Ikulu's hand in the IPTL scandal

Last week the State House released a statement saying President Jakaya Kikwete would deal with the Tegeta Escrow Account issue this week. The statement came out as concerns mount on the State House’s silence on the matter.

Last month the Parliament approved resolutions that wanted President Kikwete to rescind the appointments of cabinet ministers and senior government officials implicated in the scandal.

In the wake of the Parliamentary resolutions Chief Secretary Ombeni Sefue said President Kikwete will only take action after launching fresh investigations on the issue.

The statement was challenged by activists and political analysts who wanted the President to act categorically against those who are implicated because the CAG has already conducted a thorough investigation. The following day, the State House released a statement saying that the President will give his stand on the Tegeta escrow account scam next week (this week).

It was explained that the Head of State had already received the CAG report, Parliament resolutions and other documents on the controversial cash withdraw.

The same week, the minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe assured donors that he would not spare any official who will be found guilty in the scandal.

Mr Membe was speaking before the management team of development partners led by Finnish Ambassador to Tanzania, Ms Sinikka Antila. He said whoever is implicated in the issue will not be spared.

Politicians, activists and political analysts who spoke to Political Platform argue that there is dilly-dallying in dealing with the matter. They said Ikulu’s response on the matter raises alarm that some of its officials could be either directly or indirectly part of the business.

The opposition Chief Whip and Chadema lawyer, Mr Tundu Lissu said in his debate in Parliament that a State House official, Mr Prosper Mbena wrote a letter to reinforce the decision to withdraw the Sh306 billion escrow funds from the Bank of Tanzania.

Mr Mbena who works as a secretary to the President reportedly wrote the letter last year directing the ministry of Finance to release the funds as advised by the Attorney General.

Kigoma South MP, Mr David Kafulila (NCCR-Mageuzi) told Political Platform that there were many signs that show that Ikulu could be entangled in the scandal either by omission or commission. He said most of the letters, which advised for the release of the money, were copied to the Chief Secretary.

He added that the transaction of Sh306 billion was very huge and that the matter was supposed to be discussed in the cabinet but nothing was discussed and instead the cash was withdrawn. “ It is obvious that the Chief Secretary was aware of the matter as almost all letters were copied to him, and still no one stopped the withdrawal of the cash,” he said.

According to Mr Kafulila, another factor that increases worries on the involvement of Ikulu in the scandal is the hiding of names of officials who received money through Stanbic bank account.

“We know the names of those who received money from Mkombozi bank account, but so far the government is silent on names of those who received money through Stanbic account. It is most likely that the list include big names in the government,” said Mr Kafulila.

He added that the accused ministers and other officials were reluctant to step down because they know officials much more senior than them are implicated. It is like they are daring the President or the Prime Minister to move on them, he noted.

The Shadow minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr John Mnyika said that Ikulu has a hand in the scandal because it received letters on the matter through the Chief Secretary.

“My debate in Parliament was based on this ground, that Ikulu was also a part of this business and I wanted Mr Sefue to face disciplinary actions, as well, for being weak in stopping this scam,” he said.

Also the State House is silent on the officials who received cash through Stanbic bank account.

“We have been told that there are officials who received money through Stanbic bank account, but so far no one is ready to mention their names- are these ghosts, this is another weakness shown by Ikulu,” said Mr Mnyika adding “Moreover, IPTL was registered in the country in the 1990s, President Kikwete has been in leadership since then. Thus calling for investigation on the matter is another problem. Ikulu cannot investigate itself, the best thing the Head of State could do is to sack the accused officials.”

“It’s obvious that Prof Muhongo and Mr Maswi’s presence in office could destroy evidences against them, thus it will be difficult for Ikulu to get tangible evidence under such circumstances,” said Mr Mnyika.

Mr Mnyika who is also Ubungo MP (CHADEMA) added that the State House was supposed to release the PCCB report on the scam before calling for another investigation on the same matter. The PCCB report was set to be handed to the President on December 10, 2014.

He said: “Ikulu’s hesitation to take measures raise alarm on who is who in this scandal,”.

The executive director for Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) Dr Hellen Kijo-Bisimba said the assurance by Membe to development partners should have begun by the government suspending all those who are implicated and then the investigation proceeds.

“How can you investigate a person while still in office. She or he can tamper with evidence,” she said.

Tume ya mipango yatembelea bandari Bukoba


Timu ya Ukaguzi wa Miradi ya Maendeleo kutoka Ofisi ya Rais, Tume ya Mipango wakiwasili kwenye Bandari ya Bukoba, walipofika kujionea bandari hiyo kongwe iliyopo kwenye fukwe za Ziwa Victoria, mkoani Kagera. Waliotangulia mbele ni Kiongozi wa Timu ya Ukaguzi wa Miradi ya Maendeleo kutoka Ofisi ya Rais, Tume ya Mipango, Bibi Florence Mwanri (Wapili kulia). Wengine ni baadhi ya wajumbe wa msafara huo kutoka kushoto ni Bw. Omary Abdallah, Bibi Zena Hussein (wa pili kushoto) na Bw. Julius Edward (kulia).


Madhari ya gati la Bandari ya Bukoba.


Wajumbe wa Timu ya Ukaguzi wa Miradi ya Maendeleo kutoka Ofisi ya Rais, Tume ya Mipango wakiwa kwenye ngazi za kupandia kwenye meli zinazotia nanga kwenye Bandari ya Bukoba.


Wajumbe wa Timu ya Ukaguzi wa Miradi ya Maendeleo kutoka Ofisi ya Rais, Tume ya Mipango wakiwa kwenye Ofisi za Bandari ya Bukoba. Jengo la Ofisi hiyo limejengwa takriban miaka 70 iliyopita.


Sehemu ya kupumzikia abiria ya Bandari ya Bukoba.


Wajumbe wa Timu ya Ukaguzi wa Miradi ya Maendeleo kutoka Ofisi ya Rais, Tume ya Mipango wakiwa kwenye moja ya maghala ya kuhifadhia mizigo kwenye Bandari ya Bukoba.

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Prof. Tibajuka akanusha taarifa za "kuachia ngazi"

Prof. Tibajuka akizungumza katika ukumbi wa mikutano kwenye hoteli ya Hyatt Regency, Jijini Dar es salaam leo.

WAZIRI wa Ardhi, Nyumba na Makazi, Profesa Anna Tibajuka amekanusha taarifa zinasosambaa kuwa "ameachia ngazi" na kusema hawezi kujiuzulu Uwaziri kutokana kashfa ya fedha za akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow.

Akizungumza katika ukumbi wa Hoteli ya Hayyat Regency, Dar es Salaam, Prof. Tibaijuka alisema kuwa udalali wake fedha hiyo ni kwa ajili ya wanafunzi katika shule za Taasisi ya Johansson Girls Education Trust.

‘Nikijiuzulu hata Rais Jakaya Kikwete atanishangaa kwani fedha nilizopata ni za shule na kwa ajili kukomboa elimu nchini hasa kwa watoto wa kike kutokana na wazazi wengi kutoweza kumudu gharama za shule,’ alisema Prof Tibaijuka.

Alisema fedha hizo aliyoipata ni bilioni 1.66/= ambazo zilitoka katika kampuni ya James Rugemalira ni kwa ajili ya msaada wa shule za Taasisi ya Johansson Girls Education Trust.

Alisema kuwa fedha hiyo kuingia katika akauti yake binafsi ilitokana na masharti ya mtoa msaada ndugu James Rugemalira ambaye alitaka fedha hiyo iingie katika akauti ya Benki ya Mkombozi.

Alisema kuwa udalali wake ni kutafuta fedha kwa ajili ya elimu nchini ambapo, alidai hata Mwenyekiti wa Makampuni ya IPP, Reginard Mengi alitoa sh. milioni 248/= kwa ajili ya msaada wa shule hiyo.

Anna alisema kuwa wananchi watambue kuwa yeye ni mstaafu wa Umoja wa Mataifa hivyo kama angeitaka fedha hiyo angeweza kuifuata huko shuleni na kuchukua.

Washindi bora wa ubunifu wa program za simu wapatikana

Mshindi wa shindano la kutafuta vipaji vya ugunduzi wa program za simu la AppyStar lililoandaliwa na Vodacom Tanzania Bw.Roman Mbwasi (kushoto) akimsikiliza jambo Meneja wa Uhusiano wa Nje wa Vodacom Tanzania Abigail Ambweni(kulia) alipotembelea makao makuu ya mtandao huo uliopo Mlimani City jijini Dares Salaam. Mshindi huyu amejinyakulia zawadi ya shilingi milioni 2 na atakwenda Bangalore nchini India kushiriki katika awamu ya pili ya shindano hili ngazi ya kimataifa litakalofanyika Januari 15,2014.

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Dar es Salaam,December 17,2014: Roman Mbwasi ameibuka mshindi wa kwanza katika shindano la kutafuta vipaji vya ugunduzi wa program za simu la AppyStar lililoandaliwa na kampuni ya mawasiliano ya Vodacom likiwa linawalenga wanafunzi wa vyuo vikuu wanaosoma masomo ya Sayansi ya Teknolojia ya habari na Mawasiliano na watanzania wote.Wazo la program lililomfanya kuibuka mshindi linahusu upashanaji taarifa za barabarani kupitia mtandao wa simu.

Hii ni mara ya pili kwa Roman Mbwasi kushiriki na kuwa mshindi katika shindano hili mara ya kwanza ikiwa mwaka 2012 ambapo pia aliibuka kuwa mshindi wa kwanza.Kwa ushindi wa mwaka huu amejinyakulia zawadi ya shilingi milioni 2 na atakwenda Bangalore nchini India kushiriki katika awamu ya pili ya shindano hili ngazi ya kimataifa litakalofanyika Januari 15,2014.

Shindano la Appystar lililoandaliwa na Vodacom mbali na kuwalenga wanafunzi wa vyuo ambao walishiriki kwa wingi pia lilikuwa wazi kwa watanzania wote wenye mawazo ya ubunifu wa programu za simu zinazoweza kurahishisha maisha na walitakiwa kuwasilisha kazi zao kwa kutumia program mbalimbali za kompyuta kama vile Android, Windows, IOS, na Sumbian

Nafurahi sana kuibuka tena mshindi wa mwaka huu na ushindi huu umezidi kunitia moyo katika safari ya kutimiza ndoto yangu ya kuwa mbunifu wa program mbalimbali za kidigitali na nina imani wazo langu lina vigezo vya kushinda katika ngazi ya kimataifa,nashukuru Vodacom kwa kuandaa shindano hili lenye mwelekeo wa kuibua na kukuza vipaji nchini Tanzania”.Alisema Roman

Washiriki wa mwaka walipangwa katika makundi mawili moja likiwa la wenye makampuni na tayari wana mitandao na wale ambao ndio walikuwa wanaanza kabisa kutangaza ubunifu wao na washiriki walikuwa wanaruhusiwa kushiriki katika makundi yote mawili.

Washindi wengine ni Athumani Mahiza, George Machibya na Ilakoze Jumanne .Mshindi wa kwanza kwa kila aina ya kundi lililoshiriki mashindano haya atakwenda nchini India kushiriki mashindano katika ngazi ya kimataifa.

“Mwaka huu mashindano yamezidi kuwa bora na viwango vya mawazo ya ubunifu yaliyowasilishwa yamekuwa bora zaidi,mfano ni wazo la mshindi wa kwanza Roman ambaye mwaka juzi alishinda kwa wazo la michezo ya kwenye simu mwaka huu ameibuka na wazo la kuboresha taarifa za hali ya barabarani ambalo ni la kuleta mabadiliko makubwa kwenye jamii na hadi sasa program hiyo imeishapakuliwa na watumiaji wa simu zaidi ya 50,000”.Anasema Mkuu wa Internet za simu na huduma za ziada wa Vodacom, Saurabh Jaiswal

Meneja wa Uhusiano wa Nje wa Vodacom Tanzania Abigail Ambweni anasema:”Ubunifu huu haunufaishi wabunifu wa program bali pia watumiaji wa simu,tukiwa tunaongoza katika kutoa huduma za mawasiliano kwa njia ya teknolojia,Vodacom ina jukumu la kukuza sekta hii na kuibua vipaji vya matumizi ya teknolojia ili ziwepo program mbalimbali za kurahisisha maisha kwa watumiaji wa simu”.

Washindi wa mwaka huu watapewa zawadi zao Jumamosi ijayo katika hafla itakayofanyika katika ofisi za Vodacom,pia watagharamiwa safari ya kwenda kwenye awamu ya pili ya shindano nchini India ambapo mshindi atakayepatikana atashiriki katika Mkutano Mkuu wa Kimataifa wa Masuala ya Simu za mkononi utakaofanyika Barcelona nchini Hispania.

Tangu kuanza mashindano haya mwaka 2012 yametokea kuwavutia washiriki wengi kuutoka nchi mbalimbali.Mwaka huu mashindano haya yamekuwa na washiriki kutoka nchi za , Afrika ya Kusini,,Misri t, Kenya, Ghana na India.

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Alai matatani tena, adaiwa kumtusi Rais Kenyatta mtandaoni

Robert Alai


Tweets zilizonukuliwa hapo juu na chini ndizo zilizomfikisha kortini mwanablogu maarufu na mwenye utata wa Kenya kwa madai kuwa amemdhalilisha rais.


Siku hiyo aliyomwita rais jina hilo, pia akaweka namba za simu za rais na baadhi ya maafisa waandamizi.


Robert Alai, mkosoaji mkali wa serikali, alikana mashtaka hayo na kuachiwa kwa dhamana kwa dola za Kimarekani $2,000 na kuamriwa kutokuweka ujumbe unaofanana na huo wakati uchunguzi ukiendelea.


Bw Alai ni miongoni mwa wanablogu maarufu na wenye ushawishi mkubwa Kenya akiwa na wafuasi 140,000 kwenye ukurasa wake wa Twitter.

Bw Alai tayari ana wengi wanaomwuunga mkono kwenye mtandao wa kijami wa Twitter kutoka kwa Wakenya wanaoona mashtaka hayo kama mbinu ya serikali ya kuzuia uhuru wa vyombo vya habari.



Alipotolewa tu kwa dhamana, aliandika kwenye Twitter kuwa itakuwa ngumu kumnyamazisha.

Miaka miwili ilyopita, alikamatwa na kuhojiwa baada ya kudai kuwa msemaji wa serikali ya wakati huo alikuwa akipanga kumwuua.

Taarifa ya uteuzi wa Kitima kuwa Msaidizi wa Rais

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Ateuliwa Msaidizi wa Rais

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amemteua Bwana Willy Kitima kuwa Msaidizi wa Rais – Nyaraka(Documentation) kuanzia Alhamisi iliyopita, Desemba 11, 2014.

Kabla ya uteuzi wake, Bwana Kitima alikuwa Mratibu wa Taasisi ya Kupambana na Rushwa ya Biashara nchini ya Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC)Tanzania.
Taasisi hiyo inaendeshwa kwa ushirikiano kati ya Jumuiya ya Madola na Serikali ya Tanzania kupitia Taasisi ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Rushwa Tanzania (PCCB)na Taasisi ya Uendelezaji Sekta Binafsi nchini ya PPSF.

Bwana Kitima pia amewahi kuwa Mkrugenzi Mtendaji wa Shirika la Kufutilia Nyendo za Rushwa Kimataifa la Transparency International (TI) nchini. Aidha, ana ujuzi wa shughuli za benki na vyombo vya habari.

Imetolewa na:
Kurugenzi ya Mawasiliano ya Rais,
Ikulu,
DAR ES SALAAM.


17 Desemba, 2014

Ni ndoto Yanga kuishinda Simba; Kwa heri Maximo, hukuwa na jipya

Kikosi cha Yanga kilicholambishwa shubiri na Simba, Uwanja wa Taifa Dar es Salaam katika mechi ya "Nani Mtani Jembe" Desemba 2014

“Ni ndoto ya mchana Yanga kuwafunga mahasimu wao Simba”, Ndivyo unaweza kusema, itabaki kuwa historia kwani wapinzani wao wanajuwa mbinu za kuwafunga, wakati ushindi wa Yanga ni sare.

Kasumba iliyojengwa na viongozi wa Yanga kukimbilia kusajili kila mchezaji anayetakiwa na Simba itaendelea kuwafanya wafungwe kila watakapokutana, hali hiyo ikichagizwa pia na Kocha Mkuu wa Klabu hiyo, Mbrazil, Marcio Maximo.

Hivi karibuni Simba ilitangaza kumsajili mshambuliaji mkongwe wa Polisi Morogoro, Danny Mrwanda, baada ya Yanga kupata tetesi, viongozi wa klabu hiyo walifanya mipango ya haraka kumsajili kana kwamba wanawakomoa Simba, kumbe wanaongeza mamluki ndani ya klabu.

Hakuna asiyefahamu kuwa Mrwada ni mchezaji na mwanachama hai wa Simba, na uongozi wa Simba kutaka kumsajili ni mkakati mojawapo wa kumrejesha kundini kada huyo aliyekuwa akicheza soka la kulipwa nje ya Tanzania kwa muda mrefu.

Waswahili wanasema kikulacho ki nguoni mwako, kwa kiasi Fulani Simba imewekeza wachezaji wao ndani ya Yanga, wakati Yanga wenyewe hawajawekeza ndani ya Simba, kwa hali hiyo, Yanga isitegemee miujiza kuwafunga Simba.

Mtoto wa nyoka ni nyoka, Ndani ya Yanga wapo nyoka kama, makipa Ali Mstafa, Deogratius Munis na Juma Kaseja (anayeondolewa msimu huu, mlinzi kisiki Kelvin Yondan aliyesajiliwa Yanga mwaka jana na sasa wamemchukua kada mwingine mwandamizi wa klabu hiyo ya Msimbazi Danny Mrwanda na Amis Tambwe ambaye Simba wameona kiwango chake kimeshuka.

Kuhusu Kocha Maximo, ataendelea kuwaudhi mashabiki wa Yanga kwa kuwaleta wachezaji wenye uwezo mdogo ili wachezaji wenye wazawa wenye uwezo mkubwa wa kusakata soka wasipate namba. Kitendo cha Maximo kuwaleta ndugu zake Emerson Oliveira na Andrey Coutinho na kuwaacha Jerryson Tegete, Hussein Javu, Nizar Khalfan na Salim Telela wenye uwezo mkubwa ni kuiangamiza Yanga.

Wakati umefika Yanga watambue kuwa si kila Kocha kutoka Brazil ana uwezo, hebu tuwapatie kazi makoche wetu wazalendo, wenye mapenzi makubwa na Yanga kama Boniface Mkwasa, Fred Minziro na Juma Pondamali. Hakika Yanga itafanya vizuri, poleni wana Yanga wote.

KWAHERI MAXIMO, HUKUWA NA JIPYA YANGA

Marcio Maximo

MCHEZO wa Nani Mtani Jembe, unaozikutanisha timu mbili kongwe zenye upinzani wa jadi nchini, Yanga na Simba imegeuka kuwa machinjio kwa makocha wa Yanga baada ya Kocha Mkuu, Marcio Maximo kutimuliwa rasmi jana.

Huu ni msimu wa pili mfululizo, kwa Yanga kuwafukuza makocha wake baada ya kufungwa na Simba, kwa kupoteza mchezo wa nani mtani jembe. Mchezo wa kwanza uliofanyika mwaka jana, 2013, Yanga ilifungwa 3-1 na kusababisha aliyekuwa kocha wake Ernie Brandts kutimuliwa pamoja na benchi lake la ufundi.

Mwaka huu Kocha Marcio Maximo nae amefungashiwa virago baada ya kungwa 2-0 Jumamosi iliyopita Uwanja wa Taifa Dar es Salaam, ukiwa mchezo wa nane wa ushindani baada ya michezo saba ya ligi kuu ya Vodacom Tanzania Bara.

Maximo aliepokelewa na mashabiki wa Yanga kwa vifijo na nderemo Juni mwaka huu baada ya kutangazwa kuwa kocha mpya wa timu hiyo, amewaaga rasmi wachezaji wakati wa mazoezi uwanja wa Sekondari ya Loyola Dar es Salaam jana.

Mazoezi hayo ya Jumanne asubuhi yaligeuka simanzi baada ya Maximo kuwakusanya wachezaji wake na kuwatakia maisha mema ndani ya klabu hiyo ya Jangwani.

Wakizungumza kwa nyakati tofauti wachezaji wa walielezea kutoridhishwa na uamuzi wa uongozi wa kumuacha kocha wao na mshambuliaji Hamis Kiiza kutoka Uganda. Mmoja wa wachezaji hao alisema "Ni kweli kocha ametuaga!

Viroja vya uchaguzi SM: Uchawi wahusishwa na upepo uliopeperusha kura

Imeelezwa kuwa sababu kubwa ya kurudiwa kwa uchaguzi wa Serikali za Mitaa katika kijiji cha Bubale kata ya Masengwa wilaya ya Shinyanga Vijijini uliokuwa unafanyika Desemba 14, 2014 na badala yake kufanyika Desemba 16 ni kutokana na upepo wa ajabu uliobeba boksi la kura za wagombea wakati zoezi la kupiga kura linaendelea.

Boksi la kura zilizopeperushwa na upepo ni lile la wagombea wa Uenyekiti wa kijiji cha Bubale.

Mashuhuda wakiwemo wasimamizi wa uchaguzi huo wamesema kuwa wakati zoezi la uchaguzi ghafla ulitokea upepo na kubeba boksi la kura kisha boksi hilo kujibamiza kwenye ukuta huku Mawakala wakijaribu kulizuia japo hawakufanikiwa na kura zikapeperushwa na upepo.

Kufuatia hali hiyo uchaguzi katika ngazi ya Uenyekiti uliahirishwa na kurudiwa jana, Jumanne huku mgombea kwa tiketi ya CCM, Bala Nundo aliibuka mshindi dhidi ya mgombea kwa tiketi ya CHADEMA.

Tukio la kura kupeperushwa na upepo limewaacha wakazi wa kijiji hicho midomo wazi huku wengine wakilihusisha na ushirikina.

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