TCRA izimulike hizi blogu 'uchwara' izichukulie hatua kali

"Screen shot" ikionyesha moja ya habari zilizorushwa kwenye moja ya blog uchwara kuhusiana na taarifa za uzushi wa kifo cha mchungaji Gwajima.

  • …ni zile zinazoandika habari za uongo, matusi

Miongoni mwa mambo ambayo Tanzania tunapitia kwa sasa ni pamoja na teknolojia mbalimbali ikiwemo mawasiliano ya simu, intaneti vyombo vya habari na mengine mengi, Lakini mawasiliano hayo kwa sasa ikiwemo Intaneti wapo wanayoyatumia vibaya.

Kupitia BLOG, mtandao ambao mtu anaweza kutengeneza chombo chake cha kutolea taarifa ama kufanyaia jambo lolote lile liwafikie wengi kwa mema, lakini kwa sasa hilo halipo kwani licha ya kuwa kila mtu anaweza kuanzisha blog imetoa mwanya kwa wengine kuzitumia blog hizo kinyume na matarajio.

Miongoni mwa mambo hayo ni pamoja na BLOG nyingi ambazo asilimia kubwa mtu yoyote anaweza kuanzisha tena bure kama ilivyo akaunti yako ya Email, watu wanaoziendesha BLOG hizo wamekuwa wakiongoza kwa kuweka habari za uongo, upotoshaji, habari zinazoenda kinyume na maadili, pamoja na habari ambazosi za kweli.

Tunaamini wapo watu wanaofanya shughuli hizi za BLOG, ambao ni Ma-blogger wazuri tu licha ya kuwa si wanahabari, lakini kwenye blog zao wana weka ‘POST’ habari nzuri na zinazoendana na maadili pia wamekuwa wakitoa habari za kuelimisha jamii, kuifunza jamii na wanapata wasomaji wanaotembelea wengi sana kiasi cha hata kupewa matangazo na baadhi ya Makampuni binafsi ya kibiashara, Serikali na watu wengine, lakini shida ni kwenye hizi ‘Blog uchwara’ ambazo kila kukicha wao kazi yao kukopi na ku-paste habari za kwenye magazeti na kuzipa ‘kiki’ kwenye blog zao wengine habari hizo hizo za kwenye magazeti wao kazi yao kubadilisha kichwa cha ‘habari tu ilimradi apate wasomaji wengi? Jamani kweli hii ni haki?, tena kichwa hicho cha habari hakiendani na maadili ya Mtanzania ama kinakiuka maadili hii si sawa, TCRA, muamke na kuchukua hatua kali.

Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano Tanzania (TCRA) Profesa John Nkoma.

Tunaamini Mamlaka yaa Mawasiliano Tanzania (Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), (https://www.tcra.go.tz) mpo na mnafuatilia lakini sijui kama mnaliona hili ni tatizo ama si tatizo.

Tukumbuke huko nyuma kulikuwa na mitandao kama hii tena ya watanzania ambao waliifungua ambapo walianza kuweka picha za kawaida na baadae ikawa inabadilika kuwa wanaweka picha za utupu… wakaachiwa hivi hivi baadae wakawa wanaweka picha za viongozi wakiwemo viongozi wakuu wa Nchi mwisho wa siku Mamlaka husika wakaja kukumbuka shuka wakati mambo yamekua si mambo.

Hivyo ni wakati sasa kwa TCRA, kuchukua hatua blog zote zinazoendana kinyume na maadili ikiwemo kupotosha, kuweka pichaa za ngono na kugombanisha watu basi zichukuliwe hatua.

Mtandao huu unaamini kuwa na unaungana na wadau wote wanaendelea kutoa maoni yao juu ya kuzitaka blog hizi zichukuliwe hatua. Kwani mpaka tunaandika habari hii ni pamoja na baada ya Mdau Yusuph Mhoja kuchukizwa na moja ya habari kwenye miongoni mwa blog hapa nchini. (Tazama picha), ambapo Mdau huyo aliuliza: “Hivi huyu mwandishi anajua kiswahili kweli? Yuko mochwari kwani amefariki huyo?” wakati anajiuliza hayo, hii ni kuwa inawatokea watu wengi sana wanaapokutana na habari kwenye hizo blog uchwara.

Wadau waliochangia mada ya Mhoja: Pendi Mahundi yeye alieleza hivi: “hahaha.... hili ndiyo tatizo kubwa la kila mtu mwenye kisimu cha TECNO bongo kujifanya blogger and a self-appointed journalist... UJINGA mtupu, huwa naziona habari kwenye viblogu mpaka kichefu chefu... full of attention-seeking sensationalism... utakuta heading: HATARI, Vilio na majonzi, Breaking news, Unbelievable..kisa tu kutaka watu wazisome blog zao.” Alieleza Mahundi.

Hata hivyo wachangiaji wengine waliomba serikali kupitisha mswada wa habari na sheria ya ICT ili kukomesha wandishi wa viblog uchwara.


Modewji blog tunaamini pia Mtandao wa wanabloga Tanzania (Tanzania Blogger Network-TBN) wapo kwani kuna misemo mingi ya zamani inayosemwa, ikiwemo ule wa SAMAKI MMOJA AKIOZA…? Jibu watatupatiaa TBN ama kama si lao basi bomu likilipuka tusimtafute mchawi huko mbeleni.

Hata hivyo, mtandao huu wa Mo dewji blog tunaungana na TCRA na kusema kuwa: “ #Ukipata ujumbe wa chuki, matusi au uongo, FUTA DELETE KABISA!.

Tuandikie maoni yako kupitia kwenye mtandao huu hapo chini ama kupitia simu 0719076376 au 0714940992.

  • Tumeshirikishwa tahariri hii ya Andrew Chale/Modewji blog na Zainul Mzige

Imetosha! Picha za matembezi kupiga vita mauaji ya albino






Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya Nchi, Mathias Chikawe, Mbunge wa Viti Maalum, Al Shaymar Kweigyr, Balozi wa Harakati ya Imetosha, Henry Mdimu, Mwakilishi wa Chama cha Albino Tanzania (TAS), Abdillah Omar sambamaba na wadau wengine wakishiriki kuimba wimbo 'Tanzania Tanzania' kabla ya kuanza kwa shughuli nzima ya hamasa ya kupiga vita mauaji ya albino nchini, iliyofanyika leo kwenye viwanja vya Leaders Club, jijini Dar es Salaam.


Mbunge wa Viti Maalum, Al Shaymar Kweigyr akicheza muziki wa sambamba na Mwanamuziki wa Reggae,Jhiko Manyika "Jhikoman" wakati wa shughuli nzima ya hamasa ya kupiga vita mauaji ya albino nchini, iliyofanyika leo kwenye viwanja vya Leaders Club, jijini Dar es salaam.Kulia ni Mwenyekiti wa Tanzania Bloggers Network ambao ni wadau wakubwa wa harakati ya Imetosha, Joachim Mushi.

Mwenyekiti wa Kamati ya Maandalizi ya Matembezi ya Hamasa ya kupiga vita mauaji ya albino nchini (Imetosha), Ally Masoud "Kipanya" akimkaribisha Balozi wa Harakati ya Imetosha, Henry Mdimu ili kuzungumza na Watanzania waliofika kwenye Viwanja vya Leaders Club, Kinondoni jijini Dar es Salaam leo.

Waziri wa Mambo ya Ndani ya Nchi, Mathias Chikawe na Mbunge wa Viti Maalum, Al Shaymar Kweigyr wakiongoza matembezi ya hamasa ya kupiga vita mauaji ya albino nchini yaliyofanyika leo jijini Dar es salaam kuanzia viwanja vya Biafra mpaka Leaders Club, Kinondoni jijini Dar es Salaam

  • Tumeshirikishwa picha-taarifa hii na Othman Michuzi/Mtaa kwa Mtaa blog.

Job opportunities at KNCV for Challenge TB program in Tanzania



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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Background
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB). KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the new USAID-funded 5-year global program. We lead an international consortium comprising eight other partner organizations besides KNCV: ATS, FHI 360, IRD, JATA, MSH, PATH, The Union, and WHO. The strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to patient care, to prevent transmission and disease progression, and to strengthen TB platforms.
In Tanzania, KNCV will operate from a central office (starting up phase) in Dar es Salaam and has positions stationed in the districts and regions. The head office is based in The Netherlands.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is recruiting the following positions for the Challenge TB program in Tanzania. For a full description of the vacancies described below see our website www.kncvtbc.org/vacancies

Reference number CTB 52011
Vacancy: District TB/HIV Coordinators (22)
Duty stations: Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Pwani, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
The District TB/HIV Coordinator (DTHC) oversees the implementation of the Challenge TB project activities with the main responsibility to provide high level technical support to all aspect of TB control in the respective district. He/she builds sustainable technical capacity for TB control in all facilities in the district to ensure patient centered care and treatment.  

Who are we looking for?
A diploma in clinical medicine assistant medical officer, a minimum of three years of experience in public health, TB/HIV and/or tuberculosis control or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience in conducting trainings and capacity building. Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili, computer skills in MS Office.

Reference number CTB 52012
Vacancy: PMDT Technical Officer
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
The PMDT Technical Officer coordinates and facilitates the rapid scale-up of quality assured PMDT services in close collaboration with the NTLP and other technical partners. He/she provides technical support to the CTB project and supports the (Deputy) Country Representative Project Director in technical and managerial PMDT activities.

Who are we looking for?
Medical Degree (MD) or equivalent. More than 3 years relevant work experience in the development, implementation and scaling-up of PMDT. Proven experience in conducting trainings and capacity building Good organizational, planning and problem-solving skills. Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili, computer skills in MSOffice.

Reference number CTB 52013
Vacancy: Laboratory Technical Officer
Duty station: Dar es Salaam
The Laboratory Technical Officer supports and facilitates all activities which are aimed to achieve enhanced case-detection in regard to TB laboratory network.  He/she will make sure that laboratory strengthening is key to ensure that the overall national diagnostic network is quality assured and expanded. He/she addresses strategic priorities including the expanded use of culture and DST as well as rapid molecular methods. He/she supervises the 2 Central Tb Reference Laboratory Technical Officers.

Who are we looking for?
A Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences or relevant qualification. More than 4 years of relevant TB laboratory and TB control experience.  

Experience in conducting trainings and capacity building. Ability to work in cross-cultural work environment. Good organizational, planning and problem-solving skills. Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili, computer skills in MS Office.

Reference number CTB 52014
Vacancy: HR/Project Officer
Duty station: Dar es Salaam
The HR/Project Officer is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the Human Resources and gives administrative support to the project. He/she coordinates the administrative processes related to carrying out activities for the KNCV team and assistance provided by consultant(s) from KNCV head office. In the starting up phase the focus will be on HR activities (recruitment and selection).

Who are we looking for?
A Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, or any social science field or equivalent experience. Up to date knowledge of the Tanzanian labor law, experience in pay roll, ability to work independently and being pro-active. Strong organizational skills.  Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili.

Your application (with curriculum vitae, motivation letter, 3 professional references) should be sent before 13th of April 2015 to:

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, PO Box 146, 2501 CC The Hague, the Netherlands to the attention of: Ms. Larissa Lutmers. E-mail: recruitTanzania@kncvtbc.orgunder name of reference number and position. For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org +31 (070) 416 72 22.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled.

Kitabu: Maisha ya Mchagga hapa Duniani na Ahera


Mangi Petro Itosi Marealle, aliyekuwa Mangi Mwitori wa Vunjo, amewafanyia kabila la Wachagga na wazao wa baadaye, kazi ya maana sana kwa kuandika kitabu hiki juu ya desturi za Wachagga kabla hazijatoweka na kupotea. Alijitolea miaka mingi kujifunza kwa uangalifu mila na desturi hizi, na alipata mashaka katika kutafuta njia ya kukichapa kitabu hiki. Ninafurahi kusema amekwisha pata njia. Natumaini kitabu hiki hakitapendwa na Mchagga tu, lakini kila mmoja atakaye kujifunza maendeleo ya Wana-Adamu, na natumaini kitaamsha Wa-Africa wa makabila mengine kutunga habari za namna hii za watu wao. Mwandishi wa kitabu hiki Marehemu Mangi Petro Itosi Marealle alikuwa Mangi wa Marangu kuanzia mwaka 1931 hadi 1946, na ‘Mangi Mwitori’ wa Vunjo hadi mwaka 1961. Umangi ulipofutwa mwaka 1962 alishika wadhifa mbalimbali katika Halmashauri ya Wachagga na wadhifa wake wa mwisho ulikuwa kama Mwentekiti wa Tume ya Serikali za Mitaa. Aliafriki mweai Mei, 1982.

First published in 1947, this is a comprehensive explanation of the customs and traditions of the Chagga people by the Paramount chief of the Chagga people of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

SBN 9789976973914 | 132 pages | 230mm x 147mm | 2002 | Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania | Paperback
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Kizazi Kipya – Tanzania’s Lost Generation?

Dada Mzalendo (U.S.A.)

Where do I begin? I feel like giving you a development of my thoughts over the years, lakini that would be too private, akin to sharing with you a page of my diary. And I don’t think you want to read that. Nevertheless, elements of my personal life will pop up here and there. And I will try my best to put some structure into this because my brain is, currently, a chaotic place.

So, I really don’t know exactly what I’m going to say but I’ll just ramble on and hopefully we’ll get an interesting conversation going and figure out what to do with this renewed, revived, ever-present hunger for Tanzania. I like using ‘hunger’, I recently adopted it and I can imagine you can relate to it. Like me, you might be an individual who has grown up in Tanzania and lived or studied abroad.

Anyway, as I said, I don’t know what I’m going to say. In fact, I don’t know much about anything concerning Tanzania. And the realization of this has been recurring since high school. The realization has become stronger after coming to the US. Mixed with feelings of homesickness, wonder, awe, shame, fear and embarrassment, I have been thinking very hard about my particular experience and how it has influenced my ‘Tanzanianness’.

If I could sum up in one paragraph my current thoughts, feelings, hopes, and aspirations for Tanzania, it would be as follows. First and foremost, I feel there is a significantly large lack of education among middle and upper classes. Yaani, watu ambao hatujawa na shida ya maisha kwa kiwango ambacho maskini wanakuwa nacho, tunakuwa wapumbavu. I am speaking of myself here. Because of my comfortable circumstances, I have become a product of societal conditions that have rendered me to feel superior, all knowing, and, above all, separate from, yet still belonging to, Tanzania’s society at large. I felt this all through primary school, secondary school, and in high school.

One of the moments that taught me otherwise was when I partook in an Intercultural Dialogue Camp that a friend organized in Tanzania last year. It was like a conference, a joining of various youths in Bagamoyo for a night. The main idea was getting to talk about culture, the role that Tanzania’s youth play, politics etc. For a while I had realized that the smartest people, the people who knew most about society, government, and current affairs were poor people.

Kila mara Baba alikuwa ananiambia nisome magazeti lakini hata sikufanya lolote. Kisa? Nilikuwa naona uvivu. Niliona ni bora nikae tu au niangalie sehemu ya Grey’s Anatomy au Big Bang Theory. Na niliweza kufanya hivyo kwa sababu nilikuwa na laptop na nilienda shule ambayo tulikuwa tunapeana filamu n.k. What I am trying to say is that; I feel as though the better circumstances you have, the more opportunities you have to mingle with money or other countries and worlds, the less you care about what is happening in your own backyard. This may certainly not be true for many. And I am not saying this is always the case. In some cases, it makes you want to care MORE (after some maturity of course).

Namna nyingine ambayo nimeona kuna upungufu mkubwa miongoni mwetu (middle and upper classes) ni lugha. Kwanza kabisa niseme tu kwamba ni aibu kwamba sijui Kimachame wala Kimarangu zaidi ya kusalimia. Ingawa ni vizuri Tanzania hatuna ubaguzi wa kikabila, ni kwa sababu hii hii wengi wetu ambao tunaishi mjini, tunapoteza cha kwanza, lugha; pili, maadili na tatu, ujuzi wa ujumla wa historia ya wazazi wetu. Sawa, mara kwa mara, wazazi wetu wanatuhadithia kuhusu utoto wao lakini haitoshi.

Nakumbuka miaka kadhaa iliyopita Baba alinipa kitabu cha Petro Itosi Marealle, Maishaya Mchagga hapa Duniani na Ahera. Needless to say I haven’t finished reading it. Lakini nataka kusema ni kitabu ambacho, kama kinavyoitwa, kinaongelea mila na desturi za Wachagga, kuanzia maelezo ya taratibu zinazofanyika mtoto akizaliwa mpaka maelezo ya mchakato wa kubalehe kwa vijana. Mpaka leo, natamani kuishi muda ule.

Pamoja na changamoto nyingi ambazo wazazi wetu wamepitia, ninaona kama maisha yale yalikuwa bora kwa sababu kulikuwa na uwepo mkubwa zaidi wa utekelezaji wa kawaida wa mila na desturi. Lakini sina maana kwamba sasa hatuna mila na desturi za pekee lakini zaidi na zaidi kuna tabia ya kwenda uzunguni. Simaanishi tu kuondoka Tanzania kimwili, namaanisha haswa kimawazo. Na mwisho wa siku ninafikiri hizi tabia zinavuma zaidi miongoni mwa vijana wa middle and upper classes. Would you agree?

Pamoja na upotezaji wa lugha za asili kwa kizazi hiki, kuna upotezaji wa lugha ya Kiswahili chenyewe. Desemba mwaka 2006 wakati wa Kipaimara changu, nilizungukwa na familia, marafiki, ndugu, na jamaa. Muda ukafika wa kutoa hotuba yangu. Nilianza kusalimia na kumshukuru Mungu kwa Kiswahili kwa sababu nilizoea sana sana maneno hayo. Kisha nikasema, “I will switch to English because I’m more comfortable speaking in it.”

EBO! Mpaka leo nikiwaza siku hiyo natamani sakafu ifunguke inimeze. Eti nini? Sawa, ukweli ni kwamba kwa kuwa nilikuwa kwenye mfumo wa shule ambapo Kiingereza kilivuma, uzoefu wangu wa Kiswahili ulikuwa umepungua lakini nilikuwa sioni hata chembe ya aibu. Na kwa sababu lugha ya Kiingereza imekuwa mojawapo wa lugha zetu za kitaifa; na kwa kuwa kihis[her/ha]toria wakoloni walichochea wazo kwamba wako juu yetu, basi Kiingereza nacho mpaka leo kinawakilisha maisha fulani ya juu. Haiishii hapo, mtoto wa ubatizo wa wazazi wangu naye kwenye ubarikio wake alisema vivyo hivyo. Kipindi hiki nilikuwa ninaelewa zaidi juu ya upuuzi wangu na nilimuonea aibu kwa hali ya juu kabisa.

Mwaka jana nilikuwa na hasira sana kuhusu hili tatizo na nikaanza kujiuliza maswali magumu. Hivi, je, umeshawahi kuwaza ni kwa nini tunatumia Kiingereza kila tukitumiana ujumbe mfupi wa simu/meseji (texts/sms) au tukiwa tunaongea kwenye simu? Bila shaka, tunatumia Swanglish lakini mara nyingi ni Kiingereza. Sawa ni rahisi na (haraka) zaidi kuandika Kiingereza hasa unapokuwa unatumia simu zenye huduma za kisasa (smartphones) lakini hali hiyo pia inaonesha kwamba tunatumia Kiswahili mara chache na tuna utegemezi wa Kiingereza.

Kwa hiyo, niliamua kuanza kuandika meseji za simu kwa Kiswahili tu! Binamu yangu mmoja akanijibu, “Why are you speaking like that?” That ndo nini? Si ni lugha yetu! Nikahoji, “kwa nini WEWE unaongea kama hivyo?”

About three years ago I was keen to learn about how law works in Tanzania. So, I asked my dad to accompany him to one of his court appearances. You cannot imagine the utter shock I experienced when I walked in and heard everyone speaking in English. Before we left, I literally had to pick up my bottom jaw from the floor. Outside, I asked my dad, “kwa nini wanatumia Kiingereza? Mtu akija ambaye anaongea tu Kiswahili inakuwaje?” He replied, “there are translators” or something like that. I simply could not believe what I was hearing. How exclusive it is to have English as the medium of communication in court when a majority of the country is not proficient in it. Halafu nikafikiria Bunge. Mbona saa nyingine huwa nasikia Kiingereza na saa nyingine Kiswahili? Huwa siangalii Bunge sana. Na tunapenda sana kuwacheka watu waki“chemsha” kuongea Kiingereza. Tunacheka na tunatumiana hivyo virecordings n.k. Just sad.

Hivi karibuni nilipokuwa nachati na rafiki yangu mwingine, kama kawaida nikaanza kuongea kwa Kiswahili kitupu. Kwanza, akasema kuwa ameushangaa ujuzi wangu wa Kiswahili; pili, akaniomba niongee kwa Kiingereza kwa sababu ilimpa changamoto kusoma Kiswahili. Huyu rafiki ni Mswahili fulu! Hana mchanganyiko wowote na amekulia Bongo. Bila shaka, alisoma sekondari ugenini na cha muhimu zaidi ni kwamba ni mtoto katika familia yenye uwezo.

Nilishawahi kumueleza Mama kuhusu hiki kitu. Unajua alinijibuje? Alisema, “ndiyo hivyo hivyo watu maskini watakuja kuwapindua nyie middle class”. Na ninamwamini kabisa. Ingawa wengi wetu tunasikia wajibu na tunaelewa umuhimu wa kujifunza kuhusu Tanzania na kuwa na uelewa wa jamii na lugha yetu/zetu, nahisi kama bado kuna wengi ambao tunakimbilia maisha bora nje ya nchi au hapo hapo Bongo na tunakosa picha nzima.

Hali hii inaniogopesha lakini najua nina hamu zaidi ya kujitambua na kufanya yale ninayosisitiza ni sawa, yaani kutumia uwezo wangu kujiboresha kifikra na hatimaye yeyote ninayemzunguka.

Call for applications: Chinese Language Scholarships at JIAXING University

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM


The Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam is delighted to announce the Scholarship opportunity to study Chinese Language at Jiaxing University, Zhejiang Province, China. Jiaxing University is a Provincial comprehensive institution of higher learning, engaged in the disciplines of Management Science, Engineering, Laws, Medicine, Economics and Educational Science. It is located in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, the centre of the golden delta area of Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou. It is composed of 14 colleges, offering various disciplines to 23,000 full-time students.

The scholarship will cover all costs except the international airfare to and from China after graduation.

Application Requirements 

In order to qualify, the applicant must have the following qualifications:
  • Tanzanian citizen (excluding holders of Green Card or Permanent Residence Card);
  • Above the age of 16 years and not more than 35 years of age by September 2015;
  • Healthy and able to travel internationally;
  • Interested in Chinese language and culture;
  • Knowledge of Chinese language at basic level is an added advantage;
  • Be willing to do part-time job to compensate for the living allowance at Jiaxing University;
  • Be ready to pay for international air ticket and visa. Duration of study: One academic year (i.e. September 2015 to July 2016).

Application

The application form can be collected from the Confucius Institute Office, University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS), Room No. 109, or downloaded here

The deadline for submitting applications is 15th May 2015.

For further information, please contact: ci@udsm.ac.tz or imbata@gmail.com

Baada ya kumkosa Lowasa, waacha ujumbe kwa uongozi wa CCM

Mkutano na wanahabari ukiwa unaendelea


WANANCHI wa wilaya ya Serengeti mkoani Mara wamekitaka Chama Cha Mapiduzi (CCM) kutokuzuia demokrasia ya wanachama kushawishi wagombea wa Urais wanaoona kuwa wanafaa kuwatetea kiti hicho.

Wakizungumza jana mkoani hapa, baada ya kufika nyumbani kwake kwa lengo la kumshawishi Waziri Mkuu mstaafu na Mbunge wa Monduli, Edward Lowassa kugombea nafasi ya Urais, wananchi hao walisema kuwa ni vyema chama kikawaacha wapenzi na mashabiki wa Lowassa kuendelea kumshawishi agombee na nafasi hiyo.

Aliyekuwa katibu wa umoja wa wanawake wa (UWT) CCM wilaya ya Serengeti, Anna Mathayo Chacha alisema kuwa Lowasa ndiye chaguo lao kwa kuwa ni kiongozi wanayeamini kuwa ataivusha nchi kutoka hapa ilipo ikiwa ni pamoja na kukipa heshima na nguvu Chama.

Aidha alisema kuwa wananchi wanahitaji utawala bora kwa sasa na mtu pekee ambaye wanadhani anatosha nafasi hiyo ni Edward Lowasa kwa kuwa ni kiongozi mwenye maamuzi magumu ambaye anaweza kusimamia utawala bora hivyo viongozi wa ngazi za juu wasizue demeokrasia ya wananchi kusema ambacho wanahisi ni sahihi kwao.

Diwani wa kata ya Ikoma, Sebastian Sabasaba Banagi alisema kuwa sauti ya wengi ni sauti ya Mungu hivyo kitendo cha kuzuiwa kwa wananchi kueleza hisia zao siyo jambo la kidemokrasia bali linakandamiza uhuru wa kusema wanachokiamini.

Alisema kuwa suluhu ya CCM kushinda katika uchaguzi mkuu ni kumpitisha Lowasa kwa kuwa wao kama viongozi ambao wanawawakilisha wananchi, wananchi wanampendekeza kiongozi huyo kuwania kiti hcho kutokana na matumaini na imani kubwa walioyo nayo kwake.

“kama alivyosema Waziri mkuu mstaafu, Lowasa kuwa huwezi kuzuia mafuriko kwa mikono ni sahihi kabisa hata sisi tunaliunga mkono hilo hakuna mtu yeyote anayeweza kuzuia hisia za watu juu ya kiongozi huyu mahiri,”
alisema Banagi

Kwa upande wake mjumbe wa Halmashauri Kuu wa CCM wilaya ya Serengeti, Daniel Kegocha aliomba Chama hicho kuona umuhimu wa kupitisha jina la mgombea huyo kwa kuwa ni chaguo la walio wengi na yeyote anayetokea kupinga atakuwa ni msaliti katika chama hicho.

Alisema kuwa, ni vizuri kamati kuu ya Chama ikae kwa pamoja itafakari na kuona umuhimu mkubwa wa kumpitisha mgombea huyo kwa kuwa kila kona ya nchi wana imani naye na wana amini atawaletea maendeleo na kuliunganisha Taifa.

Wananchi hao kutoka wilayani Serengeti wakiongozwa na Madiwani na waiowahi kushika nyadhifa katika chama hicho wapatao 65, walifika wilayani Monduli ili kumshawishi Mbunge huyo kutokata tamaa na kuendelea na nia ya kuchukua fomu huku wakiahidi kuwa watamfuata alipo ili kumshawishi na kuzungumza naye.


Diwani wa kata ya Ikoma wilaya ya Serengeti mkoani Mara Sebastian Sabasaba Banagi akizungumza katika mkutano na waandishi wa habari leo juu ya ujio wao kwa Mh.Lowassa, kuwa sauti ya wengi ni sauti ya Mungu hivyo kitendo cha kuzuiwa wananchi kueleza hisia zao sio jambo la kidemokrasia bali linakandamiza uhuru wa kusema wanachokiamini huku akisisitiza kuwa Waziri Mkuu mstaafu na Mbunge wa Monduli Edward Lowassa ni chaguo la walio wengi na hawatasita kumtafuta popote kumueleza hisia zao

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari aliyekuwa katibu wa umoja wa wanawake wa {UWT} chama cha mapinduzi wilaya ya Serengeti Anna Mathayo Chacha alisema kuwa lowasa ndie chaguo lao kwa kuwa ni kiongoziwanayeamini kuwa ataivusha nchi kutoka hapa ilipo ikiwa ni pamoja na kukipa heshima na nguvu chama.



Kushoto ni Magesa Nyamahiri,Emmanuel Nyawgaka,Julius Kirigiti wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja

Hoja ya Prof. Mbele: Vyama vya siasa vijitegemee

Ninaandika ujumbe huu kwa wa-Tanzania wenzangu. Ninatoa hoja kuwa vyama vya siasa vijitegemee. Tuachane na utaratibu wa sasa wa serikali kuvipa ruzuku vyama vya siasa.

Fedha inayotolewa na serikali kama ruzuku kwa vyama vya siasa ni kodi ya walipa kodi wote, na wengi wao si wanachama wa chama cho chote cha siasa. Ruzuku hii ni hujuma dhidi ya hao walipa kodi ambao si wanachama wa chama cho chote cha siasa. Ni hujuma, ingawa imehalalishwa kisheria. Sheria na haki si kitu kile kile. Ukaburu ulikuwa halali kisheria, lakini ulikuwa ni hujuma dhidi ya haki.

Fedha inayotolewa kwa vyama hivi ni nyingi sana, mamilioni mengi ya shilingi kila mwezi. Ni fedha ambazo zingeweza kununulia madawati na vitabu mashuleni, kulipia mishahara ya walimu au madaktari, kukarabati barabara, kuwanunulia baiskeli walemavu wanaotambaa chini, kujenga maghala ya kuhifadhia mahindi ambayo yanaoza katika mikoa kama vile Ruvuma, na kadhalika.

Kutoa ruzuku kwa chama kimoja tu, kama kingekuwepo kimoja tu, tayari ni hasara na hujuma. Sasa tunavyo vingi, na hasara ni kubwa mno. Utitiri wa vyama unavyoongezeka, hali itazidi kuwa mbaya. Huduma za jamii zitaendelea kuzorota, na hata kutoweka, kwa fedha kutumika kama ruzuku kwa vyama vya siasa.

Kama kweli vyama hivi vina maana kwa wanachama wao, wanaweza kuvichangia vikastawi bila tatizo. Vyama kama Simba, Yanga, Maji Maji, na Tukuyu Stars havitegemei ruzuku. Wanachama, kwa mapenzi waliyo nayo kwa vyama vyao, wanaviwezesha kuwepo na kustawi, na hawako tayari vitetereke. Wako tayari kuvichangia wakati wowote ikihitajika. Nini kitawazuia wanachama wa vyama vya siasa kufanya vile vile, kama kweli vyama hivi vina maana kwao?

Sisi raia ambao si wanachama wa vyama vya siasa tuna wajibu wa kuanza kampeni ya kushinikiza itungwe sheria ya kufuta ruzuku kwa vyama vya siasa, ili kuokoa fedha, ziweze kutumika kwa huduma muhimu kwa jamii yetu.

Kama umevutiwa na makala hii na ungependa kufuatilia zaidi mawazo yangu ya kichokozi na kichochezi, utayapata kwa wingi katika kitabu changu cha CHANGAMOTO: Insha za Jamii.


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SUA calls for applications: PhD scholarships for DANIDA IMLAF Project


Beware of invite links for WhatsApp Call activation

(image source: AndroidPolice)

Scammers are at it again to harvest as many phone numbers as they can get.

WhatsApp users across the world are being targeted by cyberscammers who are circulating fake messages inviting users to test the new calling feature that fills the phone with dangerous malware.

According to the Daily Star, if users click on the link, they are taken to another website where they are asked to take a survey on behalf of the popular messaging service, WhatsApp. However, the survey forces people to download applications and software that might contain dangerous malware.

WhatsApp has not announced the calling feature officially. However, some users claim to have used it.

Last month there were reports of the voice calling feature being rolled out [see AndroidPolice] with some users claiming to have used the feature. The calling feature was introduced on WhatsApp's new build (2.11.508) which was only available on WhatsApp's website at that time. The report claimed that there would be separate screen each for making voice calls to WhatsApp contacts, call logs and ongoing calls.

Speaking in an industry conference in October 2014, the delay in rolling out voice calling feature was due to technical hurdles that developers were facing, saying that the service had been delayed till the first quarter of 2015. --- (Times Of India)

Since February 1st, 2014