Friday, November 28, 2014

Tanzania PM Mizengo Pinda caught in corruption row



Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda on 16 September 2009
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda failed to block a parliamentary debate over the allegations

Tanzania's prime minister is under pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm and top officials.
Mizengo Pinda failed to properly oversee government finances, a parliamentary watchdog committee said.
It also called for the resignation of two powerful government ministers. All three have denied any wrongdoing.
Last month, donors suspended about $490m in aid to Tanzania until the allegations were investigated.
President Jakaya Kikwete took office in 2005 with a promise to tackle corruption in government, but critics accuse him of failing to live up to his pledge.
'Public anger'
Parliament, dominated by the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, is currently holding a special session to discuss the public accounts committee's call for Mr Pinda's resignation, despite his efforts to block the session.
It shows how angry ruling party MPs are with the government over the issue, reports the BBC's Aboubakar Famau from parliament in the capital, Dodoma.
The committee's investigation found government money had been taken from an escrow account, paid to an energy firm and then given to various government ministers, our correspondent says.
The committee also called for the resignation of Attorney General Frederick Werema and Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo.
Our reporter says the committee has reflected the public mood by calling for their resignations, with people pointing out that $120m could buy 40 million school desks or finance the studies of 10 million pupils.
A group of 12 donors - including Japan, the UK, the World Bank and the African Development Bank - decided last month to withhold aid until the government took action over the alleged corruption, Reuters news agency reported at the time.
MPs had accused senior officials of fraudulently authorising payment of around $120m from the escrow account held jointly by state power firm Tanesco and independent power producer IPTL to IPTL's owner Pan Africa Power (PAP) in 2013.
PAP said the transfer was legal, Reuters reported.Crdt BBC 

AKIFANYIWA MAOMBI

Ikulu ya Tanzania yahusishwa na Escrow


Ikulu ya rais nchini Tanzania
Bunge la Tanzania hapo jana liliambiwa kwamba afisa mmoja wa ikulu ya rais bwana Prosper Mbena aliandika barua ili kushinikiza hatua ya kutolewa kwa billioni 306 fedha za Escrow kutoka banki kuu ya Tanzania.
Bwana Mbena ambaye anafanya kazi kama katibu katika afisi ya rais aliandika barua mwaka uliopita akiiagiza wizara ya fedha kuzitoa fedha hizo kama ilivyoamrishwa na mwanasheria mkuu.
Kushirikishwa kwa ikulu ya ya rais kulizuka baada ya wabunge kujadili ripoti kuhusu kashfa hiyo ambayo imeikumba serikali ya Tanzania katika miezi kadhaa iliopita.
Kiongozi wa upinzani katika bunge,Bwana Freeman Mbowe pamoja na kinara wa bunge upande wa upinzani bwana Tandu Lissu alifichua jukumu lililochukuliwa na afisa huyo wa ikulu kushinikiza madai kwamba baadhi ya maafisa wakuu serikalini walihusika katika utoaji wa mabilioni hayo ya fedha.
Ripoti hiyo imesema kuwa fedha hizo za Escrow ni za walipa ushuru wa Tanzania na kwamba zilitolewa kwa njia ya ufisadi na kugawanywa miongoni mwa watu maarufu.CHANZO BBC SWAHILI

KANGI LUGOLA AOMBA KUVAA KININJA ILI ACHANGIE RIPOTI YA TEGETA ESCROW BUNGENI


MBUNGE wa Mwibara (CCM), Alphaxard Kangi Lugola wakati akichangia katika Ripoti ya PAC kuhusu sakata la Akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow bungeni leo, ameomba kuchangia huku akiwa amevaa 'Kininja' ili kutowaangalia usoni wahusika wa sakata hilo.

Mbali na kuvaa hivyo, Lugola pia aliomba kama kanuni zinaruhusu achangie tena akiwa amevaa nguo za chama chake cha CCM ili kuonyesha kuwa CCM haiungi mkono vitendo viovu japo alikataliwa na Mwenyekiti wa Bunge, Mhe. Zungu.

Kids ride bicycle in style

Kids ride bicycle in style as captured opposite Police College along Kilwa Road, Temeke in Dar es Salaam. (Photo by Mohamed Mambo)

MJADALA WA SAKATA AKAUNTI YA ESCROW BUNGENI LEO

Nchambi: Anailaumu serikali kwa kuchelewesha kuleta jambo husika bungeni, watanzania wana hamu ya kujua fedha ni nani? Wakili wa TANESCO (Mkono) alishauri kufunguliwa akaunti (ananukuu maandiko ya biblia kuhusu kuheshimu mamlaka), anasema kila mtu atawajibika kwa namna yake.

ASKOFU KILAINI, NZIGIRWA WAZUNGUMZIA TUHUMA

Askofu Msaidizi wa Jimbo la Bukoba, Methodius Kilaini.
Askofu Msaidizi wa Jimbo la Bukoba, Methodius Kilaini amekiri kupokea Sh80.5 milioni kutoka kwa Mkurugenzi wa VIP Engeering, James Rugemalira akisema si mara yake kwa kwanza kupokea fedha kutoka kwa mfanyabiashara huyo kwa kuwa mara nyingi huwa anachangia kwa uwazi miradi ya jamii.

Tanzania refute claims to evict 40,000 Maasai from their land in Ngorongoro

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PRESS RELEASE

Tanzania refute claims to evict 40,000 Maasai from their land in Ngorongoro

The government of United Republic of Tanzania has never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, November 28, 2014/ -- The government of United Republic of Tanzania has never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land as falsely reported by the media in recent days. The information circulated through the media outlets globally was misleading, malicious and meant to tarnish the image of our country and her international standing.
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The Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism (http://www.mnrt.go.tz), Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu said that the claims that 40,000 Maasai were being evicted are false unfounded and baseless. The argument that the land in question is being sold to a wealthy Middle Eastern family are a total fabrication and in contrary to the Tanzanian law.

Members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Land, Natural Resource, and Environment are due to visit the Loliondo area to bear witness to the government position and speak directly to the Maasai people. The Minister, Lazaro Nyalandu will also be leading a team of government officials and Media Houses to visit Ngorongoro in the next few days.

Lazaro Nyalandu (MP)
Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism

28th November, 2014

TPHA kuja na jengo la kisasa la kuinua mapato yake

Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa kampuni ya K&M Archplans (T) Ltd, Profesa Arch Livin Mosham akifafanua jambo juu ya jengo hilo la kisasa linalotarajiwa kujengwa na TPHA (Linaloonekana kushoto kwake pichani), kwa wajumebe wa mkutano huo (Hawapo pichani) juzi, katika kongamano la 31 la kisayansi na mkutano mkuu wa mwaka, unaoendelea, katika ukumbi wa Stella Maris, Mjini Bagamoyo, Pwani.
Mkurugenzi wa K&M Archplans (T)Ltd, Arch Albert Mwambafu akifafanua jambo kwa wajumbe wa Chama cha Afya ya Jamii Tanzania (Tanzania Public Health Association-TPHA), (Hawapo pichani) wakati wa kongamano la 31 la Kisayansi na Mkutano mkuu wa mwaka wa TPHA unaoendelea katika ukumbi wa Stella Maris, mjini Bagamoyo. ambapo jengo ni mradi wa kuinua mapato ya TPHA kwa ajili ya kuendelea kuelimisha jamii kuhusiana na mambo ya afya.
Katibu Mtendaji wa TPHA Taifa, Dk. Oberlin Kisanga akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na wajumbe wa TPHA, akiwemo Dk. Anna Nswilla (Treasure of TPHA), (katikati) akifuatiwa na Dk.Faustine Njau (TPHA Life Member).
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa kampuni ya K&M Archplans (T) Ltd, Profesa Arch Livin Mosha (kushoto) akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Mwenyekiti wa TPHA Taifa, Dk.Elihuruma Nangawe, mara baada ya kuwasilisha mada na kuonesha shughuli za kitaalamu za usanifu wa nmajengo hapa nchini.

Na Andrew Chale, Bagamoyo

CHAMA Cha Afya ya Jamii Tanzania (Tanzania Public Health Association-TPHA), kipo kwenye mkakati kabambe wa kuendeleza na kuinua mapato ya chama hicho ikiwemo kujenga jengo la kitega uchumi la kisasa litakalo kuwa na zaidi ya gorofa 20, katika makao makuu ya chama hicho jijini Dar es Salaam.

Hayo yalibainishwa mjini hapa jana kwenye kongamano la 31 la Kisayansi na Mkutano mkuu wa mwaka wa TPHA unaoendelea katika ukumbi wa Stella Maris, mjini Bagamoyo ambapo wataalamu wa majengo nchini wa kampuni ya K&M Archplans (T)Ltd, walipowasilisha mpango kazi wao huo ikiwemo mchoro wa jengo hilo la TPHA litakavyokuwa.

Wataalamu hao wa K&M Archplans, kupitia kwa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji Mkuu wa kampuni hiyo, Profesa Arch Livin Mosha alisema kampuni yao imebobea katika ukandarasi wa majengo mbalimbali ikiwemo kuwa na uzoefu wa kutosha katika usanifu na mpanilio wa majengo.
Jengo hilo linatarajiwa kujengwa makao makuu ya TPHA, yaliyopo Kinondoni, Victoria Makumbusho, jijini Dar es Salaam.

Naye Mwenyekiti wa TPHA Taifa, Dk.Elihuruma Nangawe alieleza kuwa, Chama hicho kitaendela na mchakato wake ikiwemo kujadiliana kwa kina na wanachama katika kufikia malengo ya utekelezaji wake ambapo mpango wa TPHA kuwa na jengo la kisasa la gorofa 10 ama 25 ambapo itategemea na mchakato wake.

Naye Katibu Mtendaji wa TPHA Taifa, Dk. Oberlin Kisanga alisema kongamano hilo ni la kuwakutanisha wataalamu ili kubadilishana ujuzi, uzoefu na kutoa mapendekezo namna ya kuleta mabadiliko katika jamii hususani sekta ya afya hapa nchini.

Kongamano hilo la kisayansi lililoanza Jumatatu ya Novemba 24, wiki hii, linatarajia kumalizika Ijumaa ya Novemba 28 wiki hii.

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