Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DK.MAGUFULI ASIMAMIA UJENZI DARAJA LA MTO MZINGA HUDUMA ZA USAFIRI ZAREJEA TAREHE 14.04.2014 USIKU SAA NNE NA NUSU YEYE AKESHA DARAJANI




Bunge Maalum la Katiba linatarajiwa kuahirishwa Ijumaa ijayo, kabla ya maazimisho ya Miaka 50 ya Muungano hapo Aprili 26. Mwenyekiti wa Bunge hilo Samuel Sitta amesema kuwa April 25 itakuwa siku ya mwisho ya majadiliano, kwa ng´ we ya kwanza.




Baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania, Jumanne 15.Aprili 2014









SERIKALI YAONDOA MZIZI WA FITINA - Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi Balozi Ombeni Sefue aonyesha hati halisi ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar, Ikulu Dar es Salaam






Picha zote na Freddy Maro wa Ikulu.


TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI
TAMKO LA KATIBU MKUU KIONGOZI KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI
KUHUSU HATI YA MUUNGANO WA TANGANYIKA NA ZANZIBAR IKULU,
DAR ES SALAAM, TAREHE 14 APRILI, 2014


Siku 12 zijazo tutasherehekea miaka 50 ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar, na kuzaliwa kwa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania. wamezaliwa watu ndani ya Muungano huu na wengine wana wajukuu.

Inasikitisha sana kuwa leo, miaka 50 baadaye ipo dhana potofu inayojengwa kuwaMuungano huu si halali kwa vile hakuna  hati ya Muungano (Articles of the Union).

Waasisi wa Taifa letu ambao tarehe 22. Aprili 1964 kule Zanzibar walitia saini Hati hiyo, mbele ya mashuhuda, nao wameonekana kama walichokifanya kilikuwa kiini macho, na kwa hiyo kwamba waliongoza Taifa jipya la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwa msingi wa kiini macho kwa miaka yote hadi Mwenyezi Mungu alipowaita.

Mambo yote mawili yametusononesha sana sisi Serikalini, na bila shakayamewasononesha wananchi wanaoipenda nchi yao, wanaowapenda  waasisi wa Taifa letu na kuuenzi Muungano wao.

Madai ya kuonyeshwa hati ya Muungano yalianza siku nyingi lakini hatukuweza kuamini hali itafikiwa ilipofikia, ambapo wapo watu wanathubutu kudai na kuapa kuwa hati hiyo haipo.

Ukweli ni kuwa hati hiyo ipo, ilikuwepo siku zote. Hata hivyo, lazima tukubaliane kuwa zipo hati fulani ambazo ni kiini cha uwepo wetu kama Taifa huru, Jamhuri huru na Muungano huru, ambazo tunazihifadhi kama mboni ya jicho. Hati hizo ni pamoja na hati ya Uhuru wa Tanganyika ya mwaka 1961, Hati ya Tanganyika kuwa Jamhuri mwaka 1962, na Hati yaMuungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar ya mwaka 1964.

Hati za aina hii zinahifadhiwa maeneo maalum ambayo ni salama ili zisipotee wala kuharibika. Kwa kawaida hatuzitoi, tunazifungua ilikuzihifadhi kwa namna yoyote ile.

Lakini sasa maneno yanakua mengi, tuhuma zimekuwa nyingi, dhihaka zimekuwa nyingi, kiasi cha wananchi kuanza kutiwa mashaka iwapo kweli Hati ya Muungano ipo au la.

Hivyo, kwa maagizo na ridhaa ya Mheshimiwa  Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Rais waJamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, ninaleta mbele yenu Hati ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar iliyotiwa saini Zanzibar na waasisi wetu, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere na Mzee Abeid Aman Karume, ili muione na kuwahakikishia Watanzania kuwa yanayosemwa kuwahakuna Hati hiyo si kweli. Hati hiyo ipo tangu wakati huo, imetunzwa vizuri na waliotutangulia, tumeirithi, na tutaendelea kuihifadhi.

Na, tukiombwa kufanya hivyo na Mwenyekiti wa Bunge Maalum nina uhakika  Rais ataridhia ipelekwe huko ili kuondoa mjadala wa kama Hati ipo au la.

Isitoshe, tufanye utaratibu wa kuweka nakala kwenye Makumbusho ya Taifa ili kila atakayetaka kuiona katika miaka mingine 50 ijayo na kuzidi aione.

Mwisho, narejea kusema kuwa kwa upande wa Serikali tunasikitishwa na kufadhaishwa na na tuhuma nzito kwamba labda waasisi wetu hawakuwa makini au walitufanyia kiini macho. Hatukutarajia wawepo Watanzania wenzetu, wafikie hapo.

Ni jambo zito. Vile vile hatukutarajia kuwa Serikali itatuhumiwa kuwa haikuwa makini kuhifadhi waliosaini waasisi wetu.

Matumaini yetu ni kuwa baada ya leo tutaendelea na mambo ya msingi kwa mustakabali, umoja na uimara wa Taifa letu badala ya kuchochea hisia kuwa Muungano wetu hauna msingi imara wa kisheria.

Imetolewa na:
Kurugenzi ya Mawasiliano ya Rais,
Ikulu,
Dar es Salaam
14. Aprili 2014

ISMAIL JUSSA KWENYE KAMATI YA MARIDHIANO NAMBA 6 YA BUNGE MAALUMU LA KATIBA 14 APRILI 2014 - KUHUSU UHALALI WA MUUNGANO




Sunday, April 13, 2014

HOTUBA YA MH. TUNDU LISSU ILIYOKATISHWA NA TBC - MAONI YA WAJUMBE WALIO WA WACHACHE KATIKA KAMATI NAMBA NNE KUHUSU SURA YA KWANZA NA SURA YA SITA YA RASIMU YA KATIBA YA JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA



Mheshimiwa Mwenyekiti,

Sura ya Kwanza na Sura ya Sita ya Rasimu ya Katiba ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania (‘Rasimu’) ndizo msingi ambao Rasimu yote imejengwa juu yao. Wakati Sura ya Kwanza inagusa suala la muundo wa Muungano katika ibara moja tu kati ya ibara tisa, Sura yote ya Sita inahusu ‘Muundo wa Jamhuri ya Muungano.’ Suala la Muungano na hasa Muundo wake limetawala mjadala wa kisiasa na kikatiba wa Tanzania kwa zaidi ya miaka thelathini. Ndio maana katika waraka wake wa siri kwa Halmashauri Kuu ya Chama cha Mapinduzi (‘CCM’), Idara ya Siasa na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa ya chama hicho imetamka kwamba “muundo wa Muungano ndiyo moyo wa Rasimu na ndiyo unaoamua ibara nyingine zikae vipi.”

Suala hili pia limetawala mchakato wa Katiba Mpya tangu ulipoanza miaka mitatu iliyopita. Kama alivyosema Mwenyekiti wa Tume ya Mabadiliko ya Katiba Joseph Sinde Warioba wakati wa kuwasilisha Ripoti ya Tume yake kwa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano na Rais wa Zanzibar tarehe 30 Disemba, 2013: “Moja ya mambo ambayo yamejadiliwa sana na kwa hisia kali tangu Rasimu ya awali ilipotolewa ... ni Muungano wa Tanzania. Jambo kubwa limekuwa juu ya muundo wa Muungano.”...




Makamu wa Rais Dk Gharibu Bilal, Kamanda wa Kanda maalumu ya Dar Es Salaam, Sulemani Kova na Waziri wa Ujenzi Dkt John Pombe Magufuli wamenusurika kufa mara baada ya helikopta ya jeshi waliyokuwa wakitumia kwaajili ya kuzunguka ..



Makamu wa Rais Dk Gharibu Bilal, Kamanda wa Kanda maalumu ya Dar Es Salaam, Sulemani Kova na Waziri wa Ujenzi Dkt John Pombe Magufuli wamenusurika kufa mara baada ya helikopta ya jeshi waliyokuwa wakitumia kwaajili ya kuzunguka kujionea athari ya mafuriko iliyosababishwa na mvua kubwa zinazoendelea kunyesha jijini Dar Kuanguka katika Uwanja wa ndege wa jeshi uliopo jijini Dar Es Salaam. Imedhibitishwa ni kweli kupitia TBC walio nusurika ni

1. Makamu wa Rais, Dr. Bilal

2. Mkuu wa mkoa wa Dar, Sadik

3. Mkuu wa polisi Kanda Maalum, Kova

Gwiji la mziki Tanzania; Mzee Muhidin Maalim Gurumo afariki dunia leo - Mwenyezi Mungu Amlaze Pema Amina!





Monday, April 07, 2014

Sending the kids to Africa because the Norwegian school is too bad




Hundreds Norwegian-Somali children are on long stays abroad in Somalia, Kenya and Egypt and Britain because their parents are dissatisfied with the Norwegian school.

Hundreds Norwegian-Somali children are on long stays abroad in Somalia, Kenya and Egypt and Britain because their parents are dissatisfied with the Norwegian school. 

The main reason that children are sent out are the dissatisfaction with the Norwegian school system and the concern that their children do not learn enough in Norway, writes the newspaper Aftenposten

- There is a recurring theme among those we talked to. The Parents very often find out that their children are perceived as weak learners, often because they speak Norwegian worse than their peers. It worries parents that children are not challenged enough in Norway, says Hilde Lidén at the Institute for Social Research

She is an author of the report "Transnational adolescence," which will be presented this week. Here, the researchers mapped the extent and causes of why immigrant children traveling on long stay abroad.

Source: NTB scanpix /Norway Today 

Tanzanian Human Traffickers Busted in Maca




Friday, April 04, 2014

Utata umezidi kuibuka katika Bunge Maalumu la Katiba kutokana na kutopatikana kwa hati ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar na ile ya Sheria ya Baraza la Mapinduzi ya kuridhia Mkataba wa Muungano.


Utata umezidi kuibuka katika Bunge Maalumu la Katiba kutokana na kutopatikana kwa hati ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar na ile ya Sheria ya Baraza la Mapinduzi ya kuridhia Mkataba wa Muungano. 

Utata huo, umebainika katika Kamati kadhaa siku moja tangu wajumbe wa Bunge hilo waanze kujadili sura ya kwanza na ya sita ya Rasimu ya Katiba, zinazohusu Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na muundo wake.

Juzi Kamati namba 2 ilimwalika, Spika Mstaafu wa Bunge la Muungano, Pius Msekwa kutoa ufafanuzi kuhusu hati hizo, lakini uhalali wa saini zake uliibua malumbano makali. Msekwa aliitwa kutokana na kwamba ndiye aliyekuwa Katibu wa Bunge la Tanganyika wakati huo.



Thursday, April 03, 2014

Hotuba ya kuwagawa Watanzania - Barua ya ZAWA UK kwa Rais Kikwete


Rais wa Jamuhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Dk. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Ikulu
P O Box 9120
Dar es Salaam



Yah: Hotuba yako ya kuwagawa Watanzania



Mheshimiwa Rais,

Tumelazimika kuandika barua hii kwako kama kiongozi wa juu wa taifa letu ili kukuonesha namna ambavyo tumesikitishwa na matamshi yako wakati wa ufunguzi wa Bunge Maalum la Katiba mjini Dodoma. Tukiwa sehemu ya jamii kubwa ya Kizanzibari tuishio nje ya nchi yetu, hotuba yako imetutia khofu kubwa kulenga kwake zaidi kwenye kuvunja na sio kujenga mustakbali mpya wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania. Hotuba yako Mheshimiwa Rais, haikuzingatia maslahi ya Muungano wetu kwa misingi ya umoja unaonendana na matakwa ya wananchi walio wengi.

Tunakuandikia barua hii kukuzindua kile ambacho tumekiona kinakwenda tafauti na akhlaki zako. Ukweli ni kwamba kwa muda wote wa kipindi chako cha utawala tumekuwa tukikutazama kama ni tarajio jipya lililojengeka kwa misingi ya haki, insaaf na kioo cha uadilifu kwa pande mbili zinazounda Jamhuri ya Muungano.

Tunazungumza nawe moja kwa moja sio tu kama kiongozi wa taifa, bali pia kama mtu tuliyempa matumaini hayo. Wewe ni mtu wa mwisho kwetu kuamini kuwa anaweza kujenga khofu badala ya matumaini, batili badala ya halali, kitisho badala ya nasaha na mgawanyiko badala ya utangamano.

Mheshimiwa Rais,

Ulichokifanya siku ya tarehe 21 Machi 2013 ni kuzua taharuki kwa raia wa Jamhuri ya Muungano hasa kwa ndugu zetu wa Kizanzibari waishio upande wa pili wa Muungano huo. Ulichofanya ni kulihusisha jeshi letu linalothaminiwa dunia nzima kwa misingi ya heshima kwa kusaidia pakubwa kuifanya Jamhuri yetu kuwa ndio kisiwa cha amani kwa takribani miaka yote 50 ya Muungano wetu. Hakujawahi katika historia ya Tanzania kwa rais kuzuwa hisia za mapinduzi ya kijeshi kama hoja mbadala ya kuviza maoni ya walio wengi katika kiwango ambacho wewe umefanya.

Mheshimiwa Rais,

Ulikuwa umejizolea sifa kwa kuwa mmoja wa viongozi wachache wa Tanzania ambao hawakuonea haya mtafaruku wa kisiasa visiwani Zanzibar na ukaamua kuuvalia njuga ili kuhakikisha kuwa unatulizwa kwa amani. Kwa Wazanzibari wengi walio ndani na nje ya nchi, matarajio yao yalikuwa ni kwamba wewe ungelisimimia haki yao ndani ya Muungano kwa uadilifu mkubwa haidhuru maoni waliyonayo kuhusu muundo wa Muungano yanatafautiana na yako.

Tulikutegemea kuwa msimamizi wa haki uliyejizatiti kuhakikisha chembechembe za ubaguzi zinakufa katika kipindi chako cha utawala. Tulikutegemea usimame imara kusimamia hilo maana ndiyo misingi ya kiuongozi. Hatukutegemea hata kidogo uyumbe na uyumbishwe na kundi la wahafidhina ndani na nje ya Chama chako cha Mapinduzi (CCM), kwani maslahi mapana ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania ni muhimu zaidi kuliko maslahi finyu ya makundi hayo ya kihafidhina. Lakini leo hii umekwenda kinyume hata na imani yako kwa kuwabeza Wazanzibari waishio Tanganyika bila ya kuthamini mchango wao mkubwa katika ukuwaji wa uchumi katika Muungano huu.

Tukukumbushe Mheshimiwa Rais, ikiwa umesahau, kuwa ni Zanzibar ndiyo iliyoungana na Tanganyika. Si Wapemba wala Waunguja. Sawa na sisi kusema kwamba hatukuungana na Wadengereko au Wanyamwezi waishio visiwani Zanzibar, bali ni Tanganyika kwa jumla kama nchi iliyo na makabila zaidi ya 100 ambayo tokea awali tumekuwa pamoja kwa misingi ya udugu kabla hata ya Muungano wa nchi zetu.

Pili tukukumbushe Mheshimiwa Rais kwamba suala la kuuvunja Muungano halijawahi kuwa sehemu ya mjadala mkuu kwenye Rasimu ya Katiba. Ni wewe na wenzako ndio ambao munalizusha kila mara kwa mintarafu hiyo hiyo ya kutisha. Lakini hata kama hayo yatakuwa ndio matokeo ya munayoyataka, basi tukukumbushe kuwa Waunguja na Wapemba waishio Tanganyika wataathirika sawa sawa na mtetemeko wa Muungano kama ilivyo kwa Watanganyika waishio visiwani. Si walima vitunguu tu ambao husaidia katika ulipaji wa kodi inayotumika kuijenga Tanganyika watakaoathirika na uvunjwaji wa Muungano, bali kila mmoja wetu.

Inashutsha sana kwa rais wa nchi mwenye heshima duniani kukiuka misingi ya usawa kwa kuwalenga jamii ya watu anaowaongoza kwa vitisho badala ya kuwahakikishia ulinzi hasa kwa vile ndie jemedari mkuu wa jeshi aliyeapa kuwalinda wananchi wote wa Muungano huu kwa nguvu zote alizopewa kikatiba.

Hatukuzuii kutetea na kulinda mfumo wa serikali mbili hasa ukiwa mwenyekiti wa chama chako kilichojizatiti katika mfumo huu wa sasa. Lakini ukiwa kama ni rais wa nchi inakupasa kuzitafautisha sehemu hizi mbili za kimamlaka ili kuwe na ufanisi wa demokrasia iliyokuchaguwa na kukupa hadhi ya rais wa Muungano huu.

Hivi kweli hakukuwa na hoja nzito za kuulinda mfumo wa sasa bila ya kuwaingiza wananchi katika mzozo mkubwa utaoleta nyufa katika taasisi tunayotarajia kuilinda na kuiimarisha?

Umeamsha hisia kwamba ni Wapemba pekee – kama ulivyotuita – tunaofaidika na Muungano huu na kuendeleza kampeni ya chuki juu yetu, badala ya kuwazindua wananchi michango ya pande zote mbili katika ukuwaji wa uchumi na pia misingi ya amani tunayojivunia. Umekiuka maadili ya uongozi uliotukuka ulioapa kuitekeleza ukiwa ni mkuu wa Muungano huu na kudharau michango yetu Wazanzibari katika sekta zote za maendeleo ya Tanganyika.

Tukukumbushe tena Mheshimiwa Rais kwamba huna uhalali wa kuunganisha mfumo wa Serikali Tatu na uwezekano wa kutokea kwa mapinduzi ya kijeshi. Umekuwa mmoja wa wapatanishi wa mzozo wa Madagascar, kwa mfano, na unajuwa kwamba mapinduzi ni zao la wapenda madaraka, wasiopenda kuwasikiliza wananchi walio wengi pamoja na uendeshwaji wa nchi kwa misingi isiyoendana na haki, uadilifu na ihsani.

Mfumo wa muungano unahitaji ithibati nzito kutoka kwa wananchi wa pande zote mbili. Haiwi sawa kuendeleza hamasa za kisiasa kwa kuzidharau hisia na matakwa ya walio wengi kwa kisingizio cha kuendeleza siasa za kuwaridhisha Wazanzibari pekee.

Hiyo ni sawa na rushwa ya upande mmoja, na ulaghai wa hali ya juu kwa upande mwengine, kwa vile kero za Muungano hazipo kwa Wazanzibari pekee. Tunahitaji mfumo utaokuwa na nguvu ya matakwa ya pande zote mbili, utakaoweza kudumu na kuwa tunu kwa Afrika nzima.

Miaka 50 ya Muungano huu wetu mbali ya kwamba hakuna aliyejaribu kujiunga nasi kwa kutokuwa na manufaa, bali hata wengine walioungana hawakuwahi kuutazama huu wetu kama kigezo cha kuungana.

Kwa kuendeleza mfumo wa sasa katika jitihada za kutiatia viraka, zipo ishara nzito kwamba sio tu kwamba Muungano hautadumu, bali pia utazua machafuko makubwa na kuzitia nchi zetu katika giza la historia chafu na dowa litaanza kwako kwa kuogopa kivuli chako mwenyewe. Ni vigumu kwa wakuu wa nchi kupima hali halisi ya nchi kwa kusikiliza wapambe waliojipenyeza kwa fitna na kukisema kile ambacho wakuu hupenda kukisikia.

Kwa sasa angalizo kwako ni kuangalia mazingira yalivyo hasa katika Muungano na muamko wa wananchi katika mabadiliko waliyoyategemea zaidi kutoka kwako.

Mheshimiwa Rais,

Tunakuusia tena kama tunavyoziusia nafsi zetu, wasikilize wananchi walio wengi na matakwa yao katika ujenzi wa Muungano mpya utakaokuwa madhubuti na utakaoacha jina lako kuwa kwenye kumbukumbu njema kwa vizazi vijavyo. Haki, usawa na heshima baina ya pande hizi mbili ndio ziwe dira kwako katika kuleta mustakbali wa mabadiliko yatayotuweka katika Muungano utakaothaminiwa na kutunzwa na kila mdau.

Matarajio yetu katika kipindi chako ni mageuzi ya kweli yanayoendana na wakati, yatakayoangalia matakwa ya wananchi na kuhakikisha hekima zako na busara zitaweza kuzaa matunda makubwa yatayoweza kuwa neema kwa vizazi vijavyo.

Mheshimiwa Rais,

Khofu ni adui mkubwa wa mabadiliko ya kweli na yaliyo thabiti. Ulichaguliwa kwa matarajio makubwa kwa vile ulionyesha wazi kuwa miongoni mwa wachache walio na dira ya mapatano, ukuwaji wa amani na mapambazuko ya demokrasia nchini.

Tanzania iliweza kubadili mfumo wa vyama vingi na kubeza waliokuwa na khofu ya mabadiliko. Zanzibar iliweza kuunda Serikali ya Umoja wa Kitaifa ambayo kwa upande mkubwa imerejesha imani kwa wananchi na hata wawekezaji na kuwa ni chombezo kwa wengine majirani kufuatia.

Na kwa hili la mabadiliko ya mfumo wa Muungano tuna hakika ndio nafasi pekee ya Muungano mpya utakaobeba haki, usawa na heshima kwa kila mwananchi wa nchi zetu hizi.

Mheshimiwa Rais,

Tumekuandikia haya yote kwa kuwa tunaamini kuwa ukitaka unaweza kurekebisha pale ulipoteleza. Wewe ni mwanaadamu licha ya kuwa kiongozi mkuu wa nchi. Una nafasi ya kufanya makosa, lakini una nafasi kubwa zaidi ya kusahihisha makosa yako, maana makosa yako yana uzito mkubwa na wa kipekee kwa hatima ya taifa.

Tunakunasihi uipitie tena hotuba yako, weka sawa ulimopinda, safisha ulimochafua. Nchi inataka uongozi wako kukwamuka na kusonga mbele. Haitaki vitisho wala khofu zako. Ukihisi ni maamuzi magumu zaidi, rudi kwa wananchi na uwaulize tena kwa uwazi matakwa yao juu ya mfumo wa Muungano wa nchi zetu. Sote tunataka Tanzania kwanza pia hapana shaka, lakini kwa maana gani ya Tanzania kwanza?


Tanzania kwanza isiyobebwa na shengesha za mfumo butu wa sasa.

Tanzania kwanza isiyoviza ukweli wa kuwepo kwa Zanzibar na Tanganyika zinazojiendesha kwa ufanisi.

Tanzania kwanza iliyojidhatiti katika Muungano wa heshima, usawa na haki. Tanzania kwanza iliyobebwa na matashi na matakwa ya wananchi.

Tanzania kwanza ya Serikali Tatu sio moja ya kuimeza Zanzibar na isiyotenda haki kwa Tanganyika.

Ahsante.

Hassan M Khamis
Mwenyekiti ZAWA UK

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Malawi - Government on Tuesday said statement by political leaders legally binds agreements and that confirms Malawi's sole ownership of Lake Malawi.



Malawi´s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ephraim Nganda Chiume was speaking in Lilongwe on the mediation meeting over the lake  dispute held in Maputo, Mozambique on 20 to 21 March, 2014.

"Late President Julius Nyerere, Prime Minister Rashid  Kawawa and former President Benjamin Mkapa informal comments were considered public statements for the record, depicting government's position on the matter, made after deliberation and review of historical and legal advice," explained Chiume.

He added that the statements were also not simply declarations against interest in the context of the Malawi-Tanzania dispute, but were motivated by Tanzanian concern at the time about its other borders more generally.

"The comments by Tanzania clearly show, therefore, that the issue engages important and detailed principles of international law that are relevant across the African continent, not simply for the Malawi-Tanzania dispute," he said.

The minister then said the High Level of Mediation Team (HLMT) told the meeting that the two countries had to look at the resources found in the lake, and to jointly come up with ways of optimally using and sharing the resources and that approach, the boundary issue would automatically fall in place and be easily resolved in the process.

"I explained Malawi's position that in as far as the matter is concerned, the fundamental issue is to determine first where the boundary lies. Who owns the lake and thereafter, the issue of resources that may found in the lake can be looked into," said Chiume.

The Minister said the issue of resources from the lake does not arise, since people from Tanzania have always had access to the lake, as provided in the Anglo-German Agreement of 1890.

The delegation at the meeting also further informed the HLMT that if hydro-carbon resources were found in the lake there was no way the country would have exploited these resources without involving Tanzania and Mozambique.

The minister then assured Malawians that the country has a sound case in law and confidence in the HLMT and believe that the dispute in question would be resolved amicably.

The HLMT then spelt out the importance of establishing the boundary first before considering how the resources in the lake can be shared after the Tanzanian counterparts also agreed on the establishment of the lake boundary before looking at the resources found in the lake.

The mediation team was meeting for the first time after the two countries has made submissions of their respective positions on the boundary at the beginning of 2013 and also submissions of the responses to the questions the HLMT had raised to the two countries.

The meeting was attended by former Presidents, Joacquim Chissano of Mozambique, Tambo Mbeki of South Africa, Festus Mogae of Botswana and high level team of Legal and Technical Experts that the HLMT engaged to advise on boundary, legal and ther related matters.

Copyright Malawi News Agency. Distributed by AllAfrica Global, 26.03.2014


Notice: Changes to the UK Visa application centre in Tanzania


NEXT GENERATION OUTSOURCED VISA (NGOV) PROJECT

PRESS RELEASE

Tanzania
25 March 2014

On 31 March, our new commercial partner for UK visa services, Teleperformance Ltd., will take over the running of our Visa Application Centre in Tanzania. The Visa Application Centre will be moving from its current location at the British High Commission to different premises in Dar es Salaam as follows:

New Teleperformance Application Centre Address
Viva Towers,
294-295 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,
Upanga,
Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania.

Date of Relocation
31 March 2014.

UK visa customers will continue to complete their applications and pay their visa fee online at Visa4UK before selecting an appointment at the Teleperformance application centre. Hours of operation at the new centre will be increased from 0830-1630hrs, offering a wider range of daily appointments. Our standard service levels will not change as a result of outsourcing to a commercial partner. Operating outsourced Visa Application Centre facilities allows us more flexibility to drive improvements in customer service with greater access to added value services such as priority visas and return courier options. We will work closely with our commercial partner to ensure continuity of service during the transition period.

All UK visa applications will continue to be decided by UK Visas & Immigration staff.

The UK remains open for business and these new arrangements will allow us to maintain a world class, competitive visa system to support Britain in the global race. We are listening to the needs of our customers and these changes will improve our service by increasing the number of visa application centres globally and expanding the number of locations and countries where premium services are available.

Notes for Editors

The Next Generation Outsourced Visa (NGOV) Project will deliver the next set of outsourcing contracts for the UK visa application process, including biometric enrolment, courier services and interviewing facilitation. These will replace current contracts that are due to expire in March 2014. The new contracts will allow UK Visas & Immigration to:

Increase the number of application points globally, Offer improved customer services, including increased access to premium and priority services, and Deliver efficiencies in the visa application process.


Haki ya Watanzania kuzaliwa ughaibuni



Taifa letu likiwa katika mpito na wakati mgumu wa kuandika rasimu ya katiba mpya ya watanzania, hatuna budi kuweka kando itikadi zetu za kisiasa, tofauti za kiimani na hata maslahi binafsi ili tuungane katika kutafuta katiba itakayokidhi mahitaji yetu ya sasa na ya vizazi vijavyo. 

Katika mchakato huu, inatubidi tuwe makini na wakweli katika kujadili hatma na haki ya kuzaliwa ya ndugu zetu ambao wanaishi ughaibuni. Lazima tuwajumuishe na kuwapa haki zao za msingi; haki ya kuzaliwa katika ardhi ya Tanzania ambayo ni zawadi kutoka kwa mwenyezi Mungu. Hii ni haki ambayo kamwe haiwezi kubatilishwa na mamlaka ya aina yeyote wala haiwezi kutenguliwa na binadamu yoyote. Ni kujidanganya kudai kwamba waliochukua uraia wa kigeni warudi Tanzania kama wageni. 

Kwa makusudi kabisa, nimeamua kuchokonoa huu mjadala wa haki ya kuzaliwa nikiwa na sababu nyingi za manufaa kwa taifa letu; ya msingi ikiwa ni sababu ya kiuchumi na hatma ya taifa letu. Jamii ya watanzania wanaoishi ughaibuni ni hazina adimu ya rasilimali watu wanaohitajika katika maendeleo ya kiuchumi, kisiasa na kijamii ya Tanzania. 

Ni kundi lenye uwezo mkubwa wa kiuchumi ambao lazima tuwakumbatie. Mheshimiwa Rais Jakaya kikwete, Waziri Mkuu Mizengo Pinda, Waheshimiwa Dr. Wilibrod Slaa, Freeman Mbowe, Bernard Membe, wote, kwa kipindi kirefu wameunga mkono haki ya kuzaliwa ya watanzania wanaoishi ughaibuni kupata haki zao za msingi za kurudi katika ardhi yao ya kuzaliwa bila masharti wala vikwazo vya aina yoyote

Bila shaka wapo wanasiasa wenye ajenda zao binafsi ambao wamekuwa kikwazo kikubwa katika kuwazuia wazawa wa Tanzania wanaoishi ughaibuni kupata haki sawa katika katiba mpya. Siwezi kuwalaumu, kwani pengine wengi hawana uelewa wa faida ambazo zitapatikana kwa kuwapa ndugu zetu waliozaliwa Tanzania haki ya kushiriki katika ujenzi wa taifa. 

Mjadala huu tuaouanzisha lazima uweke katika mizani faida na athari za kuwapa watanzania haki yao ya kuzaliwa na hatimaye kupata uwiano ambao utakidhi na kujibu maswali mazito ambayo ndio chanzo cha vikwazo vilivyopo kwa sasa.

Wiki chache zilizopita, Blogger-mwanasiasa mmoja nchini Tanzania alitoa shutuma dhidi ya watanzania wajulikanao kama wana Diasapora wanaodai haki zao za kuzaliwa katika ardhi ya Tanzania, huku akisahau kwamba yeye mwenyewe alikuwa mwana Diaspora kwa miaka takribani thelathini. Hata kama alikuwa na uraia wa nchi thelathini, mwisho wa siku alirudi katika ardhi aliyozaliwa yaani, Tanzania. Nina imani kwamba anao wanafamilia ughaibuni ambao ndoto yao kubwa ni kutambulika kama watanzania wenye haki zote ambazo kila mzawa anazo. 

Katika tafsiri isiyo rasmi ni kwamba amewatosa ndugu zake. Warudi Tanzania wasirudi siyo tatizo kwake. Tofauti na mategemeo ya wengi, huyu blogger alitegemewa kuwa mstari wa mbele kuhamasisha na kutetea haki za kuzaliwa za watanzania wanaoishi ughaibuni. 

Huyu blogger ndio picha kamili ya wanasiasa ambao mara nyingi hutafuta nafasi za kupiga picha na wanadiaspora pindi wanapotembea nchi nyingine ambako kuna watanzania. Wanasiasa hawahawa watakuwa mstari wa mbele kujipanga uwanja wa ndege kuonyesha huzuni na huruma na hata kumwaga machozi ya kinafiki pale majeneza ya wana Diaspora yanaporudishwa katika ardhi yao ya kuzaliwa huku wakiwanyima haki zao za kuzaliwa wanapokuwa hai. 

Wengi wa watanzania waliomba uraia wa nchi nyingine siyo kwamba hawalipendi taifa lao,la hasha! Wengi ni wazalendo waliolazimika kuchukua uraia wa nchi nyingine ili kupata ahueni kutokana na ugumu wa maisha unaowakabili mamilioni ya watanzania. Wengine walitafuta vibali vya kuishi ili wapate elimu ambayo Tanzania isingeweza kuwalipia. 

Badala ya kutafuta chimbuko la tatizo au wazo fulani, ni desturi yetu kama jamii kwa mjumbe kusulubiwa na hata kuuwawa ili kuliua wazo au jambo linalotishia maslahi ya wachache. Kumshambulia John Mashaka mathalani, hakutaweza kamwe kuliua swala ambalo wakati wake umewadia. Binafsi nimeamua kubaki na uraia wangu wa kitanzania licha ya kuwa na nafasi ya kuchukua uraia wa nchi nyingine. Kubwa ya yote, ninajikita kuanzisha huu mjadala ili kuitetea Tanzania na rasilimali zake hasa rasilimali watu. 

Kama taifa, tunawahitaji ndugu zetu wenye taaluma mbali mbali waliotapakaa kote duniani na hata kufikia hatua ya kuchukua uraia wa nchi nyingine. Napigania watanzania milioni 45 nikizingatia faida za kiuchumi, kisiasa, kijamii ambazo zinapatikana na rasilimali watu wenye asili ya kitanzania. Wazawa wanaopigania haki zao za kuzaliwa pamoja na vizazi vyao.

Ni muhimu hawa wanasiasa wakakumbushwa kuhusiana na maamuzi yao ya kuwatenga watanzania walio nje ya nchi, hususan kuwanyima haki zao za kuzaliwa. Inabidi wakumbushwe kwamba, wazaliwa wa Tanzania wanaoishi ughaibuni wana ndugu zao Tanzania, ambao ndio wapiga kura wao. Na ikiwa wanaamua kwa makusudi kuwatenga, basi kundi hili maarufu kama Diaspora watumie uwezo wao, ushawishi wao na mbinu zote walizo nazo kuwaadhibu wanasiasa wanaozuia haki zao za kuzaliwa

Pengine niwakumbushie viongozi wa jumuiya za watanzania popote walipo duniani kwamba haki haiombwi. Haki inadaiwa, na asiyeweza kudai haki yake na hata kuiona haki yake kama zawadi au upendeleo fulani basi huyo amepoteza haki yake ya kuishi. 

Viongozi wa jumuiya za watanzania ughaibuni hawana budi kuonyesha uwezo wao wa kuongoza kwa kuwa mstari wa mbele wakiwahamasisha watanzania waliotapakaa duniani kudai haki zao za kuzaliwa. Inabidi wapaze sauti zaidi ili viongozi wetu walioweka pamba masikioni wasikie madai yao. Mashabiki wa CCM ,CUF, CHADEMA na wengineo wote wataathirika sawa. Kwa maana hiyo, vita hivi havina mipaka, ni vita vya watanzania wa matabaka yote. Wana diaspora lazima wawe na mshikamano kama watanzania.

Mungu Ibariki Tanzania
John Mashaka
mashaka.john@yahoo.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tanzania has said it was not breaking any law by negotiating the border dispute with Malawi on Lake Nyasa

By Assah Mwambene


Tanzania has said it was not breaking any law by negotiating the border dispute with Malawi on Lake Nyasa, including the 1964 AU resolution on the need by African countries to respect colonial borders, saying the AU clause did not stop anyone from pursuing a justifiable dispute.

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Bernard MembeForeign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Bernard Membe.

Speaking at the end of the two-day meeting organised by the African Forum of Former Heads of State and Government from the SADC, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Bernard Membe said claims by Malawi that Tanzania was against the resolution was totally uncalled for.

He said The 1964 AU declaration, famously referred to as Nyerere Doctrine on the Principle of State Succession, does not stop any country which is in dispute with its borders to pursue the matter as Tanzania was doing.

“At the moment we have more than 21 cases at the AU on border disputes, this signifies that countries must sit down and negotiate these issues. So the 1964 kind of declaration does not close the doors to resolve the border disputes by peaceful means.”

On the claims by Malawi that Tanzania was going against the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, quoting him as confirming that Tanzania does not hold even a drop of water in the lake Nyasa, the Minister said Tanzania’s position, is established on the principle of international law that unilateral statements made by senior political leaders are not legally binding upon the parties in respect of dispute at hand.

He said for Malawi to rely on the principle would not help them make a case since it was long established that in the border dispute like the one in lake Nyasa can not just be resolved by a unilateral statement made by political leaders.

He quoted a precedence established by the International Court of Justice in the boundary dispute between Burkina Faso and the Republic of Mali as it is reported in the ICJ reports of 1996 in para 40 is relevant in which it was ruled that no grounds to interpret the declaration made by Mali’s Head of State.

“Since no agreement of this kind of conclusion between the parties, the chamber finds that there are no grounds to interpret the declaration made by Mali’s head of state on the 11th of April 1975, as a unilateral act with legal implication in regard to the present case,” The Minister quoted the report.

He said therefore, Tanzania position was that boundaries are not affirmed by mere statements by senior government officials, saying they are negotiated and agreed by way of treaties, saying negotiation was a mandatory procedure.

Mr Membe was leading the Tanzania delegation to Maputo. He was accompanied by the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human settlements Development, Prof Anna Tibaijuka and the Attorney General, Frederick Werema. Former Mozambican President, Joachim Chissano is leading the African Forum of Former Heads of State and Government in the SADC, assisted by Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and Festus Mogae of Botswana.