Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania leo Septemba 6, 2016

Mother (now Saint) Teresa was a terrible patient

The following story was cross-posted from The MarketPlace

Over the weekend, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa. Although she was known for her tenderness with children and the poor, to some … she was a bit of a handful. Along with the many nuns and other staff supporting her, she had a team of doctors struggling to keep up with her, especially as she got older.

One of those doctors was Patricia Aubanel Riedal of the "Mother Teresa" Hospital del Prado in Tijuana, Mexico, who called working with the Catholic nun a "gift" and a "privilege", even if it was a struggle at times. Here are some of her memories of the newest saint as she recalls them:
Mother Teresa was treated in this hospital which now bears her name. Kimberly Adams/Marketplace
She was 80 years old, that’s when I met her — she came into Tijuana in the late 80s to build up the first missionary house and she now has six houses in Tijuana. So one of the times she came in, she became very very ill in Tijuana. She had pneumonia, she had a heart condition and she was becoming more ill. She had a few doctors from U.S. seeing her and a couple from Mexico, but she was not getting better. And that’s when I received a call to come in to see Mother.
I was lucky. Before she wouldn’t like doctors to come see her, she wouldn’t accept the care. She was not worried about her disease or her illness, she was always worried about others, and always worried about helping others and caring for others and giving food to others. She would bring people for cure to doctors but she would never care for herself.
She didn’t listen to the radio, she never watched TV, never saw a newspaper and she knew everything what’s going on in the world. She would see that there was a war in Beirut and she would have a dream that there was a children’s hospital that was bombarded. And she woke up with the feeling that I must go to Beirut. I must go and rescue as many kids as I can. And we said, "Mother, what are you talking about? There’s no way to get into Beirut. It’s the middle of the war, the borders are closed, you cannot get in. What can we do to get in?" She then would take a boat from Athens, convince some fishermen to take her to the border of Beirut, and as soon as we arrived into the borders of Beirut there was a cease of fire. So we entered into Beirut and rescued the children in this hospital. It’s absolutely amazing, incidents like this — I could tell you so many beautiful stories.
Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams spoke with Dr. Abubanel Riedel in Tijuana with the support of the International Women’s Media Foundation's Adelante Latin American Reporting Initiative.

Click the audio player above to hear Dr. Riedal talk about Mother Teresa.

HakiElimu "documentary" kuhusu Elimu Bure - Tafakari katika fikira angavu!

Tanzanian people seem "seem unfriendly" - A tourist says

So, a tourist goes to Tanzania and writes, "8 Things about Tanzania That Impressed Me"... here are two of those eight (quoted "as is"):
  • The side dishes are mostly limited to white rice and french fries. We kept saying that from the day after we wouldn’t eat french fries until the end of the holiday but it was really difficult to stick to this statement. We also tried the ugali, made by a maze flour (you can see a picture here), but it is definitely not something that I would like to retry.
  • People are very conservative and I would even add that they seem unfriendly. Of course this doesn’t reffer to those involved in the tourism industry but when we were wandering around the villages the locals were starring at us. When we smiled or waved at them they looked away. We met one Italian guy who has been living in Zanzibar for 6 years and I asked him if he feeled integrated. The answer was “No, they are more racist than we are”.
Read the rest in the article found here: chicinitie.com

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How to tell if your Galaxy Note 7 might explode

Samsung halted Galaxy Note 7 sales and new launches in most markets and issued a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, except for China because the units sold in China have supposedly safe batteries that come from a Chinese supplier, ATL.

Samsung subsidiary Samsung SDI supplied 70% of batteries for the phone and Samsung identified those batteries as posing risks, The Korea Herald explained.

In order to tell what type of battery you have in your Galaxy Note 7 
  1. Crack open the device and look at the information printed on the battery.
  2. Look on the back of the handset, or head to the Phone info section of the Settings app and find the desired information.
“If it says ‘manufactured in China,’ there is a nice chance it will have ATL-packaged battery cells inside, though T-Mobile, whose model is made in China, is also taking part in the voluntary recall that the other US carriers issued as well,” Phone Arena says, “If it says ‘manufactured in Korea’ or ‘in Vietnam,’ return the unit to the vendor.”
Since you can’t be certain that only safe batteries made by ATL were used inside devices made in China, for your own protection and precaution, take that Galaxy Note 7 back to the store and wait for a replacement!

[video] The health benefits of sleeping without clothes

It is obvious that sleeping naked keeps your body cooler than sleeping in clothes.

That slight temperature difference that can lead to:-
  • Deeper, more restful, and uninterrupted sleep. 
  • Good reproductive health 
  • Minimizing the chance of yeast infections for ladies
  • Helping men keep their testicles cool and avoid low sperm count
If you have a partner, skin-to-skin contact/touch:- 
  • Is therapeutic
  • Is great form of medicine for both your mind and your body
  • Helps build a stronger emotional bond
  • Kicks off the release of oxytocin in your brain which helps regulate mood.
Check out the full video for more.

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Septemba 5, 2016

Madaktari wazindua tovuti mpya ya masual ya afya - JamiiHealthTz

Tovuti hii imeanzishwa kwa nia ya kuelimisha jamii kuhusu mambo yote yahusuyo afya.

Waanzilishi wa tovuti hii ambao ndiyo watoa mada na wanaojibu maswali ya wasomaji kwenye "LIVE discussion" ni Dk Fredirick Mashili, Dk Deo na Dk Franscis.

Tovuti inatarajiwa pia kuwa na "health directory".

Itembelee kupitia: www.jamiihealthtz.com

Nasaha za Pio Pius akikumbushia kuhusu chakula cha kujipakulia shereheni...

Illustration: The 4 appropriate men's attire for every occasion

Full article at the BI

Wanafunzi 172; Darasa chumba 1

Wanafunzi 172 wa Shule ya Msingi Mwinyi katika Manispaa ya Tabora hulazimika kutumia chumba kimoja cha darasa kutokana na upungufu wa vyumba vya madarasa.

Kwa mujibu wa Mkuu wa shule hiyo, Simon Toyi:
  • Shule ina wanafunzi 1721 
  • Vyumba vya madarasa 10 (upungufu wa vyumba 20 ikiwa ni wastani wa kila darasa kuwa na wanafunzi 45)
  • Upungufu wa matundu ya vyoo 37 (kwa sasa kuna matundu 10 na mahitaji yakiwa 47)
Toyi aliongeza kuwa hali hiyo inachangia kwa kiasi kikubwa kuzorotesha maendeleo ya elimu shuleni hapo.


Taarifa ya Mufti Mkuu wa Tanzania ya terehe ya Eid-El-Adh-ha

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How to turn off a Facebook feature that stalks you all over the internet

Calcutta is Kolkata and other names in India are changing

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When I moved from California to Calcutta in 2011, I would joke that I had merely exchanged one Cal for another. It was not technically true. Calcutta, the bustling metropolis where I was born, once the First City of the British Raj, had already rechristened itself as Kolkata in 2001.

The British left India in 1947, but they left behind quite a bit of baggage — starchy clubs with antiquated jacket-and-tie dress codes completely unsuitable for Indian weather, a passion for cricket and English and Anglicized names. Every city had streets and squares named after English viceroys and governor-generals: Clive, Hastings, Dalhousie. Soon the new government was busy renaming those roads and landmarks after Indian freedom fighters. Lala Lajpat Rai. Tilak, Gandhi. Nehru. A lot of Gandhis and Nehrus.

Kolkata was always called Kolkata in Bengali — derived from the name of one of the three villages said to have become the modern city of Kolkata. But the British called it Calcutta. I don't know why Calcutta rolled off British tongues more easily than Kolkata, but then I had American roommates who asked if they could call me Sandy instead of Sandip even though both names were two syllables.

In 2001 the government of West Bengal decided to officially change its capital city's name to Kolkata to reflect its original Bengali pronunciation. It didn't really affect us much. We were used to calling it Kolkata in Bengali and Calcutta in English, and we switched between both names with as much fluency as we switched between those two languages.

Other name changes were far more loaded — Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, for example. The rejection of the British styling and the return to Indian roots was seen as erasing some of the cosmopolitan pasts of those cities, of favoring one linguistic group over another, of a rising tide of parochialism where some names tried to mark the true sons of the soil from names preferred by those who came from outside, even if that outside was just another state in India. It became an ideological statement to use one name over the other, a sort of linguistic version of planting your flag in the sand.

But Calcutta became Kolkata with minimal fuss. And for many of its residents it remained both, just as it had always been. Of course, more politically correct visitors tripped all the time, trying to carefully enunciate Kolkata and putting the stress in all the wrong places. To make matters even more confusing, some institutions stayed Calcutta for reasons best known to them. The Calcutta Electric Supply Corp. gave Kolkata electricity. We studied at Calcutta University. The elite partied at Calcutta Club in a city served by the Kolkata Municipal Corp. And if anyone revives that famous Broadway production it will never be "Oh! Kolkata!"

Also, many Kolkatans whose names had been Anglicized retained those surnames. The Thakurs still called themselves Tagore. The Mitras who had become Mitters stayed Mitter. It was a sort of pick-and-choose Anglicism.

Now an even more dramatic name change is underway. Just this August the entire state of West Bengal decided to rechristen itself. West Bengal came alphabetically dead last in the long list of Indian states. The state's chief minister decided to leapfrog to No. 4 by simply dropping the "West." It actually made sense in practical terms. There is no East Bengal anymore. That's long been the independent country of Bangladesh. To add to the geographical confusion of hapless tourists, we were a West Bengal located in the eastern part of India.

This time, however, there was more resistance. For many, the "West" in West Bengal was an emotive reminder that this state had once been partitioned by the British, that thousands had lost everything as they fled from one side to the other, as the eastern wing of Bengal became East Pakistan and eventually Bangladesh in 1971.

In West Bengal, there was still great nostalgia and yearning for the lands left behind. The mango never tasted as good as the mango in the orchards in the east. The hilsa fish of West Bengal's Hooghly River was a poor cousin of the great hilsa cruising down the mighty Padma in the east. When I returned to Kolkata after my first visit to Bangladesh, the most common question I was asked was, "Did you have their hilsa? Is it as good as they say?"

Time has made the longing even sharper. Dropping the "West" seems like wiping away that whole history, pretending it never happened.

The name change has gone through the state government (though the national parliament in New Delhi has yet to ratify it). Now comes the fun part. Firmly believing in the adage "the more the merrier," the state will be called Bangla in Bengali, Bengal in English and Bangal in Hindi. That, of course, should mean that my home city should be called Kolkata in Bengali, Calcutta in English and Kalkutta in Hindi, but logic was never the strong point of governments. In the toxic fight over naming states, it's almost welcome that the new state of Bangla is open to different strokes from different folks.

Bangla also happens to be the word for the local country liquor in these parts. Perhaps that's the secret to its nonchalance about its name. Bangla, Bengal, Bangal — it does not matter as long as it's not last call at the bar.

The 20 richest celebrities in the world

via Business Insider -- Between endorsement deals, royalty payments, fat salaries, and a multitude of side hustles, celebrities' net worths can skyrocket into the hundreds of millions.

Wealth-X, a firm that conducts research on the super-wealthy, culled its data to compile a list of the 20 richest celebrities, considering only actors, musicians, and professional athletes who are still working today. That means billionaires like Oprah and Michael Jordan — who are in more managerial roles rather than performance roles — weren't considered for this list, and neither were people who work primarily behind the scenes, like directors and producers.

From Academy Award-winning actors to rappers-turned-producers, here are the wealthiest celebrities still in the game:

20. Gloria Estefan

Age: 59
Net worth: $380 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

19. Tyler Perry
Age: 46
Net worth: $390 million
Profession: Actor
Country: US

18. Mel Gibson
Age: 60
Net worth: $400 million
Profession: Actor
Country: Australia

17. Johnny Depp

Age: 53
Net worth: $440 million
Profession: Actor
Country: US

14. TIE: Tom Hanks
Age: 60
Net worth: $470 million
Profession: Actor
Country: US

14. TIE: Elton John
Age: 69
Net worth: $470 million
Profession: Musician
Country: UK

14. TIE: Beyoncé
Age: 34
Net worth: $470 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

13. Mariah Carey
Age: 46
Net worth: $520 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

12. Tom Cruise
Age: 54
Net worth: $540 million
Profession: Actor
Country: US

11. Shah Rukh Khan
Age: 50
Net worth: $550 million
Profession: Actor
Country: India

10. Jay Z
Age: 45
Net worth: $570 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

9. LeBron James
Age: 31
Net worth: $600 million
Profession: Athlete
Country: US

8. Bono
Age: 56
Net worth: $610 million
Profession: Musician
Country: Ireland

7. Paul McCartney
Age: 74
Net worth: $690 million
Profession: Musician
Country: UK

6. CĂ©line Dion
Age: 48
Net worth: $700 million
Profession: Musician
Country: Canada

5. Dr. Dre
Age: 51
Net worth: $730 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

4. P. Diddy
Age: 46
Net worth: $780 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

3. Jerry Seinfeld
Age: 62
Net worth: $860 million
Profession: Actor
Country: US

2. Tiger Woods
Age: 40
Net worth: $900 million
Profession: Athlete
Country: US

1. Madonna
Age: 58
Net worth: $910 million
Profession: Musician
Country: US

Call for applications: Short course on 'Holistic Systems Thinking and Analysis’

The Agro ecology - thematic focus area under Building Stronger Universities Project (BSU II) is announcing a short course on 'Holistic Systems Thinking and Analysis’. 

The training will take place on 24-28th October 2016 here at SUA. Instructors come from Aarhus University in Denmark and SUA.

This course is relevant for SUA PhD students, MSc students on advanced level and staff members – all with interest in research in farming and food systems. We have limited space, therefore, you are encouraged to book for yourself earlier.

An Open Letter to the President Tanzania @aikande


Dear Mr. President,

Greetings Your Excellency!

It is with great honor and humbleness that I am writing this letter to you. Thank you for reading it.

Thank you for the work that you are doing for our beloved country, Tanzania. It is with great sacrifice that you have wholeheartedly given yourself to help Tanzanians move towards a better place. May God bless you. We are praying for you. You have our moral support and we continue, on a daily basis, to wish you all the best in performing the tasks that you were sworn to do for the country.

Your often said statement – “Sitawaangusha Watanzania” – is our impetus that continuously renew our desire to rally behind the new attitude of “Hapa Kazi Tu” in a country where work ethics had been undermined as a virtue for sustainable development.

Mr. President, since the beginning of your administration, we have seen significant strides towards a better Tanzania. These are both tangible and non-tangible improvements that will change Tanzania in a direction that will improve every citizen’s life. The non-tangible improvements include:

Reviving of work ethics and discipline. These had deteriorated to staggering levels of shame in our civil service, informal sector, and even in the private sector. The strictness and seriousness that you have enforced back to the civil service has been contagious and is automatically trickling down to the private sector and informal spaces where the majority of Tanzanians operate their business.

Instilling discipline in society is a noble task. The Holy Bible, in Hebrews 12:13, says, “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” In this light, what you are doing is of utmost important, however painful it may be to some of us.

The fruits of your work on this particular front will be righteousness and peace in Tanzania. As we have seen in the recent past, our peace has been threatened by strange incidents and shameful odor of tribalism and religion. Upon reflection, it is not difficult to discern that such threats were partly a manifestation of moral decay and rampant corruption that reached to levels that could only find an evil space to hide under.
Thus, bringing back discipline is one of the most sustainable ways to maintain peace in Tanzania. Thank you for realizing that which will continue protecting peace.

In your administration, Mr. President, you have brought back a sense of dignity to the majority of Tanzanians whose pride had been weakened by increased inequality. The economic growth of 7% that we enjoyed for more than a decade did not trickle down to a normal mlalahoi in the street. The uneven growth that created inequality in a country became a threat to one of our historical national virtue – equality.

Worse enough, the emerged inequality was not only economic but also social hence it brought a sharp sense of broken esteem to the majority of Tanzanians. Most Tanzanians felt disrespected and poor amidst the great wealth reported in the extractive industry, particularly in mining, and the prospective gains from the enormous natural gas discovered. We witnessed the disheartening and unprecedented Mtwara Riots in 2013, a manifestation of “feelings” of being discriminated. This is what most Tanzanians who are poor felt.

Now, that you are overtly fighting corruption as you keep assuring improved life for every citizen, you are bringing back a sense of purpose. This positive feeling is a prerequisite for development.

The tangible improvements are enormous but in this letter, I will only mention a few since every Tanzanians can testify to.

Mr. President, your boldness to fight corruption is commendable. In your administration, one of the most visible and tangible agenda has been the war against corruption. From the beginning you have countered corrupt officials and those who have misused public funds. This frontal attack was necessary to put corruption and its friends in panic and to understand that there is no space for them anymore in Tanzania. This has introduced positive fear in the country. Our civil servants, businessmen/women, companies, and the public at large, are getting scared of corrupt conduct.

Mr. President, the improved state revenue collection and the discipline to pay tax is another major stride your administration has made. In July 2016, for example, it was reported that TRA had surpassed the revenue collection target by 0.04% in the just ended financial year. That followed the news in December 2015 when the collection recorded 1.4 trillion, which was higher than the targeted 1 trillion a month.

Although critics said this was from a backload, what really matters at this juncture is the collected amount that is used for public social services. Moreover, the above 1 trillion a month target has been maintained.
Paying tax is a duty for each responsible citizen. It is part of being a citizen. A sustainable developed country is that which its citizens pay tax. Through paying tax citizens own their country and its development agenda.

Mr. President, one of other impressive progress are the plans underway to improve infrastructure with particular reference to the Central Railway. This is a crucial feature for realizing the development of our country across its large landmass. Without an effective railway system we cannot achieve development throughout the entire country.

It is with this fact that we appreciate the progress that your administration is making in ensuring that the railway system work and connects Tanzanians from North to South, and East to West.

In connection to the above, Mr. President, we continue to be grateful to the sound policies you have set particularly in industrialization. With the ongoing plans and restructuring, we are confident that the country will realize these plans in the nearest future. Industrialization will open up employment opportunities to a significant number of Tanzanians and will also have multiple impacts on the agricultural sector that is still the backbone of our economy. Thank you for your boldness in pushing this agenda anew.

Finally, Mr. President, we want to note our appreciation of bringing discipline to the ruling party-CCM. Even in the multiparty system, it is still the most prominent socio-political institution in the country that brings together the majority of Tanzanians in one way or another. Citizens look up to it for direction. The tarnished image of CCM, that your nomination – by and large – cleared it, needed the bulldozer whip, which has evidently revived the party and rejuvenated its ability to continue under your leadership towards prosperity and maintenance of peace, which Tanzanians are renown worldwide for.

Mr. President, I will be dreary, if I end my letter without giving suggestions on areas where your administration can still improve. This is with the fact that we (all Tanzanians) have a duty to work with you and assist in ensuring development goals are reached. This assistance can start with suggestions from citizens. These are my suggestions that I believe will further help your good work.

Mr. President, the first suggestion is to improve the business environment in the country. This includes the need to identify and put in place a tax system that will not squeeze business but that which will make them responsible yet give them incentives to operate profitably in Tanzania.
TRA and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) need to harmonize their tax and other fees so that businesses can understand their duties in a simple and clear way that would empower them to compete with regional and international competitors.

In relations to the above, Mr. President, there is a need to revisit the Value Added Tax (VAT) policies and laws. VAT on certain industries, in particular insurance, will be harmful in a long term more than beneficial even if the government is collecting more. For now VAT in insurance service is not an appropriate policy for. This is because, in Tanzania the insurance penetration rate is still very low, only at 0.7%. There is a need to sensitize the public further so it can understand the need for insurance as integral to development. Having VAT on insurance further discourages the public to buy insurance, hence conducting their businesses and life without proper risk mitigation plans.

Mr. President, the need to further improve education and learning outcomes cannot be overemphasized. As we are planning to open up industries, we need learned Tanzanians with relevant skills. The skills needed are both cognitive (literacy and numeracy) and transferable/soft skills.

Evidence has shown that our past education system has not been producing students with adequate learning outcomes and skills. There is a big problem. Your effort for every child to enroll in primary school through free education and mobilization for providing adequate desks is a necessary first-step, but not sufficient to ensure effective learning.

There is a need to increase resources to school. For example, input such as provision of adequate school meals can improve the quality education, and most of the farm produce, which farmers see destroyed due to lack of transportation, could bridge this gap.

We have a significant percentage of our children population stunted. This proves that hunger at home and school is a reality and a wound in our beautiful Tanzania. In this light, Mr. President, I ask you to further look into education and put more resources.

Mr. President, there is a need to regulate and assist the huge informal sector that contribute significantly to the country’s economy. This should be done in ways that will not discourage and kill the small businesses that are a characteristic of the informal sector. With an improved business environment the large numbers of tax complying informal operators would be a bumper harvest for TRA.

Methods can be through a social security system that covers all small businesswomen and businessmen. The introduction of affordable insurance policies can provide covers for the type of risks small entrepreneurs face in Tanzania.

Mr. President, I am humbly ending by asking you to revive the constitutional review process so we can finish what we started 5 years ago. A new constitution will resolve issues that are emerging in the country that have the potential to distract your attention from our development agenda to other unnecessary political issues.

The last government promised Tanzanians a new constitution, which citizens participated but thereafter stalled in limbo. During the finalization of the constitution process, it would be possible to extend the hand for peace as the speaker of Bunge recently demonstrated. A dialogue with the opposition is necessary to avoid the tension that appears to manifest. We are all a United Republic of Tanzanian family and at the end of the day we can all sit around the table and deal effectively with sibling rivalry.

Mr. President, thank you again for reading my letter. Continue building our nation from strength to strength as this is your call from the Almighty.


Aikande Kwayu.

Mdororo wa shehena bandarini...

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NI kauli tata; ndivyo unavyoweza kusema. Hatua ya kupungua kwa mizigo imeliamsha Bunge huku Kamati ya sekta ya Viwanda, Biashara na Mazingira ikitangaza uamuzi wa kuwakutanisha wadau kujadili mdororo huo wa mizigo katika Bandari ya Dar es Salaam.

Kamati hiyo imetangaza kukutana na wadau na Serikali kujadili namna ya kuiwezesha bandari hiyo kurejesha mizigo ambayo kwa sasa inaonekana kupungua kutokana na sababu mbalimbali.

Juzi, kamati hiyo ilikutana na wadau na uongozi wa Mamlaka ya Bandari (TPA) na Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA) ambako ilibainika mkanganyiko wa taarifa kutoka kwa kila upande.

Akizungumzia hali hiyo, Mwenyekiti wa kamati hiyo, Dk. Dalali Kafumu alisema kuna umuhimu wa kukutanishwa pande hizo kutokana na mkanganyiko huo.

“Nafikiria ni vizuri tukaenda kwenye mazungumzo tuweze kurekebisha, tuweze kuambiana ukweli na tupate majibu, sisi tutaitisha mkutano wa pamoja haraka.
“…nchi iko katika hali ambayo si ya kawaida, wakati mwingine kuna mambo mengi sana tunamdanganya Rais kwa hiyo tutaitisha mkutano,” alisema Dk. Kafumu.
Alisema kwa mujibu wa wadau hao, kuna mambo ambayo yamechangia mizigo kupungua ikiwamo mizigo inayoenda nje ya nchi kutozwa tozo la Ongezeko la Thamani (VAT), mfumo wa himaya moja ya ushuru wa forodha (Single Custom Territory) na kutokuwa na uhusiano mzuri.

Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Bandari Tanzania TPA, Deusdedit Kakoko, alikiri kupungua mizigo katika bandari hiyo huku akielezea mambo mbalimbali yanayochangia mdororo huo wa mizigo.

Alisema miongoni mwa sababu hizo ni kudorora kwa uchumi wa China, kushuka bei ya mafuta, gesi na shaba, hali iliyosababisha kupungua shehena inayohudumiwa katika bandari nyingi duniani, zikiwamo za Afrika.
“Hofu ya wateja inayotokana na kuanzishwa sheria ya VAT kwenye huduma zinazotolewa kwenye mizigo ya nchi jirani ambayo haitozwi kodi katika nchi zenye bandari shindani,” alisema Kakoko.
Alisema jambo jingine ni hofu ya wateja kuhusu utaratibu wa himaya moja ya ushuru wa forodha na kwamba mzigo unaohudumiwa kwenye mfumo huo unatozwa kodi kwa asilimia 100.

Kakoko alisema jambo hilo huwafanya baadhi ya wafanyabiashara kuona kupitisha mizigo yao nchini ni gharama kubwa.

Naye Kamishna wa Forodha na Ushuru wa Bidhaa wa TRA, Jocktan Kyamuhanga alisema baadhi ya watu wamekuwa wakijichanganya kwa sababu mizigo inayosafirishwa kwenda nje ya nchi haitozwi kodi.
“Ninataka kusema hapa hakuna mzigo unaoenda nje ya nchi unaotozwa kodi, ila huduma ya kupakua mzigo, kuhifadhi na nyingine ndizo zinazolipwa lakini hakuna kodi inayotozwa kwa mzigo unaoenda nje,” alisema. Kyamuganga.
Awali, wakizungumza kwenye mkutano wa wadau, baadhi ya wadau hao walisema mizigo imepungua katika bandari hiyo kutokana sababu kubwa tatu.

Walitaja sababu hizo kuwa ni VAT, mfumo wa himaya moja ya ushuru wa forodha na kukosekana ushirikiano kati ya wao na viongozi wa mamlaka husika.

Rais wa Chama cha Mawakala wa Forodha (TAFFA), Stephen Ngatunga, alisema asilimia 42 ya mizigo iliyokuwa ikienda nje ya nchi imepungua katika bandari hiyo na hivyo kusababisha madhara kwa serikali kukosa mapato, baadhi ya watu kukosa kazi na bandari kavu kukosa mizigo.

Msemaji wa Chama Usafirishaji Mizigo Tanzania (TATOA), Elias Lukumay, alisema upo ushahidi wa kupungua mizigo bandari sababu ikiwa ni pamoja na suala la VAT.
“Sisi tunao ushahidi kwa suala la VAT kuwa limeongeza kwenye balance sheet yao Dola milioni 6 mpaka 7 kwamba kila tani moja inawagharimu dola 35 kwa hiyo wakizidisha kwa oda walizonazo (waagizaji) kwa mwaka huu.
“Hali hii imewafanya wachague kutumia bandari nyingine. Kwa mfano Kampuni ya Impala kwa mwaka jana kipindi kama hiki kwa mwezi ilikuwa inaagiza tani 40,000 lakini mwa mwaka huu kipindi kama hiki imeleta tani 1000 tu,” alisema Lukumay.
Hali ya mizigo

Ripoti ya bandari inaonyesha shehena yote imeongezeka kwa asilimia 9.1 kutoka tani milioni 11.029 mwaka 2011/12 hadi tani milioni 14.007 mwaka 2015/16.
“Shehena ya makasha iliongezeka kwa wastani wa asilimia 4.4 kwa mwaka. Makasha yaliyohudumiwa na TICTS yaliongezeka kutoa makasha TEUS 353,471 mwaka 2011/12 hadi makasha TEUS 496,431 sawa na ongezeko la wastani wa asilimia 8.8 kwa mwaka,” ilieleza taarifa hiyo.
Suala la usalama mdogo wa mizigo inayosafirishwa kwenda nchi za jirani nalo linaelezwa limelazimisha wenye mizigo kuingia gharama ya kuweka walinzi wa kusindikiza mizigo yao.
“Kukosekana kwa uaminifu kwa baadhi ya Wakala wa Forodha wanaowatapeli wafanyabiashara. Muda mfupi (Short grace period for transit bulk liquid) kwa mzigo wa mafuta wa nchi za jirani kuwa siku 30, tofauti na bandari za nchi shindani ambazo huwa ni siku 60 hadi 90,”.
Uhalisia wa mapato

Taarifa hiyo ya bandari ilieleza kwamba katika kipindi cha mwaka 2011/12 hadi mwaka 2015/16 makusanyo ya mapato katika bandari ya Dar es Salaam yaliongezeka kwa wastani wa asilimia 16.85 kwa mwaka.
“Katika kipindi cha mwaka 2015/16 bandari ya Dar es Salaam ilikusanya Sh milioni 694,383 zaidi kwa asilimia 2.2 ikilinganishwa na Sh milioni 679,331 ya mwaka 2014/15,” ilisema taarifa hiyo.

Barua ya Habib Mchange kwa Rais Magufuli


Rais wangu Magufuli, Pole na Kazi, Baada ya harakati za kutumbua majipu, changamoto ya uhaba wa sukari, wafanyakazi hewa kuna hili lingine linazidi kushamiri katika vichwa vya watanzania.

Nalo ni kupungua kwa mizigo Bandarini kunakopelekea kupungua kwa mapato. Hivi sasa kila mtu anajua kuwa Mizigo imepungua bandirini Mpaka tusio wataalam wa maswala ya bandari sasa tumeukariri wimbo huu. Mwanzoni wakuu wa bandari walizani ni hali ya mpito tu wakawa wanakanusha kuwa mizigo ipo ya kutosha . Sasa naona wameshtuka, wameona hali imezidi kuwa mbaya.

Mpaka mizigo ya nchi rafiki yetu kipenzi Rwanda imepungua kwa 47%. Mheshimiwa Rais, Pale Bandarini shida haikuwa kutokulipa Kodi na tozo. Shida ilikuwa Kodi tunazolipa haziendi serikalini. Ndio mana umesikia mfanyakazi wa TRA na Bandari alikuwa anahitaji kufanya kazi wiki Tatu tu kujenga ghorofa. Na Ndio mana ukasikia mfanyakazi mwingine anamiliki nyumba zaidi ya 100.

Shida sio kuongeza Kodi, shida Kodi hazikuwa zinafika serikalini. Ndio mana maafisa wako walikuwa wanaweza kupokea milioni 50 na kutoa risiti ya milioni 20. Nakushauri badili mfumo wa Kodi. Ijulikane wazi kwamba bidhaa fulani iliyonunuliwa kwa gharama fulani Kodi yake ni shilingi fulani. Tofauti na Sasa, Leo hakuna fomula ya Kodi, anakuja bwana Kodi anafungua kontena Kisha anakadiria yeye Kodi, na anachosema yeye ndio hugeuka kuwa sheria

Ndio mana kunakuwa na udanganyifu mwingi. Tunawaonea bure wajasiriamali kuwapandishia Kodi kwa kuongeza VAT kila kukicha. Shida ni maafisa wako. Waambie wapeleke Kodi serikalini. Ondoa utaratibu wa kukadiriwa na watu ambao unachochea rushwa na kupoteza mapato, weka mfumo wa moja kwa moja kuwe na bei elekezi. Weka Kodi ndogo na ya wastani ili uipate nyingi kwa wakati mfupi. Kuliko kuweka Kodi kubwa ambayo utaipata kidogo kwa wakati mrefu.

Ona sasa hata magari yenye plates number za majina yamepungua kusajiriwa na hayaonekani mtaani zaidi ya yale yaliyosajiriwa mwaka wa fedha uliopita. Hii ni Baada ya kupandisha kufikia milioni 10 kutoka 5. Ningekuwa mimi Ndio napanga hili ningeshusha Mpaka milioni 2 au 3 badala ya kupandisha.

Huo ni mfano tu Vinginevyo hizi kelele zitaongezeka kila siku kila leo. Ona Sasa kamati ya Bunge ya Bajeti inalalamika Mbunge Martha mlata wa CCM analalamika Mbunge Dalali kafumu wa CCM na mwenyekiti wa kamati ya viwanda na Biashara analalamika Marry Mwanjelwa wa CCM analalamika.

Hawa Ndio waliopitisha kwa vigeregere na shangwe kubwa Bajeti na kanuni mpya hizi bungeni lakini Sasa wamegundua kwamba walipotoshwa. Mheshimiwa Mkuu wa Kaya, Hili ni Taifa letu sote, hatupambani hatukomeshani, Tunashauriana. Tunashauriana namna bora ya kwenda kufikia nchi ya viwanda tunayoiota sote.

Mkuu, Taifa linaendelea kwa kujaribu, kutenda, na kukosea, wazungu wanaita try and errors. Tumelijaribu Hili la TPA na TRA naona tumekosea, tusilaumiane, tusitafute mchawi Mkuu. Tubadili Gia tusonge mbele. Taifa letu ni Hili Hili na hakuna wa kubadilishana nalo. Ndimi.

Habib Mchange

NW apata ajali

Gari la Naibu Waziri - TAMISEMI likionekana baada ya kugongwa katika ajali hiyo.
Naibu Waziri - TAMISEMI, Selemani Jafo amepata ajali eneo la Katela katika Kata ya Kiwira, Wilaya ya Rungwe Mbeya  baada ya gari dogo aina ta Corolla liliyokuwa likotokea Mbeya kwenda Rungwe kugongana na gari alilokuwa amepakia NW Jafo alipokuwa akitokea Tukuyu kikazi.

Katibu Tawala Mkoa wa Mbeya, Mariam Mtunguja amesema gari la NW lilikuwa na watu watatu ndani ambao ni NW Jafo, Katibu wa NW na dereva ambao wote walitoka bila kuonekana na majeraha katila ajali hiyo na kupelekwa Hospitali ya Mkoa wa Mbeya ambapo walifanya uchunguzi wa ndani ya miili kabla ya kupewa ruhusa kuondoka, na daktari aliyewachunguza.

NW Jafo aliendelea na safari yake kuelekea mjini Dodoma ili kuwahi vikao vya Bunge
Gari lililigonga gari la Naibu Waziri likiwa limetupwa korongoni.
Askari wa usalama barabaran wilaya Rungwe, Mbeya wakipima ajali ilivyotokea.
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