprits can be expelled from the party based on what he calls party’s code of conducts.
            In sum, thanks to what transpired, is Tanzania going to the dogs? Is the island of peace in pieces?
Source: Citizen Wed., today.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Kijiwe champongeza pilato mkuu wa Kenya

       Image result for photos of david maraga    Baada ya mahakama kuu ya Kenya kumpiga kalamu rais Uhuru Kenyatta, Kijiwe kimempongeza jaji mkuu wa kaya hiyo Davie Maraga aliyesimama kidete kulinda maslahi ya umma.
            Msomi Mkatatamaa aliyekuwako kule kama mwangalizi wa kijiwe wa uchakachuaji ule anaingia akiwa na furaha ya kufa mtu. Anaamkua na kuagiza kahawa na kusema “si niliwambia kuwa Uhuuto utapigwa chini kwenye mahakama ya haki! Mmesikia rafiki yangu na mwanafunzi wangu Davie Maraga alivyofanya kweli kuonyesha alivyoelewa somo langu la jurisprudential supremacy and sancrosanctity of the constitution?”
            Mzee Maneno anamchomekea “hiyo sankaramantiki ni mnyama gani Msomi mbona unaniacha Solemba ndugu yangu?” Kijiwe hakina mbavu namna anavyoharibu maneno ya kitasha tokana na kutopiga buku babu huyu wa kiramizi.
            Kapende anaamua kumpoka mic mzee Maneno “nadhani Msomi anamaanisha ukuu na utukufu wa sheria ambao, bila shaka, ndio uliwawezesha majaji kutoogopa cheo cha mtu wala njuluku zake na kuamua kutenda haki kwa kusema wazi kuwa kulikuwa na uchakachuaji kwenye uchakachuaji uliopita wa Kenya. Natamani hii ingekuwa hapa kwenye kaya yetu. Nichukue fursa hii kuwapongeza majaji hawa hasa kiongozi wao jaji mkuu Davie Maraga ambaye ni shemeji yangu.”
            Mpemba anakwanyua mic “yakhe waliozea vya kunyonga; vya kuchinja hawaviwezi ati! Kweli mie nilishangaa sana kusikia eti hawa jirani walikuwa wamenchagua mwana wa mtesi wao anosifia kwa unyakuzi wa mashamba na ulimbikizaji wa mali huku akiwaacha hai lakini hoi. Nshangaa na kusikitika sana. Heri majaji wametenda haq. Wallahi nasema, nasi twataka haki kama hii. Ingekuwa yawezekana, kwa vile kaya yetu haina jaji mkuu, ningemualika jaji Maraga aje huku lau tupate katiba mpya ati.”
            “Sasa wewe unatafuta matatizo. Hukusikia wapingaji walivyopiga kelele hadi makoo yakakauka ukiachia wengine kutiwa misukosuko? Hata hivyo, kama Kenya iliondokana na imla kama Dan arap Mwai, nasi kuna siku tutauzika uimla kama walivyofanya bila hata kurusha ngumi. Naamini dunia inabadilika kila uchao ingawa wanene wetu hawataki kuliona na kulikubali hili” anachomekea Mijjinga huku akifunua ukurasa wa tabu kubwa analosoma kuhusu utawala wa kidemokrasia na haki” anachomekea Mipawa.
            Mgoshi Machungi aliyekuwa kimya anaamua kula mic “jamani, kwanza tieeze wazi. Mimi niifuahi kusikia habai hizi toka Kenya. Mpaka sasa sieewi ogic wakenya wanayotumia kuchagua mwana wa mfame kama aivosema ami wakati aiwazuumu ardhi na mai kiasi cha kuacha famiia yake ikiwa ya mabiionea! Tikiejea hapa kayani, naona wakati umefika wa kudai katiba mpya bia kupepesa jicho waa kumung’unya maneno. Maana ukiangaia uchakachuaji wetu unaofanyika kia mwaka, unatamani tingekuwa na katiba mpya angaau tufanye mambo mapya kama waivofanya Kenya.”
            Mheshimiwa Bwege anaamua kutia guu mapema. Anakula mic “huwa nashangaa wanaotaka mambo yetu yawe kama Kenya. Wenzenu, tokana na kuminywa sana na ubepari tangu kupata uhuru walitia akili. Wako tayari kulianzisha wakati wowote wanapohisi mambo sivyo ndivyo tofauti nasi tunaotaka kila kitu kiletwe kwenye sahani. Watawala si watu wa kujadiliana. Ni kama nyuki. Bila moto asali haitoki mzingani. Lau nyuki asali ni yao. Mfano rahisi ni kwamba maziwa huwa ni yako kabla hujampa paka. Je unafanya nini kumnyang’anya paka maziwa? Lazima uwe tayari kuparuriwa na iwe zake ama zako au vipi.”
            Da Sofia Lion aka Kanungaembe anakula mic “hapa kaka umenikuna kweli kweli.”
            Kabla ya kuendelea Mchunguliaji anamchomekea da Sofia” amekukuna wapi na vipi; mbona sijakupata vizuri dada?”
            Mheshimwa Bwege hangoji Sofia ajitetee. Maana ameguswa yeye; na isitoshe ameguswa yeye. Anajibu ‘nimemkuna hapo hapo na hivyo hivyo unavyotaka au vipi? Kwani mawazo yangu hayajakukuna hata wewe ndugu yangu!” Mchunguliaji anaamua yaishe kwe mkwara. Anasema ‘tuheshimiane mheshimwa Bwege. Naye mheshimiwa Bwege anajibu “tuheshimiane basi.”
            Kanji naye kapata upenyo. Anakwida mic “vatu iko sema witu wingi bila angalia sababu na singi yake. Leo nasifia Kenia. Hii vatu yaKenia iko na katiba safi sana. Sasa hii nataka mambo ive kama Kenia na katiba laka kweli nafikiri zuri dugu yanguni? Kama nataka kvenda bingunina pepo lazima ikufe.” Kijiwe hakina mbavu namna Kanji anavyobukanya uswa ingawa wengi huwa wanajifanya hawaujui wakati wanaujua fika kuliko hata waswa wenyewe.
             Baada ya kusikiliza hoja za wote, Msomi anaamua kutia guu uwanjani lau afunge mjadala kabla kijiwe hakijavurugwa na mambo ya mtaani. Anasema “ni kweli tunahitaji katiba mpya. Ila hatuwezi kuipata kwenye sahani ya dhahabu. Kama alivyosema vizuri Kanji, hatuwezi kwenda peponi, kama ipo, bila kufa. Nakubaliana na mheshimiwa Bwege kuwa bila moto asali haitoki. Hivyo, nashauri tujipange. Muhimu kuliko yote, nampongeza mwanafunzi wangu jaji Maraga kwa ujasiri na heshima yake kwa kaya yake. Wiki ijayo lazima nitie timu kijijini Bonyamatuta kumpa tafu huyu Mura Kikiohoya.
            Kijiwe kikiwa ndiyo kinachanganya si ikapigwa kelele ya mwizi! Acha kila mmoja atoke mkuku kwenda kushuhudia kibaka anavyochomwa moto wakati mibaka ikienziwa.
Chanzo: Tanzania Daima J’tano kesho.

Fighting corruption: A lesson from South Korea

South Korea recently stunned the world; entering history books for being among countries that unpityingly deal with corruption regardless who’s implicated. Former president Park Geun-hye was booted out of office after allegedly allowing her consigliore, Choi Soon-sil to misuse her office to illicitly mint and print money.

Choi–also behind bars–used her amity with Park to strong-arm companies to furtively donate money to her low-down Non-Governmental Organisation many wives of the presidents or consigliore use nowadays in their voracity for illegal opulence. One time, Samsung donated US$ 69M to Choi’s outfit.

Park’s hove to the prison waiting for her case to be determined along with her consigliore Choi. The CTV (March 30th, 2017) reports that when she arrived at the prison, an opponent held up a mock laudatory ribbon with flowers that read “Park Geun-hye, congratulations for entering prison. Come out as a human being after 30 years.” The treatment was different from our big sacred cows–the raja recently said–are not supposed to be touched or punished for their clutter.

If Park were an African raja, would have been at home lampooning those baying for her blood. She’d even have the guts of ordering their arrest if not incarceration. The difference however is that nobody’s above the law in South Korea. They know too well. Once a bin-Adam’s above the law, s/he’ll become corrupt through and through knowingly; nobody’ll make him or her face the music. In Africa, power’s about who bears it to rake in some money; not alone but also his family members, courtiers, major domos and whomever she’s pleased with. Essentially, the country’s like a private estate when it comes to [mis] managing it.

No doubt. Tanzania’s currently engrossed in multiple mega-billion scams either involving the rajas or their righthand persons geared by greed, ignorance, malice and whatnot. We’ve already heard some warnings that untouchables should not be impugned even verbally. Ironically, the raja–that did what many feared the most–seems to start contradicting himself thinking he can serve two masters, former rajas and hoi polloi. Tanzania’s decision to take on exploitative investors head on attracted many feelings some questioning the rationale of dealing with small fish by sparing sharks. Other congratulated to the extent that it became incongruously monotonous. they said; the raja’s, at least, tried while opponent argue that he’s not doing things scientifically because the laws that pulled the country in this enmeshment are still intact not to mention bogus pacts entered. Further, detractors demand that the process of resuscitating the New Draft Constitution should be rejuvenated in order to enable the country to have legal tools to deal with mega graft. For instance, how do you fight mega graft while you’ve the raja that’s above the law; thus immunised from his or her criminal acts?

Ideal examples can be drawn from recent raja’s outbursts that nobody should touch his predecessors. When Kilombero MP (CHADEMA) Peter Lijualikali woofed for their blood, the speaker of the august house, Job Ndugai presaged him that the opposition he’s speaking from has two former PMs whose dirty linens are known to the ruling party. Ironically, Ndugai forgot; PMs don’t enjoy immunity like their bosses. He’s lucky. Had it been in South Korea, he’d have paid dearly. He too, forgot; sham infallibility’s the root cause of countries endowed with hungous precious resources become poor and beggars because of such bêtes noirs. Singida East MP (CHADEMA) Tundu Lissu didn’t beat around the bush. He said that the contracts under scrutiny were signed by LTC. Jakaya Kikwete on 5thAugust, 1994; and he then didn’t have any immunity; which also applies today as far as criminal liabilities committed before one becomes an anointed aren’t covered under presidential immunity. Again, who’ll bell the cat this time around? Had it been in South Korea no stone would have been left unturned?

Source: The Citizen Wed., today.

 

         

Government can still help teen moms

           Though President John Magufuli said it expressly–no pregnant girl will be allowed back to school under his rule; which’s logical–still the government’s the duty to make every effort to help such mas. After teen pregnancies playing hell with us, everybody’s wagging the tongue either in a hooray hoopla mood or agonisingly and negatively opposing this tough stance. However, there’ll be hell to pay in this hell of helluva as we play hell as a nation.  I know.  As a parent and a leader, Magufuli’s agonised just like anybody could. Again, if he steps in the shoes of the parents of gravid daughters, I’m sure the narrative will dramatically change. We need to think out of the box; understanding that, as the society, we’ve circumstantially contributed to creating this jumble either consciously or unconsciously through societal sloppiness, dishonesty, greed, selfishness, debauchery resulting from modernity, copycat behaviours and whatnots.
           If this stance isn’t being re-examined, its ramifications will be negatively immense to the future of the nation. For, it’ll increase ignorant and disadvantaged people in mothers and their unplanned children. Due to the challenging nature of school pregnancies, I think; we need to do the following:
               First, open adult education centers to cater for those who’ll drop out because of pregnancies or imbuing their colleagues. These centers must cater both for secondary and high school education for gravid girls; and their partners who happen to be students.  I can draw an example from Canada. Despite having all sorts of freedoms, such as teaching students that ngono is human rights, even Canada doesn’t allow teen mas to go on with schooling or curtail the development of the country and its citizens. Students kick up their heels as they like. However, they must see to it that they’re not becoming pregnant. The system here allows a person to complete his or her secondary education when he or she reaches 18. At this age whether pregnant or not anybody’s supposed to be in a class.   Anybody above 18 is entitled to complete his secondary school diploma at such adult education centers anytime he or she deems fit.
            Secondly, address the root causes. Although we tend to blame the victims, as the society, we’ve contributed to this anathema to our daughters.  For example, circumstantially, corruption’s a lot to do with pupil pregnancies.  How heavily do we punish perpetrators?  Thanks to corruption in upper echelons of powers, many citizens are ignorant and poor. You can see this in poor transportation, poor housing, and ill-equipped schools among others.
           Third, fight and eradicate systemic gender bias in which girls are condemned wholesale simply because they’re females. What are the traps and motivations that lure our girls into being impregnated? Are their families strong morally and materially? Why punishing girls only. What’s the position of the government which some pregnancies are caused by students? Will they still be eligible to proceed with studies while they actually are parents? What’s the punishment for adults say, teachers, or whoever impregnates a student? I’d argue that whoever impregnates a student, apart from being brought to book, must be jailed; and public employees who happen to win the case due to lack of watertight evidence or technicalities must be expelled from public services. This will send a strong signal to others still contemplating to do the same.
           Forth, seriously fight corruption and poverty which, in a sense, are the major causes of this beatinest challenge.
Lastly, amend or enact laws so as to hand down heavy punishments to perpetrators. For, they are robbing young girls of their lives. More important, we need to unequivocally address this problem making sure that anger and blame games aren’t used in addressing the problem.
Swahili’s it that when a baby poops on your hand, you don’t cut it nor do you throw the baby away.
Source: The Citizen Wed., today

THE BOTTOM LINE: In voting, fear the politics of the tummy like leprosy

           For high-pitched Kenyans, the time to mint and print dosh’s arrived. Do you want quick dosh? Become an opinion pollster. Thereafter, just analyse and say things with full sangfroid even if you truly know are abracadabra and quackery. It’s super easy. Use tribal science to interview tribesmen and women instead of citizenry. Add a tribal mind; and draw a tribal conclusion in predicting the tribal lord that’ll carry the day in the coming elections.
            The other day I read Gitau Warigi’s piece on how to make dosh in Kenya through forming briefcase political outfits, churches not winning a government tender. Provided that the eating season aka electioneering is close, smart nibblers are now prepared with their knives set to chop and chomp the meat UhuRuto once said it’s devouring while the challengers were drooling.
            Apart from becoming a pollster, there’s another cool way of making a killing at this point and time. Just become a political analyst answering to intimidating titles such as professor muta wa Ngumi even if you’re not but a quack sort of. To nicely mug political jobseekers, just plagiarise some terms such as the tyranny of small decisions which make people forget important things so as to latch on small and an important things. After doing so, you come to the nambers game of making your targets believe. When the tyranny of numbers was propounded to the country of Nyayo, I wondered to hear some enlightened people saying it’s somebody’s invention while it’s been in academic circles even before the cheap theorist purporting to coin the words wasn’t even conceived. Even gurus such as Angello, Howard Bowen, Mackintosh and Green and others who used this term in the sixties have never claimed to formulate it.
            In applying the bootleg tyranny of nibblers, ignore all other crimes such as the sabotage of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Kits despite sinking taxpayers’  billions of shillings to put in place. Instead of reporting results digitally, you just propose that the IEBC goes back to pre-Adamic era by manually counting the ballots. Why use computers while they don’t lie? Once again, here you can apply the doctrine of tyranny of choice in which Fredrick Schauer argues that there must be a distinction between  rules and standards. Electoral rules must be applies to see to it that the elections and their results meet standards of free, fair, credible and meaningful elections. There should not be any hanky panky or horse trading this time around.
            I don’t want repeat the same bunkum that saw Kenya go up to smokes in 2007. However, this time , there won’t be any room for the tyranny of the numbers. Instead, I’d say; voters who are, in a sense, consumers will, as Fasolo, McClelland and Todd would put it “neglect most product information and yet make good choices, so long as either there is no conflict among the product attributes or the attributes are unequally important.” If Kenyans choose issues in lieu of personalities fighting for eating free, there won’t be any conflict. Shall they cascade to the habits of the past, conflict will surface in that, instead of standing for the interests of their nation, many’ll defend the interests of their tribes. Hence, it is upon voters to choose between the nation and the tribe.
            However, one choice is safe and progressive for Kenya, a nation. Under it, all Kenyans are united as opposed to tribe under which they’re sharply divided.
            Voters need to heed this. Of all chicaneries, fear the politics of the tummy like leprosy. For, it is through this sort of politics, corrupt and venal politicians bribe voters with nonsenses such as drinks, meals,  Khangas, small amount of money, T-shirts and whatnots. Instead of buying into this fake generosity, take their stuff and ask them what they’re buying and how they made their dosh. Voter oh voter, it’ll be great.
            By the look of things, personalities seem to outweigh issues. Here’s where the Francis Nyenze thing comes in. many’ll like to see one of theirs been anointed and become a tenant in ikulu. Eish!  What’ll the hoi polloi get by pushing one of theirs to the throne. Do they know that ungaand madondo don’t know their alliances,ethnies, parties and horse trading? The lack of sanitation, clean and safe water,  reliable power and dosh in pockets don’t have brains, eyes or tribes.
Voters, these are dangerous times. Beware. What  a lying season that is!
Source: Citizen Wednesday today.

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