Monday, January 31, 2011

WIZI TANESCO!

  • MHASIBU MBARONI KWA KUKWAPUA SH 1.3 BILIONI



James Magai na Emmanuel Herman

OFISA wa Shirika la Umeme nchini (Tanesco), ametiwa mbaroni na Polisi Kanda Maalumu ya Dar es Salaam, kwa tuhuma za kuliibia shirika hilo fedha zaidi ya Sh1.3bilioni.Tuhuma dhidi ya ofisa huyo (jina linahifadhiwa kwa sasa), zimekuja wakati ambao Tanesco wanaelezwa kuwa na hali mbaya kifedha, kutokana na madai kuathirika kimapato hali inayochangiwa na hujuma zinazofanywa na watu wasiofahamika katika miundombinu yake.

Kadhalika Tanesco hivi sasa wanakabiliwa na kibarua kigumu cha kuilipa kampuni ya kufua umeme ya Dowans fidia ya Sh94 bilioni kufuatia tuzo iliyotolewa na Mahakama ya Kimtaifa ya Usuluhishi wa Kibiashara (ICC).

Tuzo hiyo kwa Dowans ambayo iko katika mchakato wa kusajiliwa Mahakama Kuu ya Tanzania ili iweze kulipwa, ilitolewa na ICC kufuatia Tanesco kuvunja mkataba baina yake na Dowans kinyume cha makubaliano ya pande hizo mbili.

Habari za zilizolifikia Mwananchi jana kutoka katika vyanzo vya kuaminika na kuthibitishwa na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Tanesco, William Mhando, zilisema fedha zilizoibwa na mtumishi huyo zilitokana na mauzo ya umeme wa Luku.

Habari hizo zinadai kuwa ofisa huyo ambaye ni Mhasibu Mwandamizi wa mapato ndani ya shirika hilo, anatuhumiwa kuiba fedha hizo kati ya Oktoba 2009 na 2010 katika ofisi za Tanesco mkoa wa Kinondoni Kaskazini, alikokuwa akifanyia kazi kabla ya kuhamishiwa makao makuu mwaka jana.

Melezo ya Mkurugenzi Mkuu Mhando
Akizunguma na Mwananchi kwa simu jana, Mhando alisema ofisa huyo anatuhumiwa kutenda makosa kwa kushirikiana na wafanyabiashara mbalimbali waliokuwa wakinunua umeme katika ofisi hizo.

“Ni kweli huyo mtu tunaye na anatuhumiwa kushirikiana na ma-vendor wetu (wauzaji wa rejareja). Inaonekana alikuwa akiwauzia umeme mwingi kuliko umeme aliotakiwa kuutoa kulingana na gharama walizolipia,” alisema Mhando.

Alisema suala hilo lilibainika baada ya kufanyika kwa ukaguzi wa ndani ambao uliwezesha kugundulika upotevu wa kiasi hicho kikubwa cha pesa na kwamba baada ya kubaini tatizo hilo hatua zilizochukuliwa ni kumhamishia afisa huyo makao makuu ili kupisha uchunguzi.

“Kwa kawaida huwezi kumfukuza tu mtu kazi kienyeji, kwa hiyo kwanza “tulim-charge” tukamtaka aandike maelezo ni kwa nini asifukuzwe kazi ,” alisema Mhando.

Alisema baada ya timu iliyoundwa kushughulikia suala hiyo kukaa na kupitia maelezo yake ilibainika kuwa afisa huyo ana hatia na kwamba hatua iliyokuliwa ni kukatisha mkataba wale wa ajira.

“Lakini kwa kuwa hizo ni pesa nyingi na ni za umma tukaona ku-terminate (kukatisha) tu mkataba wake haitoshi hivyo wakaguzi wakaamua kumfikisha polisi kwa hatua zaidi za kisheria;“Kwa hiyo baada tu ya kukatisha mkataba wake na askari wakamkamata hapohapo ofisini,” alisema Mhando.

Kwa mujibu wa habari kutoka kwa vyanzo hivyo afisa huyo alitiwa mbaroni Ijumaa iliyopita akiwa ofisini kwake makao makuu ya Tanesco, ambako alihamishiwa wakati uchunguzi wa tuhuma zake ukiendelea .“Mpaka ninavyokwambia hivi sasa yuko Central (Kituo Kikuu cha Polisi jijini Dar es Salaam), kilidokeza chanzo chetu na kuongeza kuwa huenda leo ofisa huyo akapandishwa kizimbani kwa tuhuma hizo tuhuma hizo zinazomkabili,".

Hata hivyo kwa mujibu wa habari kutoka katika vyanzo vyetu wafanyabiashara hao bado hawajakamatwa na kwamba bado jeshi la Polisi linaendelea kuwasaka ili kuwaunganisha katika tuhuma hizo.

Watoa habari wetu walidokeza kuwa kutokana na unyeti wa tuhuma hizo hasa kwa kuzingatia kiwango cha pesa zilizoibwa, polisi wamehofu kumpa dhamana kituoni hapo kwa kudhani kuwa anaweza kutoroka na hivyo kusubiri afikishwe mahakamani kwanza.

Maelezo ya Polisi
Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Ilala, Faustine Shilogile alipoulizwa kuhusiana na taarifa za kukamatwa kwa mhasibu huyo alisema kuwa suala hilo haliko chini yake, bali liko ofisi ya Kanda Maalum, hivyo alilielekeza Mwananchi kuwasiliana na Mkuu wa Upelelezi wa Kanda hiyo, (ZCO), Ahmed Msangi.

Hata hivyo ZCO Msangi alipotakiwa kutoa ufafanuzi alisema kwa upande wake yeye hawezi kulizungumzia, kwa maelezo kwamba si msemaji mkuu isipokuwa Kamanda wa Polisi Kanda Maalumu, Naibu Kamishna wa Polisi, Suleiman Kova.

Naye Kova alipoulizwa alisema asingeweza kulitolea ufafanuzi kwa kuwa alikuwa nje ya ofisi na kwamba mahali alipokuwa hakukuwa na mawasiliano mazuri.“Kwa sasa siko ofisni, niko nje kidogo ya jijini na mawasiliano huku si mazuri maana hata nakupata kwa shida, lakini kesho nitafanya Press Conference (mkutano wa waandishi wa habari) hivyo njoo kesho nitatoa ufafanuzi wa kutosha,” alisema Kova.
Habari za Kitaifa

Wizi kupitia mashine za Luku
Septemba 7, mwaka jana
Tanesco lilitanga kubaini kuwepo kwa mtandao wa wezi wa umeme kupitia mashine za Luku na vituo feki vya kuuzia umeme huo.

Kufuatia hali hiyo, shirika hilo lilianzisha operesheni endelevu ya kuwasaka wahusika wakiwemo watumishi wake wanaohisiwa kuhusika.

Katika siku ya kwanza ya utekelezaji wa operesheni mashine 7 kati 11 za Luku ambazo awali zilibainika kuwa na tatizo, zilihakikiwa katika maeneo ya Mwenge na Kariakoo zilihusishwa na wizi wa umeme.

Msemaji wa Tanesco, Badra Masoud alisema kupitia kitengo maalumu cha Luku kilichoanzishwa na shirika hilo walikuwa wakifuatilia taarifa za kuwepo kwa hujuma katika shirika hilo kupitia Luku na mita za kawaida, zinayofanywa na baadhi ya wafanyakazi halali wa shirika hilo.


MWANANCHI


My Take

Inakuwaje mtu mmoja abebeshwe zigo la bilioni moja na ushehe? Inabidi mifumo yote ichunguzwe. Mhasibu huyu nachelea kukubali kwamba yeye ni mhusika wa ubadhirifu huo. Ni mwanamama mahiri na mchapa kazi wa hali ya juu asiyependa majungu ama mzaha katika kazi. Yawezekana ikawa ni Conspiracy "Innocent until proven guilty".

ELBARADEI URGES U.S TO ABANDON MUBARAK

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei put pressure on the United States on Sunday to support calls for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, saying "life support to the dictator" must end.

In a series of interviews with U.S. television networks from Cairo, ElBaradei also said he had a mandate to negotiate a national unity government and would soon reach out to the army, at the heart of power in Egypt for more than a half century.

ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace laureate for his work with the U.N. nuclear agency, said it was only a matter of time before Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for three decades, stepped down. He urged President Barack Obama to take a stand.

"It is better for President Obama not to appear that he is the last one to say to President Mubarak, 'It's time for you to go," he told CNN.

ElBaradei, a possible candidate in Egypt's presidential election this year, dismissed U.S. calls for Mubarak to enact sweeping democratic and economic reforms in response to the protests.

"The American government cannot ask the Egyptian people to believe that a dictator who has been in power for 30 years would be the one to implement democracy. This is a farce," he told the CBS program "Face the Nation."

"This first thing which will calm the situation is for Mubarak to leave, and leave with some dignity. Otherwise I fear that things will get bloody. And you (the United States) have to stop the life support to the dictator and root for the people."

ElBaradei returned to Egypt on Thursday night in the midst of large-scale protests that have left Mubarak clinging to power with the army in the streets. ElBaradei addressed the protesters in Cairo on Sunday.

'NATIONAL UNITY'

"I have been authorized -- mandated -- by the people who organized these demonstrations and many other parties to agree on a national unity government," ElBaradei told CNN.

"I hope that I should be in touch soon with the army and we need to work together. The army is part of Egypt."

Obama is performing a delicate balancing act, trying to avoid outright abandoning Mubarak -- an important U.S. strategic ally of 30 years -- while supporting protesters who seek broader political rights and demand his ouster.

The U.S. response to ElBaradei's return has so far been muted, perhaps signaling a reluctance to be seen as meddling in a country where Washington has long cast a shadow with annual aid of about $1.5 billion per year.

ElBaradei is a well-known figure in Washington. He had an uneasy relationship with the administration of former President George W. Bush after he disputed the U.S. rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Earlier on Sunday, a leading member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Egyptian opposition forces had agreed to support ElBaradei to negotiate with the government.

In his U.S. interviews, ElBaradei rejected concerns about extremism within the Muslim Brotherhood, which is popular among the underprivileged, partly because it offers social and economic services in deprived neighborhoods.

"They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence," he ABC's "This Week" program.

"This is what the regime ... sold to the West and to the U.S.: 'It's either us, repression or al Qaeda-type Islamists.'"

He also dismissed concerns that radical Islamists were behind the uprising, saying protesters "absolutely have no ideology other than they want to see future hope, a respect for their dignity, and basic needs."

Some analysts question whether the 68-year-old ElBaradei, whose prominent career was forged chiefly overseas, will have enough influence with Egypt's armed forces.

ElBaradei said he did not believe the army would "turn on the people," if ordered. "I think the army is very much on the people's side," he said.

(Additional reporting by Will Dunham and the Cairo newsroom; Editing by Will Dunham)

GOOGLE CO-FOUNDER TAKES OVER: TARGETS FACEBOOK

Google Inc co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO from Eric Schmidt, a surprise move to make the company more nimble at a time when competition heats up with fast-growing rivals like Facebook.

Page's assumption of day-to-day operations marks a return to Google's technological roots, 13 years after he and fellow Stanford University student Sergey Brin founded what has become the world's No. 1 Internet search engine with $29 billion a year in revenue.

"Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!" Schmidt tweeted after the announcement.

The news came as Google reported earnings and revenue that blew past expectations.

While Google has dominated Internet search for a decade, the company has struggled to find its footing in social networking, with a new crop of Web companies such as Facebook and Twitter stealing Web traffic and engineering talent.

"As spending was curbed and order restored over the last few years, some of that Google magic was lost," said Tricia Salinero, managing director of Newforth Partners, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, in an email.

Schmidt, who will step aside on April 4 and make way for Page, told Reuters in an interview that the change was "not a reaction to competitors."

Rather, he said, it was an effort to speed up decision making at the company, which ended the year with about 24,000 employees.

"Google has many different businesses and the issue that we have been getting into is there's too many ways (in) which these businesses can be slowed down," Schmidt said.

Schmidt, who became CEO in 2001 to bring more management experience to a then-fledgling company, will assume the role of executive chairman, focusing on deals and government outreach, among other things. Brin will concentrate on strategic projects.

Shares in the Internet search and advertising leader rose about 2 percent to $639 in extended trading.

Just days ago, Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announced a leave of absence, leaving lieutenant Tim Cook in charge of day-to-day operations. Like Google, Apple also announced results this week that blew past Wall Street's estimates.

"The Street will think it's a negative, that there is probably some issue going on. Google is trying to get more efficient and trying to get a tech guy in the seat to compete with Facebook," said UBS analyst Brian Pitz. "I don't think it changes anything strategically where the company is headed."

News of the change came as Google reported a 29 percent surge in both net profit and net revenue that beat forecasts.

Net income, excluding items, of $8.75 a share outstripped Wall Street's average forecast of $8.10

Net revenue, excluding fees paid to partner websites, was $6.37 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, on average, were expecting net revenue of $6.06 billion.

GOVERNMENT OUTREACH

The world's top Internet company is recruiting and going on an acquisitions spree, aiming to ensure its online products remain popular as surfers turn to new services like Facebook -- now the most heavily trafficked website -- and wireless gadgets.

On a conference call with analysts, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said a 10 percent, across-the-board pay raise instituted late last year was a direct attempt to staunch a flow of talent to hot Web upstarts in the Valley.

Google is also facing increasing regulatory scrutiny as its influence on the Web grows and as the company expands into other markets.

The company's planned $700 million acquisition of airline ticketing software company ITA software is being reviewed by U.S. regulators, while European regulators are looking into Google's search practices.

Google tried to buy fast-growing online local-shopping service Groupon for $6 billion but was rebuffed, Chicago Breaking Business, a Tribune Newspaper website, and other news outlets reported.

The question is whether Facebook's success could start to cut into Google's business, as investors debate whether marketers will advertise on both online services, or shift advertising dollars from Google to the world's largest social network.

Google said the management change was made as part of a plan to "streamline" decision making and create clearer lines of responsibility and accountability at the top.

"It's a good move. It (the triumvirate management structure) was always one of things that concerned us a little bit," said Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager with the Jacob Internet Fund. "It should streamline the decision-making process. They're in a fast-moving industry."

Schmidt now plans to sell about 534,000 shares of Class A common stock, the company said. Based on Google's closing share price of $626.77 on Thursday, he would earn about $334.7 million on the stock sale. He would still own about 2.7 percent of Google's outstanding capital stock, down from 2.9 percent before selling the shares.

"As Google has grown, managing the business has become more complicated. So Larry, Sergey and I have been talking for a long time about how best to simplify our management structure and speed up decision making," Schmidt said in a posting on the company's official blog.

"And over the holidays we decided now was the right moment to make some changes to the way we are structured."

Google also reported fourth-quarter financial results, beating Wall Street's net revenue expectations.

Schmidt said on his blogpost that Page, the son of a Michigan State University computer science professor, will now lead product development and technology strategy, areas that are "his greatest strengths."

"It will be interesting to see what he'll do that's different, what he could not have done in his prior role," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis.

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Additional reporting by Alexandria Sage, Dan Levine; Editing by Edwin Chan and Richard Chang)

REUTERS

Sunday, January 30, 2011

TAARIFA YA MAFANIKIO YA MFUMO WA STAKABADHI GHALANI MKOA WA MTWARA



Kutokana na athari zilizojitokeza katika misimu ya nyuma ya ununuzi wa korosho hasa msimu wa 2006/2007, ambapo wakulima hawakuwa na soko la uhakika na linaloaminika kwa zao la korosho, jambo lililosababisha wakulima wa korosho kuyumbishwa sana juu ya bei na hatimaye kuuza zao hilo la korosho kwa bei ya hasara na ya kutupa. Msimu wa 2007/2008 mfumo wa uuzaji wa zao la korosho kupitia stakabadhi za maghala ulibuniwa ili kutatua matatizo yaliyojitokeza nyuma.

Ilikuwa ni juhudi binafsi za mhe. Rais Jakaya Kikwete na serikali yake kulitafutia ufumbuzi swala hili na hivyo kuamua serikali ivilipie madeni vyama vya ushirika viweze kuaminika na kukopesheka. Mfumo wa stakabadhi ghalani ukaanzishwa kisheria (sheria Na. 10 ya 2005), kwa kutumia mazao kwenye maghala kama dhamana ya kupata mkopo kutoka kwenye benki na asasi zingine za fedha.

Tangu msimu huu ulipoanza kumekuwa na mafanikio makubwa kwa wakulima, vyama vya msingi na kwa halmashauri ya wilaya kwa ujumla. Baadhi ya mafanikio hayo ni pamoja na;

1. Mkulima anapata bei nzuri na ya uhakika na inayoongezeka kila msimu.Mfano(2007/2008-Tshs610/=,2008/2009-Tshs675/=, 2009/2010- Tshs 700/= , 2010/2011- Tshs 800/=). Hizi ni takwimu za bei dira, kuna malipo ya majaliwa ”BONUS” ambayo hutofautiana kutoka chama kimoja kwenda kingine, ambayo nayo yamekuwa yakiongezeka kila msimu.Malipo ya majaliwa hua kati ya Tshs 110 mpaka Tshs 340 kutegemea ubora wa korosho na bei ya mnada kwa kilo.

2. Ubora na thamani ya korosho imeongezeka.(Kutoka - Tshs 5,250,000,000/= mwaka 2009/2010, hadi Tshs 13,600,000,000 msimu wa 2010/2011) kwa wilaya ya Masasi.

3. Ununuzi holela (kangomba) umepungua kwa kiasi kikubwa.Ununuzi holela uliyumbisha bei na soko kiasi cha kukatisha tamaa uzalishaji wa korosho kupunguza ushuru.

4. Vyama vya msingi vya mazao na masoko vimeaminika na kukopesheka na vyombo vya fedha.(msimu wa 2010/2011- Tshs 13,600,000,000/=)

5. Ushuru wa korosho na michango mingine inakusanywa kwa urahisi zaidi na kwa uaminifu. Ushuru wa korosho na michango mingine kwa mfumo huu hukatwa na vyama vya msingi toka kwenye malipo ya korosho moja kwa moja na kuwakilishwa kwa Halmashauri.

6. Mapato ya Halmashauri yameongezeka kila msimu.(Mapato kwa msimu 2009/2010 ilikuwa Tshs 487,500,000, msimu wa 2010/2011 inatarajiwa kufikia Tshs 1,190,000,000/=)

7. Mfumo umeongeza ajira wilayani. Hapa zipo ajira za kwenye vyama vya msingi,lakini pia zipo ajira zilizotokana na watu kujiajiri kwenye kilimo cha korosho kutokana na kuvutiwa na soko/bei.

Pamoja na mafanikio haya yote, changamoto kubwa kwa misimu ya nyuma karibu yote kumekuwa na malalamiko ya hapa na pale juu ya malipo ya pili na ya tatu. Kuna baadhi ya maeneo walikuwa wanachelewa sana kulipa au hata kutolipwa kabisa malipo ya tatu, ikiwa ni pamoja na kukatwa pesa za ushuru na michango ya maendeleo.

Kwa msimu wa 2010/2011 kwa wilaya ya Masasi mpaka sasa tunapomalizia msimu wa ununuzi wa korosho mkulima ameshalipwa bei dira pamoja na malipo ya pili bila makato yeyote hivyo kufikia jumla ya Tshs 800/= kwa kilo. Amepata malipo haya bila usumbufu na bila kukatwa senti tano, tunajiandaa kulipa malipo ya tatu hivi karibuni,tunategemea yatakuwa mazuri na bila usumbufu pia.

Kuondoka kwa usumbufu kwa malipo ya pili kwa wilaya nzima na bila kukatwa pesa yeyote kwa malipo haya ya pili ndio msingi wa shukurani za wakulima wa korosho Masasi, ambao mpaka sasa wengi wameandika barua na wengine kufika ofisini kwa mkuu wa wilaya au kutuma wawakilishi wao kutoa shukrani zao kwa Mhe. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwa umahiri wake kuhakikisha anawakomboa wakulima wa korosho Masasi. Wanamtakia afya njema na maisha marefu.

Lakini pia shukurani zao wanazielekeza kwa Mkuu wa mkoa wa Mtwara Mhe. Anatory Tarimo kwa kupambana bila kuchoka kuhakikisha kuwa mfumo unasimama licha ya vikwazo vingi alivyopambana navyo kutoka kwa wasioutakia mema mfumo na wakulima wa korosho kwa ujumla.

Bila kusahau “Task Force” ya mkoa wa Mtwara chini ya katibu tawala wa mkoa wa Mtwara Ndg.Yusuf Matumbo kwa kazi nzuri wakishirikiana na viongozi wa wilaya kuhakikisha wanapambana na wahujumu wa mfumo wa stakabadhi ghalani. Hatimaye leo wakulima wanafurahia matunda ya kazi nzuri hiyo.

Aidha uongozi wa wilaya unawashukuru wananchi kwa ushirikiano mkubwa waliouonyesha hadi kufikia mafanikio haya.Tunawaomba waendelee na moyo huo na wazidishe uzalishaji kwa msimu ujao.

KOROSHO NI DHAHABU NA MKOMBOZI KWA MIKOA YA KUSINI!

Imetolewa na;

Mkuu wa Wilaya Masasi

Nape Moses Nnauye

Kwa niaba ya wananchi wa Wilaya ya Masasi


My Take:

Mfumo wa stakabadhi ghalani bado haujaeleweka na unalalamikiwa mno na wananchi. Mfumo huu hauendani na dhana nzima ya soko huria, unamnyima mkulima maamuzi ya kujiamulia katika kile anachokizalisha.

Mfumo wa stakabadhi ghalani utaonekana mkombozi kwa watu wa Mtwara pale mkulima atakapopata fursa nafuu ya kuweza kupata mbolea, pembejeo, mikopo nafuu, pamoja na masoko ya uhakika kwa mazao yake. Vile vile SIDO pamoja na asasi nyingine zije na wazo la kuweza kuwawezesha wakulima kuwa na viwanda vidogo vinavyotokana na zao la korosho. Mwisho ianzishwe benki ambayo itakuwa ni mahsusi kwa ajili ya wakulima wadogo wadogo kwa ajili ya kuweza kupata mikopo pamoja na fursa mbalimbali ningependa benki hiyo iitwe "Korosho Bank".

Fursa nyingine ni huduma mbalimbali za kijamii ambazo nadhani bado ni tatizo kwa mkoa wa Mtwara. Mafanikio ya kweli sio namba mafanikio ya kweli ni kwa namna ipi serikali imewezeshwa na wananchi wake katika kupunguza kiwango cha umaskini kupitia zao lao. Hapa itakuwa ni kama tunapiga porojo tu ili ionekane kwamba kuongezeka kwa namba fulani ya kipato imetokana na mtu fulani. Sio kweli.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

MEMORY : JOSEPH MFUNGUO

Times have passed moments gone but your gap still remains in our hearts. Joy, Love,Laughter and forgiveness is what makes you different from other. I know back then and up to this time that you are an angel of heaven. We shall meet again. RIP (29/1/2000-29/1/2011) . Eleven years gone wounds like yesterday.
RIP JOSEPH MFUNGUO (4/4/1984-29/1/2000)

Friday, January 28, 2011

MAKALA YA MBWAMBO




TUMEKUWA DAMPO TWAMWAGIWA VYA DAMPO


MALUMBANO ya hivi karibu kati ya Makamu Mkuu wa Chuo Huria cha Tanzania, Profesa Torry Mbwete na Shirika la Viwango (TBS) kuhusu ubora wa maji ya chupa na ya kwenye vipaketi yanayotengenezwa na kuuzwa nchini, yanafikirisha.

Profesa Mbwete ameutangazia umma wa Tanzania kwamba si maji yote ya chupa na ya kwenye vipaketi, yanayouzwa nchini, ni salama kunywa. TBS inapinga na kudai kuwa maji yote yenye nembo yake ya ubora ni salama kunywa.

Kwa hakika, malumbano hayo yalinikumbusha kitu kimoja nilichokishuhudia mimi na waandishi wenzangu wa Chama Cha Waandishi wa Habari za Mazingira Tanzania (JET), mjini Morogoro, mwaka 2006.

Ilikuwa hivi: Tulikwenda Bwawa la Mindu (nje kidogo ya mji wa Morogoro) kwa ziara ya kikazi, na huko kila mmoja wetu alinunua ndoo moja ya samaki wabichi wakubwa aina ya perege.

Tatizo likawa ni namna ya kuwasafirisha samaki hao hadi Dar es Salaam bila wao kuharibika. Tukashauriwa kwenda nyumba fulani karibu na stendi ya zamani ya mabasi, mjini Morogoro, kununua mapande ya barafu ili tuyaweke juu ya samaki hao wasiharibike.

Tulipofika katika nyumba hiyo tukaelekezwa kupita hadi uwani ambako mapande hayo ya barafu yanauzwa. Huko uwani ndiko tukashuhudia kioja:Tulimkuta kijana mmoja yuko bize akijaza maji ya bomba kwenye vipaketi vidogo vya plastiki, na kisha kuvishona vyema na kuvipanga kwenye kasha la barafu (ice cooler).

Kioja chenyewe ni kwamba bomba lenyewe lilikuwa karibu mno na choo kichafu chenye inzi kibao. Pia kulikuwa na karo chafu linalotoa harufu mbaya karibu na bomba hilo. Lakini kijana yule alikuwa hayachemshi wala kuyaweka dawa yoyote maji yale kabla ya kuyajaza katika vipaketi hivyo!

Mmoja wetu (John Chikomo) alipomuuliza ni kwa nini alikuwa akiwauzia wateja maji ambayo hayakuchemshwa wala kuwekwa dawa yoyote jibu lake lilikuwa kwamba angeyachemshwa au kuyaweka dawa asingeyauza maji yale kwa bei ndogo kiasi kile ya Sh. 100 kwa paketi!

Kichwani mwangu nilijenga picha ya mwananchi masikini aliyeshikwa na kiu ya kupita kiasi kwenye maeneo ya stendi. Masikini huyo atakimbilia kununua maji hayo baridi ya Sh. 100 ya kwenye vipaketi, na yenye nembo feki ili akate kiu yake.

Masikini huyu atakuwa hajui kama maji hayo si salama hata kidogo. Hakika umasikini ndiyo unaomponza kuwa mwathirika wa kwanza wa biashara hiyo hatari ya maji ya kijana huyo.

Kwa sababu ya tukio hilo la Morogoro, niliapa kwamba sitanunua tena maji ya kunywa ya kwenye vipaketi bali ya chupa tu. Hata hivyo, kauli ya hivi karibuni ya Profesa Mbwete kwamba hata maji ya kwenye chupa si yote ni salama, imenifanya nifikiri upya kuhusu kiapo changu hicho cha Morogoro.

Lakini pia malumbano hayo kati ya TBS na Profesa Mbwete yalinikumbusha documentary moja ya BBC niliyopata kuiangalia miaka sita iliyopita iliyohusu uchunguzi wa kishushushu ambao waandishi wa shirika hilo walifanya kuhusu utengenezaji wa madawa feki (counterfeit drugs) nchini India.

Utafiti huo wa BBC ulichochewa na tukio moja huko Lagos, Nigeria ambako mgonjwa mmoja wa kisukari alifariki kwenye zahanati moja baada ya kuchomwa sindano za insulin.

Kifo hicho kiliwashangaza madaktari kwa sababu sindano ya insulin ilipaswa impe nafuu mgonjwa huyo na si kumuua, na ndipo ilipoamuliwa uchunguzi wa kimaabara ufanyike kuhusu hiyo ‘insulin’.

Matokeo ya uchunguzi huyo yaliitikisa Nigeria nzima; kwani ilibainika kwamba dawa hiyo ya insulin haikuwa insulin bali maji yaliyochanganywa na kemikali nyingine! Kwa maneno mengine; mgonjwa yule alifariki kwa kuwa sindano aliyochomwa haikuwa na dawa ya insulin; bali maji yaliyochanganywa na kemikali nyingine.

Uchunguzi zaidi ulipofanyika wa wapi ambako zahanati hiyo ilinunua dawa hizo, uliwezesha kugunduliwa kwa shehena kwa shehena ya makasha ya dawa feki (counterfeit drugs) kutoka India.

Na ndipo BBC ilipoamua kwenda huko India kufanya uchunguzi wa kikachero (under cover investigation). Matokeo ya uchunguzi huo wa BBC ni documentary hiyo kabambe inayoonyesha jinsi madawa hayo yanavyotengenezwa katika viwanda vidogo vya uani vilivyopo katika majumba ya wafanyabiashara waovu wa India.

Kwa mujibu wa uchunguzi huo wa BBC, ni vigumu mno kwa macho ya kawaida ya binadamu kung’amua tofauti kati ya dawa halisi na dawa feki kutoka katika viwanda hivyo; kwani hufanana mno kuanzia kwenye mwonekano wa dawa yenyewe hadi kwenye muundo wa paketi zake na hata maandishi kwenye lebo.

BBC iliweza kuonyesha, kwenye documentary hiyo, namna chaki ya kawaida kabisa inavyoweza kutengenezwa na kuwa kidonge cha paracetamol na kuwekwa kwenye paketi ya kawaida kabisa ya dawa hiyo!

Hiyo maana yake ni kwamba mgonjwa kule Lagos, Nigeria anaweza kununua na kumeza dawa hiyo akidhani amemeza kidonge cha paracetamol; kumbe amemeza kidonge cha chaki!

Ndugu zangu, nimetoa mifano ya maji na dawa; lakini ukweli ni kwamba bidhaa feki ni nyingi mno katika mitaa ya dunia yetu hii.

Ripoti ya Shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO) ya mwaka jana inaonyesha kwamba biashara ya madawa feki duniani inaongeza kila mwaka kwa watani wa asilimia saba.

Ni dhahiri soko kuu la bidhaa hizo ni nchi masikini duniani likiwemo Bara la Afrika. Bidhaa hizo zina mvuto kwa mtu masikini, kwa sababu ya bei zake rahisi.

Kwa mfano, masikini kule Morogoro hawezi kumudu chupa ya maji aina ya Kilimanjaro ya Sh. 700, na badala yake atakimbilia kipaketi cha Sh. 100 kilichotengenezwa katika mazingira yale niliyoyasimulia awali asitambue kwamba anakimbilia kifo.

Vivyo hivyo masikini kule Lagos, Nigeria atakimbilia insulin yenye maji kwa sababu ya unafuu wa bei na pia paracetamol ya chaki kwa sababu hiyo hiyo ya bei nafuu. Bei nafuu ndiyo inayowafanya masikini wawe waathirika wa kwanza na wakubwa wa bidhaa feki.

Katika Tanzania hali ni hiyo hiyo. Wiki iliyopita Mamlaka ya Kudhibiti Vyakula na Madawa (TFDA) ilitangaza majina ya aina saba za madawa ambayo imeyapiga marufuku, kwa sababu ni feki.

Sina hakika madawa hayo yamekaa sokoni kwa muda gani kabla TFDA haijayapiga marufuku, lakini nina hakika ya kitu kimoja; nacho ni kwamba kuna wagonjwa waliyanunua na kuyatumia wakiamini ni madawa orijino yanayoweza kuwatibu; kumbe ni feki! Tuombe tu Mungu kwamba hakuna waliokufa kutokana na uchu wa pesa wa wenzetu hao wanaoyatengeneza na wanaoyaingiza nchini mwetu na kuyauza.

Kwa ufupi, serikali yetu ina wajibu wa kuwalinda na kuwatetea wananchi (hususan masikini) dhidi ya biashara hii haramu na ya hatari ya bidhaa feki ambayo imeshamiri nchini.

Wenzetu Marekani (kwa mfano) wana vyombo imara vya kulinda walaji, na ndiyo maana Wachina walipoingiza midoli na maziwa ya watoto yenye kemikali za sumu, ilikuwa haraka kwao kung’amua na kusimamisha uingizaji wa bidhaa hizo.

Je sisi tunavyo? Je, TBS yetu ni imara na ina matawi ya kudhibiti biashara hiyo haramu nchi nzima, na hasa miji ya mipakani ambako kuna njia kibao za panya zinazotumiwa kuingiza nchini bidhaa hizo feki?

Je, TBS, katika udogo wake wa sasa, inaweza kweli ikawahakikishia Watanzania kwamba inawalinda dhidi ya utitiri wa bidhaa feki za Kichina zinazoingizwa nchini kila siku na kuuzwa bei rahisi?

Hivi kweli baada ya nchi yetu kugeuka dampo la bidhaa za kigeni (matokeo ya sera ya Serikali ya CCM ya soko huria) TBS ina capacity ya kupima kila bidhaa inayoingizwa na kuuzwa nchini?

Hivi kweli vyombo vyetu vyote vyenye dhamana ya kuwalinda wananchi dhidi ya bidhaa hizi hatari feki, havijaathirika na utamaduni huu wa sasa wa ufisadi ulioenea kote nchini?

Kama hata magari ya Rais yanawekewa mafuta yaliyochakachuliwa, Mtanzania masikini ataponaje kuuziwa kwenye duka la dawa paracetamol ambayo ni chaki!?

Vyovyote vile; Profesa Mbwete ameanzisha mjadala fikirishi, na TBS haina sababu yoyote ya msingi ya kuukasirikia. Natuujadili; maana unahusu maisha yetu sote hususan wananchi masikini ambao ndiyo wengi wanaokimbilia bidhaa hizo feki kwa sababu ya bei zake nafuu.

Profesa amegusia maji ya chupa tu, lakini orodha ya bidhaa feki ni ndefu. Natuijadili na kuangalia ni vipi tunaweza kuyanusuru maisha yetu; maana tumeridhia nchi yetu kugeuzwa dampo la bidhaa za nje, na sasa tunatupiwa vya dampo!

Tafakari.


RAIA MWEMA

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WASICHANA WAONGOZA MATOKEO KIDATO CHA NNE


Fidelis Butahe na Hussein Issa

BARAZA la Mitihani la Taifa (Necta) limetangaza matokeo ya mtihani wa kidato cha nne uliofanyika Oktoba, 2010 yanayoonyesha kuwa wasichana wanaongoza kwa kiwango cha ufaulu.

Hata hivyo matokeo hayo yameonyesha kuwa kiwango cha ufaulu katika mtihani huo kimeshuka kwa asilimia 22 ilinganishwa na matokeo ya mwaka 2009. Katibu Mtendaji wa Necta, Dk Joyce Ndalichako, aliwaambia waandishi wa habari wakati akitangaza matokeo hayo jana, kuwa wasichana wamefanya vizuri zaidi kuliko wavulana.

"Kati ya watahiniwa kumi bora, sita ni wasichana na wanne ni wavulana," alisema Dk Ndalichako na kumtaja kinara wa matokeo hayo kuwa ni Lucylight Mallya kutoka Shule ya Sekondari ya Wasichana ya St Marian iliyopo mkoani Pwani. Hii ni mara ya pili kwa shule hiyo kutoa mwanafunzi bora katika mtihani wa kidato cha nne baada ya Immaculate Mosha aliyeibuka kinara katika matokeo ya mwaka 2009. Kwa mujibu wa matokeo ya mtihani wa mwaka jana, kati ya shule kumi bora katika kundi la shule zenye watahiniwa chini ya 40, saba ni shule za seminari na huku Shule ya Seminari ya Uru inaongoza shule kumi bora katika kundi la shule zenye watahiniwa zaidi ya 40.


Matokeo hayo yanaonyesha kuwa shule kumi za mwisho ni mchanganyiko wa shule za serikali na watu binafsi. Dk Ndalichako alitaja shule kumi bora zenye watahiniwa zaidi ya 40 na mikoa zinakopatikana kwenye mabano kuwa ni Uru Seminari (Kilimanjaro), Marian Girls (Pwani), St Francis Girls (Mbeya), Canossa (Dar es Salaam), Msolwa (Morogoro), Feza Boys (Dar es Salaam), St Mary Goreti (Kilimanjaro), Abbey (Mtwara), St Joseph Semiterambogo (Kigoma) na Barbro-Johansson (Dar es Salaam).

Alieleza kuwa shule kumi bora zenye watahiniwa chini ya 40 ni seminari ya Don Bosco (Iringa), Feza Girls (Dar es Salaam), Maua Seminari (Kilimanjaro), Queens of Apostles Ushirombo (Shinyanga), Sengerema Seminari (Mwanza), Sanu Seminari (Manyara), Bethelsabs Girls (Iringa), St Joseph-Kilocha Seminary (Iringa), Dungunyi Seminary (Singida) na Mafinga Seminary (Iringa). Kwa mujibu wa Dk Ndalichako, shule kumi za mwisho zenye watahiniwa chini ya 40 ni, Sanje (Morogoro), Daluni (Tanga), Kinangali (Singida), Mtanga na Pande (Lindi), Imalampaka (Tabora), Chongoleani (Tanga), Mwamanenge (Shinyanga), Mipingo (Lindi) na Kaoze (Rukwa). Alitaja shule zingine kumi za mwisho katika kundi la shule zenye watahiniwa zaidi ya 40 kuwa ni Changaa (Dodoma), Pande Darajani (Tanga), Igawa (Morogoro), Makata (Lindi), Kolo, Kikore na Hurui (Dodoma), Mbuyuni (Mtwara), Thawi (Dodoma) na Naputa (Mtwara). Dk Ndalichako pia aliwataja watahiniwa kumi bora kitaifa na shule zao kwenye mabano kuwa ni Lucylight Mallya (St Marian), Maria-Dorin Shayo (St Marian), Sherryen Mutoka (Barbro-Johansson), Diana Matabwa (St Francis Girls) na Neema Kafwimi (St Francis Girls). Wengine ni, Beatrice Issara (St Mary Goreti), Johnston Dedani (Ilboru), Samwel Emmanuel (Moshi Technical), Bertha Sanga (Marian Girls) na Bernadetha Kalluvya (St Francis Girls).

Dk Ndalichako alisema kuna wanafunzi 42 kutoka baadhi ya shule walifanya mtihani wakati walikwisha ondolewa katika usajili baada ya kubainika kuwa sifa za kidato cha pili walizowasilisha hazikuwa sahihi. Alizitaja shule hizo na idadi ya wanafunzi kwenye mabano kuwa ni Ujenzi (4), Kahama Muslim (1) St John Seminari (1), Eckernforde (1), Seuta (1), Jamhuri (1) Mdanya New Vision (12) na Mseru (21). Dk Ndalichako alifahamisha kuwa watahiniwa 56 wa kujitegemea waliondolewa kwenye usajili kwa kutokuwa na sifa lakini walifanya mtihani huo. Alivitaja vituo walivyofanyia mtihani watahiniwa hao na idadi yao katika mabano kuwa ni Mwigo (29) na Twitange (27). Dk Ndalichako alisema mtihani huo ulifanywa na watahiniwa 177,021 na asilimia 50.40 ya watahiniwa wote, wamefaulu. Wasichana waliofaulu ni 69,996 sawa na asilimia 43.47 na wavulana ni 107,025 sawa na asilimia 56.28. “Mwaka 2009 watahiniwa waliofaulu walikuwa sawa na asilimia 72.51 ya watahiniwa waliofanya mtihani huo,” alisema Ndalichako

Alisema ubora wa ufaulu kwa kuangalia madaraja waliyopata watahiniwa wa shule unaonyesha kuwa jumla ya watahiniwa 40,388 sawa na asilimia 11.50, wamefaulu katika madaraja I hadi III. “Wasichana waliofaulu katika madaraja I hadi III ni 12,583 sawa na asilimia 7.81 na wavulana ni 27,805 sawa na asilimia 14.62,”alisema Dk Ndalichako. Alisema idadi ya watahiniwa wa kujitegemea waliofaulu mtihani huo ni 46, 064 sawa na asilimia 52.09 ya waliofanya mtihani.

Alisema katika kundi hilo, wasichana waliofaulu ni 22,405 sawa na asilimia 48.41 na wavulana ni 23,659 sawa na asilimia 56.13. Mwaka 2009 watahiniwa wa kujitegemea 49,477 sawa na asilimia 54.12 walifaulu, alisema. Aliongeza kuwa watahiniwa 458,114 wakiwamo wasichana 216,084 sawa na asilimia 47.17 na wavulana 242,030 sawa na asilimia 52.83 ndio waliojisajili kufanya mtihani huo mwaka jana. “Mwaka 2009 watahiniwa waliosajiliwa walikuwa 351,152, hivyo idadi ya watahiniwa imeongezeka kwa watahiniwa 106,962 sawa na asilimia 30.5,” alisema Dk Ndalichako na kuongeza:

“Waliofanya mtihani wa kidato cha nne mwaka 2010 ni 441,426 sawa na asilimia 96.36 na watahiniwa 16,688 ambao ni sawa na asilimia 3.64 ya watahiniwa wote waliosajiliwa, hawakufanya mtihani. “Kuna ongezeko la watahiniwa wa shule 109,329 ambao ni sawa na asilimia 43.0 ikilinganishwa na idadi ya waliosajiliwa mwaka 2009. Watahiniwa waliofanya mtihani walikuwa 352,840 sawa na asilimia 97.04, watahiniwa 10,749 sawa na asilimia 2.96 hawakufanya mtihani,” alisema Dk Ndalichako.

Alifahamisha kuwa mwaka 2009 watahiniwa wa kujitegemea waliosajiliwa walikuwa 96,892 na 2010 kulikuwa na watahiniwa 94,525 ikimaanisha kulikuwa na upungufu wa watahiniwa 2,367 sawa na asilimia 2.44 ikilinganishwa mwaka 2009. “Watahiniwa 88,586 wakiwemo wasichana 46,358 na wavulana 42,228 walifanya mtihani huo, watahiniwa wa kujitegemea 5,939 sawa na asilimia 6.28 hawakufanya mtihani.

Shule zenye watahiniwa zaidi ya 40 zilikuwa 3,194 na zenye watahiniwa chini ya 40 zilikuwa 489. Akizungumzia matokeo ya mtihani wa maarifa (QT), alisema watahiniwa waliosajiliwa walikuwa 26,540 kati yao wasichana ni 16,101 na wavulana 10,439. Alisema mwaka 2009 jumla ya watahiniwa 25,040 walisajiliwa kufanya mtihani huo kukiwa na ongezeko la watahiniwa 1,500, sawa na asilimia 5.99 ikilinganishwa na mwaka 2009 na kwamba jumla ya watahiniwa 23,585, sawa na asilimia 88.87 ya waliosajiliwa walifanya mtihani huo. Alisema katika mtihani wa maarifa (QT) jumla ya watahiniwa 8,295 sawa na asilimia 35.17 ya waliofanya mtihani huo wamefaulu ikilinganishwa na asilimia 28.82 ya waliofaulu mwaka 2009. Alisema kuwa kiwango cha ufaulu kwa mtihani wa maarifa kimeongezeka kwa asilimia 6.35 ikilinganishwa na wamaka 2009.

“Jumla ya watahiniwa 311 wa mtihani wa kidato cha nne na watahiniwa 2 wa mtihani wa maarifa (QT) wamefutiwa matokeo yao yote ya mtihani kwa mujibu wa kifungu cha 52 (b) cha kanuni za mtihani baada ya kubainika kuwa walifanya udanganyifu katika mtihani huo,” alisema Dk Ndalichako.

MWANANCHI

SILVIO BERLUSCONI TRADED LUXURY APARTMENTS WITH STRING OF PROSTITUTES







In an interview Ruby said she had been given a diamond necklace, 7,000 euros and an Audi by Mr Berlusconi who said he 'felt sorry' for her as she told him her life story.



Under pressure Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with ''a significant number of young women in exchange for money,'' sensational court documents revealed.

The details emerged in a prosecutor's request to search several properties owned by Berlusconi, 74, which which were lived in by the women who were paid vast sums of money and given jewellery by him.


Also revealed was a conversation between belly dancer Karima El Mouhrag, 18, who was invited to Berlusconi's house and a friend, in which she told how she had asked the media tycoon for five million Euro to keep quiet.

Prosecutors began their investigation last year after it emerged that Karima, was only 17 when she was invited to the infamous ''bunga bunga'' sex games party he threw.

Both have denied ever having sex - with Berlusconi describing the claims as absurd and unfounded - but the release of the documents put him under increasing pressure.

They showed how several girls had been invited to his home to have sex for money and among them were amazing telephone interceptions between those involved.

One transcript from a girl, who was not named, read:''You either do everything or you take a taxi and leave. It's a real whorehouse there Berlusconi is touching all the girls bottoms. It's worse than the papers say.''

Another said:''If you do these things in your own bedroom fine but in front of everyone else - I ask how (he) can you go to work the next day ?''

Karima, who was just 17, when she went to Berlusconi's parties, is heard telling a friend: ''My case is the one that is shocking everyone. I called Silvio and said: "I want something out of this five million.

''Five million compared to what is happened to my name. He said to me he would give me all the money I wanted but the important thing was to keep quiet, hide everything and say nothing.''

Prosecutors are investigating Berlusconi over claims that he had sex with under age prostitutes and that he put pressure on a police officer to release Karima after she was arrested for theft.

Berlusconi is said to have called the police station in Milan where she was being held and ordered her release because wrongly claiming she was the ''grand daughter of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.''


On Sunday Berlusconi appeared on Italian TV to deny the claims and insisted they could not be true because he was ''in a stable relationship with another woman'' who would not have approved.

The details emerged from the documents after they were posted on the Italian parliament website as they had to ask permission as Berlusconi has immunity as an MP.

Berlusconi's long suffering wife Veronica is divorcing him after it emerged two years ago he had been at the 18th birthday party of an underwear model called Noemi Letizia.

Announcing the split she said:''i CAN NO longer be with a man who is ill and who associates himself with minors.'

Prosecutors want Berlusconi to present himself for questioning and are pushing for fast track trial and he has said that he is willing to speak to them in order to prove his innocence.

Political analysts said the growing scandal could push Italy towards a fresh election ahead of the one scheduled for 2013 and just a month after Berlusconi won a crucial double com confidence vote.


SOURCE: DAILY MAIL

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BODI YA MIKOPO: UVCCM NI WAZUSHI


Boniface Meena

BODI ya Mikopo ya Wanafunzi wa Elimu ya Juu(HESLB), imeurarua Umoja wa Vijana wa CCM (UVCCM), kutokana na kile ilichokiita ni kutoa taarifa, "za kizushi na za kukurupuka," na kutaka isigeuzwe jimbo la uchaguzi la wanasiasa.Tamko hilo la HESLB chini ya kichwa cha habari, "Bodi ya Mikopo ya Wanafunzi wa Elimu ya Juu haihusiki na Migomo ya hivi karibuni katika Vyuo vya Elimu ya Juu," linajibu mapigo ya tamko la UVCCM, lililotaka mapinduzi ndani ya bodi hiyo ikiituhumu kushindwa kukidhi mahitaji ya wanafunzi wa elimu ya juu nchini.

Hata hivyo, ikitoa ufafanuzi wa tuhuma moja hadi nyingine kati ya zilizoelekezwa kwake, bodi ilipiga kombora ikisema, "mmoja wa viongozi UVCCM, amekitolea mfano Chuo Kikuu kishiriki Mkwawa (MUCE) kama mfano, wakati akitoa tamko la kukurupuka dhidi ya bodi bila hata kufanya uchunguzi wa sababu za ndani za migomo ya wanafunzi wa vyuo."

Vijana hao wa CCM katika tamko lao, walisema, “UVCCM umebaini kuna urasimu unaofanywa na watendaji na haiingii akilini, Mkwawa University wagome kwa kutolipwa posho zao na baada ya siku moja walipwe posho zao baada ya kugoma. Jambo hili si utamaduni wa vijana wa Kitanzania, wale wote wanaohusika CCM ichukue hatua,”

Umoja huo ulienda mbali ukisema, hauko tayari kuona vijana wakiendelea kugoma na wale wote wanaotaka kuanzisha utamaduni mpya wa utawala ambao mpaka watu wagome ndipo ufumbuzi upatikane, wapishe.

Lakini, taarifa iliyotolewa jana na Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa HESLB, imeonyesha kukerwa na tamko la vijana hao wa chama kilichoshika hatamu ya dola huku ikitua mzigo ikisema , migomo yote iliyotokea katika vyuo vya elimu hivi karibuni haihusiani na bodi hiyo kwa vyovyote.

"HESLB imetaka isigeuzwe jimbo la uchaguzi ambapo kila anayetaka kusikilizwa na wanafunzi wa elimu ya juu, atumie kwa kutoa shutuma ambazo hazijafanywa uchunguzi wa aina yoyote," ilipiga kombora jingine.

Katika tamko hilo, HELSB ilitoa ufafanuzi kwamba wakati mgomo wa MUCE hapo Januari 14, mikopo yao ilikuwa imekwishalipwa kupitia benki tangu Januari 7 mwaka huu, hivyo madai ya malipo hayo yalifanyika baada ya wanafunzi kugoma si kweli na, "ni uzushi mtupu." "Pia wakati wanafunzi wa Chuo kikuu Kishiriki cha Elimu (DUCE), kinatangaza kugoma Januari 18 mwaka huu, bodi ya mikopo ilikuwa imekwishafanya malipo ya mikopo hiyo kupitia chuoni tangu Januari 11, hivyo siyo kweli kwamba walilipwa baada ya kugoma,"ilifafanua zaidi sehemu ya tamko hilo.

Kuhusu madai ya Chuo cha Uhasibu Arusha (IAA), bodi hiyo iliweka bayana kwamba, msimamo wake ni kuwa haiwezi kutoa mikopo kwa wanafunzi wanaoendelea na ambao bodi hiyo haijapokea matokeo yao ya mitihani ya mwaka wa masomo uliopita.

HELSB ambayo imekuwa ikielekezewa makombora ya migomo ya wanafunzi wa elimu ya juu huku kukiwa na sauti za wadau mbalimbali wakitaka ifumuliwe na kuundwa upya, ilizidi kutoa ngumu ikisema haiwezi kutoa mkopo kwa mwanafunzi mwenye udahili wa zaidi ya chuo kimoja.

"Hivyo, wanafunzi mwenye tatizo hilo wanashauriwa kuwasiliana na vyuo vyao na TCU ili bodi iarifiwe na chuo gani wanaruhusiwa kujiunga nacho," ilisisitiza.

Kuhusu Chuo cha Usimamizi wa Fedha(IFM), bodi hiyo ilikwepa tuhuma hizo na kuruka kimanga huku ikisisitiza, si sahihi kulaumiwa bodi hiyo kwa mgomo wa chuo hicho kwani bodi inatekeeza maelekezo ya Serikali ambayo yanalenga kuzuia upandishaji holela wa ada katika vyuo vya elimu ya juu.

Tamko hilo likizungumzia malalamiko ya Chuo Kikuu cha Kiislam cha Morogoro(MUM), kutaka bodi ilipe ongezeko la ada, HESLB iliweka msimamo thabiti ikisema itaendelea kutumia viwango vya ada vya mwaka wa masomo 2008/2009 kwa mwaka wa masomo 2010/2011, kwa waombaji wapya na wanafunzi wanaoendelea na masomo hadi hapo Serikali itakapoamua vinginevyo.

Kuhusu madai ya Chuo Kikuu cha Dodoma (UDOM), bodi hiyo ilifafanua kwamba itatoa mikopo ya mafunzo ya vitendo kwa programu ambazo vyuo vimezibainisha katika mitaala kuhusiana na mafunzo ya vitendo na si vinginevyo.

"Mikopo ya mafunzo ya vitendo itatolewa tu baada ya bodi kupata taarifa na orodha kutoka vyuoni ikiainisha wanafunzi wanaotakiwa kwenye mafunzo hayo..., muda na mahali wanakokwenda. Hivyo migomo iliyotokea UDOM haina uhusiano na bodi ya mikopo,"ilitua mzigo huo.

Kuhusu matatizo ndani ya Chuo Kikuu cha Kimataifa cha Kampala (KIU), bodi ilizidi kuongeza wingu zito lililogubika chuo hicho, ikisema tatizo la chuo hicho linapaswa kupelekwa TCU.

Tamko hilo lililojaribu kutoa kile kilichoiitwa ufafanuzi wa tuhuma nyingi na za muda mrefu dhidi ya bodi, liliweka bayana kwamba , wanafunzi wanaosoma kwa mfumo wa (Open and Distance Learning) hawana sifa ya kukopeshwa hivyo KIU inatakiwa kupeleka suala lake TCU na siyo bodi.

Chuo Kikuu cha Ardhi (ARU), sehemu ya tamko ilifafanua kwamba, bodi ilifafanua mafunzo kwa vitendo yatatolewa kwa programu ambazo vyuo vimezibainisha katika mitaala kama ndizo zinazohitaji mafunzo kwa vitendo na si vinginevyo. "Pia mikopo katika robo ya pili, kwa ajili ya chakula na malazi kwa wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza inatolewa mara baada ya kuwasilisha orodha za wanafunzi waliosajiliwa vyuoni hivyo mikopo haitatolewa pasipokuwa na orodha hiyo."

Hata hivyo, bodi hiyo imelalamika taasisi nyingi za elimu ya juu ambazo wanafunzi wake wanakopeshwa na bodi kwamba zimekuwa zikichelewa kupeleka taarifa muhimu zikiwemo orodha ya wanafunzi wa mwaka wa kwanza waliosajiliwa, matokeo ya mitihani na orodha za majina ya wanafunzi wanaokwenda katika mafunzo kwa vitendo.

"Matokeo ya kucheleweshwa kwa taarifa hizo yameibua malalamiko miongoni mwa wanafunzi na hivyo kuelekeza shutuma kwenye bodi bila sababu za msingi,"imeeleza taarifa hiyo.

Hili ni tamko la kwanza kwa mwaka huu kutolewa na HELSB lenye kubeba maudhui mazito kuhusu sababu za migomo katika vyuo vya elimu ya juu, ambayo imekuwa ikiitikisa Serikali na kuifanya itumie nguvu na muda mwingi kuutatua.

Mgomo uliotikisa zaidi ni wa hivi karibuni katika UDOM ambao ukiacha wahadhari kugoma, baadhi ya wanafunzi waligoma na kuandamana wakitaka fedha za kufanyia mafunzo ya vitendo, lakini walielezwa kozi zao hazikuwa na fungu kama ilivyosisitizwa pia na tamko la bodi. Ends


MWANANCHI

MKUU WA WILAYA YA MANYONI


Huyu ndiye mwanadada Fancy Nkuhi anayezua mijadala masikioni wa watu hivi sasa baada ya kuteuliwa kuwa mkuu wa wilaya ya Manyoni. Inaelezwa kwamba yeye hana uzoefu wowote katika kazi yake ya kuteuliwa kwani ndio kwanza katoka shule. Mimi nadhani hakuna mtu aliyeanza anajua mahali popote. Lakini pia changamoto ya uzoefu katika kazi ndiyo inayopelekea watendaji wengi kufanya madudu. Hili nalo ni moja ya jambo lililozua mijadala katika mdahalo wa Katiba pale Nkurumah Hall kwa mmoja wa wasemaji kuhoji vigezo vipi vinavyotumika kuteua watendaji wa Serikali vinavyotumika na Rais.

PALESTINE PAPERS REVEALS OUT MI6 PLANS FOR CRACKDOWN HAMAS



British intelligence helped draw up a secret plan for a wide-ranging crackdown on the Islamist movement Hamas which became a security blueprint for the Palestinian Authority, leaked documents reveal. The plan asked for the internment of leaders and activists, the closure of radio stations and the replacement of imams in mosques.

The disclosure of the British plan, drawn up by the intelligence service in conjunction with Whitehall officials in 2004, and passed by a Jerusalem-based MI6 officer to the senior PA security official at the time, Jibril Rajoub, is contained in the cache of confidential documents obtained by al-Jazeera TV and shared with the Guardian. The documents also highlight the intimate level of military and security cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli forces.

The bulk of the British plan has since been carried out by the West Bank-based PA security apparatus which is increasingly criticised for authoritarian rule and human rights abuses, including detention without trial and torture.

The British documents, which have been independently authenticated by the Guardian, included detailed proposals for a security taskforce based on the UK's "trusted" Palestinian Authority contacts, outside the control of "traditional security chiefs", with "direct lines" to Israel intelligence.

It lists suicide bombers and rockets as issues that need urgent attention.

Under the heading "Degrading the capabilities of the rejectionists", the MI6 Palestinian Security Plan recommends "the detention of key middle-ranking officers" of Hamas and other armed groups, adding: "We could also explore the temporary internment of leading Hamas and PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad] figures, making sure they are well-treated, with EU funding."

The latest leaks come as US state department spokesman Philip Crowley said they would "at least for a time, make the situation more difficult", while the senior Palestinian negotiator Nabil Sha'ath acknowledged that the documents were genuine and Palestinian groups in Latin America reacted with shock to the revelation that former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice had privately suggested Palestinian refugees be settled in Chile or Argentina.

Among the newly released confidential PA documents is an extraordinary account of a 2005 meeting between Israel's then defence minister, Shaul Mofaz, and the PA's interior minister, Nasser Youssef.

Referring to Hassan al-Madhoun, a commander in the armed Fatah-linked al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades who was held responsible by Israel for a suicide attack the previous year, Mofaz asked Yousef: "We know his address ... Why don't you kill him?" Yousef replied: "The environment is not easy, our capabilities are limited." Israel killed Madhoun a few months later in a drone missile attack on his car.

The PLO's chief spokesman, Saeb Erekat, is recorded as telling senior US official David Hale in 2009: "We have had to kill Palestinians to establish one authority, one gun and the rule of law … We have even killed our own people to maintain order and the rule of law."

Erekat also complained to US envoy George Mitchell in 2009 that not enough was being done to seal off tunnels from Egypt into the Gaza Strip, the documents reveal, undermining the siege of the Hamas-controlled territory, and urged that more be done by Israel and Egypt to prevent the smuggling of goods and weapons. In an echo of the proposals in the British documents, Erekat told Hale: "We are not a country yet but we are the only ones in the Arab world who control the zakat [religious charitable donations] and the sermons in the mosque."

The papers highlight the far-reaching official British involvement in building up the Palestinian Authority's security apparatus in the West Bank, which was led from the late 1990s by the CIA and recently has focused on the build-up of forces under General Keith Dayton, who was US security coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian territories until last October.

Alistair Crooke, a former MI6 officer who also worked for the EU in Israel and the Palestinian territories, said the British documents reflected a 2003 decision by Tony Blair to tie UK and EU security policy in the West Bank and Gaza to a US-led "counter-insurgency surge" against Hamas – which backfired when the Islamists won the Palestinian elections in 2006.

The PA's security control of the West Bank has become harsher and more extensive since the takeover of Gaza by Hamas in the summer of 2007. Hundreds of Hamas and other activists have been routinely detained without trial in recent years, and subjected to widely documented human rights abuses.

In a meeting with Palestinian officials in 2009, Dayton is recorded praising the PA's security: "The intelligence guys are good. The Israelis like them. But they are causing some problems for international donors because they are torturing people.

"I've only started working on this very recently. I don't need to tell you who was working with them before," – in an apparent reference to the CIA.

KORTI YAAMURU MZUNGU KUCHAPWA VIBOKO 10




MAHAKAMA ya Wilaya ya Bukoba, imemhukumu Robert Maintland (42), raia wa Ugiriki kutumikia kifungo cha miaka miwili jela na kucharazwa viboko kumi, baada ya kupatikana na hatia ya kuingia nchini kinyume cha sheria.
Hukumu hiyo ilitolewa na Hakimu Mfawidhi wa mahakama hiyo, Peter Matete.

Hukumu hiyo inaweza kuwa faraja kwa wananchi wapatao 100 wa kitongoji cha Bujenjeke, Kijiji cha Ruhija, Kata ya Ijumbi mkoani Kagera ambao walikuwa wakivutana na Mgiriki huyo ambaye alikuwa akituhumiwa kuwanyanyasa akishirikiana na polisi.


Polisi mkoani Kagera walikuwa wakilalamikiwa kwamba wanamkingia kifua raia huyo wa kigeni ambaye manyanyaso yake dhidi ya raia yaliwafanya baadhi yao kukimbia nyumba zao na kulala vichakani.


Wakazi wa Bujenjeke waliwahi kuwaambia waandishi wa habari kuwa walikuwa wakilala na kushinda porini, kukwepa kupigwa na askari polisi na mgambo ambao walikuwa wakivaa mavazi ya kufunika nyuso zao maarufu kama mavazi ya kininja.


Lakini , Mahakama ya Bukoba iliridhika na ushahidi uliotolewa dhidi ya mtuhumiwa, hivyo hakimu Matete alimtia hatiani kwa kosa la kuwepo nchini bila kibali na kumhukumu kwenda jela miaka miwili na viboko kumi au kulipa faini ya Sh80,000.


Hata hivyo, Maintland alilipa faini ambayo haikumuondolea adhabu ya kuchapwa viboko ambayo ilikuwa itekelezwe jana.

Mapema hati ya mashtaka iliyowasilishwa mahakamani hapo na mwendesha mashtaka wa Idara ya Uhamiaji, Gerald Mardai ilidai kuwa, raia huyo alikamatwa Februari 23, mwaka jana, akiwa Kituo cha Polisi Bukoba bila kibali halali cha kuingia nchini.

Pia ilidaiwa kuwa, Maintland alikuwa na hati tatu za kusafiria zikiwa na majina tofauti, ambazo alizitumia kuingia nchini isivyo halali.


Katika ushahidi uliowasilishwa mahakamani, hati za Uingereza na Afrika Kusini zilikuwa na jina la Robert John Rubeinstein, huku vielelezo vingine vya Ugiriki vikionyesha kwamba alikuwa akitumia majina ya John Robert Penesis na Robert John Maintland.


Maintland amekuwa na mgogoro wa muda mrefu na wanakijiji wa Ruhija wilayani Muleba, mwaka jana aliripotiwa na baadhi ya vyombo vya habari kuwachapa viboko wananchi waliodaiwa kuingia katika ardhi yake.


Baadhi ya familia kijijini hapo na Bujenjeke waliondolewa kwa kuvunjiwa nyumba zao kwa madai ya kuvamia eneo la “Buguma Estate” ambalo mzungu huyo alidaiwa kumiliki kihalali kwa shughuli za uwekezaji.


Miongoni mwa wakazi wa Kijiji cha Bujenjeke waliomlalamikia mzungu huyo, ni Leonida Pancras (54), aliyemtuhumu kufukua kaburi la marehemu mume wake na kubomoa nyumba akimshinikiza kuhama eneo hilo.


Pia, miongoni mwa waliomtuhumu mzungu huyo kwa kuwacharaza viboko ni Geniva Romward (30), aliyedai Novemba 2, 2008 alichapwa kwa ushirikiano wa mgambo na polisi wa Muleba.


Mmoja wa walinzi wa mzungu huyo, Joas Kyatuka, anadaiwa kushiriki matukio ya kubomoa nyumba na kufukuza wananchi waliojenga karibu na eneo hilo, Romward ni miongoni mwa wananchi wengi waliofunguliwa mashtaka ya kuvamia eneo la mwekezaji huyo.


Akizungumza mwaka jana kujibu malalamiko ya wananchi hao, Maintland alisisitiza kuwa eneo hilo analimiliki kisheria na kudai kuwa, mgogoro huo ulikuwa unakuzwa na wanasiasa wilayani Muleba.


Kwa mujibu wa wananchi hao, Maintland alifika kijijini hapo mwaka 2003 na kuanza kuweka uzio katika eneo mojawapo la kijiji hicho bila kuishirikisha jamii husika, lakini baadaye aliondoka kurudi kwao.


Mwaka 2008 Maintland alirejea tena nchini na hapo ndipo mgogoro ulipoanza kwani aliwaamuru wananchi hao kuondoka katika eneo hilo, huku akijigamba kwamba alikuwa tayari kuwalipa fidia kati ya Sh100,000 na Sh350,000, malipo ambayo hata hivyo wananchi hao waliyakataa.