Singapore appoints diplomat for Tanzania

Tan Puay Hiang
Tan Puay Hiang

The Government has appointed Mr Tan Puay Hiang as Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to the United Republic of Tanzania, reports Channel NewsAsia.

Singapore’sMinistry of Foreign Affairs announced these appointments in a press statement on Wednesday (Sep 23).

Mr Tan is the Chairman and CEO of Contemporara Holdings. He is also Member of the Singapore President's Advancement Advisory Council of the National University of Singapore and Advisory Board of EFG Bank. He is a Panel Member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance.

Human Rights Watch: Universal Periodic Review - Tanzania 2015

Tanzania
UPR Submission
September 2015
This submission highlights concerns about Tanzania’s compliance with its international human rights obligations since its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2011. It focuses on children’s rights and the rights of vulnerable groups, in particular sexual and gender minorities, sex workers, and people who use drugs. It is based on field research conducted by Human Rights Watch. The submission also offers a recommendation to advance Tanzania’s commitment to justice for serious crimes in violation of international law as a state party to the International Criminal Court.
Child labor
Child labor remains a critical issue for Tanzania. Poverty drives many children into child labor. Children work in various sectors, including agriculture, domestic work, and fishing. Child labor in artisanal and small-scale gold mining is particularly dangerous.
Children as young as 8-years-old risk their lives working in licensed and unlicensed small mines. Children in the Geita, Kahama and Chunya districts dig and drill in deep unstable pits. Sometimes there are pit collapses, causing injury and death. Children also transport bags of gold ore of up to 60 kilograms, then crush the ore into powder. Human Rights Watch documented numerous cases where these mining activities cause children to suffer from back pain. Child miners have suffered injuries from pit collapses or accidents with tools. They also face long-term health problems such as respiratory disease and musculoskeletal problems from carrying heavy weights.
Some child laborers work with mercury, a toxic metal that is particularly harmful to children. It attacks the central nervous system and can cause irreversible developmental and neurological problems. Laws and regulations on mercury are poorly implemented; mining inspectors often give priority to collecting revenue. The Tanzanian healthcare system is ill-equipped to prevent, treat, and diagnose mercury intoxication.
Girls on and around mining sites, particularly those working in small restaurants, are sometimes sexually harassed, pressured into having sex, and commercially sexually exploited. Sexual exploitation and abuse also puts girls at heightened risk of infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancy, and attendant consequences for their education.
Child labor occurs despite a strong law and policy framework. Tanzania’s Law of the Child Act and Employment and Labor Regulations Act prohibit hazardous child labor under the age of 18, and mining regulations specify that mining work is prohibited for anyone under 18. Despite accepting the recommendations made at the 2011 UPR to fully apply the Law of the Child Act and “address child labor as a matter of urgency," child labor laws remain largely unenforced. And while the Tanzanian government has launched an ambitious National Action Plan on Elimination of Child Labor in 2009, this plan has not been implemented, and labor inspectors rarely inspect small-scale mines for child labor.
Various socio-economic causes underlie child labor. For instance, many child laborers are orphans who lack financial and other support from their guardians. Their lack of basic care leaves them at increased risk of exploitation and abuse.
Recommendations:
  • Ensure that labor and mining officials regularly inspect licensed and unlicensed mines, withdraw children from mining work, and impose penalties on those who employ child labor.
  • Ensure that labor officers, social welfare officers, and social workers identify and protect girls who work in mining from sexual abuse.
  • Address the threat of mercury by:
    • Urging an immediate end to mercury use by anyone under age 18 as part of broader efforts to raise awareness and to promote mercury-free alternatives;
    • Developing a health response to address mercury exposure and poisoning in artisanal mining communities, with a focus on child health.
  • Strengthen and intensify efforts to formalize the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector without engaging in a mass clampdown on unlicensed mining activity.
  • Support orphans and other vulnerable children through the National Costed Action Plan on the Most Vulnerable Children and the Tanzania Social Action Fund, which provides conditional cash transfers to vulnerable populations.
Child marriage
Women and girls in Tanzania face discrimination in law and practice, and high levels of sexual and domestic violence. The 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey found that one in two married women ages 15−49 reported having experienced emotional, physical, and sexual violence at the hands of their current or former husbands. Although rates of child marriage have decreased, the number of girls marrying remains high. Four out of 10 girls are married before their 18th birthday. Some girls are as young as 7 when they are married.
Existing Tanzanian laws do not adequately protect women and girls against violence, including child marriage, and are also poorly implemented. During Tanzania’s 2011 UPR review, the country accepted to end practices that are discriminatory and lead to violence against women and girls. Yet, many of Tanzania’s laws regulating marriage and divorce are inconsistent. Tanzania’s Marriage Act of 1971 permits child marriage for girls; it sets the minimum marriage age for girls at 15 with parental consent and at 18 for boys. It also permits the marriage of 14-year-old children when a court is satisfied that special circumstances exist. The laws fail to consistently define who is a child, to require free and full consent to marriage, and to criminalize marital rape. The government has frequently announced its intention to amend existing discriminatory laws, but no reforms have been announced or introduced. During its previous UPR, Tanzania rejected a recommendation to “amend marriage law in order that the minimum age for marriage for both girls and boys is set at 18.” In October 2014, the Tanzanian Constituent Assembly adopted the final draft of the proposed new constitution that includes a provision defining a child as every person below the age of 18. The final draft, however, fails to explicitly set a uniform minimum marriage age of 18 for both boys and girls.
Victims of child marriage in Tanzania are often reluctant to seek help from authorities. They lack confidence that the justice system will protect them, often due to bribery. Victims often do not know their rights and they are subject to threats of retaliation from the perpetrator and family, and to community pressure to solve conflicts internally. Those who do seek justice face many hurdles, including barriers to access the formal justice system and pressure to have matters adjudicated through problematic customary processes. These problems are perpetuated by discriminatory customary and Islamic laws and practices on marriage, lack of shelters for survivors of gender-based violence, and poor birth and marriage registration.
Tanzanian schools routinely conduct mandatory pregnancy tests and expel pregnant and married girls (see below).
Recommendations:
  • Create a comprehensive national strategy to combat child marriage, with input from women’s and children’s rights groups, health professionals, and other service providers; coordinate efforts among all relevant ministries; and ensure sufficient resources to implement the plan;
  • Review the Marriage Act to include a uniform, internationally recognized minimum marriage of 18 for both boys and girls;
  • Take the necessary steps to enact a comprehensive domestic violence law. The law should criminalize sexual violence in marriage.
Right to Education
While Tanzania has made some important progress in realizing the right to education, a number of barriers remain in place, including the cost of school, child labor, and child marriage.
Under Tanzanian law, primary education is free and compulsory, and Tanzania is required to protect children from work that interferes with their education. Tanzania has also accepted the 2011 UPR recommendation to put in place a strategy to ensure equal access to education for all and give special attention to secondary school attendance. Yet, some primary schools request financial contributions in violation of domestic and international law, prompting students whose parents are unable to pay these expenses to either seek additional income or to drop out of school. Furthermore, secondary schools officially charge fees that many families are unable to pay.
The right to education is also affected by child labor. For example, child labor in mining has caused children to skip classes or drop out of school entirely in Geita, Kahama and Chunya districts. Some children attend school but worked in the mines after school or during the weekend. Combining school and mining affects their education as it limits time to study and rest.
Furthermore, child marriage impacts access to education as girls who are married as children are usually unable to continue with their schooling. Human Rights Watch documented cases where girls were withdrawn from school to marry, and found it difficult to return to school after marriage. Girls who became pregnant or married were frequently expelled. Tanzanian government policy allows schools to expel or exclude students who enter marriage or commit an offense “against morality,” which is often understood to mean pre-marital sex or pregnancy. Tanzanian schools routinely conduct mandatory pregnancy tests of girls; a serious infringement of their rights to privacy, equality, and autonomy. In June 2014 the cabinet passed the Education and Training Policy, which explicitly allows the admission of girls to school after they have given birth. However, the policy does not address the position of married girls explicitly.
Recommendations:
  • Improve access to education in mining areas by:
o    Instructing district officers to investigate and eliminate illegal primary school fees;
o    Increasing access to secondary education by allowing children to retake the Primary School Leaving Examination;
  • Increase opportunities for vocational training;
  • End pregnancy testing in schools and ensure that teachers and school administration officials are aware that the practice is prohibited.
  • Take the necessary legislative and administrative steps to end the exclusion of married and pregnant girls from school and revise the Education and Training Policy to include a provision that allows both married and pregnant students to continue with their education.
Vulnerable groups suffering police abuse and denial of health care
The Tanzanian government has identified sex workers, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men (MSM) as “key populations” in the HIV epidemic – populations that are particularly at risk of being infected with or transmitting the HIV virus, and who should receive particular attention in HIV prevention and treatment efforts. Unfortunately, all three groups also face violence and discrimination from state agents—treatment that drives them further underground and away from health services. 
Tanzanian law criminalizes sex work and personal use of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. It also criminalizes consensual sexual conduct between adult males in mainland Tanzania, and male homosexual conduct and lesbianism in Zanzibar. Prosecutions for same-sex sexual conduct have not taken place in recent years, but the law – and the abusive way the police behaves towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, using the law as a pretext – marginalizes this group. It also increases their vulnerability to police blackmail and extortion.
Human Rights Watch documented numerous cases of grave rights violations against vulnerable groups by the police in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Arusha, Mwanza, Mbeya, and Chunya, including torture, rape, assault, arbitrary arrest, extortion, and a refusal to accept complaints by victims of crime. Police have also sexually, physically, and emotionally abused girls who were victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Semi-official security forces, mostly from the Sungu Sungu vigilante group, are implicated in violence against at-risk populations. These violations are causing members of at-risk groups to become increasingly marginalized and distrustful of the state. They are often afraid to report violence and other crimes, including those committed by the state agents, because they themselves are considered criminals under the law.
Members of marginalized populations also face challenges in realizing their right to the highest attainable standard of health. The Ministry of Health is making increased efforts to train and sensitize health workers so that they are better prepared to work with sex workers, sexual and gender minorities, and people who inject drugs. However, members of these at-risk groups continue to face human rights violations in the health sector, including denial of services, verbal harassment and abuse, and violations of confidentiality and the right to information, in violation of international human rights law and, often, Tanzanian law. Onerous requirements in the health sector, while not intended to be discriminatory, form barriers to access to health care for at-risk groups, such as the requirement to have a form from the police in the event of rape in order to receive treatment. Water-based lubricants, which are listed as an essential HIV prevention tool in Tanzania’s Third National Multi-sectoral Strategic Framework on HIV and Aids, are virtually unavailable in Tanzania. Organizations that have attempted to import water-based lubricants have not received authorization to do so. In 2014, the government shut down one organization that provided health services to men who have sex with men, claiming that the group was “promoting homosexuality.” This decision constituted a violation of the freedom of association and also interrupted essential HIV prevention and outreach.
Recommendations:
  • Publicly call for an end to police abuse, discrimination in the healthcare sector, and other forms of discrimination against sex workers, people who use drugs, and LGBTI people.
  • Issue orders to all police that no crime victim should be denied assistance, arrested, or harassed on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, or their status as a sex worker or drug user.
  • Ensure that members of at-risk populations can report crimes without facing the risk of arrest, and establish police liaisons to these communities.
  • Establish an independent civilian policing oversight authority mandated to receive complaints regarding police misconduct, carry out investigations, and refer such complaints to prosecutors.
  • Issue orders to health workers that discrimination against members of marginalized groups will not be tolerated, and conduct trainings and inspections to ensure this order is followed.
  • Decriminalize all consensual sexual activity between adults, including consensual adult sex work.
  • Decriminalize personal drug consumption and possession.
  • Ensure that organizations representing marginalized groups, including LGBTI people and sex workers, are able to register and maintain their registration in accordance with Tanzanian law.
  • Ensure that condoms and water-based lubricants are made available and affordable for at-risk populations, both through direct provision by the Ministry for Health and by facilitating the work of NGOs that supply them.
  • Train police officers responsible for “Gender Desks” at police stations on sexual orientation, gender identity, and the human rights of sex workers and children engaged in sex work, and mandate the Gender Desks to address crimes committed against LGBTI people and sex workers.
  • Take all necessary measures to end police abuse against sex workers including prosecution of those responsible;Ensure that anyone who uses, offers, obtains, procures, or provides a child for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation is appropriately prosecuted, including when the perpetrator is a police officer or other state agent.  Ensure that children who are commercially sexually exploited or engaged in sex work are not prosecuted or penalized.
Recommendation on the International Criminal Court:
  • Implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in national legislation, including by incorporating provisions to cooperate promptly and fully with the ICC and to investigate and prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes before its national courts in accordance with international law.
 Source: www.hrw.org

Tangazo la kuitwa kwenye usaili TCU


[update] Itaruhusiwa mtu kutumia kalamu yake kupiga kura - NEC

Taarifa mpya, Oktoba Mosi, 2015

Ili kuondoa shaka miongoni mwa wananchi kutokana na tetesi zinazosambazwa juu ya ubora wa kalamu za Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC), Mwenyekiti wa NEC, Jaji Mstaafu Damian Lubuva amesema kila mtu anaruhusiwa kuja na kalamu yake kupigia kura Oktoba 25, mwaka huu.

Kauli hiyo imetolewa leo na NEC wakati ilipofanya mkutano wake na wahariri wa vyombo vya habari nchini ikiwa ni siku ya tatu ya kukamilisha utaratibu wa kuzungumza na wadau wa uchaguzi baada ya kufanya hivyo kwa wawakilishi wa walemavu na wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari nchini.

Akisisitiza juu ya ushiriki wa wadau kutoa elimu ya mpiga kura, Mwenyekiti wa NEC, Jaji Lubuva amesema kipindi hiki cha kampeni kimeshuhudia kuzuka kwa maneno mengi yasiyokuwa na uhakika ambayo yanawachanganya wananchi.

“Kalamu yoyote inaruhusiwa kupigia kura hivyo watu wasiogope kwenda na kalamu zao ila wasiokuwa nazo watatumia zetu tulizoziandaa. Hazifutiki kama inavyosemwa huko mitaani,” amesema Jaji Lubuva.

Ametumia nafasi hiyo pia kubainisha mkakati wa kuzuia uwezekano wowote wa wizi wa kura kama inavyosemwa na baadhi ya wagombea na viongozi wa vyama vya siasa na kutoa wito kwa mtu au taasisi yoyote inayoona mwanya wa hilo kujitokeza ili hatua stahiki zichukuliwe.

Vile vile amewataka wanasiasa wote kuachana na maneno machafu wawapo majukwaani pamoja na kushambulia tume hiyo au baina ya wenyewe kwa wenyewe na badala yake wajikite kwenye kunadi sera zao.

“Tunaumizwa sana na matumizi ya maneno kama ‘tume inaandaa bao la mkono’ kwenye vyombo vyenu. Hakutakuwa na wizi na sisi tunaamini ushindi utatokana na wingi wa kura alizopata mgombea husika,” amesema na kuongeza: “Kama chama cha siasa kimeishiwa sera za kunadi kwa wananchi basi ni vyema kikampumzisha mgombea wake na kusubiri siku ya uchaguzi badala ya kutoa lugha zisizofaa. Matumizi ya kauli za matusi, dhihaka au kejeli dhihi ya wagombea wengine ni kinyume na maadili ya uchaguzi. Hata kuituhumu tume bila kutoa ushahidi siyo jambo jema na kutowatendea haki wananchi.”

Mwenyekiti huyo ametoa kauli hizo baada ya kupata michango kutoka kwa wahariri waliomueleza changamoto walizonazo katika kuruhusu matumizi ya baadhi ya maneno yanayotolewa majukwaani.

Twaweza addresses 3 common concerns raised on their opinion poll survey


Much of the discussion in traditional media, on social media and elsewhere regarding our recently published opinion poll findings on Tanzanian politics has focussed on perceived errors in the brief. We want to correct three of the most common misunderstandings.

Lowasa, Sumaye, UKAWA wakaribishwa Pilipili, Mtama


Agizo la BASATA la kuondoa na kusitisha nyimbo

PUBLIC NOTICE

BASATA LATAKA KUONDOLEWA/KUSITISHWA MARA MOJA KUCHEZWA KWA NYIMBO ZOTE ZENYE KUKENGEUKA MAADILI, SHERIA NA TARATIBU


Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) linawaagiza wasanii, wamiliki na waendeshaji wa wavuti, tovuti na vyombo vya habari hususan radio na runinga kuondoa na kuacha mara moja kurusha au kutangaza au kucheza nyimbo zote zenye maudhui ya kashfa, matusi, kejeli, udhalilishaji ambazo zinahatarisha kuigawa jamii ya kitanzania katika misingi yoyote hasa katika kipindi hiki Taifa linapoendelea na kampeni za kisiasa na kujiandaa na uchaguzi mkuu.

Kwa mujibu wa kifungu namba 118 (a-d) cha Sheria ya Bunge namba 9 ya Mawasiliano ya Mtandao ya mwaka 2010 ni marufuku kwa njia yoyote kwa mtu au chombo chochote kutengeneza, kuzalisha, kusambaza au kutangaza ujumbe ambao una mlengo wa matusi, dharau, uzushi au jinai kwa lengo la kutukana, kutisha, kusumbua au kushusha hadhi ya mtu mwingine.
Aidha, Sheria ya Bunge namba 4 ya Makosa ya Mtandao ya mwaka 2015 kifungu cha 45 (1) (a-c) kinatoa mamlaka kwa taasisi au mtu yeyote anayebaini uvunjifu wa Sheria katika mitandao kutoa notisi kwa yeyote yule anayesambaza au kutangaza ujumbe au maudhui yanayovunja sheria za nchi kuacha mara moja au vinginevyo hatua za kisheria zitachukuliwa dhidi ya yeyote anayekaidi.
Ni kwa msingi huu, BASATA linawaagiza wasanii, wamiliki wa wavuti, tovuti na wale wenye akaunti kwenye mitandao ya kijamii kama sound cloud, U-Tube, ITunes nk. kuondoa ndani ya siku saba (7) kuanzia siku ya kwanza ya taarifa hii nyimbo zote zinazokengeuka maadili na kubeba mlengo wa matusi, kashfa, kejeli na udhalilishaji wa watu wa kada mbalimbali wakiwemo viongozi wa kisiasa na kitaifa.

Aidha, BASATA linawakumbusha tena Wasanii wote nchini kuacha mara moja kubuni na kutengeneza kazi za Sanaa zenye kuashiria kuigawa jamii katika misingi yoyote ya kibaguzi na zaidi kutumia Sanaa kubomoa jamii badala ya kuijenga.

BASATA linawasisitiza wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari hususan radio na runinga pia watangazaji na Ma DJs kuhakikisha hawawi chanzo cha kusambaza maudhui yoyote ya Sanaa yenye mlengo wa kuibua chuki, matusi, kashfa na mgawanyiko wa Taifa.

BASATA kwa mamlaka yake chini ya Sheria namba 23 ya mwaka 1984 na yale ya Sheria ya Mawasiliano ya Posta na Mitandao ya mwaka 2010 na ile ya Makosa ya mitandao ya mwaka 2015 kwa kushirikiana na vyombo vya dola halitasita kuchukua hatua kali za kisheria na kinidhamu kwa wasanii, wamiliki wa wavuti, tovuti na vyombo vya habari ambavyo vitaendelea kutangaza na kusambaza nyimbo zenye mwelekeo wa kuhatarisha usalama, umoja na mshikamano wa Taifa.

BASATA likiwa ni msimamizi na mratibu wa sekta ya Sanaa nchini linatambua kwamba Sanaa ikitumiwa kwa ukengeufu inaweza kuwa chanzo kikuu cha machafuko, mivurugano na kupotea kwa amani nchini. Hivyo umakini unahitajika miongoni mwa wasanii katika kuzingatia weledi, maadili, uzalendo kwa taifa na kuitumia Sanaa kama chombo cha kujenga jamii yenye kuzingatia maadili.
SANAA NI KAZI TUIKUZE, TUILINDE NA KUITHAMINI

Godfrey L. Mngereza
KATIBU MTENDAJI, BASATA

Vigezo na sifa kwa wanaotaka Uwakala wa Miss Tanzania 2016

Kamati ya Miss Tanzania inapenda kuwatangazia wadau wote wanaotaka kuandaa Mashindano ya urembo ya Miss Tanzania kwa mwaka 2016 kutuma maombi yao ya uwakala kuanzia sasa hadi tarehe 30 Novemba 2015 ndio mwisho wa kupokea maombi ha yo.

Mashindano yatakayo fanyika ni ya mikoa tu, hakutakuwa na mashindano katika ngazi ya kitongoji, wilaya wala Kanda.

Sifa za kuwa Wakala wa Miss Tanzania ni pamoja na

1) Uwe na Kampuni iliyosajiliwa na Mamlaka husika ya Serikali.

2) Uwe na mtaji wa kutosha.

3) Uwe na uwezo wa kuandaa shindano katika ufanisi mkubwa.

4) Uwe mstari wa mbele katika kukuza sanaa za utamaduni nchini.
  • Wakala atakayepitishwa na Kamati ya Miss Tanzania atapaswa kujisajili Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa.(BASATA) kabla hajapewa kibali cha kuandaa shindano.
  • Wilaya za Mkoa wa D’salaam, Ilala, Kinodoni na Temeke zitapewa hadhi ya Kimkoa, ikiwa ni pamoja na Mkoa wa Elimu ya Juu.
  • Ada ya Uwakala ni shilingi milioni moja (1,000,000/-).
  • Ada ya Uwakala italipwa kwa Kamati ya Miss Tanzania baada ya maombi kukubaliwa na kupitishwa.
  • Maombi yatumwe kwa barue pepe [email protected]

Kwa mawasiliano na ufafanuzi zaidi piga namba zifuatazo:-
0673 521037 Katibu wa Kamati
0754 337043 Msemaji wa Kamati
0755 019288 Sekretarieti.

Imetolewa na:
JUMA PINTO.
MWENYEKITI

Mgombea Urais auliza, "Kwa nini hamniamini? Nimewafanyeni nini? Badilikeni malofa wenzangu!"


Mwania Urais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania mwaka huu kupitia Chama cha Ukombozi wa Umma (CHAUMMA), Hashim S. Rungwe amezungumza na JembeFM na kueleza ni kwa nini anaamini ataingia madarakani baada ya Rais Kikwete huku akiuliza ni kwa nini Watanzania hawamwamini?

  • Imenukuliwa kutoka GSengo blog 

HASHIM RUNGWE (CHAUMA): NANI NI NANI URAIS UPINZANI?


HISTORIA YAKE

Hashim Rungwe Spunda, ni Wakili wa Mahakama Kuu ya Tanzania akifanya kazi zake kama wakili binafsi. Alizaliwa tarehe 01 Januari 1949 katika eneo la Ujiji, mkoani Kigoma (Ametimiza miaka 66 mwezi Januari mwaka huu).

Hashim alianza elimu ya msingi katika shule ya msingi Kipampa iliyoko mkoani Kigoma kati ya mwaka 1959 – 1966 na akajiunga na masomo ya sekondari katika Shule ya Sekondari ya Chuo Kikuu cha Cambridge kati ya mwaka 1967 – 1969 na kuhitimu kidato cha nne, kabla ya kuendelea na masomo ya kidato cha tano na sita hapa hapa Tanzania.

Mwaka 1975 alisoma ngazi ya Cheti katika Taasisi ya Kukuza Mauzo (Tafsiri yangu) ya Dar Es Salaam, mwaka 1977 alisoma Lugha ya Kifaransa kwa ngazi ya cheti katika taasisi ya “Alliance Francais” ya jijini Dar Es Salaam na kisha akasoma lugha ya kiarabu na elimu ya dini ya kiislamu kwa ngazi ya shahada katika Chuo Kikuu cha Mfalme Abdul kilichoko Saudi Arabia kati ya mwaka 1979 – 1982.

Mwaka 1989 – 1989 alisoma Chuo Kikuu cha Dar Es Salaam ngazi ya Cheti, akichukua masomo ya Usimamizi wa Umma lakini pia mwaka 1991 alisoma ngazi ya cheti hapo hapo Chuo Kikuu, akijikita katika eneo la Historia ya Afrika na Falsafa ya Historia na Masuala ya Maendeleo (Tafsiri yangu).

Hashim aliendelea zaidi kielimu alipoamua kubobea katika sheria, alijiunga na Chuo Kikuu Huria Tanzania na kusoma shahada ya sheria kuanzia mwaka 1996 na kuhitimu mwaka 2003 na mwaka huohuo 2003 akasajiliwa kuwa wakili wa Mahakama Kuu ya Tanzania.

Kwa upande wa ajira, Hashim amefanya kazi na mashirika mbalimbali ya ndani ya nchi. Kwa mfano, kuanzia mwaka 1969 hadi 1973 amekuwa ni Ofisa aliyeajiriwa serikalini na kufanya kazi katika idara mbalimbali za sekta ya umma.

Pia, mwaka 1982 hadi leo amekuwa Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa kampuni ya Udalali ya Bahari, lakini pia kuanzia mwaka 1990 hadi leo amejiajiri katika kampuni ya Bahari Motors inayojishughuliza na uuzaji wa magari akiwa kama Mkurugenzi Mtendaji

Kisiasa, Hashim aliwahi kuwa mwanachama imara wa TANU kati ya mwaka 1966- 1977 na kisha CCM kati ya mwaka 1977 – 1995. Ndiyo kusema kuwa wakati mfumo vyama vingi unaanzishwa mwaka 1992 yeye alikuwa mwanachama wa CCM kwa miaka mitatu zaidi kabla ya kuhamia NCCR Mageuzi mwaka 1996.

Alipokuwa NCCR alishiriki hatua mbalimbali za chama hicho katika kupigania mabadiliko, lakini alijiondoa NCCR mwaka 2012 na kuanzisha chama cha siasa kinachojulikana kama CHAMA CHA UKOMBOZI WA UMMA (CHAUMMA) na baada ya kuanzisha chama hicho alichaguliwa kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Kitaifa wa CHAUMMA mwaka 2014 na anashikilia wadhifa huo hadi hivi sasa.

Hashim Rungwe ameoa na ana watoto watano.

MBIO ZA UBUNGE

Hashim Rungwe alianza kushiriki siasa za moja kwa moja kwa maana ya kusaka ubunge mwaka 1995 alipoomba ridhaa ya kuwa mbunge wa jimbo la Kawe kupitia CCM, hata hivyo aliangushwa ndani ya kura za maoni za chama hicho.

Kwa sababu mwaka 1996 alihamia NCCR, alikaa miaka 9 bila tena kuomba nafasi ya ubunge lakini akajaribu tena mwaka 2005 kwa chama hicho hicho katika jimbo la Kinondoni. Katika uchaguzi ule ambao mshindi alitoka CCM kwa asilimia 67.7 (Idd Azzan) na kufuatiwa na Hamis Hassan wa CUF aliyepata asilimia 24.7 ya kura zote, Hashim Rungwe alichukua nafasi ya saba akiwa na asilimia 0.3 ya kura zote. Baada ya uchaguzi huo, hakugombea tena ubunge kwenye uchaguzi mwingine wowote.

MBIO ZA URAIS

Hashim Rungwe ni mmoja wa watanzania waliowahi kuomba ridhaa ya wanachi kutaka kuongoza taifa hili. Alifanya hivyo kupitia NCCR MAGEUZI, mwaka 2010. Rungwe aliibuka wa tano kati ya wagombea saba wa kiti cha rais akipata kura 29,638 sawa na asilimia 0.31 ya kura zote halali.

Alipitwa na Rais Jakaya Kikwete wa CCM (kura 5,276,827 (asilimia 61.17); Dk. Willibrod Slaa wa CHADEMA (kura 2,271,941 (asilimia 26.34); Profesa Ibrahim Lipumba wa CUF (kura 431,314 (asilimia 5.2); na Peter Mziray wa APPT Maendeleo (kura 96,933 (asilimia 1.12).

Katika ilani yake aliwahakikishia wananchi kwamba atakapoingia ikulu msisitizo wake utakuwa Mtanzania Kwanza katika harakati za kumiliki njia kuu na ndogo za uchumi wa taifa.

NGUVU YAKE


Sifa ya kwanza inayompa nguvu Wakili Hashim Rungwe ni Umahiri katika sekta binafsi na ya umma. Hashim ni mmoja wa watanzania wachache walioweza na kufanikiwa kushiriki katika ukuzaji wa uchumi wa nchi na kutoa ajira kwa watu wengine.

Alianzisha biashara ya magari na kuwa mmoja wa watanzania walioheshimika sana kibiashara katika jiji la Dar Es Salaam miaka ya nyuma, ameniambia kuwa wafanyabiashara wengi wa sasa wamejifunza biashara kutoka kwake, hasa baada ya kumuona akikua kibiashara wakati ambao iliaminika kuwa wafanyabiashara wakubwa lazima wawe wahindi au watu wenye asili ya nje ya Tanzania. Hashim ana umahiri na uelewa wa kutosha wa sekta binafsi kwa sababu ameshiriki kuijenga na kuihuisha, lakini pia ana uzoefu wa kutosha na kufanya kazi serikalini, mambo ambayo yanampa uwezo binafsi na utashi mpana wa kuongoza katika nafasi za juu katika nchi.

Jambo la pili linalompa uwezo na nguvu ni Uthubutu. Hashim ni mtu anayethubutu sana hasa katika maeneo ya elimu, uongozi na biashara. Tumeona namna alivyokuwa mfanyabiashara mkubwa akipambana na wazungu na wahindi enzi hizo. Lakini uthubutu wake uko pia katika elimu, anaeleza kuwa tangu zamani alipenda sana kuwa mwanasheria baada ya kuona watanzania wanababaishwa na vyombo vya dola na kunyimwa haki zao. Pamoja na umri mkubwa, alijitosa tena darasani na kutumia miaka mitano kupata shahada ya sheria na kisha kuwa wakili. Huu ni uthubutu wa hali ya juu.

Kama hiyo haitoshi, alipoteuliwa kuwa mbunge wa Bunge Maalum la Katiba, pamoja na vyama vya upinzani kuonesha kuwa vingemuunga mkono Mhe. Samwel Sitta kutoka CCM, Bado Hashim alithubutu kuchukua fomu, akapambana bila kuungwa mkono sana na wabunge wa upinzani na akapata kura 69. Huu ulikuwa uthubutu mwingine wa hali ya juu na ni sifa kubwa kwa mtu ambaye ana ndoto za kuwaongoza wanachi katika wadhifa wa juu.

Tatu, Hashim Rungwe ni kiongozi Mtulivu na msikilizaji zaidi. Mara kadhaa nilimuona BMK akijenga hoja baada ya kuwasikiliza sana wenzake na hata mngekutana kwenye viunga vya nje ya bunge, huyu angekueleza masuala muhimu mara baada ya kukusikiliza. Kama nilivyowahi kusema mara kadhaa, wanasiasa wengi ni waongeaji sana kuliko kuwa wasikilizaji zaidi. Marais wengi pia duniani huongea zaidi kuliko kusikiliza, Rungwe anabebwa sana na sifa hii.

Sifa ya nne inayompa heshima na nguvu Hashim Rungwe ni tabia ya kusimamia ukweli. Rungwe hana hofu na vitisho wala propaganda, pamoja na kuwa chama chake bado hakina mtandao mkubwa lakini alipokuwa Bunge Maalum la Katiba alijitangaza wazi kama mwanasiasa aliyekomaa na asiyeyumbishwa.

Wanasiasa na viongozi wa baadhi ya vyama vyenye mitandao hafifu walichezeshwa “densi” ya CCM, Rungwe hakucheza densi hiyo. Mathalani, aliposimama kuongelea suala la Muungano aliweka bayana kabisa na kuunga mkono msimamo wa Tume ya Mabadiliko ya katiba na wananchi walio wengi, hakuuma mdomo wala meno. Tokea wakati huo nilimtofautisha sana na viongozi wengi wa vyama visivyo na wabunge ambao kwa hakika wengi wao walitumia jukwaa la bunge lile kusaidia moja kwa moja matakwa ya katiba ya CCM.

Na mwisho, Hashim Rungwe ni mtu mwenye msimamo binafsi. Naomba hapa nieleweke kwamba kuna msimamo na kuna msimamo binafsi. Mfano ni katika Bunge Maalum la Katiba ambako vyama vinavyounda UKAWA vilijiondoa baada ya kuona misingi ya rasimu imeshakiukwa. Hashim Rungwe alibakia bungeni lakini alikuwa na msimamo wa kipekee sana, aliendelea kupinga hila na matakwa ya CCM bila kujali kuwa vyama vikubwa vyenye wabunge na kisicho na mbunge kimoja vimeshaondoka na kuwa vyama zaidi ya 15 visivyo na wabunge vimebakia na wajumbe wake karibia wote wanaunga mkono mipango na matakwa ya CCM.

Rungwe alikuwa mwiba mchungu na baadhi ya watu walionipigia simu wakati ule walihoji kwa nini UKAWA wasirejee wamsaidie mzee huyu. Hakika alionesha msimamo binafsi, hakufungamana na UKAWA katika kuondoka lakini hakukubali kuburuzwa na CCM. Hata katika uongozi mkubwa wa nchi masuala ya namna hii hutokea na huwa yanahitaji msimamo binafsi, ulio thabiti na wazi wa kiongozi.

UDHAIFU WAKE


Moja ya mambo ambayo nayatizama kama udhaifu wa Rungwe ni kutojitengenezea jukwaa la kudumu la kisiasa hadi leo. Sijui ikiwa chama alichomo ndiyo amefika na kwamba hatakwenda tena kwingine. Maana ameshakuwa mwanachama ndani ya CCM, kisha akaenda NCCR na sasa CHAUMMA.

Naliongelea jambo hili kwa kutambua kwamba viongozi wengi wa upinzani wa sasa waliwahi kuwa CCM, lakini walipotoka huko walibakia katika vyama vya sasa na wanaonesha kuwa watadumu humo. Lakini kwa Rungwe hiki ni chama chake cha tatu. Anapaswa kuweka msimamo na kutulia mahali ili ajenge misingi ya uanzishwaji wa vyama anavyoingia maana katika siasa za kiitikadi kama za Tanzania, mwanasiasa anayehama hama vyama hudharaulika na kuchukuliwa kama hana malengo ya kudumu ya ukombozi.

Lakini jambo la pili ambalo ni udhaifu naouona, Hashim Rungwe hajafanikiwa Hajafanikiwa kujiwekea mizizi ya kisiasa katika siasa za Tanzania. Hadi sasa ameshiriki katika siasa kwa miongo mingi na amekuwa maarufu kiasi fulani (hasa kupitia kugombea urais kwa tiketi ya NCCR mwaka 2010 na pia kushiriki ipasavyo katika mchakato wa utengenezaji wa katiba kwenye BMK), lakini naweza kusema kuwa hajawa na mafanikio yoyote makubwa ya kisiasa.

Hata kama tunafuata ile dhana ya wanaojenga hawafaidiki lakini naona bado ana fursa ya kipekee ya kujipanga kwa uimara unaohitajika ili ajenge mafanikio ndani ya miaka michache ijayo. Mfano mdogo tu ni katika uwezo wake, namtizama kama mtu mwenye uwezo mkubwa kuwashinda hata mamia ya wabunge wa CCM, lakini yuko nje ya siasa za juu hadi sasa. Huku ni kutotambua nafasi yake katika taifa ni udhaifu wa moja kwa moja.

NINI KINAWEZA KUMFANYA APITISHWE


Kama CHAUMMA itamsimamisha au kumpitisha Hashim Rungwe kuwa mgombe urais wa chama hicho, kuna mambo kama mawili yanayoweza kuwa sababu:

Jambo la kwanza nadhani ni kwa sababu ya Uzoefu wa kugombea wadhifa huu mwaka 2010 akiwa NCCR. Katika uchaguzi ule Hashim alipata fursa ya kuzunguka maeneo mengi ya nchi na kujinadi, nadhani alifahamika sana na kwamba kama atapewa fursa ya kuzunguka kwa mara nyingine tena, hata kama yuko katika chama kingine, ana fursa ya kupata kura nyingi zaidi.

Na sababu ya pili ni Uenyekiti wa chama. Kwa kufanya tathmini ya kawaida katika nchi nyingi za Afrika, watu wengi waliogombea urais kutoka katika vyama vya upinzani walikuwa ni wenyeviti wa vyama hivyo au watu wenye nyadhifa za juu. Sababu hii inaweza kumbeba moja kwa moja, hasa ikiwa chama chake hakitakuwa na mtu mwingine mwenye sifa za kutosha.

NINI KINAWEZA KUMWANGUSHA KWENYE MCHUJO?

Jambo moja linaloweza kumwangusha Hashim Rungwe katika mchujo wa chama chake wa kutafuta mwanachama anayeweza kukiwakilisha katika ngazi ya Urais ni Matokeo aliyowahi kupata alipowahi kugombea ubunge na Urais.

Nilieleza hapo juu kuwa kiongozi huyu aliwa kugombea ubunge katika jimbo la Kinondoni, hakika hakupata matokeo mazuri sana, na hata alivyogombea urais kupitia NCCR hakupata matokeo mazuri na yenye kuleta hamasa. Huwenda CHAUMM ikawa na hofu kuwa kiongozi huyu hana mvuto unaohitajika kuweza kumudu siasa za sasa ambazo pamoja na kuhitaji nguvu ya mtandao wa chama lakini pia zinabebwa na nguvu binafsi, umaarufu na mvuto wa mgombea.

MIPANGO MINGINE IWAPO HATACHAGULIWA NA CHAMA CHAKE (PLAN B)

Ikiwa CHAUMMA haitampitisha Hashim rungwe kugombea urais wa Tanzania, namuona kiongozi huyu akiwa na mipango kama minne:

Mpango wa kwanza ni kuendelea na kazi ya kuwatetea wananchi kama wakili wa kujitegemea. Tayari ameshafanya kazi ya UWakili kwa miaka zaidi ya 10 na katika fani ya sheria, uzoefu una umuhimu wa kipekee sana. Hashim nadhani ataendelea kujenga taifa kupitia taaluma hii adhimu.

Lakini jambo la pili ni kujikita katika biashara zake. Ukiachilia mbali kampuni mbili anazoziongoza hadi leo kama zilivyotajwa hapo juu, kiongozi huyu ana kampuni nyingine kadhaa zinazofanya biashara zingine mbalimbali. Kutogombea urais kutakuwa na maana ya kujikita zaidi katika biashara na ujasiriamali.

Lakini jambo la tatu ambalo halikwepeki ni kuendelea Kuongoza chama chake. Hashim ndiye kiongozi wa juu wa CHAUMMA wa sasa. Nadhani atakuwa na nafasi nzuri ya kuendelea na uongozi wa chama hadi uchaguzi mwingine utakapoitishwa. Hili halikwepeki.

Na mwisho namuona akiwa mgombea ubunge. Pamoja na kuwahi kugombea mara moja na kushinda, bado ana fursa ya kipekee ya kufanya vizuri. Japokuwa nafasi ya kupata wabunge kwa wagombea wa vyama visivyo na wabunge hadi sasa ni ngumu zaidi katika uchaguzi wa mwaka huu kwa sababu ya nguvu ya UKAWA na ujio wa chama kipya cha ACT ambacho kina nafasi ya kupata kura nyingi ambazo zingechuliwa na vyama visivyo na mitandao mikubwa kwa hivyo chaguo hili la ubunge pia lina madhara yake.

HITIMISHO


Hashim Rungwe anaamini kuwa tatizo la ajira na kukosekana kwa uongozi bora ndiyo mambo makuu ambayo nchi hii haijayashughulikia, anasema kuwa wananchi wakiwa na ajira za uhakika katika sekta binafsi na ya umma, halafu kukawa na uongozi bora, nchi yetu itakwenda mbele bila hofu na kila mwananchi atafurahia kuwa mtanzania.

Pamoja na mawazo haya mazuri ya kifalsafa, Hashim Rungwe na CHAUMMA wanakabiliwa na wakati mgumu mno kisiasa, ana wajibu wa kujipanga mno yeye na chama chake ili kufikia malengo makubwa ya kitaifa ya uanzishwaji wa vyama. Hata hivyo, namtakia kila la heri yeye na chama chake katika kuendea majaribio mengine ya kisiasa yatakayowakabili katika siku za mbele.
  • Imeandikwa na Julius Mtariro

Kampeni hii: CCM ne vote dejo! Sukh, shant nesauraksha wadhar se. CCM ke naam!

Hata huku kwa “maponjoro” wanzangu washaanza kubadilika… Mgombea wa Chadema Ilala ni Muhindi kwa jina la Muslim Hassanali. CCM sasa wanaweka mabandiko yao ya kampeni kwa Kihindi sasa maana hali si hali tena. Jana kuna Muhindi kaniambia nyumbani kwake kwa mara ya kwanza mgombea wa udiwani wa CCM kaja nyumbani kuomba kura. Ona hii hapa:


Muwape kura CCM
Wataongeza Maisha Mazuri, Amani na Ulinzi.


Kura yako mpe Mohamed Kessy na kwa jina la CCM tu!
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Mazungumzo kuhusu Uchaguzi Mkuu 2015 kwenye "Jukwaa Langu" Sept. 21

Kipindi hiki hukujia kila Jumatatu, kujadili mambo mbalimbali na zaidi kuhusu Uchaguzi Mkuu wa Tanzania 2015.

Hii ni sehemu ya kwanza ya kipindi kilichosikika Septemba 21, 2015 ambapo mbali na waongozaji Dj Luke Joe na Mubelwa Bandio, pia walikuwepo Georgina Lema, NY Ibra na Dk Temba toka New York.

Kutoka Tanzania tuliungana na Richard Kasesela.


Hii ni sehemu ya pili ya kipindi kilichosikika Septemba 21, 2015 ambapo mbali na waongozaji Dj Luke Joe na Mubelwa Bandio, pia walikuwepo Georgina Lema, NY Ibra na Dr Temba toka New York. Kutoka Tanzania tuliungana na Blogger Mr Verbs wa www.habarika24.blogspot.com, pia kulikuwa na Dr Patrick Nhigula, Hajji Khamis na Emil Mutta na Kennedy.

Vyeti v/s Akili


Mtu anaponiambia kuwa huyu mtu ni msomi ama hiki kitu kimefanyika kisomi huwa sitishiki wala kubabaika. Huwa natenganisha kati ya mtu kumiliki vyeti na mtu kuwa na akili.

Ukibahatika kuwa navyo vyote viwili basi una bahati lakini wasomi wengi wanaishia kuwa na vyeti pekee; akili eidha hawana ama huamua kutozitumia.

Wanaweza kukueleza jambo hadi ukasema, heeee! ila wao watakwambia wanachokuambia ni "cha kisomi". Wana matatizo kila kona ila kwenye biashara ndio utachoka! Kwanza wasomi wengi wa biashara na uchumi "hawanaga" hata biashara walau za genge tu, hawana! Ila wakute wakikuelezea biashara "kisomi" utapenda! Waambie wakafanye, watakupiga chenga.

Kuna wasomi nilikutana nao 2012 pale Ilula wakaniambia wamefanya utafiti wa kilimo cha nyanya na wamegundua kuwa biashara hiyo haina faida hata tone kwa namna wakulima wanavyolima pale Ilula. Kwanza nikashangaa, nikawaeleza, "mnasema hakuna faida, mbona hizi nyumba na maendeleo yote Ilula ni matokeo ya nyanya, kivipi hazina faida?" Wakanitolea magraph yao meeeengi, wakanipa sijui nini nini sample za waliowahoji; yote wakitaka kunidhihirishia kuwa walichonieleza kipo kisomi!

Mi nikawaambia labda mngeniambia wakulima wanapata faida pungufu ya inayotakiwa lakini kusema kilimo hiki hakina faida kabisa, nakataa! Nikaachana nao maana niliona wamenizengua tu. Msimu uliofuata nikafanya biashara ile ya nyanya nikapata faida kubwa sana tofauti na walichosema.

Hawa wasomi kwenye biashara waonage hivi hivi, wana vimambo vyao vya kiutafiti ambavyo ukisema uvizingatie vinaweza kugeuka miluzi ya kukupoteza.

~SmartMind~
Albert Sanga, 
Iringa.

Taarifa ya CCM kuhusu Kampeni, Midahalo na Twaweza

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Chama Cha Mapinduzi kinapenda kutoa taarifa kuhusu masuala kadhaa;
  1. Mwenendo wa Kampeni.
  2. Midahalo ya Wagombea.
  3. Utafiti wa Twaweza.


Statement from Twaweza about a fake Facebook account

Twaweza would like to release the following Official Statement to the media:
“We have become aware that there is a page on Facebook impersonating the genuine Twaweza Tanzania page. To all our stakeholders and interested parties, please be aware that Twaweza has been in operation since 2010. The genuine Twaweza Facebook page contains content going all the way back to that time.

We take with utmost seriousness the impersonation of our organization in order to spread rumours and misinformation. It is clear that this has been brought about from our release of an opinion poll. While we welcome debate and discussion on all of our research (of which there is plenty) we are disappointed to note that elements of the discussion have degenerated into deliberate attempts to discredit Twaweza as an organization, to falsely represent us and to make personal attacks on our staff members and partners.

We invite all Tanzanians to visit Twaweza’s genuine online presence [insert Facebook, our website and Twitter handles] where we will be happy to engage in a robust, enlightening and respectful discussion.”

Mkurugenzi UTPC asema: Miongoni mwa habari tulizozizuia kutoka kwa viongozi wa dini ni mbaya kweli kweli

Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Umoja wa Vilabu vya Waandishi wa Habari (UTPC), Abubakar Karsan akizungumza kwenye kilele cha maadhimisho Siku ya Amani Duniani iliyofanyika kitaifa jijini Mwanza.


WAKATI viongozi wa dini wametakiwa kuacha kufanya siasa na badala yake wahubiri upendo na si upinde, waandishi wa habari wameelezwa kununuliwa na wanasiasa kulainisha maneno yao.

Hayo yamesemwa na Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Umoja wa Vilabu vya Waandishi wa Habari (UTPC), Abubakar Karsan wakati akizungumza kwenye kilele cha maadhimisho Siku ya Amani Duniani iliyofanyika Mwanza.

Alisema katika mazungumzo yake hayo kukengeuka kwa wanahabari na viongozi wa dini ambao ni wadau muhimu wa amani hasa kipindi hiki kuelekea uchaguzi ni kasoro inayotakiwa kufutwa mara moja.

Akikazia kwa viongozi wa kidini alisema kwamba amani ya nchi inahitaji kulindwa na wote lakini viongozi wa dini wana wajibu mkubwa katika hilo.

Alisema kutokana na wadhifa wake amekuwa akipata habari nyingi ambazo zinakengeuka na zenye mwelekeo hatarishi na nyingi zinakuwa ni za viongozi wa dini.
“Habari zinapoandikwa Tanzania, inapofika saa saba, saa nane ya usiku, mimi huletewa habari nyingi sana, kuziangalia na miongoni mwa habari tulizozizuia ni mbaya kweli kweli zinatoka kwa baadhi ya viongozi wa madhehebu ya dini.”
“Sasa nawaomba sana kwa unyenyekevu mkubwa kwa viongozi wa dini nchini, nawaomba muhubiri upendo na msihubiri upinde!..” 
Kiongozi huyo wa UTPC yenye wanachama zaidi ya elfu nne alisema kwamba anashangaa viongozi hao wa dini kugeuka wanasiasa kwani anaamini kwamba Kwa Msajili wa Vyama hakuna chama cha dini kilichosajiliwa.

Alisema pamoja na kwamba hakuna chama cha siasa cha kidini kusajiliwa anashuhudia anashuhudia baadhi ya viongozi wa dini wakihubiri siasa.

Pamoja na kuhimiza viongozi wa dini wasitoke katika mstari wao wa kuhubiri amani, alisema kuna kasoro kubwa miongoni mwa wanahabari kwa kuwa wengi wao tayari wamenunuliwa.

“Wanahabari wengi baadhi yao wameshanunuliwa hasa kwa habari zao wanazoandika nyingi wanawachagulia wananchi kwa habari zao za kununuliwa. Andikeni habari na sio kuandika hatari.” alisema Karsan.

Na kuongeza kuwa: “Magazeti yanapiga kura, radio inapiga kura, Televisheni inapiga kura, tena inapiga kura sasa wakati siku ya kura ni Oktoba 25. Acheni kabisa michezo hiyo kwani tunawaomba muwe waandishi wa habari na sio waandishi wa hatari…Andikeni habari na sio hatari!!” alisisitiza Karsan.

Kwa kuzingatia miiko ya taaluma ya habari nchini, alipigilia msumari kwa wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari, wanasiasa kuacha kuwahonga waandishi hasa kwa kutumia fedha ili kulainisha habari huku wakionekana kuunadi uhuru wakati mioyoni mwao hawana utu.
“Nawaomba wananchi wa Tanzania, msiwachague viongozi wa nchi hii kupitia magazeti, radio na Televisheni. Puuzeni habari zote nendeni kwenye mkutano wa wanasiasa na msikilize kila mgombea anasema nini na kila chama kinasema nini hao wanaoandika kwenye magazeti yao ni yao wenyewe na mengi hayana ukweli.” 
UTPC ina zaidi ya waandishi wa habari 4600 nchini kote ambapo makao yake makuu yapo Mkoani Mwanza.

Pia aliwawaomba wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari nchini kuhakikisha wanawalipa mishahara waandishi wao kwani hadi sasa baadhi yao wanahabari wanadai mishahara zaidi ya miezi mitatu.
“Nawaomba wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari, ili waandishi waweze kufanya vizuri, basi walipeni mishahara yao. Wapo ambao hadi leo baadhi yao wanawadai mishahara zaidi ya miezi mitatu” 
Karsan aliwataka wamiliki hao kuacha kusimama majukwaani na kujinadi mambo mazuri wakati wanashindwa hata kuwalipa wafanyakazi wao mishahara mizuri na hapo hapo wanataka waandike habari za haki.

Aidha alikemea tabia ya wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari ya kuwachagulia habari wahariri.

Naye mwakilishi Mwakilishi wa Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa linaloshughulikia Elimu, Sayansi na Utamaduni (UNESCO), Zulmira Rodrigues ambaye alikuwa mgeni rasmi katika hafa hiyo aliwataka watanzania katika umoja wao kuhakikisha kwamba amani inaendelea kuwapo nchini ikizingatiwa kwamba taifa hili lilipata uhuru kwa njia ya amani.

Alisema Tanzania tangu zamani imeweka mbele mazungumzo katika kutatua mambo mbalimbali na kusema hatua hiyo ya mazungumzo ni hatua kubwa ya kidekrasia ambayo imefanikisha amani na kusema ni tumaini lake kwamba itaendelea kuwapo.

Naye Naibu kamishina wa Polisi Charles Mkumbo ambaye ni kamanda wa polisi wa mkoa wa Mwanza akizungumza katika hafla hiyo aliwataka wananchi kutii sheria bila shuruti na kwamba jeshi la polisi limejipanga kuzuia uhalifu na vitendo vinavyotia hofu kuelekea na siku ya uchaguzi.

Alisema jeshi lake limejipanga vyema pamoja na kutumia weledi na busara kuelekea uchaguzi, siku ya uchaguzi na baada ya uchaguzi.

Aliwatahadharisha wananchi umuhimu wa kulinda amani kwani gharama ya kuipoteza na kutaka kuirudisha ni kubwa.
Pichani ni viongozi mbalimbali wa madhehebu ya dini nchini waliohudhuria maadhimisho ya siku ya kimataifa ya Amani Duniani ambayo kitaifa yamefanyika jijini Mwanza.
  • Tumeshirikishwa na  Zainul Mzige / Modewjiblog team

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