Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za magazeti ya Tanzania leo Julai Mosi, 2016










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Makala kutoka Raia Mwema: Usalama siri za serikali shakani - Rais apelekewa faili

RAIS John Magufuli amepelekewa faili lenye kurasa 28 kuhusu tuhuma mbalimbali dhidi ya Idara ya Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali, ambazo ni pamoja na bosi wa idara hiyo kuvujisha nyaraka za siri za serikali kwa viongozi wa juu wa moja ya vyama vikubwa vya upinzani nchini.

Katikati ya tuhuma hizo ni Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali, Cassian Chibogoyo, ambaye ameshikilia wadhifa huo kwa takribani miaka 22 sasa.

Tuhuma hizo zimeandikwa na watumishi wazalendo wa Idara hiyo; katika barua yao ya Mei 05, 2016 iliyopelekwa katika Ofisi ya Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi (Ikulu).
“Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali ana uhusiano wa karibu sana na viongozi wa (kinatajwa chama cha siasa cha upinzani). Kuna siri za serikali alikuwa akizitoa kwa chama hicho. Kuna wakati tulikuwa tunashuhudia viongozi (wa chama hicho) wakija idarani kwa siri nyakati za usiku ambapo baada ya kufuatilia tuligundua kuna baadhi ya nyaraka ambazo ni top secrets za serikali Cassian Chibogoyo alikuwa akiwapatia viongozi hao,”
inaeleza sehemu ya maelezo ya barua hiyo iliyowasilishwa Ikulu dhidi Chibogoyo ambaye hata hivyo amekanusha taarifa hizo, akisema hana uhusiano na viongozi hao wa kisiasa na kwamba yeye ni mwanifu kwa serikali.

Pamoja na hayo, Chibogoyo anadaiwa kufanya ununuzi bila ya kufuata sheria za ununuzi, kuchapa siri za serikali katika kampuni binafsi na kuwa na uhusiano wenye utata na baadhi ya kampuni binafsi, hasa za uchapaji.

Katika faili hilo ambalo Raia Mwema limefanikiwa kuona nakala yake, watumishi hao wamedai kwamba, mwaka 2011, idara ilinunua mashine iliyowahi kutumika kutoka nchini Ujerumani; kinyume cha sheria ya ununuzi ya mwaka 2011 na kanuni zake za mwaka 2013.
“Mashine ilinunuliwa kama ‘used machine’ (iliyokwishakutumika) kutoka Ujerumani bila hata kufuata taratibu na sheria ya ununuzi. Ukweli ni kwamba mashine hii ilinunuliwa kama used machine kutoka nchini Ujerumani, ikiwa haina baadhi ya sehemu zake muhimu kama vile “Cutter” na “Camera”.
“Aidha, wakati mashine hii inanunuliwa, serikali ilidanganywa na Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali kuwa mashine ni mpya na iko kamili, kumbe ni uongo mtupu kwani baada ya kufungwa kiwandani mashine ilishindwa kufanya kazi hadi ilipoongezwa,” ilisema sehemu ya waraka huo kwa Magufuli.
Kwa mujibu wa wafanyakazi hao, mashine hiyo hadi sasa haina risiti za manunuzi yake; japo ilinunuliwa kwa gharama za jumla ya shilingi bilioni mbili.

Kutokana na ubovu huo wa mashine hiyo, wafanyakazi hao wamedai, serikali iliingia hasara kubwa ya kuchapisha karatasi za kura katika kampuni binafsi ya YUKOS kwa vile mashine iliyotakiwa na kufanya kazi hiyo kwenye Idara ya Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali ilikuwa mbovu.

Madai mengine dhidi ya Chibogoyo ambaye amebakiza miaka miwili kabla ya kustaafu kazi kwa mujibu wa sheria yanahusu suala la usiri wa siri za serikali.

Wafanyakazi walioandika kwa Magufuli wanadai kwamba nyaraka muhimu kama kiapo cha urais alichoapa Rais pamoja na mawaziri wapya, Katiba Pendekezwa na Ripoti ya Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali (CAG) vyote vilichapwa nje ya idara; jambo ambalo limehatarisha siri za nchi.
“Kazi hizi nyeti zinazochapwa nje ya kiwanda cha serikali, kwa kawaida huletwa kiwandani na kufanyiwa maandalizi yote hadi kufikia hatua ya kuingizwa mitamboni.
“Lakini kwa sababu ni mibovu hupelekwa nje ya kiwanda cha serikali na kuchapwa huko kwa siri huku Katibu Mkuu akiwa amedanganywa na mpigachapa mkuu wa serikali kwamba kazi zimechapwa kiwandani,” ilisema barua hiyo.
Wafanyakazi hao pia wamemtuhumu Chibogoyo kuhusiana na kupotea kwa leseni 104 za umiliki silaha katika kitengo cha “bindery” mnamo mwaka 2011.
“ Leseni 140 zilizokuwa zimekamilika kabisa zilihifadhiwa katika “Strong Room” ya kitengo hicho zilipotea katikamazingira yenye utata bila kuvunjwa mlango au hiyo strong room.
“ Ifahamike kwamba ufunguo mmojawapo wa strong room unatunzwa na Mtunza Funguo na ufunguo mwingine unatunzwa na Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali, bwana Cassian Chibogoyo,” ilisema barua hiyo.
Waraka huo unaeleza kuwa katika tukio hilo la upotevu lililotokea pasipo kuvunjwa kwa mlango, leseni 140 zilizopotea zilikuwa za katikati ingawa zilizokuwa juu na chini hazikupotea.
Mara baada ya kupata tuhuma hizi, Raia Mwema lilimtafuta na kumpata Chibogoyo ambaye alikubali kuzungumza na kueleza upande wake.
Alisema tuhuma zote zinazoelekezwa kwake zimepangwa na watu walioamua kuchafua heshima yake ya utumishi wa serikali aliyoifanyia kazi kwa zaidi ya miaka 30.
“ Wanasema mimi nimenunua mashine iliyotumika, huo ni uongo. Mimi siwezi kuamua kununua mashine kama hiyo. Kuna mchakato ni lazima ufuatwe ili idara inunue mashine.
“ Wanaohusika na kununua mashine ni Bodi ya Zabuni na kadiri ninavyofahamu zabuni ile ilitangazwa kimataifa na kampuni iliyoshinda ilitimiza vigezo na masharti yote ikiwamo hiyo sheria ya manunuzi.
“ Kimsingi mashine ile ilikuwa mpya. Brand new kabisa na hivi ninavyozungumza nawe inafanya kazi na tayari imerudisha hadi gharama za ununuzi wake. Hakuna lililokuwa na ukweli… . Hakuna utafiti.. Sheria inakataza.
“ Ni kweli kuna wakati ilipata matatizo na mtaalamu kutoka Ujerumani alipokuja, alisema tatizo lilikuwa ni fluctuation of electricity (matatizo ya umeme). Kuna wakati umeme unakuwa mkubwa na wakati mwingine mdogo. Ilitengenezwa na ikapona,” alisema.
Kuhusu kuchapisha siri za serikali nje ya idara yake, Chibogoyo alikiri kwamba zipo kazi za serikali anazozichapa nje lakini ni kwenye mazingira ya usiri mkubwa na kutokana na sababu maalumu.
“ Serikali inaweza kuniletea kazi hapa. Lakini wakasema inazihitaji hizo kazi haraka. Labda wakati huo mimi nina kazi nyingine au labda mitambo imekorofisha. Mimi siwezi kukubali kuona mambo yanaiharibikia serikali wakati nipo.
“ Ninachofanya ni kuandaa kila kitu hapa. Maandalizi yote. Nikimaliza naenda kwenye kiwanda husika na kuchapa hizo karatasi kwa ulinzi mkali. Navijua viwanda vyote vya kuchapa na uwezo wao.
“ Kuna mambo manne ya kuzingatia kabla sijakipa kiwanda kazi ya kuchapa nyaraka za siri. Kuna uwezo wake wa kufanya kazi, ubora wa kazi zake, uwezo wa kuzitunza nyaraka hizo kwa maana ya kutoziharibu na usiri uliopo. Nikijiridhisha na mambo hayo, naruhusu kuchapa.
“ Tatizo nadhani kuna watu wanataka kupewa kazi za serikali na mimi wananiona ni kikwazo. Unajua sisi tulioanza kazi enzi za Mwalimu Nyerere tunaonekana ni kikwazo kwa wengi wasiopenda watu wanaofuata taratibu. Mimi ni mkali.
“ Hapa sasa natamani nistaafu tu nikapumzike na wajukuu. Maana hii kazi ina presha nyingi. Kama ningekuwa situnzi siri, ningedumu kwenye hii ofisi kwa miaka 22? Ninaowapa kazi wanakidhi vigezo,” alisema.
Idara ya Mpigachapa Mkuu wa Serikali ni miongoni mwa idara konge za serikali, ikiwa imeanzishwa na serikali ya kikoloni mwaka 1905 na makao makuu yake ya kwanza yakiwa mkoani Tanga.

Tanzania – Stalemate between President Magufuli and the opposition coalition deepens

The following article was cross-posted from presidential-power.com


After he first took office last November, President John Magufuli’s relations with Tanzania’s opposition coalition quickly deteriorated. In the past month, they have reached new lows, with many in the Tanzanian commentariat recalling the one-party era by way of comparison.

From bad to worse

The first, and most flagrant, breach of trust between President Magufuli and the opposition, particularly the Civic United Front (CUF) party, came after the chairman of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission annulled the elections for the Zanzibari President and House of Representatives. While this initial decision had nothing to do with Magufuli, his subsequent unwillingness to intervene was heavily criticized by opposition actors. The elections were re-run in March of this year amidst an opposition boycott, thus leading to an overwhelming victory for the long-time ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). The Secretary General of CUF most recently called for Magufuli to be tried in an international court for crimes against humanity, referring to alleged police brutality following the 2015 elections.

Tensions, meanwhile, have also set in between Magufuli and CHADEMA, Tanzania’s largest opposition party and the dominant player on the mainland. Many in the opposition accused CCM of stealing the presidential election, asserting that CHADEMA candidate Edward Lowassa won against CCM’s Magufuli. The opposition—united in a coalition known by the acronym UKAWA—went on to boycott Magufuli’s swearing in. Magufuli in turn ruffled feathers with a succession of interventions, which many interpreted as aimed at preventing the opposition in parliament—and parliament as an institution—from effectively challenging the executive. These included imposing his preferred candidate—a lawyer who had never served in parliament—as Deputy Speaker, halting highly popular live broadcasts of parliamentary debates, and intervening in the selection of parliamentary committee members. The opposition responded to this last move by refusing to elect chairs for the opposition-headed oversight committees, including the Public Accounts Committee. Opposition MPs also staged a series of noisy protests during House debates, which led to their forcible removal by the parliamentary guards as well as voluntary walkouts.

After the first parliamentary sitting finished in early February, a series of smaller scale confrontations occurred. Temperatures again rose sharply, however, with the beginning of the parliamentary sitting in late May. Opposition MPs quickly resolved to boycott sessions chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Tulia Ackson, whom they accuse of serving as Magafuli’s puppet, quashing parliamentary debate and contravening the House rules of procedure. With the Speaker away for medical treatment, Ackson has chaired the majority of recent debates. Opposition MPs have thus abandon the House for much of the past month, during which time parliament debated the government’s annual budget. In addition to the MPs’ protest, CHADEMA also announced a countrywide tour to protest Magufuli’s leadership style. The party leaders accused the president of dictatorial tendency, citing the firing of civil servants without following due procedure and the abrupt expulsion of over 7,000 students from one of Tanzania’s public universities. The police responded to this plan by imposing an indefinite ban on political rallies for “security reasons.” On June 22, Magufuli issued a statement of his own, declaring a ban on all political activity (rallies, public meetings, etc.) until 2020, when the next elections are scheduled to take place. He justified this move in the name of “development,” declaring, “We can’t allow people to politicize each and everything, every day. When will the people work and build the nation?”

Magufuli has since reaffirmed his stand, adding that he was elected to fulfil certain electoral promises, and he cannot tolerate any political obstacles to achieving this aim. In addition to targeting opposition activities generally, individuals have also been singled out for “insulting” Magufuli. One Arusha resident was found guilty of insulting the President on his facebook page and sentenced to three years in jail. A second man has since been charged with insulting Magufuli via Whatsapp. Meanwhile, an opposition MP spent a night in jail after he was arrested,seeming because he referred to Magufuli as a “petty dictator.”

Why the democratic backsliding?


President Magufuli’s “style of leadership” certainly differs from his predecessor’s. While in office, Jakaya Kikwete positioned himself as a democrat. Often his commitment seemed largely rhetorical, but even so, parliament became more assertive under his watch while opposition parties were left to conduct their activities in relative freedom. This raises the question, why the abrupt authoritarian reversion under Magufuli?

One possible reason is the unprecedented level of inter-party competition during the last general elections. Following the 1992 reintroduction of multiparty politics, CCM has won presidential and parliamentary elections by very comfortable margins. In 2015, however, the leading opposition presidential candidate managed to win 40% of the vote. While this official result was still a long way from Magufuli’s 58%, it came after a particularly bruising campaign. It was also a distinct improvement over the opposition’s previous peak performance at 27% in 1995 and 2010 and a far cry from the opposition lows in 2000 and 2005 when the leading presidential candidates garnering only 16% and 11% respectively.

While observers have associated rising inter-party competition with increased political tensions in other dominant party states, this factor alone does not explain the current situation in Tanzania. A second reason could be the opposition’s growing predilection for showmanship and stonewalling. Its boycott of much of this year’s budget session in parliament has certainly left some observers unimpressed. Reports that opposition MPs are now refusing to speak or socialize with CCM MPs also suggest a particularly pernicious partisan polarization. Yet it is hard to blame the opposition when many of their actions are in fact reactions to executive interference.

This brings us to Magufuli. Since taking office, he has pursued an aggressive anti-corruption campaign, firing high ranking bureaucrats suspected of corrupt activities, slashing excess government expenditure and pushing for improved revenue collection. The flip side of this singular focus has been an apparent unwillingness to tolerate political opposition or, indeed, institutional checks-and-balances. Parliament as a whole, not just opposition MPs, has suffered the consequences. Indeed, CCM legislators also voice concerns, with some observing that they no longer attend parliamentary sessions; they echo opposition concerns, accusing the Deputy Speaker in particular of bending House rules and limiting time for debate so as to render it meaningless.

Finally, we may ask, where is CCM—the ruling party—in all of this? To date, measures taken against the opposition have originated with the executive, coming directly from the President, his ministers, or the security forces. Magufuli, meanwhile, has yet to take over from Jakaya Kikwete as party chairman. His relations with many party stalwarts, moreover, remain ill defined. There was much speculation that CCM insiders were trying to manoeuvre to postpone the transfer. A recent extraordinary Central Committee meeting convened to put an end to this uncertainty, setting a date for the transfer to take place later this month. Magufuli did not attend the meeting, however, something which surprised many.

Development over democracy?

Ultimately, Tanzania’s new President is showing the power of his office by rewriting the rules of the game, seemingly single-handedly. His vision is one of development first, which in this case seems to imply sacrificing democracy. Incidentally, Magufuli and Kagame have repeatedly expressed their admiration for each other. But Tanzania under Magufuli is no Rwanda. Despite some notably early successes, not least his cost cutting efforts, Magufuli has also overseen some costly blunders. For instance, the snap decision to ban all sugar imports while simultaneously attempting to impose a price ceiling on sugar produced domestically had the bizarre effect of simultaneously undercutting Tanzanian traders, producers and consumers alike. Although a parliamentary committee warned of a looming sugar scarcity, it went unheard.

Magufuli has ambitions to oversee a transformative industrialization process in Tanzania. But rather than there being some trade-off between these developmental aspirations and the country’s democratic growth, the evidence so far suggests the executive would benefit from a more consultative approach that allowed for opposition critique and parliamentary oversight. Yes, this tolerance comes with certain costs, but so does authoritarian intransigence.

Photos from Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater

Obesity: Tanzania’s next epidemic?

This map shows the diminishing prevalence of malaria in Tanzania. The Arusha region, seen at the top of the country in bright green each year, has always had relatively low rates. Image: PSI
Arusha, Tanzania

Historically, malaria has been an equal opportunity killer. If you lived somewhere with enough malaria transmission, it didn’t matter if you were the president, everyone was at risk. But as malaria-plagued countries have started to develop, the wealthier populations are able to avoid malaria more easily, by living in better housing, driving in cars, and working indoors. Now, these groups are facing a new threat: non-communicable diseases, like heart disease and diabetes.

“From what I’ve seen over the last five years or so, it’s going to be the next epidemic,” said Dr. Mohamed Alweani, the medical director at the Ithna-Asheri Charitable Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania.

I met Alweani at his office in the clinic, which is one of a handful in the city that offer free treatment to those who cannot afford it. Though I was there to learn about the impact of malaria, Alweani said the number of malaria cases the clinic sees has plummeted in recent years. A staff member had to go hunting for a box of malaria medication for me to see; the doctor’s desk was littered with packages of children’s cough medicine. Instead of malaria warnings, the walls were tacked with posters about the risks of hypertension and diabetes.

Dr. Mohamed Alweani, the medical director at the Ithna-Asheri Charitable Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. Image: Kaleigh Rogers/Motherboard
Arusha has a slightly cooler climate that’s not as hospitable to malaria-carrying mosquitoes, so it never saw the peak rates of malaria that some other parts of Tanzania did. Over the last decade, foreign aid and NGOs have increased efforts to eliminate the disease in east Africa. Alweani told me between these two factors, malaria is not as big of a concern locally as it once was. His clinic sees only two or three cases of malaria each month. Though malaria and HIV are still top killers in the country, non-communicable diseases are gradually sneaking up to eclipse them.

It’s a familiar narrative for a lot of developing nations. More education leads to sedentary jobs. More wealth leads to more cars. Better housing makes staying indoors more comfortable. Meanwhile, globalization means processed foods and drinks are more readily available.

“In the past, the local population was mainly eating a lot of vegetables and doing a lot of physical activity,” Alweani said. “Now, we are going to a more modern food: a lot of meat and so on, and sedentary lifestyles. Before, people wouldn’t get heavy, weight-wise. Now we are seeing quite a bit of overweight people, even obese people, and even in children.”

It’s not just anecdotal: studies have shown overweight and obesity rates are on the rise across the developing world. In Tanzania, 22 percent of women in 2010 were either overweight or obese, according to a study published in the journal BMC Public Health. That’s compared to about 10 percent in the 1990s. And the same study showed that women who lived in cities, were wealthier, and more educated had a higher likelihood of being overweight or obese.

Vegetables, rice, and beans for sale at a market in Tanga. Image: Kaleigh Rogers/Motherboard
Though the fight against diseases like malaria and HIV attract more headlines, non-communicable diseases are on the global health community’s radar. In 2011, more than 190 countries signed an agreement with the World Health Organization to combat non-communicable diseases, with a focus on education and regulating industries like tobacco and alcohol. Last year, all the signees set goals, and in 2018 they’ll meet to review their progress towards curbing this emerging threat.

For now, doctors on the ground like Alweani are hoping to spread awareness in their communities, as one threat starts to fade away and another comes sharply into view.

“Non-communicable disease is coming up,” he said. “Now we have to focus on it.”

Travel expenses while reporting this series were funded through a fellowship provided by the International Center for Journalists and Malaria No More.

Precision Air to resume flights to the Comoros

Precision Air will resume its operations to Hahaya, Comoros from August 2016 following fleet stabilization.

The Tanzanian airline halted flights to Hahaya in 2014 while undergoing a strategy review which also involved route rationalization.

“We understand there is a demand for transport between Dar es Salaam and Hahaya. As any commercially-oriented entity, we went back to our drawing table and worked on a plan that would allow us to service the route efficiently with our now stable fleet,” Robert Owusu, Commercial Director, Precision Air said.

Precision Air will fly three weekly flights from Dar es Salaam to Hahaya, on Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday and offer passengers free 23kgs of check-in luggage.

The resumption of the Dar-Hahaya flight is expected to strengthen trade between Tanzania and Comoros and facilitate the movement of passengers from America, Europe and the Middle East.

The relaunched route will become Precision Air’s second regional destination after Nairobi.

The airline flies domestically to 10 destinations across Tanzania. [via footprint2africa.com]

Serikali yamtaka DPP achukue hatua dhidi ya Isaac aliyekutwa na hatia ya kumdhihaki Rais Magufuli

SERIKALI imemtaka Mkurugenzi wa Mashtaka (DPP) kuchukua hatua stahiki katika shauri la kesi ya jinai namba 100 ya Jamhuri dhidi ya Isaac Emily aliyeadhibiwa kulipa faini kwa kumtukana Rais John Magufuli mtandaoni.

Hayo yamesemwa jana bungeni na Waziri wa Katiba na Sheria, Dk Harrison Mwakyembe wakati akitoa kauli ya serikali baada ya mwongozo ulioombwa na wabunge wa CCM, Juma Nkamia wa Jimbo la Chemba na Livingstone Lusinde wa Mtera, baada ya hukumu hiyo kutolewa hivi karibuni. Hata hivyo, hatua stahiki hizo hazikuelezwa.

Alisema nia ya maagizo hayo kwa DPP ni kulinda dhana na dhamira ya adhabu katika mfumo wa haki jinai ambayo hutaka mhukumiwa kujutia kosa lake na wengine kujifunza kutoka kwake.

Katika maelezo yake, Waziri Mwakyembe alisema kwa hali ilivyo katika shauri hilo, dhana na dhamira ya adhabu haikuweza kufikiwa kwa mwenendo wa kuingiza siasa katika utekelezaji wa hukumu.

Alisema serikali imejiridhisha na kilichotokea katika shauri hilo na kauli za wabunge walioomba mwongozo kwamba masharti ya adhabu yalikuwa mepesi mno usiolingana na shauri lenyewe.

Alisema aliyehukumiwa analifanyia siasa suala hilo na kuigeuza adhabu rafiki aliyopewa kuwa burudani ya kisiasa katika mitandao ya kijamii.
“Mheshimiwa spika, nimejiridhisha na kilichotokea. Madhara ya mwelekeo huu mpya katika haki jinai, ni kuchochea vitendo zaidi vya ukaidi kwa mamlaka za nchi na hivyo kujenga msingi wa vurugu. Hili halikubaliki katika utawala wa sheria. Mdharau mwiba mguu huota tende,” alisema..
Alisema kosa kama hilo lilitokea Kenya mwaka jana ambapo mwanafunzi wa Chuo Kikuu nchini humo, Alan Okengo (25) alihukumiwa kifungo cha mwaka mmoja na kulipa faini ya dola 2,000 (Sh milioni 3.2) kwa kumtukana rais wa nchi hiyo kwenye mitandao ya kijamii.

Alisema pamoja na umri wake na uwezo wake mdogo wa kulipa faini, adhabu ilibaki palepale ili mkosaji ajutie kosa lake asije akarudia na jamii ijisikie salama.

Alisema pamoja na kutokuingilia mhimili wa mahakama na taratibu zake kitendo cha kuwapo kwa adhabu ambayo haijutiwi inakiuka dhana na dhamira ya adhabu.

Alisema kwa shauri la Emily, pamoja na kutiwa hatiani wakili wake aliomba mtuhumiwa alipe faini kwa kuwa hakusumbua mahakama na pia ni kosa lake la kwanza na ana familia.

Alisema wakati hakimu anamuuliza wakili wa serikali aliiachia mahakama kutoa maamuzi ambayo ilimpatia wakili wa utetezi maombi yake.

Mwakyembe alisema pamoja na maagizo ya serikali kwa DPP amewakumbusha waendesha mashitaka nchini kuwa macho na waweke mbele weledi na maslahi mapana ya taifa na kamwe wasiyumbishwe na mihemko ya kisiasa katika jamii. [via HabariLeo]

SUA: MSc. Scholarship under the project UMFULA


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MSc. Scholarship under the project 
Uncertainty reduction in models for understanding development applications (UMFULA) 

Background 

UMFULA, or “Uncertainty reduction in models for understanding development applications”, is a four-year research project running until June 2019. UMFULA means ‘river’ in Zulu. 

It is led by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (GRI-LSE). It has four other institutions based in the UK: the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Sussex and Leeds; and seven institutions spread across South Africa, Tanzania and Malawi: Kulima Integrated Development Solutions, University of Cape Town, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the University of Kwazulu-Natal and the University of Dar Es Salaam. We also collaborate with the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon, the Tanzanian Meteorological Agency and Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology. 

The project is being carried out under the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) Programme which is supported jointly by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC). 

Aims and objectives 

UMFULA’s aim is to support long-term (5 to 40 years) planning decisions in central and southern Africa around resource use, infrastructure investment and cross-sectoral growth priorities, to make development in the region ultimately more resilient to climate change. 

To do so, we organise the work around two major streams: we generate new insights and more reliable information about climate processes and extreme weather events in central and southern Africa, and their impacts on water, energy and agriculture; and we support the more effective use of this climate information in national and local decision-making. It is a two-way flow: decision-makers inform the team of their needs for climate information and we produce tailored climate information as a result. 

UMFULA has the following objectives, which span both climate and social sciences: 

i. Identify and understand key climate processes and how they are represented in existing models; 

ii. Understand the physical mechanisms used by models to simulate climate change in the region and assess the credibility of these mechanisms;

iii. Develop climate scenarios and apply them with impacts models to generate critical information required for decision-making; 

iv. Analyse the current use of climate information in decision-making and determine opportunities for greater adoption; 

v. Understand the local contexts for decision-making, including the processes for adaptation planning, the power dynamics and institutional capacity, and develop socio-economic scenarios for drivers of change; 

vi. Develop a portfolio of approaches for long-term decision-making and apply them to our case studies; this will lead to a set of policies and investments that are robust, climate-informed and compatible with socio-economic contexts, for direct implementation 

MSc. Research support 

Within this project, two exciting MSc. scholarships are available for Tanzania nationals at the Sokoine University of Agriculture or Ardhi University. The project intends to engage MSc. students who have or are about to complete their coursework to undertake their research within the project’s social sciences addressing either of the two research objectives as listed below: 
  1. Analyse the current use of climate information in decision-making and determine opportunities for greater adoption; 
  2. Understand the local contexts for decision-making, including the processes for adaptation planning, the power dynamics and institutional capacity, and develop socio-economic scenarios for drivers of change; 
Required competencies (Combined) 
  • Good BSc. Degree (GPA > 3.5) in natural science or related fields 
  • High social competences in interacting with stakeholders at different levels 
  • Good understanding of climate aspects 
  • Experience with stakeholder or institutional analysis 
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications including statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS) 
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications in English 
  • Great interest in working with an interdisciplinary and international team 
  • Willingness to work in the field for extended periods. 
What the research project offers 
  • Work in a strong international team 
  • Training in inter- and trans-disciplinary research 
  • Field expenses and travel allowances 
  • Supervision by experts from SUA and the collaborating institutions. 
Application 
Please send an application letter, CV, academic transcript, two academic referees’ letters, and a brief outline of your research interest on either of the two targeted objectives to the Project Leader (Tanzania) Prof. J.J. Kashaigili ([email protected], [email protected]) and Dr. Makarius Mdemu ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 12 th July 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately after the deadline to set up the interviews. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Source: www.suanet.ac.tz

SUA job opportunity: Company General Manager

Source: www.suanet.ac.tz

SUA job opportunities: Basis-CRSP Project


SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE 

MOROGORO 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill in the following vacant positions in the BASIS-CRSP PROJECT, Department of Soil and Geological Sciences, An ENGLISH HAND WRITTEN application letter accompanied with CV, relevant Certificates, Transcripts and names of at least TWO referees’ reports should be addressed to the DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE), P.O.BOX 3000, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO; to reach him not later than TWO weeks from the date of this advertisement. Government Employees are not encouraged to apply. Applicants who will fail to comply to the above directives will not be shortlisted. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

Position: Research Assistant (1 POST) 

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a BSc. (Agricultural Economics) or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of at least 3.5 from recognized institutions. Possession of an MSc will be an added advantage. In addition the candidate should have:- 
o Excellent communication and computer skills; 
o Experience in managing a team and in conducting and coordinating field research; 
o Excellent attention to details; 
o Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines and 
o Ability to interact effectively with researchers, policy makers and diverse groups 

Duties: 
  • Assist the Principal Investigator on overall management and coordination of the project 
  • Schedule and coordinate data and samples collection 
  • Manage all data generated in the project 
  • Prepare project reports and keep financial records 
  • Procure all materials and supplies for the project 
  • Manage and orchestrate the logistics of the different components of the study 
  • Communicate with stakeholders 
  • Organize workshops and trainings 
  • Handle any other duties that the Principal Investigator will from time to time assign to him/her. 
Terms; On contract terms for a period of nine (9) months. 
Salary: As per treasury registrar Salary Circular No. 6 of 2015. 
AGE; Not above 40 years

SUA: Call for scholarship applications for Phd Soil and water management


SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE 

Department of Soil and Geological Sciences 

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 
FOR 
PhD SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT (BY COURSE WORK AND RESEARCH) 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to apply for a full time four year PhD programme in Soil and Water management (by course work and research) during the academic year starting in October, 2016. The selected candidate(s) will be registered in the Department of Soil and Geological Sciences or in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology at SUA.

Scholarships: 
A limited number of AGRA (Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa) scholarships will be available on competitive basis. The candidates selected for AGRA scholarships will receive financial support provided AGRA through a grant to SUA for Advancing Soil Health in Africa: A Regional Doctorate Programme in Soil and Water Management. The AGRA scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation, book allowance, stipend, and cost of PhD field research. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Female candidates will be given priority for scholarship awards. Candidates with other sources of funding are also encouraged to apply.

Eligibility 

  1. The applicants, particularly those targeted for the limited AGRA scholarship awards, should already be working with the Agricultural Research Institutions, Universities, Ministry of Agriculture and/or Agriculture sector related Ministries. Candidates with proof of job placement in any of these institutions upon successful completion of the programme will also be considered. 
  2. Not older than 45 years when enrolling in the PhD programme (i.e. in October 2016). 

Admission requirements and mode of application: 

Applicants must have at least M.Sc. in areas of: soil/agricultural/earth/environmental sciences, land and water management, or any other relevant field from a recognized Institution. The potential candidates must fulfil the SUA postgraduate studies application procedures (PGS 001), fill in the attached application forms (PGS 002). The applicant has to request two referees to fill the Referee Report form (PGS 003). These forms are also available at http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/postgraduate_application_forms.pdf. Complete applications must be accompanied by applicant’s short CV (not more than 2 pages), certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts, a motivation letter (one page), a brief Concept Note of the expected PhD research and for AGRA scholarship applicants a nomination letter from current employer . The application letter should give the applicant’s full name, contact address, telephone/fax number and E-mail address.

Complete applications should be addressed to:
Director,
Directorate of Research & Postgraduate Studies
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O. Box 3151, Morogoro, Tanzania

E-mail: [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 31st August, 2016. Signed copies of the application documents may however be submitted by email to meet the application deadline. Applications by e-mails should be copied to AGRA Soil Health Project Coordinator "Dr. Abel Kaaya" and to the Head of Department "Prof. Ernest Marwa" 

Contacts: 

For more information/enquiries contact: 
Director, 
Directorate of Research & Postgraduate Studies 
Sokoine University of Agriculture 
P.O. Box 3004, Morogoro, Tanzania 

E-mail: [email protected] 

and/or 

Dr. Abel K. Kaaya, 
Coordinator, SUA AGRA Soil Health PhD Training Project 
Department of Soil and Geological Sciences, SUA 

Telephone (Mobile) +255 788 444 530, 
Email: [email protected], OR [email protected]

TBS call for applications: Transition and Implementation Training


TITLE: ISO 9001: 2015 – Transition and Implementation Training 

PURPOSE/DESCRIPTION: 

This course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and guidance to transition a Quality Management system based on ISO 9001:2008 to the one based on the recently updated standard ISO 9001:2015.

COURSE DURATION: 5 days

Course Outline:
  • Annex SL Appendix 2 and the framework for the new ISO high level structure
  • Specific new requirements relating to Context, Leadership, Planning, Support and Operation – and what factors to consider when implementing them
  • New and revised terms and definitions applicable to ISO 9001:2015, as well as key concepts such as risk-based thinking and process approach
  • Changes to the requirements from ISO 9001:2008 and their impact from an implementation perspective
  • Using gap analysis to conduct a baseline review of your current system of ISO 9001:2008
TARGET AUDIENCE: 

Quality Managers, Quality Consultants, SHEQ Managers, and Practicing Professionals in industry and Service Sectors, Engineering and Science, Business Administration students, Management System auditors, those who are involved in the implementation and auditing of Quality Management System (QMS)

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION: 

01st August – 05th August, 2016.
Tanzania Bureau of Standards Head Quarters
Junction Morogoro/Sam Nujoma Rds (Ubungo)

HOW TO REGISTER: 

The application form can be downloaded from TBS websitehttp://www.tbs.go.tz/training and should be completed and faxed to +255 22 2450959; alternatively this can be scanned or filled in a soft copy and e-mailed to [email protected] . Application forms should reach TBS Training Unit 10 working days prior commencement of the course.

COURSE COSTS: 

The training cost is Tsh.1, 000, 000/= per trainee payable in cash or through TBS Account Number: 022101000542 – NBC or 01J1005547600 – CRDB
Note: 10% discount will be granted when three (3) or more learners from the same organization, attending the same course, at the same time and are all paid for on the same date from the same account.

For more information:
For General Correspondences
Director General
Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Postal Box: 9524, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Telephone: +255 22 2450206
Fax: +255 22 2450959
E-mail: [email protected]

Training Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: +255 713 20 86 52

Kindly click here to download this training advert: TITLE_ISO_9001_-_2015_–_Transition_and_Implementation_Training.pdf

Dakika chache kabla ya kuapishwa unaambiwa: Utupishe ukumbini, haya mambo yanatokea sana, pole


RAIS John Magufuli ametengua uteuzi wa wakuu wa wilaya wapya watatu huku mmoja akiwa amebakiza muda mfupi kabla ya kula kiapo cha uadilifu, Ikulu, Dar es Salaam.

Imegundulika kuwa wawili waliteuliwa kimakosa na mmoja tayari ana wadhifa mwingine wa ubunge.

Akitoa ufafanuzi juu ya hatua hiyo Ikulu Dar es Salaam jana, wakati wa kuapisha wakuu wa mikoa wapya watatu na shughuli ya kula kiapo cha uadilifu kwa ma-DC wapya 139, Dk Magufuli alisema alitengua uteuzi wa Fikiri Avias Said kwa kuwa jina lake lilikosewa.

Alisema kwamba Mkuu wa Wilaya halali wa Ikungi mkoani Singida ni Miraji Mtaturu. Mtaturu alikuwa Katibu wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Mkoa wa Mwanza.

Aidha, Dk Magufuli alisema ametengua uteuzi wa Fatma Toufiq kuwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Rombo mkoani Kilimanjaro kwa kuwa tayari mteule huyo ni Mbunge wa Viti Maalumu (CCM).

Badala yake, nafasi hiyo imezibwa na Agnes Hokororo aliyekuwa Mbunge wa Viti Maalumu kupitia chama hicho tawala. Katika Serikali ya Awamu ya Nne, Toufiq alikuwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Manyoni mkoani Singida.
“Nilishasema katika utawala wangu, kila kazi itakuwa na mtu mmoja ili kuwe na ufanisi katika utendaji. Mtu mmoja, kazi moja,” alisisitiza Rais Magufuli akifafanua kuhusu Fatma Toufiq.
Ikulu Kamishna wa Maadili ya Utumishi wa Umma, Jaji mstaafu Salome Kaganda alimtoa nje ya Ukumbi wa Ikulu kabla ya kiapo cha uadilifu mteule wa Wilaya ya Serengeti mkoani Mara, Emile Yotham Ntakamulenga baada ya kubainisha kuwa uteuzi wake ulikosewa na kwamba nafasi hiyo kihalali ni ya Nurdin Babu.
“Kwa heshima naomba Ntakamulenga utupishe ukumbini, haya mambo yanatokea sana, pole,” alisema Jaji Kaganda huku Ntakamulenga akitoka ukumbini hapo.
Babu alikuwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Rufiji mkoani Pwani na amewahi kuwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kilwa mkoani Lindi. Wakuu wa mikoa Wakuu wa mikoa walioapishwa ni Dk Binilith Mahenge wa mkoa wa Ruvuma, Dk Charles Mlingwa wa mkoa wa Mara na Zainab Telack wa mkoa wa Shinyanga. [via HabariLeo]

Tangazo la Wizara kwa Watanzania waishio nje ya nchi

TANGAZO KWA WATANZANIA WOTE NA WALE WANAOISHI NJE YA NCHI (DIASPORA)

Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kupitia Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, inaendelea na jitihada zake za kuhamasisha Watanzania wanaoishi nje ya nchi (Diaspora) katika kuchangia maendeleo ya nchi yao. Ili kufanikisha hilo, Wizara kwa kushirikiana na wadau mbalimbali wa maendeleo imekuwa ikizishawishi taasisi mbalimbali hapa nchini kutoa huduma na fursa za biashara na uwekezaji, ambazo zitasaidia Diaspora kuwekeza kiurahisi hapa nchini. Juhudi hizi ambazo zilianza tokea Serikali ya Awamu ya Nne zimeanza kutoa matunda makubwa ambapo thamani ya uwekezaji kutoka kwa Diaspora inaongezeka kila kukicha.

Kutokana na umuhimu wa Diaspora katika kuchangia maendeleo ya nchi na huduma nyingine za kijamii; Serikali inapenda kutumia nafasi hii kuwakumbusha Watanzania wote wanaoishi nje ya nchi (Diaspora) umuhimu wa kuheshimu na kutii sheria na taratibu katika nchi wanazoishi. Aidha, Serikali pia inapenda kuwakumbusha tena Watanzania wote wenye nia ya kusafiri nje ya nchi kwa lengo la kupata ajira au kutafuta maisha bora (greenpastures), kuhakikisha kuwa mikataba ya ajira inatambulika na mamlaka za nchi husika. Sambamba na hilo, Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ofisi za Balozi za Tanzania nje ya nchi zitaendelea kuwa mstari wa mbele kusaidia kutatua matatizo ya namna hiyo kwa Watanzania; pamoja na Taasisi za Serikali kama vile Wakala wa Ajira Tanzania (TAESA).

Serikali pia inawakumbusha Watanzania wanaotaka kusafiri nje ya nchi kwa malengo mbalimbali kama vile masomo, biashara, makazi au masuala yoyote binafsi nao kuheshimu sheria na taratibu za nchi husika. Taratibu hizo ni pamoja na:
  1. Kujitambulisha na kujiandikisha kwenye Ofisi za Balozi za Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania katika nchi wanazoishi au kama katika nchi hizo hakuna Ofisi ya Ubalozi wanashauriwa kuwasiliana na Ofisi za Ubalozi zilizo karibu na nchi yao. Kufanya hivyo kutarahisisha maafisa wa Ubalozi kuweka kumbukumbu zao kwa ajili ya mawasiliano ili kama kuna taarifa muhimu ziwafikie kwa wakati; au endapo watapata majanga ya aina yoyote waweze kuhudumiwa mapema;

  2. Kuheshimu sheria, taratibu na kanuni za nchi wanazoishi na kuwa raia wenye uzalendo na hekima;

  3. Kutojihusisha na tabia chafu zitakazohatarisha maisha yao kama vile kufanya biashara za magendo na madawa ya kulevya ambazo zinaweza kuwa na madhara kwao binafsi na pia kuiletea nchi yetu sifa mbaya;

  4. Kutunza Hati za Kusafiria (pasipoti) kwa kuwa ni utambulisho muhimu kwao na pia ni nyaraka muhimu ya Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania;

  5. Kutumia fursa zilizopo katika nchi wanazoishi kwa madhumuni ya kujiletea maendeleo yao na bila kusahau kutumia ujuzi, elimu, na maarifa waliyoyapata kwa ajili ya kuchangia kukuza uchumi wa nchi yao;

  6. Kuendelea kuitangaza Tanzania na kuwa mabalozi wazuri wenye uelewa na upendo wa nchi yao ili kuvutia watalii na wawekezaji wengi kuja hapa nchini;

  7. Kuendeleza matumuzi ya Lugha ya Taifa ya Kiswahili popote walipo ikiwa kama sehemu ya kukuza diplomasia ya utamaduni wetu;

  8. Kuwaelimisha na kuwahimiza ndugu zao na watoto wao popote walipo huko ughaibuni kutumia lugha ya Kiswahili na kueneza historia na tamaduni za Kitanzania ili wasisahau walikotoka.
Tunapenda pia kutumia nafasi hii kuwakumbusha kuwa Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano inaendelea na jitihada zake thabiti za kutengeneza mazingira wezeshi ya kuwatambua, kuwahamasisha na kuwashirikisha Diaspora katika kuleta maendeleo yenye matumaini na tija kwa Tanzania. Michango ya Diaspora katika maendeleo ya nchi kupitia sekta za kiuchumi, kibiashara, afya, elimu, miundombinu, na nyingine ni muhimu; na inazidi kukua na hatimaye itaipelekea Tanzania kuwa na uchumi wa kati katika miaka ya mbele. Hivyo, Diaspora popote mlipo mnahimizwa kuzidi kushiriki kikamilifu katika kujenga Taifa letu bora la leo na la kesho.

IDARA YA DIASPORA

WIZARA YA MAMBO YA NJE NA
USHIRIKIANO WA AFRIKA MASHARIKI
DAR ES SALAAM.

30 Juni, 2016

Katuni: Urufu mbiri na ishirini nitafumua tena...


Brother and sister arrested after police seize record-setting $24M in Miami drug raid, found stashed in their walls


Authorities have arrested two siblings after the discovery of a whopping $24 million in cash stuffed in their walls.

Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, and his sister Salma Hernandez, 32, were taken into custody after Miami-Dade police raided Gonzalez’s house in what cops say was a record-breaking find.

Authorities said they were acting on a tip from the Drug Enforcement Administration when Miami-Dade Narcotics Detectives secured a search warrant for a business owned by Gonzalez, a suspected marijuana trafficker.

Police said they discovered a safe with large sums of money during the search of The Blossom Experience, a hydroponic garden supply store that police say is a front for Gonzalez’s alleged multi-million dollar cannabis operation.

Their discoveries then led them to Gonzalez’s house, where they made a startling find.

They allegedly discovered sealed packages of money stored in buckets between the walls, valued at an estimated $24 million. They also allegedly found a high-powered automatic weapon along with several packages of steroids.

Gonzalez was later arrested on multiple charges, including money laundering, cannabis trafficking and weapon possession.

Hernandez was arrested for possession of place/purpose of cannabis trafficking, possession of place/purpose of cannabis trafficking/conspiracy. All charges against them are pending.

According to WSVN, police have had Gonzalez under surveillance since 2010.

An attorney for the suspects, Frank Gaviria, said both his clients intend to plead not guilty on all charges. He added that he thinks police made false assumptions before arresting his clients.

Gonzalez is being held on a $4 million bond, while Hernandez is being held on a $12,000 bond. Both remain in custody. [INSIDE EDITION]







Historic Tanzania - Rwanda Trade Forum in Kigali

The Tanzania - Rwanda Trade Forum hot in session in Kigali, Rwanda.
Tanzania Truck Owners Association (TATOA) together with other local and Rwandese stakeholders recently organized a first of its kind, namely the Tanzania - Rwanda Trade Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. 
The forum was aimed as a networking event for high level Government officials involved in trade facilitation as well as private sector operators from both Tanzania and Rwanda. 

TATOA delegation was led by its Chairperson Angelina Ngalula ; Board Directors Elias Lukumay, Chief Lusekelo Mwakibete, Rahim Dossa, Saad Ismail and its Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Kakuyu.

At the Forum, TATOA was able to hold talks and make tentative cooperation agreements with its Rwandese counterparts. One of these included a tentative agreement of cooperation with the Rwanda Transporters Association and Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association. These agreements will see members of the relative associations getting assistance when encountering problems in their counterparts’ respective countries. Theseagreements will also help boost trade between TATOA and members of the other organizations.

TATOA also held talks with the Rwanda Private Sector Foundation (RPSF) and agreed oncooperation where the RPSF indicated that they might be interested to enter into an MoU with TATOA to use members’ trucks for their transport needs. The agreement, if finalized, will see TATOA members set special rates for members of RPSF which in turn will help increase trade between members of the two organizations. TATOA also held talks with a number of individual Rwandese businesses for them to use trucks belonging to members.

The forum which is planned to be held every year was sponsored on behalf of TATOA by Bravo Logistics, Simba Logistics, Usangu Logistics, NAM Enterprises and SIMERA Transport.


Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Minister of East Africa Community (right) presenting Ms. Angelina Ngalula Chairperson of TATOA a Certificate of Recognition for organising the Forum in Kigali

Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda Minister of East Africa Community, Ms. Angelina Ngalula Chairperson of TATOA and Tanzania Ambassador to Rwanda Hon. Saidi Siwa closely following up presentations

TATOA Board of Directors in a group photo with Minister Rugwabiza and Tanzania Ambassador to Rwanda Hon. Saidi Siwa

Ms. Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanfa Minister of East Africa Community and Ms. Angelina Ngalula Chairperson of TATOA in a souvenir group photo of participants from both countries at the end of the historic event in Kigali.

Taarifa ya TRA: Kampuni 4 zilizoiibia serikali sh29.2 bilioni za mapato kwa mashine ya EFD



Ukwepaji kodi kwa kutumia risiti bandia

Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA) kwa kushirikiana na Taasisi ya Kupambana na Kuzuia Rushwa (TAKUKURU) wamebaini kuwepo na baadhi ya Makampuni na watu binafsi ambao wamekuwa wakijihusisha na ukwepaji Kodi ya Ongezeko la Thamani (VAT) na Kodi ya Mapato kwa kutumia Mashine za Kielektroniki (EFDs) ambazo hazijasajiliwa na TRA na kutoa risiti bandia.

Makampuni hayo yamekuwa yakinunua risiti za manunuzi bandia kutoka kwa watu wanaomiliki mashine za kielektroniki (EFDs) ambazo hazijasajiliwa na kuzitumia risiti hizo kudai marejesho ya VAT bila kuwepo na bidhaa au huduma halisi iliyouzwa au kutolewa na muhusika, kitendo ambacho kinainyima Serikali mapato stahiki kwa mujibu wa sheria.

TRA kwa kushirikiana na TAKUKURU inaendelea na uchunguzi ili kubaini makampuni yote yanayojihusisha na udanganyifu huu, ambapo hadi sasa jumla ya makampuni manne (4) yamebainika kujihusisha na ukwepaji kodi kwa mtindo huu kuanzia mwaka 2010 hadi 2014; na jumla ya shilingi 29,216,900,301.7 imebainika kutokulipwa Serikalini na makampuni hayo kwa kipindi hicho.

Makampuni hayo manne ni pamoja na Skol Building Material Ltd ambayo tangu mwaka 2012 hadi 2013 haikulipa jumla ya VAT ya shilingi 5,464,915,963 na Kodi ya Mapato yenye thamani ya shilingi 10,960,787,861 ambayo jumla ya kodi inayodaiwa ni shilingi 16,425,703,824 kwa kipindi hicho.

Kampuni nyingine ni Farm Plant (T) Limited, tangu mwaka 2010 hadi 2014 haikulipa jumla ya VAT ya shilingi 5,930,170,573 na Kodi ya Mapato yenye thamani ya shilingi 4,948,393,516 ambayo jumla ya kodi inayodaiwa ni shilingi 10,878,564,089.

Kwa upande wa A.M. Steel & Iron Mills Limited kuanzia mwaka 2013 hadi 2014 haikulipa jumla ya VAT ya shilingi 79,016,112 na Kodi ya Mapato yenye thamani ya shilingi 131,693,518 ambayo jumla ya kodi inayodaiwa ni shilingi 210,709,630.

Kampuni nyingine ni A.M. Trailer Manufacturers Limited ambayo tangu mwaka 2013 hadi 2014 haikulipa jumla ya VAT ya shilingi 638,221,034.80 na Kodi ya Mapato yenye thamani ya shilingi 1,063,701,724.00 ambayo jumla ya kodi inayodaiwa ni shilingi 1,701,922,758.80

Baada ya kubaini ukwepaji kodi wa makampuni hayo, TRA kwa kushirikiana na TAKUKURU inaendelea na uchunguzi wa tuhuma hizi na mara baada ya uchunguzi kukamilika hatua za kisheria zitachukuliwa dhidi ya watakaobainika kukwepa kodi.
“Ni wito wangu kwa wafanyabiashara wote kutojihusisha na kununua risiti za bandia na kudai marejesho ya (VAT) yasiyostahili kwa kuwa Mamlaka imejidhatiti kuendelea na zoezi hili la kuwabaini wafanyabiashara wanaokwepa kodi na kuwafikisha kwenye vyombo vya sheria kwa hatua stahiki”. 
Alisema Kamishna Mkuu wa TRA Bw. Alphayo Kidata.


Imetolewa na:


Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA) na Taasisi ya Kupambana na Kuzuia Rushwa (TAKUKURU) kwa pamoja.

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Chanzo cha taarifa: www.tra.go.tz

Serikali kutoa waraka wa ukusanyaji mapato kupitia mawakala


WAZIRI MKUU Kassim Majaliwa amesema Halmashauri zitaelekezwa kwa waraka ni vyanzo vipi vitahitaji kutumia wawakala wa ukusanyaji mapato kwani siyo kila chanzo cha mapato ya Halmashauri kitakusanywa kwa ufanisi kwa kutumia au kwa kutotumia mawakala.
 
Waziri Mkuu ametoa agizo hilo leo mchana (Alhamisi, Juni 30, 2016) wakati akitoa hoja ya kuhitimisha mkutano wa tatu wa Bunge la 11 la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwenye ukumbi wa Bunge mjini Dodoma.

Amesema katika ukusanyaji wa mapato, baadhi ya vyanzo vitapaswa kukusanywa na Halmashauri zenyewe kwa kuzingatia miongozo iliyotolewa na Serikali.
“Moja ya miongozo hiyo ni kwamba kuanzia sasa, iwe kwa kutumia mawakala au Halmashauri zenyewe ni lazima fedha zinazokusanywa ziwekwe kwenye akaunti ya Halmashauri na kutumia mifumo ya kielektroniki ili kupunguza au kumaliza kabisa masuala ya kutumia malipo kwa fedha taslimu (cash transactions),” alisema. 
Amesema katika kutekeleza agizo hilo, Halmashauri itabidi zikubaliane na wakala ni kiasi gani cha asilimia ya makusanyo kitalipwa kwa wakala na malipo yafanyike baada ya kukusanya na kuingizwa kwenye akaunti ya Halmashauri.
 
Amesema Sheria ya Fedha ya Serikali za Mitaa Sura ya 290, inazipa uwezo Mamlaka za Serikali za Serikali za Mitaa kutoza na kukusanya kodi, ushuru na ada mbalimbali kama vyanzo vya mapato vya Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa.
“Sheria hiyo pia inazipa mamlaka hizo kuteua mawakala wa kukusanya mapato hayo kwa niaba ya Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa kwa kuzingatia sheria, kanuni na taratibu. Lakini Serikali imebaini changamoto za kiufundi katika kufanya tathmini ya vyanzo vya mapato; ugumu katika kupata mawakala wenye weledi katika ukusanyaji mapato na kubuni vyanzo vipya vya mapato, na wakati mwingine watumishi wenyewe kujipa uwakala kinyume na taratibu zinazomzuia mtumishi kufanya biashara na taasisi yake,” alisema. 
Amesema hatua ya Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa kutumia mawakala ni miongoni mwa mikakati ya kuboresha ukusanyaji mapato na pia kutoa muda mwingi zaidi kwa watumishi wa mamlaka hizo kushughulika na majukumu ya msingi ya Halmashauri na hasa utoaji wa huduma kwa wananchi na usimamizi wa miradi ya maendeleo.
“Pamoja na dhamira nzuri ya hatua hizo, tunayo mifano ya baadhi ya Halmashauri kama vile Nzega ambayo baadhi ya wahusika wameshinikiza wakitaka zabuni zote wapewe madiwani. Jambo hili halikubaliki na tena ni kinyume cha maadili ya utumishi,” alisisitiza. 
Katika hatua nyingine, Waziri Mkuu ameziagiza Halmashauri zote nchini kwamba kuanzia Julai Mosi, 2016 zihakikishe zinatumia mifumo ya kielektroniki katika kukusanya mapato, katika kulipa, kuweka na kutekeleza kikamilifu mikakati madhubuti ya kuboresha makusanyo iwe yanakusanywa na Halmashauri au na wakala.

Amesema Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa zina wajibu wa kutoa taarifa kwa wananchi kuhusu mapato na matumizi ya Serikali pamoja na michango ya wananchi licha ya kuwa uzoefu unaonesha kuwa mamlaka hizo zina tatizo la kukaa na fedha kwa muda mrefu kabla ya kuzielekeza kwenye matumizi yaliyokusudiwa.
“Kuchelewesha kutoa fedha zilizotengwa kwa shughuli zilizopangwa ni kuchelewesha kufikisha huduma muhimu kwa wananchi. Napenda kuhimiza uzingatiaji wa utaratibu wa kutoa taarifa kwa wananchi kuhusu mapato na matumizi ya fedha za Serikali katika ngazi zote ili kuongeza uwazi na uwajibikaji katika sekta ya umma,” aliongeza. 
Mkutano huo wa tatu wa Bunge ulioanza Aprili 19, 2016 ulikuwa mahsusi kwa ajili ya kujadili na kupitisha bajeti ya kwanza ya Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano pamoja na Makadirio ya Mapato na Matumizi kwa mwaka wa fedha 2016/2017. Bunge limeahirishwa hadi Septemba 6, mwaka huu litakapokutana tena mjini Dodoma.

(mwisho)

IMETOLEWA NA:
OFISI YA WAZIRI MKUU,
S. L. P. 980,
DODOMA.
ALHAMISI, JUNI 30, 2016

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Kauli ya Tundu Lissu baada ya kuachiwa kwa dhamana leo 30.06.2016

MBUNGE wa Singida Mashariki, Tundu Lissu (Chadema) amesomewa shitaka lake la kutoa maneno ya uchochezi kinyume cha kifungu namba 32 cha sheria ya magazeti.

Lissu anadaiwa kutoa maneno ya uchochezi nje ya Mahakama ya Hakimu Mkazi Kisutu mnamo June 28, 2016 kwa kumuita ‘Mkuu wa Nchi ni dikteta uchwara’.

Baada ya kusomewa shtaka hilo Lissu amekana shtaka na kuachiwa huru kwa dhamana na hatotakiwa kusafiri nje ya nchi bila kibali cha mahakama.

Kesi hiyo imepangwa kusikilizwa tena Agosti 02, 2016.


[video] Suala la "Lugumi" lilivyohitimishwa Bungeni


Akihitimisha vikao vya Bunge, Naibu Spika ametolea ufafanuzi utekelezaji wa mfumo wa kielektroniki wa utambuzi wa alama za vidole (AFIS), hoja iliyojengwa kutokana na Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali (CAG) kwa kutokamilika kwa mradi huo.

Agizo la bunge lilimtaka afisa masuhuli wa jeshi la polisi kuhakikisha mfumo wa AFIS unafanya kazi ndani ya kipindi cha miezi sita. Ripoti ilieleza mfumo wa AFIS ulikuwa unafanya kazi katika vituo 14 pekee kati ya vituo 108 hivyo agizo la kamati halikuwa limetekelezwa kikamilifu.

Spika ametoa agizo kwa serikali kuhakikisha mfumo huo unafanya kazi ndani ya miezi mitatu ili kuboresha uwezo wa jeshi la polisi kuwa na utambuzi wa haraka wa wahusika wa matukio ya kihalifu katika vituo vyote nchini. Pili, maswala yote yaliyobainika kuwa na dosari za kiutendaji yapatiwe ufumbuzi haraka.

Spika anatarajia sasa suala hilo litafikia mwisho na CAG atafunga hoja yake baada ya kujiridhisha na utekelezaji wa maagizo aliyoyatoa.

[video] Hotuba ya Rais Magufuli 29.06.2016 alipowaapisha Wakuu wa Mikoa na Wilaya


Makala ya sauti: UK kujitoa EU - chanzo, kura ya maoni na athari kwa Afrika


Mkuu wa Mkoa aagiza kukamatwa kwa mkandarasi kwa kushindwa kulipa mafao ya viabrua

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mbeya Amos Makalla akitoa ufafanuzi na kujibu kero mbalimbali zilizotolewa na wananchi wa Mkoa wa Mbeya
Na Emanuel Madafa, Mbeya

Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mbeya Amos Makalla ameagiza kukamatwa kwa mmiliki wa kampuni ya Kundan Singh, ambaye alipewa tenda ya kujenga uwanja wa ndege wa Songwe, baada ya kushindwa kulipa mafao ya vibarua zaidi ya 50.

Mkuu huyo wa Mkoa wa Mbeya ametoa kauli hiyo , wakati akijibu na kutatua kero mbalimbali za wananchi ambazo hazijapatiwa ufumbuzi kwa kipindi kirefu, hali iliyochangia wananchi kuichukia serikali kwa madai ya kushindwa kuwatendea haki.

Awali, akitoa malalamiko hayo kwa Mkuu wa Mkoa, Joshua Mwasilonde kwa niaba ya vibarua wenzake, amesema wamekuwa wakidai mafao yao tangu mwaka 2012/2013 katika mfuko wa hifadhi ya jamii NSSF na kwamba kila wanapofuatilia wamekuwa wakipigwa kalenda.

Akilizungumzia hilo, Makala amesema, kwakua serikali iliingia mkataba na kampuni hiyo na kumalizana nayo bila ya kuacha deni lolote hivyo mkandarasi huyo anapaswa kuwalipa vibarua hao na kuutaka uongozi wa NSSF, kuhakikisha unavishirikisha vyombo vya dola katika kumkamata mkandarasi huyo.

Meneja NSSF Kanda ya Nyanda za Juu kusini, Robert Kadege, akilitolea ufafanuzi suala hilo, amesema suala la vibarua hao linafanyiwa kazi na kwamba tayari mahakama imetoa hukumu na kuupa ushindi mfuko huo..


Katibu tawala Mkoa wa Mbeya Mariam Mtunguja, akitolea ufafanuzi baadhi ya masuala ya kiutendaji katika kikao hicho.

Baadhi ya wananchi waliofika kutoa kero na malalamiko katika kikao hicho.

Baadhi ya viongozi na watendaji wa serikali katika kikao maalum cha kupokea kero za wananchi kilichofanyika kwenye ukumbi wa mikutano wa Mkapa June 29 mwaka huu.

Baadhi ya wananchi wakitoa malalamiko na kero zao katika kikao maalum cha kupokea kero za wananchi kilichofanyika kwenye ukumbi wa mikutano wa Mkapa June 29 -2016 ambapo MKuu wa Mkoa wa Mbeya Amos Makalla ndiye aliyepokea kero hizo sanjali na watendaji wa serikali na taasisi mbalimbali za serikali.

Kikao kikiendelea.

Kauli ya Mbilinyi aka "Jongwe" baada ya yeye na Kubenea, Ole Millya kupewa adhabu


Mbunge wa Mbeya Mjini (CHADEMA), Joseph Mbilinyi amesimamishwa kutohudhuria vikao 10 vya Bunge la 11 baada ya kupatikana na hatia kwa kosa la kuwaonyesha wabunge kidole cha kati wakati akitoka katika ukumbi wa Bunge.

Akisoma taarifa ya Kamati ya Haki, Maadili na Madaraka ya Bunge iliyosikiliza na kuchunguza kesi hiyo, Mwenyekiti wa kamati hiyo, George Mkuchika amesema wamemkuta mbunge huyo na hatia baada ya kumuhoji na kuangalia picha za video pamoja na ushahidi uliotolewa na baadhi ya wabunge walioona tukio hilo.

Bunge limeridhia Mbilinyi kupewa adhabu hiyo iliyopendekezwa na kamati.

Aidha, Naibu Spika, Dkt Tulia Ackson amewasimamisha wabunge wawili; Mbunge wa Ubungo, Saed Kubenea na Mbunge wa Simanjiro, James Ole Millya, wote kutoka CHADEMA kuhudhuria vikao vitano vya bunge kuanzia kikao cha leo kutokana na kusema uongo bungeni.

Kubenea amesimamishwa baada ya kubainika kusema uongo kwamba waziri wa Ulinzi na Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa, Dkt Hussein Mwinyi kuwa ameingia Mkataba na kampuni ya China Henan International Cooperation Group Company wa ujenzi wa nyumba za JWTZ na nyumba ya Waziri huyo jambo ambalo sio kweli.

Naye Ole Millya amesimamishwa baada ya kushindwa kuthibitisha ‘ushemeji’ uliopo baina ya Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu , Sera, Bunge, Kazi, Vijana, Ajira na Walemavu, Jenista Mhagama na mmoja wa viongozi wa Sky Associate, inayomiliki mgodi wa Tanzanite One, Asia Gonga aliyeolewa na Yusuph Mhagama ambaye kwa mujibu wa Millya ni ndugu wa waziri huyo.




Taarifa ya kusimamishwa kazi TBS: Mkurugenzi Mkuu na Meneja Fedha


Taarifa ya polisi ya kukamilika kwa zoezi la kuhakiki silaha na kuanza operesheni kwa wasiohakiki

Kamishina wa Polisi Operesheni na Mafunzo, Nsato M. Mssanzya – CP
TAARIFA YA JESHI LA POLISI KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Ndugu zangu waandishi wa habari,

Leo tarehe 30.6.2016 ndiyo tarehe na siku ya mwisho wa zoezi la kuhakiki silaha. Kwa mujibu wa takwimu za silaha tulizonazo inaonyesha kwamba wapo baadhi ya wamiliki wa silaha ambao hawajatekeleza agizo la kuhakiki silaha wanazozimiliki.

Kufutia hali hiyo, natoa angalizo kwa wale wote ambao hawajahikiki silaha zao kwamba muda wowote kuanzia sasa tutaanza operesheni maalum ya kutafuta silaha ambazo hazijahikikiwa. Ifahamike kwamba yeyote atakaye kutwa na silaha ambayo haijahakikiwa atachuliwa hatua kali za kisheria ikiwemo kupoteza sifa ya kuwa mmiliki halali wa silaha hiyo.

Tunatoa agizo kwa wamiliki binafsi wa maghala ya silaha waziwasilishe silaha hizo pamoja na nyaraka zake katika vituo vya karibu vya Polisi kwa ajili ya uhakiki.

Imetolewa:-
Nsato M. Mssanzya – CP
Kamishina wa Polisi Operesheni na Mafunzo

Makao Makuu ya Polisi



UKAWA watoka Bungeni kwa mabango yenye jumbe



WABUNGE wa Kambi Rasmi ya Upinzani leo asubuhi wameingia bungeni wakiwa wamevalia nguo nyeusi wote walipohudhuria kikao cha 54 cha Bunge la Bajeti mjini Dodoma.

Baada ya Naibu Spika wa Bunge, Dkt Tulia Ackson kuingia bungeni na kuongoza dua ya kuliombea Bunge, walianza kunyanyua mabango yenye ujumbe mbalimbali huku wakitoka nje ya ukumbi wa bunge hilo.

Akizungumza nje ya ukumbi wa bunge mjini dodoma mara baada ya kutoka nje, Mbunge wa Vunjo na Mwenyekiti mwenza wa UKAWA, James Mbatia, amesema hawajatoka wala kulikimbia bunge, na kwamba wapo bungeni na wanaendelea kufanya kazi za bunge.
“Hatujakimbia bungeni, tunashiriki kwenye kamati, hatujasusia bunge, tumechukizwa, tunahasira na vitendo vya kibabe, vya kionevo vinavyofanywa na kiti.” Alisema Mbatia