APNewsBreak on Bill Cosby...

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

That woman and a second woman testified in the same case that they knowingly took quaaludes from him, according to the unsealed documents.

The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents from the deposition in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand — the first of a cascade of sexual abuse lawsuits against him. Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

Cosby settled that lawsuit under confidential terms in 2006. His lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return phone calls Monday. Constand consented to be identified but did not want to comment, her lawyer said Monday.

Continue reading AP BigStory: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

How to take criticism and not be defensive

Points to note:

  1. Consider the source. Not all criticism has value.
  2. Stay calm and listen.
  3. Change your perspective on criticism. Criticism may not be agreeable but necessary.
  4. Take ownership of your mistakes. Don't make excuses.
  5. Ask clarifying questions.
  6. Than your critic when they give you constructive feedback that helped you improve.
  7. Take action and follow-up. It shows respect. 
Listen to the explanation in the "Art of manliness" video below...




Apply now for a 3-day Apple Camp Workshop for kids


Apple is accepting applications online to for kids to join them at Apple Camp for three-day workshops where kids ages 8 to 12 bring their imaginations to life.

They'll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. And each workshop ends with the Apple Camp Showcase so campers can share their finished projects.

Here is the link: www.applersvp.com

Aetna to acquire Humana for $37 billion


Aetna and Humana Inc. announced on July 3 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Aetna will acquire all outstanding shares of Humana for a combination of cash and stock valued at $37 billion or approximately $230 per Humana share based on the closing price of Aetna common shares on July 2, 2015.

In a news release, the companies said, “The complementary combination brings together Humana’s growing Medicare Advantage business with Aetna’s diversified portfolio and commercial capabilities to create a company serving the most seniors in the Medicare Advantage program and the second-largest managed care company in the United States.

After closing Aetna will make Louisville the headquarters for its Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE businesses, and will maintain a significant corporate presence in Louisville. Humana was founded in Louisville more than 50 years ag.

Call for applications: Postgraduate courses in Health specialties 2015/16

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE

APPLICATION FOR SPONSORSHIP

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare intends to sponsor candidate to pursue Postgraduate courses in various Health specialties for academic year 2015/2016.

ELIGIBILITY:


- Should be a Tanzanian Citizen.

- Should have an admission letter for academic year 2015/2016 from a recognized university (attachment)

- Must be working in Government/FBO Institutions preferably in regional and districts health facilities.

- Should have a working experience of three or more years by May 2015, excluding the period of internship and last sponsorship.

- Should have a working experience of three or more years, after last sponsorship.

- There should be a relevance of the course applied for to the current post.

- Should present a permission and recommendation letter with all contact details from the employer

- Should have a valid permanent or full professional registration from the relevant council/authority (attachment)

- For MPH programme the applicant should possess an organizational leadership role in the Health sector such as RMO, DMO, Programme leader or RHMT/CHMT member.

- Preference will be given to locally available courses and rare specialties.

- Selected candidates will enter into contractual agreement with the Government.

Application should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary not later than 15th August 2015 using the following address:

Permanent Secretary,
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,
6 Samora Machel Avenue
P.O.BOX 9083
11478 DAR ES SALAAM.

Lawyer's report blame social media for steep rise in China divorce rate


The growing use of social media is a major factor behind a dramatic increase in the divorce rate, according to a lawyer.

Couples who spend too long chatting online instead of talking and devoting time to each other risk growing apart, said Liu Lin of Beijing Shuangli Law Firm.

Nine of 10 divorce cases Liu handles involve disputes triggered by social media, he added.

A report by the Ministry of Civil Affairs reveals that the number of couples getting divorced rose from 2.68 million in 2010 to 3.64 million in 2014. The figures show that the divorce rate has increased for 10 consecutive years.

"I never thought technology could break down a marriage, but I handled a divorce case triggered by QQ (a messaging tool) in 2011 and have since seen other similar cases," Liu said.

The rapid growth of social media, including the WeChat instant messaging service, makes communication easier, but can reduce the amount of time given to personal, face-to-face communication, something that is essential to sustain a marriage.

"If a housewife uses WeChat day and night it can create incompatibility between the couple and stop them communicating," Liu added.

However, the overuse of social media is just one of the factors behind the increasing number of divorces. So-called "fake divorces", where couples part to get around restrictions on purchasing property or to enroll their children in particular schools and then remarry, have also pushed up the divorce rate.

In one case, said Liu, parents who did not have a Beijing hukou, or household registration, divorced. The woman paid a Beijing man to marry her so she could obtain a Beijing hukou and enroll her child in one of the city's public schools. Once the child was enrolled, his mother divorced again and remarried her original husband.

"The couple, in other words, felt they had no alternative but to solve the problem of the child's enrollment by divorcing," he said.

Wang Jun, a specialist at Beijing Weiqing Marriage Consultants, said many couples come to her to seek advice on how to solve practical problems through divorce.

She said people have higher expectations of marriage than their parents, and the increase in prosperity has brought with it new challenges such as the need to spend long hours commuting, increasing the amount of time couples spend apart.

"A number of couples have told me they lost their love on the long way to work," Wang said.

Contact the writers at [email protected]

Makamu II wa Rais Zanzibar atangaza kuwania Ujumbe BLW Mahonda

Muda mfupi baada ya Tume ya Uchaguzi Zanzibar (ZEC) kutangaza majimbo mapya manne na kufutwa kwa jimbo la Kitope, Makamu wa Pili wa Rais wa Zanzibar Balozi Seif Ali Iddi ametangaza rasmi nia ya kutaka kugombea nafasi ya Ujumbe wa Baraza la Wawakilishi Zanzibar katika Jimbo Jipya la Mahonda ndani ya Wilaya ya Kaskazini “B” Mkoa wa Kaskazini Unguja.

Mahonda ni moja ya Jimbo jipya miongopni mwa Majimbo yaliyotangazwa na Tume ya Uchaguzi ya Zanzibar {NEC} kutokana na mabadiliko ya ongezeko la idadi ya watu katika kipindi cha miaka kumi iliyopita pamoja na uhakiki wa mipaka katika Wilaya na Majimbo mbali mbali hapa Zanzibar.

Nia hiyo ameitangaza wakati akizungumza na Viongozi wa Kamati za Siasa za CCM Mkoa wa Kaskazini Unguja, Wilaya ya Kaskazini “B”, Jimbo la Kitope pamoja na Kamati Tekelezaji za Jumuiya ya Vijana, Wazee na UWT ambao alifanya nao kazi kwa karibu Kikao kilichofanyika katika Ukumbi wa iliyokuwa Ofisi ya Jimbo la Kitope iliyopo Kinduni Wilaya ya Kaskazini “B”.

Mjadala mzito wa Viongozi hao ulionyesha kuridhika na utendaji wa Balozi Seif uliopelekea kuzaa mawazo mawili yaliyopingana ya kumtaka agombee katika Majimbo mawili tofauti ya Mahonda na Kiwengwa kwa nafasi moja ya uwakilishi.

Akitoa uwamuzi wake baada ya mjadala huo mzito Balozi Seif alisema amemua kugombea nafasi hiyo ya Uwakilishi katika Jimbo jipya la Mahonda kwa vile kwa mujibu wa mkato wa majimbo Jimbo jengine jipya la Kiwengwa upo uwakilishi wa nafasi hiyo unaotokana na jimbo la zamani la Kitope.

Balozi Seif aliwaeleza Viongozi hao kwamba endapo CCM itampitisha kugombea nafasi hiyo na hatimae kufanikiwa kuwa Mwakilishi wa Jimbo la Mahonda ana mtazamo wa kuhuisha uimarishaji wa Maabara za Skuli za Sekondari zilizomo ndani ya Jimbo hilo.


Maendeleo ya ujenzi wa daraja la Kilombero, Morogoro

Baadhi ya mafundi na wahandisi ujenzi wakiendelea na kazi ya kusuka nguzo kuu katika daraja la mto Kilombero kama walivyokutwa jana (Julai 6) eneo la Kivukoni, mjini Ifakara , Daraja hilo linajengwa na mkandarasi M/S China Railway 15 Group Corparation ya China na lina lenye urefu wa mita 384 ambapo gharama yake ni Sh bilioni 56 ikiwa na kuweka lami ya kilometa 9.142 fedha zilizotolewa na Serikali ya Tanzania. (Picha na John Nditi).

Rais Kikwete amteua Bwanakunu kuwa Mkurugenzi Mtedanji MSD


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amemteua Ndugu Laurean Rugambwa Bwanakunu kuwa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Bohari ya Dawa (MSD).

Taarifa iliyotolewa Dar es salaam leo, Jumatatu, Julai 6, 2015 na Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Balozi Ombeni Sefue, inasema kuwa uteuzi wa Ndugu Bwanakunu unaanzia Juni 23, mwaka huu, 2015.

Kabla ya uteuzi wake, Ndugu Bwanakunu alikuwa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Ariel Glaser Paediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative.

Imetolewa na:
Kurugenzi ya Mawasiliano ya Rais,
Ikulu – Dar es Salaam.
6 Julai,2015

Majimbo ya Uchaguzi Zanzibar yaliotangazwa na ZEC

TUME YA UCHAGUZI YA ZANZIBAR

Taarifa ya Mwenyekiti wa Tume ya Uchaguzi Mhe. Jecha Salim Jecha Katika

Mkutano na Waandishi wa Habari Juu ya Mabadiliko ya Idadi, Mipaka na Majina ya Majimbo ya Uchaguzi ya Zanzibar

Tarehe 6 Julai, 2015

Hoteli ya Grand Palace Malindi

Wawakilishi wa Vyombo vya Habari;
Viongozi wa Asasi za Kijamii;
Mabibi na Mabwana.
Assalam Aleykum

Kwanza kabisa naomba nichukuwe nafasi hii kumshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa kutuwezesha kukutana tukiwa wazima na wenye afya. Kwa niaba ya Tume ya Uchaguzi natoa shukurani nyingi kwa kukusanyika nasi muda huu ili kusikiliza taarifa muhimu tutakayoiwasilisha kwa wananchi na wadau wa uchaguzi kupitia katika vyombo mbalimbali mnavyoviwakilisha.

Katika mkusanyiko wa leo tutaitoa taarifa hiyo, lakini naomba muwe na subira kidogo na msikilize maelezo mafupi juu ya chanzo cha kazi hii na katika kuifanya kazi hii ni mambo gani muhimu yaliyozingatiwa na Tume.

Ndugu Waandishi, Katiba ya Zanzibar, 1984, Kifungu cha 120(4), kinaielekeza, Tume ya Uchaguzi ya Zanzibar kuwa katika kipindi cha miaka 8 hadi 10 au wakati mwengine wowote, kuchunguza idadi ya mipaka na majimbo ya uchaguzi na baada ya uchunguzi wake inaweza kubadili idadi, mipaka na majina ya majimbo hayo.

Ndugu Waandishi, kwa kuzingatia maelekezo hayo ya kisheria na kwa kuwa ilikuwa tayari inakaribia miaka 10 tangu mapitio ya mwisho ya majimbo ya uchaguzi yalipofanyika (2004), na kwa kuwa kuacha kuitekeleza kazi hizo, Tume ingekuwa inakiuka Katiba ya Zanzibar, Juni 2014 Tume iliandaa Mpangokazi wa kazi ya uchunguzi wa majimbo na iliusambaza mpango kazi huo kwa Wadau mbalimbali vikiwemo vyama vya siasa.

Mpangokazi huo ulikuwa na maeneo manane ambayo yalipangwa kutekelezwa na Tume katika kazi hiyo. Maeneo hayo ni utoaji wa taarifa kwa wadau juu ya kazi ya uchunguzi wa majimbo na kupitia vyombo vya habari na mikutano na wadau tuliwajulisha wananchi juu ya kazi hiyo muhimu.

Eneo jengine lilikuwa ni kupokea maoni ya vyama vya siasa. Katika kazi hii, Tume ilikutana ana kwa ana na Wawakilishi wa vyama 18 vya siasa vyama vinne vilituma maoni yao kwa maandishi.


Aidha, Tume ilipokea maoni kutoka Taasisi za Serikali ambapo katika utaratibu huu tulikutana na Wakuu wa Mikoa na Wakuu wa Wilaya,tulikutana na Wawakilishi wa Wizara zote zinazohusika na masuala ya Utawala Bora,masuala ya Tawala za Mikoa, Jeshi la Polisi. Vile vile, tulikutana na Viongozi wa kuchaguliwa kama vile vile Wawakilishi, Wabunge na Madiwani wote wa Unguja na
Pemba na hatimae tulifanya mikutano ya wazi ya upokeaji wa maoni ya wananchi na
Asasi za kijamii kwa Wilaya zote.


Ndugu Waandishi, baada ya mikutano yote hiyo na wadau tulifanya ziara za kutembelea maeneo ya mipaka ya Shehia yaliyolalamikiwa wakati wa kupokea maoni pamoja na kuwa maeneo hayo yako chini ya mamlaka nyengine, tulitembelea mipaka ya wadi na majimbo yote yaliyokuwa yanagusiwa sana wakati wa kupokea maoni.

Tume ililazimika kutembelea maeneo yote yaliyolalamikiwa nchi nzima, ili kuona maeneo ya mipaka ya majimbo na wadi yaliyolalamikiwa wakati wa upokeaji wa maoni na hatimae kufanya uchambuzi wa maoni yote.

Uchambuzi wa maoni yaliyopokelewa ulifanyika kwa kuzingatia maelekezo ya Katiba, Kifungu cha 120(3) kinasomeka kuwa ; majimbo yote yatakuwa karibuni na wakaazi sawasawa kama inavyoonekana na Tume, lakini Tume inaweza kuepuka shuruti hii kwa kiwango kile kinachofikiria kuwa inafaa kwa ajili ya kuzingatia

i. idadi ya watu na zaidi katika kuhakikisha uwakilishi unaofaa katika miji mikubwa na miji ya mashamba yenye idadi ndogo ya watu;

ii. ukuaji wa idadi ya watu;

iii. njia za usafiri; na

iv. mipaka ya sehemu ya utawala.

Ndugu Waandishikutokana na maoni ya wadau, ziara ambazo tulizifanya katika maeneo mbalimbali na takwimu zinazohusiana na watu na makaazi, Tume ilishawishika kuwa kuna ongezeko kubwa la idadi ya watu katika baadhi ya majimbo na eneo lililozidiwa sana ni Wilaya ya Magharibi.

Eneo hilo limeonyesha kuwa na ongezeko kubwa la idadi ya watu kulinganisha na eneo jengine lolote lile la Zanzibar. Lakini kwa kutumia vigezo hivyo hivyo, Tume ilibaini kuwa kuna baadhi ya majimbo ambayo yana idadi ndogo sana ya watu.

Kufuatia matokeo hayo ya uchunguzi, Tume ilikubaliana kuwa kuna haja kubwa ya kufanya marekebisho ya idadi, majina na mipaka ya majimbo ya uchaguzi kwa kuzingatia maelekezo ya Sheria yanayoelekeza kuwepo na uwiano wa watu baina ya jimbo na jimbo.

Ndugu Waandishi,Tume tayari imekamilisha taarifa ya kazi ya uchunguzi wa idadi, majina na mipaka ya majimbo na iko tayari kuitangaza rasmi mipaka mipya ya majimbo ya uchaguzi kwa umma. Kazi hii kwa asilimia mia kubwa sana imefanywa kwa kuzingatia maoni ya wadau wote. Tume ya Uchaguzi imeongeza idadi ya majimbo ya Uchaguzi na hivyo kupelekea mabadiliko makubwa ya mipaka ya majimbo kwa takriban majimbo yote. Mabadiliko hayo yatapelekea baadhi ya majina ya majimbo kubadilika.

Ndugu WaandishiTume ya Uchaguzi inapenda kutoa taarifa kuwa imekamilisha kazi yake ya uchunguzi wa Idadi, Mipaka na Majina ya majimbo ya Uchaguzi. Tume imeongeza idadi ya majimbo manne ya uchaguzi ya Wawakilishi na kufanya jumla majimbo yote kuwa 54 badala ya 50 yalokuwa ya awali. Baada ya maelezo hayo, sasa naomba niwatangazie majimbo ya uchaguzi yatakayotumika katika uchaguzi wa mwaka 2015.












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Mbunge wa Mpanda Mjini atangaza rasmi kuondoka CHADEMA

Mbunge wa Mpanda Mjini, Said Arfi ametangaza kujivua uanachama wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema).

Akizungumza mjini Mpanda katika mkutano wa hadhara uliofanyika katika Uwanja wa Shule ya Msingi Kashaulili, jana Arfi aliwaeleza wananchi wa Mpanda kuwa uanachama wake ndani ya CHADEMA utakoma mara tu baada ya kuvunjwa Bunge Julai 9.

Pia, alitumia mkutano huu kuwaaga wananchi wa jimbo hilo akisema hatagombea tena nafasi hiyo aliyoitumikia kwa miaka kumi. Arfi alifafanua kuwa hayuko tayari kugombea jimbo hilo kupitia chama chochote cha siasa na kauli hiyo imelenga kuondoa uvumi uliokuwa umeenea kwamba alikuwa na nia ya kugombea kupia ama ACT – Wazalendo au CCM.

Alisema amekuwa akishangazwa na kauli ambazo zimekuwa zikitolewa na baadhi ya wanachana na wapenzi wa CHADEMA kuwa hajafanya lolote kwenye chama hicho. Alisema kama kuna mtu anayekifahamu vizuri chama hicho ni yeye, hivyo haoni sababu za watu kumbeza. Alisema alikuwa ameamua kukaa kimya na kuwa akiamua ‘atamwaga mboga’ ili watu wafahamu upungufu ulioko ndani ya chama hicho.

Alisema hagombei katika jimbo hilo na kama kweli chama hicho kina nguvu, basi kilitetee, akisisitiza kuwa ana uhakika jimbo hilo litakwenda CCM kwa kuwa wananchi wa Mpanda Mjini walikuwa na mapenzi na mtu siyo chama.

Arfi aliyewahi kuwa Makamu Mwenyekiti wa CHADEMA kabla kujiuzulu wadhifa huo, aliwahi kuhusishwa kusuka mpango wa kumwezesha Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda kupita bila kupingwa katika kinyang’anyiro uchaguzi wa mwaka 2010 katika Jimbo la Katavi kwa kuwashawishi baadhi ya wagombea kuondoka majina yao.

Hata hivyo, Arfi amekuwa akikanusha tuhuma hizo, hali ambayo pia ilisababisha kutokuelewana na baadhi ya viongozi wenzake na kusababisha kujiuzulu nafasi yake ya umakamu mwenyekiti. Baadhi ya wananchi waliozungumza na gazeti hili walionyesha kushtushwa na kauli ya mbunge huyo kujiondoa Chadema lakini wakasema ametimiza haki yake ya kikatiba kuchagua sehemu iliyo sahihi kwake.

Mmoja wa wananchi hao, Abdallah Hussein alisema: “Arfi amekuwa mvumilivu sana ndani ya CHADEMA lakini anayo ya moyoni sasa kwa muda mrefu amekaa kimya aliogopa ya Zitto Kabwe yasimtokee, sasa ameweka bayana msimamo wake acha tuheshimu mawazo yake.”

Call for applications: 2-day intensive Project Management Professional prep Bootcamp

This is brief introduction about the Project Management Professional course and to enlighten you about our training structure. We offer a blended type of PMP course which includes 2 days of classroom training and 1 year of online training, by virtue of attending the classroom training you will get 16 hours and rest of 19 hours should be attained through online training. Once you complete both classroom training and 19 hours of online training we will be issuing the 35 contact hour certificate which you can submit to the PMI to apply for the PMP examination.

PMP [Project Management Professional]:
Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification is the most coveted credential in project management offered by the reputed PMI and this credential scheme is accredited by American National Standard Institute (ANSI) against the international organizations for standard (ISO) 17024. PMP® certification is globally recognized and demanded, the PMP credential demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.

Training Structure:

·         2 days of intense classroom training + 12 months of e-learning training (Approved by PMI USA) for 24*7 self-study.
          i. Anytime, Anywhere access 
          ii. Audio-Video Course Content as per PMBOK 5th Edition
·         Training delivered by Certified Trainer
·         Workshop includes interactive exercises and quizzes.
·         Thrice Weekly Live on-line interactive sessions with PMP® instructor for follow up studies till you are PMP certified.
·         4 PMP Practice Test -to test your preparation for the PMP® Exam
·         35 Contact Hours course completion certificate - mandatory for the PMP® Exam.
·         Assistance in PMI application form
Further to your assistance and according to your interest, Please find the details below:

Dates: 11th – 12th July, 2015
Timings: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Cost: USD 599, Enrol by 7th July and get this course for USD 499

City : Dodoma
Venue: Royal Village Hotel

City : Dar Es Salaam
Venue : Sapphire Hotel

If there's anyone interested please reach me via e mail for more information. My e mail address is [email protected]

Tanzia! Brigedia Jenerali Musikula

Jeshi la Ulinzi la Wananchiwa Tanzania (JWTZ) linasikitika kutangaza kifo cha Brigedia Jenerali Jason Nestor Musikula (mstaafu) kilichotokea ghafla tarehe 04 Julai, 2015 nyumbani kwake TegetaJijini Dar es Salaam.

Alizaliwa tarehe 10 Juni 1954 katika kijiji cha Nkaka, Kata yaKiziba, Wilaya ya Bukoba Mkoani Kagera. Alijiungana JWTZ tarehe 01 Julai, 1976 na kutunukiwa Kamisheni tarehe 12 Novemba 1977. Akiwa katika utumishi Jeshini, Brigedia Jenerali Jason Nestor Musikula (mstaafu) alishika madaraka mbalimbali, ikiwemo Mkurugenzi wa Mafunzo na Elimu, Makao Makuu ya Jeshi madaraka ambayo alistaafu nayo tarehe 30 Jun 2014.

Brigedia Jenerali Musikula atakumbukwa daima kwa weledi na umahili katika kazi mbalimbali alizowahi kuzifanya katika kulitumikia Jeshi na Taifa kwa ujumla. Mwili wa marehemu utaagwa kwa taratibu zote za k ijeshi katika Hospitali Kuu ya Jeshi Lugalo tarehe 07 Julai 2015 saa tatu (03:00) asubuhi.
Mungu aipe pumziko la amani roho ya marehemu Brigedia Jenerali Jason Nestor Musikula AMINA.


Imetolewa na Kurugenzi ya Habari na Mahusiano
MakaoMakuuyaJeshi, Upanga
S.L.P 9203, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
KwaMawasiliano zaidi: 0756-342279

Taarifa kuhusu ulinzi Dodoma kipindi hiki cha 'mambo ya CCM'

Nina imani kila mmoja anayo taarifa kuwa wiki hii hapa Dodoma kutakuwa na Mkutano Mkuu wa Chama cha Mapinduzi. Mkutano huo utajumuisha Viongozi wa Kitaifa na Wajumbe wengi.

Kutokana na unyeti wa mkutano huo mawazo na masikio ya watu wengi wa ndani na nje ya Tanzania watayaelekeza katika Mkoa wetu kutaka kujua nini kinachoendelea.

Kwa vile mkutano huo utakusanya watu wengi, Jeshi la Polisi Mkoa wa Dodoma likishirikiana na vyombo vingine vya Dola tumeimarisha ulinzi ili wageni na wenyeji waweze kufanya shughuli zao kwa amani, usalama na utulivu. Ulinzi huo umeimarishwa pamoja na mambo mengine ikiwa ni pamoja na doria za miguu, magari, pikipiki na Mbwa na Farasi.

Ili Jeshi la Polisi na vyombo vingine vya Dola waweze kufanya kazi hiyo kwa ufanisi, linaomba ushirikiano wa Wananchi wa Dodoma na wageni kwa kutupa taarifa pale watakapoona mtu/watu au jambo lolote linaloashiria uhalifu ili hatua za haraka ziweze kuchukuliwa.

Aidha wamiliki na wahudumu wa nyumba za kulala wageni waimarishe ulinzi wa maeneo yao, kuwashauri na kuhifadhi mali za wateja na kutoa taarifa kwa Jeshi la Polisi pale wanapoona watu/wageni wanaowahisi ni wahalifu, kwani uhalifu ukitokea katika eneo lako ni dosari kwa biashara yako.

Pia tunaomba kila mmoja atambue na kukumbuka kila mara kuwa ulinzi na usalama unaanza na yeye mwenyewe kwanza.

Nitoe onyo kwa wale wenye mawazo ya kupanga kufanya uhalifu wa aina yeyote ile uwe wa kijinai au wa usalama barabarani atambue atashughulikiwa kwa nguvu zote kwa mujibu wa sheria za Nchi na asitokee wa kumlaumu mtu kama atakuwa amevunja sheria.

Niwashauri wale wote ambao wanataka kuja Dodoma katika wiki hii kama hana shughuli maalum inayomlazimu kuja ni vizuri asije ili kuepuka usumbufu maana wengine wanaweza kuja tu kwa lengo la kuja kushuhudia kinachoendelea au kwa ajili ya ushabiki tu.

Imetolewa na Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Dodoma

Kauli ya REDET kuhusu taarifa zilizochapishwa kabla utafiti haujakamilika

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY IN TANZANIA
(REDET)
July 6, 2015

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Baadhi ya vyombo vya habari katika taarifa zao zilizochapishwa katika matoleo yao ya Jumatatu Tarehe 6 Julai, 2015 vimechapisha taarifa zinazohusu utafiti uliofanywa na REDET ya Maoni ya Wananchi Kuhusu Uchaguzi Mkuu Utakaofanyika Oktoba 2015. Taarifa hizi zimesababisha wadau wengi hapa nchini kutaka ufafanuzi kutoka REDET. Kama ilivyo kawaida yake REDET imejijengea utamaduni wa kufanya kazi zake kwa misingi ya uwazi na ukweli. Kwa hali hii tunapenda kutoa ufafanuzi kama ifuatavyo:

i. REDET ilifanya utafiti kuhusu maoni ya wananchi kuhusu hali ya siasa Tanzania, na uchaguzi Mkuu unaotarajiwa kufanyika Oktoba 2015 kuanzia tarehe 23 hadi 26 Juni 2015. Utafiti ulikusudiwa kufanyika katika mikoa yote 30 Tanzania Bara na Zanzibar. Kwa bahati mbaya kibali cha kufanya utafiti Zanzibar hakikutolewa kwa wakati. Hivyo taarifa za utafiti zilipatikana kutoka mikoa 25 ya Tanzania Bara tu. Badala ya kupokea taarifa za mahojiano 1500, zilipokelewa 1250 sawa na takribiani asilimia 83. Rasimu ya taarifa ya awali iliandaliwa kutoka mikoa hiyo tu;

ii. Tarehe 2 Julai, 2015 REDET ilitoa mwaliko wa Mkutano wa Wanahabari ili kuwawezesha Watanzania kupitia vyombo vya habari kupokea matokeo ya utafiti Jumapili tarehe 5 Julai, 2015 saa 5.00 asubuhi;

iii. Baada ya kutafakari kwa kina na kwa kuzingatia ukweli kwamba rasimu ya taarifa ya utafiti haikuhusisha mikoa yote ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Uongozi wa REDET uliazimia kufanya juhudi zaidi ili kuwezesha mamlaka husika katika Serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar kuridhia utafiti huu uhusishe pia mikoa ya Zanzibar, ili ripoti itakayotolewa iwe kamilifu na yenye sura ya Kitaifa;

iv. Tarehe 4 Julai, 2015, REDET ilitoa taarifa kwa vyombo vya habari kuhusu kuhairishwa kwa mkutano wa wanahabari uliokuwa ufanyike tarehe 5 Julai, 2015 kutokana na kutokamilika kwa taarifa kamili ya utafiti;

v. REDET imewasilisha maombi kwa uongozi wa juu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam kuomba uwasiliane na mamlaka husika Zanzibar ili ruhusa iweze kutolewa kufanya utafiti huu katika mikoa mitano ya Zanzibar;

vi. REDET itatoa taarifa kamili ya utafiti kuhusu Maoni ya Wananchi Kuhusu Uchaguzi Mkuu Utakaofanyika Oktoba 2015, mara tu taarifa yake itakapokamilika; na

vii. Mwisho, uongozi wa REDET unaomba radhi kwa usumbufu uliojitokeza.

Imetolewa na:
Menejimenti, Mpango wa Utafiti na Elimu ya Demokrasia Tanzania
(REDET)

Mawaziri Mramba, Yona wahukumiwa miaka 3 jela, Mgonja achwa huru


MAHAKAMA ya Hakimu Mkazi Kisutu Jijini Dar es Salaam, imewatia hatiani kwa kukutwa na makosa 10 ya matumizi mabaya ya madaraka na kuwahukumu kifungo cha miaka 3 kila mmoja jela aliyekuwa Waziri wa Wizara ya Fedha, Basil Mramba, na aliyekuwa Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Daniel Yona.
Aliyekuwa Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Fedha, Gray Mgonja ameachiwa huru bada ya upande wa mashitaka kushindwa kuthibitisha makosa dhidi yake. 

Viongozi hao walikuwa wanakabiliwa na mashitaka ya matumizi mabaya ya madaraka na kuisababishia serikali hasara ya Shilingi bilioni 11.7/=  kutokana na kutoa msamaha wa kodi kwa kampuni iliyopata zabuni ya ukaguzi wa madini ya dhahabu nchini ya M/S Alex Stewart.

Mbali na kifungo hicho cha miaka 3 jela pia Mramba na Yona wanatakiwa kulipa faini ya shilingi mioni 5/= kila mmoja au kwenda jela miaka 2 zaidi. 

Akisoma hukumu hiyo iliyowahi kuahirishwa mara mbili, Hakimu Rumanyika alisema Mramba amepatikana na hatia kwa mashitaka 11 na Yona mashitaka matano.

Katika adhabu ya Mramba, Hakimu Rumanyika alisema, kuanzia kosa la kwanza hadi la kumi linalohusu matumizi mabaya ya Ofisi kinyume cha sheria, anahukumiwa kifungo cha miaka mitatu jela na haina masharti ya kulipa faini.

Katika shitaka la 11 la kuisababishia serikali hasara ya Sh bilioni 11.7, alisema Mramba anatakiwa kulipa faini ya Sh milioni tano au kutumikia kifungo cha miaka mitatu jela.

Kuhusu Yona, Hakimu Rumanyika alisema anahukumiwa kifungo cha miaka mitatu jela baada ya kupatikana na hatia ya mashitaka matano kati ya 11 yaliyokuwa yanamkabili.

Alisema amepatikana na hatia ya matumizi mabaya ya Ofisi ikiwa ni kinyume cha sheria, hivyo anahukumiwa kifungo cha miaka mitatu jela aidha mashitaka ya kuisababishia serikali hasara ya fedha hizo, atatumikia kifungo cha miaka mitatu jela au kulipa faini ya Sh milioni tano.

Akiendelea kusoma hukumu hiyo, Hakimu Rumanyika alisema, Mgonja hajapatikana na hatia yoyote, hivyo mahakama inamuachia huru.



Tanzania jails former finance, mining ministers over gold deal

REUTERS -- A Tanzanian court sentenced two former ministers to three years in jail on Monday over corruption charges related to the award of a gold audit tender, according to court documents.

The convictions of former Finance Minister Basil Mramba and former Energy and Minerals Minister Daniel Yona represent two of the most high-profile convictions in the government's anti-graft drive. Lawyers said the ex-ministers would appeal.

Businesses have long complained that graft is a major reason for the high cost of doing business in the east African nation.

Former Finance Ministry permanent secretary Gray Mgonja, who was jointly charged with the former ministers, was acquitted by the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam.

Court documents seen by Reuters showed the ex-ministers were accused of abusing their authority in 2002 by "arbitrarily" awarding a contract to audit gold production from Tanzania, Africa's fourth biggest producer.

The court also convicted Mramba, 75, and Yona, 76, of illegally extending an audit contract for two years after its expiry in 2005, disregarding a team set up to review the deal.

Mramba was also convicted of using his position as finance minister to unlawfully exempt a local subsidiary of the auditor of paying 11.75 billion Tanzanian shillings ($5.3 million) in government taxes.

($1 = 2,220.0000 Tanzanian shillings)
Reporting by Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala; Editing by Edmund Blair and Ralph Boulton)

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Aliyenuia Ubunge Ludewa atangaza kujitoa baada ya 'kuanguka' u-NEC

Aliyeshindwa ujumbe wa NEC Ludewa Injinia Zephania Chaula akiangana na mbunge Deo Filikunjombe baada ya kushindwa katika nafasi hiyo ,Chaula alikuwa ni mmoja wa wana CCM waliokuwa wakitaka kuwania ubunge jimbo la Ludewa 

MBIO za ubunge jimbo la Ludewa mkoani Njombe zimeishia hewani kwa mtangaza nia wa wanafasi  hiyo Injinia Zephania Chaula baada ya kuambilia kura 11 pekee katika nafasi ya mjumbe wa Halmashauri kuu ( NEC) Taifa kutoka wilaya ya Ludewa aliyokuwa akiwania dhidi ya katibu msaidizi wa mbunge wa jimbo la Ludewa Hilaly Nkwera aliyeibuka mshindi kwa kupata kura 138 kati ya kura zote halali 151 zilizopigwa.

Huku mgombea huyo aliyeshindwa katika nafasi hiyo ya Ujumbe wa NEC Injinia Chaula akiapa kutogombea tena nafasi hiyo kwa madai kuwa ni mara ya pili sasa anashindwa vibaya katika mchakato wa kuwania nafasi hiyo ambapo awali alishindwa mgombea wa darasa la saba marehemu Elizabeth Haule.

Uchaguzi huo mdogo wa kuziba nafasi ya mjumbe wa NEC iliyoachwa wazi na aliyekuwa mjumbe wa nafasi hiyo Elizabeth Haule aliyefariki dunia mapema mwaka huu ,ulifanyika mwishoni mwa wiki hii kwa kuwashirikisha wagombea hao wawili kabla ya mgombea mwingine ambae ni mbunge wa jimbo la Ludewa Deo Filikunjombe kuandika barua ya kujitoa katika kinyang'anyiro hicho akiwapisha wagombea hao wachuane kutokana na yeye kudai kuwa atachukua fomu ya kugombea tena ubunge wa jimbo hilo la Ludewa.

Akitangaza matokeo hayo ya uchaguzi msimamizi mkuu wa uchaguzi huo Lucas Nyanda ambae ni katibu wa jumuiya ya wazizi wa CCM mkoa wa Njombe ,alisema kuwa jumla ya wajumbe waliopaswa kushiriki katika uchaguzi huo ni 164 ila wajumbe halali walioshiriki ni 151 na kati ya wajumbe hao kura 2 ziliharibika huku Injinia Chaula akipata kura 11 na mshindi wa nafasi hiyo Bw Nkwera akipata kura 138.

Awali mbunge wa jimbo la Ludewa Bw Filikunjombe ambae alikuwa ni mmoja kati ya wana CCM watatu ambao majina yao yalirejeshwa kuwania nafasai hiyo alisema kuwa analazimika kujitoa katika nafasi hiyo ili kupisha wanachama hao wawili ambao wamemzidi umri ili kuweza kupambana na yeye ataendelea kuwa kuwatumikia wananchi wa Ludewa katika nafasi ya ubunge pekee.

Akiwashukuru wajumbe kwa ushindi huo wa nafasi ya ujumbe wa NEC Bw Nkwera ambae kitaaluma ni mwalimu na pia amepata kuwa mwenyekiti wa Halmashauri ya wilaya ya Ludewa na mwenyekiti wa madiwani wa mkoa wa Njombe na Iringa alisema kuwa amefurahishwa na imani kubwa ambayo wana CCM wameionyesha kwake kwa kumchagua kuwa mwakilishi wao katika vikao vya kitaifa.

Bw Nkwera alisema wana CCM Ludewa waamini kuwa nafasi hiyo hawajakosea kumpa na kamwe hatawaangusha kwani atahakikisha anawatumikia vema katika vikao vya juu kwa kuanza na safari ya  kumpata mgombea wa nafasi ya Urais wa CCM ambae atakuwa ni chaguo la wana CCM wote wa Ludewa.

Huku Chaula mbali ya kuwashukuru kwa kura 11 alizopata bado alisema kuwa hatakuwa tayari kuendelea kugombea tena kwani yawezekana kabisa Mungu hajapenda yeye kuwa kiongozi wa kisiasa bali ametaka aendelee kuwa mtaalam.

“Nasema haya kutoka moyoni mimi ni mwanachama hai wa chama cha mapinduzi na nakipenda chama change hivyo naahidi sitagombea tena katika maisha yangu nafasi hii ya UNEC kutokana na ukweli kuwa nahisi siasa inanikataa maana kila nikigombea nashindwa hivyo ngoja nifanye kazi nyingine pia nampongeza sana mshindi Mzee Nkwera katika utendaji wake ndani ya chama”,alisema Mhandisi Chaula.

Wakati huo huo serikali ya mkoa wa Njombe kupitia mkuu wa mkoa wa Njombe Dr Rehema Nchimbi imempongeza kwa kumpa hati ya shukrani mbunge wa jimbo la Ludewa Bw Filikunjombe kwa ushiriki wake mkubwa katika kufanikisha mbio za mwenge katika mkoa huo kwa kuwa mbunge pekee kushiriki mbio za mwenge na kuchangia vizuri.

Akikabidhi hadi hiyo mbele ya wajumbe wa mkutano wa Halmashauri kuu , mkuu wa wilaya ya Ludewa Bw.Anatory Choya aliweza kumtunuku hati hiyo ya heshima mbunge wa jimbo la Ludewa Filikunjombe kwa kushiriki kimamirifu katika mbio za mwenge wa Uhuru ndani ya mkoa wa Njombe.

Akitoa cheti hicho Bw.Choya alisema kuwa kutokana na ushiriki alioufanya Mhe. Filikunjombe katika mbio cha mwenge wa Uhuru mkuu wa mkoa wa Njombe na ofisi yake wameona wampatie cheti cha heshima Filikunjombe kwani ni mbunge pekee aliyeshiriki katika mbio hizo za Mwenge katika mkoa wa Njombe.


Chaula akiagana na mshindi mzee Nkwera


Mkuu wa wilaya ya Ludewa Antonia Choya akimkabidhi hati ya shukrani mbunge wa Ludewa Deo Filikunjombe (kushoto)




Mjumbe wa mkutano huo Bw Choya akipiga kura


Wajumbe wakishiriki kupiga kura




Wajumbe wakishiriki kupiga kura


Mgombe Chaula akishukuru kwa kushindwa


Injinia Chaula akimpongeza mshindi mzee Nkwera


Mbunge wa jimbo la Ludewa Deo Filikunjombe akipiga kura kumchangua mjumbe wa NEC Ludewa




Mkuu wa wilaya ya Ludewa Deo Filikunjombe akikabidhiwa hati ya shukrani ya kushiriki mbio za Mwenge toka kwa mkuu wa wilaya ya Ludewa Antonia Choya ,hati iliyotolewa na mkuu wa mkoa wa Njombe



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Silaa atangaza rasmi nia ya kugombea Ubunge Ukonga



Meya wa Ilala, Jerry Slaa akifuatilia kwa karibu burudani zilizokuwa zinatolewa na vikundi mbalimbali katika mkutano huo. Pamoja nae ni Mbunge wa Afrika Mashariki na Mjumbe wa NEC wa CCM,



Diwani wa kata ya Gongo la Mboto na Meya wa Manispaa ya Ilala, Jerry Slaa akihutubia wananchi katika uwanja wa shule ya msingi kitunda mwishoni mwa wiki ambapo alieleza mafanikio yaliyopatikana wakati wa kipindi chake cha uongozi na kukamilisha ahadi mbalimbali alizokuwa amezitoa.



Mmoja wa wawakilishi wa kikundi cha akina mama akipokea fedha kwa niaba ya wenzake kutoka kwa Meya wa Manispaa ya ilala ambazo alikuwa amewaahidi wakati wa mkutano wa Meya huyo kuelezea mafanikio yake.



Baadhi ya madiwani na wazee wa Ukonga wakimpongeza Meya Jerry Slaa kwa kutimiza ahadi alizotoa muda mfupi baada ya kueleza mafanikio yaliyopatikana chini ya uongozi wake ambapo vilevile alitangaza nia ya kugombea Ubunge wa jimbo la Ukonga



Watoto wakitoa burudani wakati wa mkutano huo



Sehemu ya umati wa watu waliohudhuria mkutano huo wakishangilia kwa furaha baada ya kuguswa na hotuba ya Meya Jerry Slaa



Baadhi ya madiwani na viongozi wa CCM kata ya Ukonga wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja wakati wa mkutano huo.

Mwania Ubunge, Kiwia akamilisha BVR na kutoa maoni kuhusu zoezi hilo


Kiwia akizungumza na wanahabari mara baada ya kumaliza zoezi la kujiandikisha katika daftari la kudumu la wapiga kura kupitia mfumo mpya wa BVR.

Na Dixon Busagaga, Moshi.

CHAMA cha Demkrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) katika jimbo la Moshi vijini kimeonesha kuwa na hofu kwa baadhi ya wananchi kushindwa kuandikishwa katika zoezi la uandikishaji kwa kutumia mfumo mpya wa BVR huku kikiiomba tume ya taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC) kuongeza muda wa zoezi la uandikishaji kwa wakazi wa maeneo hayo.

Ombi hilo limekuja kutokana na kuwepo kwa madai ya kuwa baadhi yam ashine hazikuweza kufanya kazi vizuri hali iliyolazimu baadhi ya wananchi kushindwa kujiandikisha.

Sababu nyingine iliyosababisha ombi hilo ni kuhusu jiografia ya jimbo hilo pamoja na shughuli ambazo zimekuwa zikifanywa na wakazi wa maeno hayo ambao wengi wao wamekuwa wakitumia muda mwingi kufanya kazi ya kilimo na ufugaji hali inayochangia kukosa muda wa kutoka kwenda kupanga foleni kwa ajili ya uandikishwaji.

Akizungumza mara baada ya kujiandikisha Menyekiti wa CHADEMA jimbo la Moshi Vijijini , Ekarist Kiwia alisema kutokana na usumbufu unaotokana na mashine za BVR ni vyema tume ikatizama namna ya kuongeza muda wa zoezi la uandikishaji.

“Mimi mwenyewe nimeshindwa kujiandikisha katika kituo cha Mande Kanisani ambapo ndiko eneo la langu ….nimeenda kitongoji kingine nikapewa ridhaa ya kujiandikisha lakini wako watu wanakosa fursa ya kujiandikisha kutokana na mashine kutofanya kazi vizuri”alisema Kiwia.

Kiwia ambaye pia ni miongoni mwa watia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo hilo kupitia Chadema ,alisema licha ya uwepo wa changamoto hizo wananchi hawana budi kujitokeza kwa wingi ili kupata kitamburisho cha kupigia kura kitakachosaidia kumpata kiongozi bora wa jimbo hilo.

Kwa upande wao wananchi wa kata ya old Moshi Magharibi walisema wamehamosika kujitokeza katika zoezi la uandikishaji,isipikuwa changamoto za mashine za BVR ndio zimekuwa zikiwakatisha tamaa kuendelea kungojea katika foleni.

Elizabeth Massawe na Alex Kiwia walisema kuwa walitakiwa kufanya kijiandikisha katika kituo cha Mande kanisani lakini kwa siku tatu maofisa katika kituo hicho wanadaiwa kuwajibu wananchi kuwa  mashine ni chafu za kusafisha na kwamba hawana uhakika wa kujiandikisha.

“Mimi hata nikienda kituo cha jirani hawakubali kuniandikisha wanasema nijiandikishie sehmu ninayoishii sehemu ninayokaa ndio hizo mashine hazifanyi kazi mara utaambiwa ni zakusafisha huku muda wameweka kidogo ni wiki moja tuu”alisema Massawe.

Kiwia alisema utaratibu uliowekwa na tume kuwa watu wajiandikishie shemu ambayo wanatoka ni mbaya kutokanana kwamba mashine za BVR zinasumbua na hazitabiriki.

Alisema wananchi wengi watakosa haki yao ya msingi ya kupiga kura kutokana na kushindwa kujiandikisha na kwamba muda uliopangwa ukiisha wanondoka bila kuandikisha wananchi wote.




Mwenyekiti wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) na mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge katika jimbo la Moshi vijini Evarsit Kiwia akitoa maelezo binafsi mbele ya afisa wa tume alipofika kujiandikisha kupitia mfumo mpya wa BVR katika kata ya Old Moshi Magharibi.



Kiwia akijaza moja ya fomu zinazotakiwa kujazwa wakati wa zoezi a uandikishwaji.



Mtia nia wa nafasi ya Ubunge jimbo la Moshi Vijijini, Evarist Kiwia akichukuliwa Taswira kwa ajili ya kupatiwa kitambulisho maalumu kwa ajili ya kupigia kura.