Thursday, 30 August 2007

Wivu ktk Mapenzi!!!

Mara nyingi tunasikia habari ya mtu kumpiga mpenzi wake kwa ajili ya wivu. Mwanamke kasalimiwa na mwanaume mwingine, kibao! Mwanamke anapiga simu nyumbani kumwulizia mtu, mke anampiga na sufuria na mengine.
Lakini wakati mwingine wivu unazidi mpaka watu wanafanya maajabu.
Nimesikitika sana kusikia habari ya jamaa kujinyonga Gesti huko Tandika eti kwa vile mpenzi wake wa miaka 19 alikuwa na wapenzi wengi. Kitu gani kilimwingia marehemu Said Libonge mpaka kaamua kumchoma mpenzi wake kisu na yeye mwenyewe kujinyonga. Ni wivu au ugonjwa wa akili?Mimi sikuwepo bali nimesoma tu hiyo habari ya kusikitisha. Na huyo dada lazima atajiuliza mara mbili tatu kabla ya kuingia gesti na mwanaume au kuwa na mpenzi mwingine.Lakini nikikumbuka vituko wanavyofanya wapenzi kwa jina la wivu, nasikitika na nacheka.
Haya tuchukue kesi ya mama fulani aliyemkuta mume wake yuko kwenye shughuli ndani ya gari eneo ya Mbuyuni Dar es Salaam miaka ya tisini. Yule mama alidai kuwa alifungua mlango wa gari kamkuta mume wake yuko juu ya howara wake anapampu na alidai kuwa mambo yao yalikolea kiasi kuwa alikuwa anampiga mume wake aliyekuwa ameshusha suruali matakoni na hakusikia kitu. Kwanza mtu wa kawaida angebakia anashangaa mdomo wazi, au angekimbia kwa aibu. Lakini hapa huyo mama na wivu zake kaweza kufungua mlango wa gari na kuanza kumpiga mtu shughulini.
Haya nakumbuka kisa cha mama mwingine miaka ya themanini. Mume wake alienda na howara wake kwenye gesti Manzese. Yule mama alijua yuko chumba gani. Kitanda kilikuwa chini ya dirisha. Basi yule mama alikesha pale kwenye dirisha na walipoanza mambo yao, yule mama kafungua dirisha na kuwamwagia chupa ya tindi kali. Kwa vile walikuwa uchi wote waliungua vibaya!
Wivu jamani!
Nilivyokuwa nasoma Tabora Girls kuna dada fulani aliuliwa na mume wake. Sitamsahau yule dada. Alikuwa anakaa National Housing na mume wake, ndoa yao bado changa. Dada mwenyewe alikuwa mzuri kweli kweli. Mume wake alikuwa ni mwanajeshi mwenye cheo cha Kepiteni. Alikuwa mwembamba mwenye kipara. Kuna wenzangu walimuwa wanamvizia yule baba. Basi kuna siku yule baba alishikwa na wivu, kamfunga kamba mke wake na kumtia matambara mdomoni mwake kusudi asiweze kupiga kelele. Wanasema kuwa yule baba alimpiga raundi ya kwanza, kampiga raundi ya pili, kampiga raundi ya tatu mpaka yule dada kafa. Eti kapusuliwa bandama! Kisa cha kumpiga mke wake mpaka kafa kilikuwa eti alimwona anaongea na mwanume mwingine. Yule baba alihukumiwa kifo.
Kuna visa vingi, vya watu kuua au kuumiza wapenzi wao kwa jina la wivu.
Mimi mwenyewe nimeshikwa na wivu mara kadhaa lakini siyo kiasi cha kuua au kumwumiza mtu! Niwasimulimie kisa kimoja. Kuna jamaa nilikuwa nampenda sana. Lakini yeye hakunijali wala nini zaidi ya kusalimiana. Basi kuna siku nilimwona anakwenda kwenye deti mjini DSM na dada fulani! DUH! Nilijikuta naona kizunguzungu, Siwezi kusema, hasira zimejaa na nikaanza kulia! Watu waliniuliza nalia nini, nikashindwa kusema! Baadaye nikasema basi Mungu hakupanga niwe naye. Yaani nikikumbuka nacheka.

source: chemi's blog

Mwalimu J K Nyerere: Tribute

When we speak of great Africans and role models, an image of a smiling Nelson Mandela with those troubled but noble, yet kind shining eyes, comes to mind. Nelson Mandela is the chap that everyone wants to take a photo with. Twenty six years in jail for sticking his tongue at racial hatred, then stepping out of jail, waving a hand, smiling, saluting the world, forgiving…

Before Nelson Mandela there was Julius Kambarage Nyerere.But who is Nyerere?
Many do not recognise the name. Known in his time as Mwalimu, which means teacher in Swahili, Nyerere was born in 1922 and while still at Makerere University, Uganda, at the tender age of 21, started an association for the improvement of Africans. Those were colonial days. Two years passed. He wrote an essay: “The Freedom of Women.”His father, a tribal chief, had 22 wives. It was part of the “idea of moving towards freedom theoretically,” he told Dr. Ikaweba Bunting of the Internationalist magazine in one of his last major interviews in 1999.

On July 7th, 1954, Mwalimu Nyerere formed TANU which led Tanzania to independence. Here the idea of using Kiswahili as a unifying language was hatched and fundamental in keeping the peace as there are more than hundred tribes and languages in Tanzania.
“The only tribalism that exists in Tanzania is teasing each other.” Nyerere would say in one of his speeches, decades later.
Between all this he found time to translate two works of William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar and Merchants of Venice) to Kiswahili.Then came 1963...Significant moment.Nyerere, Haile Sellasie of Ethiopia and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana formed Organisation of African Unity (nowadays known as the African Union) in Addis Ababa.Those were tough times. Two years before, Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba had been murdered. A recent book by Ludo de Witte “Assassination of Lumumba” (Verso, 2003) claims that the then USA, President Eisenhower, sanctioned the CIA to hatch a plot to get rid of the Prime Minister.Soon the same sinister forces toupled Ghana’s Nkrumah in the infamous military coup of 1966. He died, sadly, in exile a few years after, while Emperor Haile Sellasie was assassinated in a 1975 coup.Nyerere was the only survivor…

In 1965 he forged the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar islands to form Tanzania.
1967 the Arusha Declaration was made official policy thus turning Tanzania towards self reliance. It’s major aim was to improve the lives of the poor peasants who form more than 80% of the working population through an ideology of “Ujamaa” or familyhood.
By 1979, Nyerere led Tanzanian army to topple dictator Idi Amin of Uganda. Amin’s terror had ended the lives of almost half a million of his own people and forced multitudes into exile. During the short war Nyerere’s own son, a pilot, was amongst the casualties.

Mwalimu Nyerere resigned in 1985 the second leader in Africa (other was Leopold Senghor of Senegal) to relinquish power willingly. He had wanted to do so much earlier but was requested to carry on by the ruling CCM party because of the economic hardships following Idi Amin's war post- 1980.

Nyerere is revered not just for his national contribution but what he did internationally. Between 1963 till the time of Mandela’s freedom from prison, in 1990, Tanzania was home to many refugees from neighbouring countries still under colonial rule or civil trouble. To this day, she still is. UN sources, quoted by New African magazine in 2002 claimed half a million refugees camping peacefully in Tanzania. Speaking at a business dinner in London on May 2005, the former Ambassador of Tanzania to the UK, Mr. Hassan Kibello said there were at least 1.2 million refugees in Tanzania.

After resigning Mwalimu had many respected roles, one being chair of the South to South Commission. That is why he visited Rio De Janeiro.This was an especially difficult time for Brazilians. A corrupt President Fernando Collor was in power. The following year Collor was to be impeached.Mwalimu insisted on relations between Southern countries, by showing us a book that had just come out. The publication, “Challenge to South”, he promised, would soon be in various languages.“Brazil is a South country. She should not only co-operate with the United Sates (which is wealthy) but take a leading position within Latin America; and also other parts developing countries, Angola, India, Mozambique, China…There is very little trade between South countries…”

During the question and answer session someone wondered how come Tanzania under Mwalimu had only one party? And what did he think of the recent surge of “multi-parties” in Africa?Mwalimu explained:“Democracy is not a bottle of Coca-Cola which you can import. Democracy should develop according to that particular country. I never went to a country, saw many parties and assumed that it is democratic. You cannot define democracy purely in terms of multi-partist parties…”Speaking immediately, Secretary Abdeas Nascimento, added, that “there are thirty parties in Brazil, but no democracy!”A big applause was heard from the audience

Few moments after the speeches I went over to Mwalimu.
“What are you doing here?” He chuckled. He had not expected to meet any Tanzanian in Brazil. At close range Mwalimu was like a regular guy, no airs, extremely warm, relaxed, very welcoming, no arrogance, no intimidation. They call such individuals charismatic. Meeting them is like winning the lottery. You feel refreshed for a long, long time.As we chatted local Brazilian photographer, Vantoen Pereira, snapped pictures.

Eight years went by.I was part of a long queue of mourners paying tribute to Mwalimu Nyerere’s coffin at London’s Westminster Cathedral. He had died of leukaemia aged 77.The mainstream press in the West did not say much. It made me wonder why do Africa’s bad guys get so much publicity while the good ones are unmentioned? There were brief shots from CNN and SKY plus a reasonable long narration by Euro-News television.“He was untainted by corruption…the only African leader…” something of the sort.
A unique decent report was by Channel Four’s Jon Snow, who remembered interviewing Mwalimu back in the 1970’s at the height of the Southern Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) conflict… “He tried to help his own people,” Snow recalled , “a rarity amongst African peers.”
I kept wondering, meantime, if Nyerere’s demise had been reported in the Brazilian media; and if so, by who. I also asked myself… how many from that day at Estaçio in June 1991, Rio De Janeiro, were aware of this remarkable man’s passing?

Source: Freddy Macha's blog

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retires

28/08/2007 11:55, Report by Press Department
Ole confirms retirement
After much deliberation and with deep sadness, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer today announces his retirement from his playing career.
The decision was reached after continuing problems with his knee injury. Ole will remain at the Club in a coaching capacity and will represent Manchester United as an official Ambassador.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "I would like to thank the Manager, the coaching and medical staff and most of all the supporters, who have supported me through my career. They have been fantastic and were a real inspiration to me when I was out injured.
"The support the fans and the staff showed me during that time was the main motivation for me making my comeback. I feel proud to have represented Manchester United for 11 years and have some very special memories.”
Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Ending your playing career is a sad day for anyone, in the case of Ole, he has 11 fantastic years he can look back on. "Ole has achieved everything a player could ever wish to achieve. He has been a great servant to the Club and has always remained a model professional in his responsibility as a player, in his demeanour and his manners have always been exemplary. Ole will hopefully go on to be a good coach.”
David Gill said: “Ole has provided us all with some exceptional memories during his time here at the Club."Nobody will ever forget his dramatic winner in Barcelona, but much more than that his dedication and professionalism make him one of the great role models in football. Ole will be dearly missed as a player, but will go on to serve the Club as an Ambassador and a valuable coach.”

Ole's United Honours
1. Premier League (6): 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07

2. FA Cup (2): 1999, 2004
3. UEFA Champions League (1): 1999
4. Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999
5. Community Shield (2): 1996, 2003

source: Man Utd's website

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Heinze's departure: Reds examine rivals' conduct

Reds examine rivals' conduct
Sir Alex Ferguson vows United will "not let Liverpool off" after opening an investigation into the Anfield club's conduct in the Gabriel Heinze affair.The Merseysiders' drawn-out attempt to sign Heinze ended this week when a three-man Premier League arbitration panel ruled against the player's claim that a letter signed by United chief executive David Gill permitted him to sign for Liverpool."We are looking at Liverpool's whole role in this," said Sir Alex on Friday. "We are not letting them off with it. That is what we are investigating." Asked whether it was a case of 'tapping up' Heinze, Sir Alex responded: "David Gill is working on it at the moment. We will get to the bottom of it and see how it comes out."Sir Alex insists he has no issue with Heinze, who eventually signed for Real Madrid."I've got no axe to grind with Gaby whatsoever. The issue without question is how much he listened to us rather than his agent. But his agent will make his few bob."Sir Alex also responded to two points made by Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez. The latter lambasted the Premier League panel's decision but Sir Alex said, "There was never any chance of winning that case, so Rafa clearly did not read the Premier League rules."Benitez also bemoaned Liverpool's share of early Saturday kick-offs. "It is disappointing stuff," said Sir Alex. "He talks about the fixtures... he should have seen our fixtures over the last two or three seasons."

Uwanja wa Taifa

Ni jambo la kujivunia sana kwa nchi yetu kujipatia uwanja wenye hadhi ya kimataifa. Naupongeza uongozi ktk serikali ktk kusimamia kidete sera ya michezo kwani bila uwanja murua michezo haiwezi kukua au kuvutia kizazi kipya cha wanamichezo nchini. Pia tuaweza kuomba na kuandaa mashindano makubwa kwa kuwa tuna miundombinun safi ambazo ni kigezo cha kupewa michezo yeynye hadhi ya juu.
Kutokana na umuhimu huo na sifa za uwanja wetu, ninayo machache ningependa kuyaweka hadharani ili wenye dhamana wna uwanja waweze kunisaidi au kuisaidia jamii nzima ya watamzania wenye dukuduku kama langu!
Bila shaka wahusika wataweza kunisaidia ktk kuondoa hili dukuduku.
Napenda kuanza kwa kuuliza kama uwanja wetu wa Taifa una sehemu ya biashara ya vinywaji na vyakula (kwa ndani) wakati wa mapumziko au kabla ya mechi kuanza. Natoa rai kuwa tujifunze kupitia wenzetu wenye viwanja vikubwa ktk sehemu mbalimbali duniani, mfano uwanja wa Wembley.
Wembley wanaingiza sana hela kwa biashara ya vinywaji (soda, juisi, maji baridi hata pombe) na vyakula kama chips, mayai, piza, burger, sausage n.k. Biashara hufanyika kabla mechi kuanza na wakati wa mapumziko au wakati wa matamasha mbalimbali yanayofanyika Wembley.
Ningependa kuona utawala wa uwanja wa Taifa wanaweka huduma kama hizi maana zitaingiza fedha nyingi sana mbali na viingilio vya mlangoni.
Hata hivyo kuwepo na kutokuwepo kwa huduma hizi kutategemea sana usanifu wa awali wa uwanja wenyewe. Pia itategemea kama wenye uwanja nao walihitaji huduma za kibiashara kujumuishwa ktk usanifu/ujenzi wa uwanja.
Ninapoutazama uwanja wa taifa ktk picha naona kama vile ni kwa ajili ya michezo tu na hakuna nafasi ya sehemu za biashara au kumbi za mikutano!
Kwa upande mwingine nina dukuduku au maswali ningependa kuwauliza wenye uwanja wa taifa.
Ningependa kuuliza kama utawala wa Uwanja mpya wa Taifa na halmashauri ya Manispaa Temeke wameshafanya majaribio ya kuutumia uwanja kabla ya mechi rasmi!
Mfano Wembley ulipokamilika ulihitaji leseni ya kuendesha mechi na matamasha kutoka halmashauri ya mji wa Brent ambapo uwanja upo.
Kabla ya kupewa leseni Wembley walitakiwa wafanye majaribio, na waliandaa mechi 2, ambapo watazamaji waliingia bure na watazamaji waliombwa waingie vyooni karibu wote (kuna vyoo vingi sana ndani ya wembley) na ku-flashi maji ya chooni kwa pamoja, ktk muda mmoja, ili ku'test' drainage ya maji machafu uwanjani, pia walikaa vitini na kuruhusiwa kurukaruka na kushangilia kwa vishindo.
Baada ya test hizo 2 ndipo maafisa wa Brent walikagua uwanja na kuridhika kuwa 'health and safety' standards/regulations zimezingatiwa na hivyo kutoa leseni.
Hapo ndio mechi za England vs Brazil n.k. zikafuata.
Ulinzi ktk uwanja pia ni muhimu sana hasa kwa kuhakikisha watazamaji hawaingii uwanjani na silaha au chupa za glasi ambazo zaweza kutumika kama silaha wakati wa harakati za kiushabiki.
Ulaya kuna utaratibu wa ulinzi na usalama ambao ni 'uniform' unatumika ktk viwanja vyote vya soka. Ni vizuri na sisi tujizatiti kuhakikisha vurugu tunazoziona ktk viwanja vya nje hazitokei kwetu, na kupunguza au kutokomeza kabisa vitendo vya kihuni uwanjani.
Mojawapo ya taratibu za viwanja vya ulaya kwa sasa ni kwamba vinywaji uwanjani huuzwa ktk glasi za plastic ambazo ni 'disposable'. Au vinywaji vinakuwa ktk chupa za plastic ambazo kabla shabiki hajaingia uwanjani ni LAZIMA afungue chupa na kuacha mfuniko ktk lango ambapo walinzi huvikusanya vifiko hivyo. Hii maana yake ni kwamba endapo fujo itatokea na chupa ya plastic isiyo na mfuniko ikatumika kama silaha haiwezi kuleta madhara kama vile ingekuwa imefungwa na kifuniko au kama ingekuwa ya glasi.
Utaratibu kama huu ni mzuri na muhimu sana, ndio maana napenda kujua kama huko kwetu kitu kama hiki kimefanyika ili kuepusha maafa yasiyotegemewa!!
Uwanja upate MOT kwanza kabla ya mechi na Msumbiji!
Jambo jingine ambalo mimi linanishangaza ni kuwa uwanja wetu utatumia nyasi za bandia! Kwa kweli Tanzania hatuna sababu ya kutumia nyasi bandia maana hali ya hewa nchini (climate) inaruhusu nyasi kukua kwa mwaka mzima!
Specifications nyingine ni za ajabu na hii inatokana na kutumia wasanifu wanaotokea nchi zenye mazingira na hali ya hewa tofauti na sisi!
Ndugu zangu ninavyojua ni kwamba kuna nchi ambazo ni za barafu, majangwa au viwanja vya ndani ambavyo mwanga wa jua haliingii kiwanjani hapo ndipo nyasi bandia hufikiriwa/kutumiwa.
Kwa taarifa tu ni kwamba nyasi bandia zinaathiri uchezaji mpira na ankles za wachezaji (rejeeni ripoti ya mechi ya Celtic vs. Spatak Moscow wiki iliyopita) au fuatilieni mechi ya Russia vs. England ambayo itafanyika ktk uwanja huo wenye nyasi bandia!
Mpaka sasa waingereza wanalalamika sana mechi hiyo kuchezwa ktk nyasi bandia.Hatuna sababu kutumia nyasi bandia jamani!Vitu vingine havina maana kuiga eee!
Na Mosonga 23/8/2007

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Mbagala population

This is the picture of Mbagala population in the context of the district (Temeke), Mainland and National figures.
For Temeke and Mbagala, household numbers and average columns in terms are added.

................male.................female ............Total .............

Mbagala population:
is 9.11% of the Temeke district population,
is 0.209% of the Mainland population, and
is 0.203% of the Tanzania population.

Male Female ratio:
Mainland: men: 48.91% female: 51.09%
Tanzania: men 48.92% female 51.08%
Temeke: men 50.45% female 49.55%
Mbagala: men 50.44% female 49.56%
In Temeke and Mbagala number of men is greater than female, while for Tanzania and mainland the opposite is true.

Analysis by Mosonga
Data according to 2002 Tanzania National Census.

Jenerali George Waitara kustaafu Septemba

Waitara astaafu
23 Aug 2007By Frank Mbunda
Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi Nchini, Jenerali George Waitara, anatarajiwa kustaafu kazi na kuagwa rasmi Septemba 17, mwaka huu. Habari za uhakika zilizopatikana jijini Dar es Salaam, zimesema kuwa maandalizi ya sherehe ya kumuaga kiongozi huyo yameanza katika kambi zote nchini. Aidha, imefahamika kwamba Septemba 4, Jenerali Waitara, atazungumza na askari wa mikoa ya Dar es Salaam na Pwani katika kambi ya Lugalo, ikiwa ni sehemu ya kuwaaga. Sherehe rasmi za kumuaga zinatarajiwa kufanyika katika kambi maarufu ya Abdallah Twalipo, Mgulani, jijini Dar es Salaam, na kuhudhuriwa na Rais Jakaya Kikwete. Nipashe imeshuhudia baadhi ya maeneo yakiendelea kufanyiwa marekebisho kwa ajili ya shughuli hiyo muhimu. Aidha, baadhi ya askari wa vikosi vya Dar es Salaam na Pwani wameanza kukusanywa kwa ajili ya mazoezi ya gwaride maalum la pamoja. Waziri wa Ulinzi na Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa (JKT), Profesa Juma Kapuya, hakuweza kupatikana kuthibitisha taarifa hizo. Jenerali Waitara anakuwa kiongozi wa sita kuliongoza jeshi hilo tangu lilipoanzishwa rasmi Septemba 1 mwaka 1964. Jenerali Mirisho Sarakikya, alikuwa wa kwanza kuliongoza Jeshi hilo, akifuatiwa na Jenerali Abdallah Twalipo, Jenerali David Msuguri, Jenerali Kiaro, Robert Mboma na Jenerali Waitara anachukua nafasi ya sita.
* SOURCE: Nipashe

Moto: Pasi zinachangia

Pasi chanzo cha vifo Dar - Tanesco
23 Aug 2007By Joseph Mwendapole
Shirika la Umeme Nchini (Tanesco), limesema uchunguzi wa moto uliounguza nyumba na kusababisha vifo vya watu watano, umeonyesha kuwa chanzo ni pasi ya umeme iliyoachwa bila kuzimwa. Pasi hiyo iliachwa katika kochi lililopo sebuleni katika nyumba hiyo maeneo ya Mbezi Mwisho usiku wa kuamkia Jumatatu. Taarifa iliyotolewa na shirika hilo jana ilisema uchunguzi huo umefanywa na wahandisi na mafundi wa shirika hilo. Ilisema baada ya pasi hiyo kuunguza kochi hilo, moto ulisambaa nyumba yote na kusababisha uharibifu mkubwa. Ilifafanua kuwa wataalamu wa shirika hilo na kikosi cha zimamoto waliofika eneo hilo baada ya moto kuzimwa, walikuta nyaya za pasi hiyo zikiwa bado ukutani na soketi ikiwa haijazimwa. Aidha, taarifa hiyo ilifafanua kuwa uchunguzi umebaini kuwa nyumba hiyo ilikuwa inatumia umeme unaotoka kwenye nguzo ambayo pia ilikuwa na nyaya zinazopeleka umeme kwenye nyumba zingine tatu za jirani. Hata hivyo, ilisema nyumba hizo hazikuathirika katika tukio hilo kwasababu lilihusu mtandao wa umeme kwenye nyumba moja iliyoungua. ``Endapo chanzo cha moto huo kingekuwa umeme wa Tanesco nyumba hizo zinazopata umeme kwenye nguzo hiyo pia zingeathirika,`` ilisema sehemu ya taarifa hiyo. Taarifa hiyo ilisema sio matukio yote ya kuungua kwa nyumba yanasababishwa na Tanesco na kwamba mara nyingi yanatokana na mishumaa, majiko ya mkaa na milipuko ya majiko ya mafuta ya taa. Taarifa iliwataka wateja wahakikishe kuzima pasi ama vifaa vya umeme vingine vya hatari wanavyotumia mara baada ya kumaliza kazi. Tanesco ilishauri kwamba kila baada ya miaka miwili au mitatu wateja watafute mkandarasi wa umeme mwenye leseni ili akague mfumo wa nyaya za umeme zilizotandazwa katika nyumba zao. Taarifa ilizidi kusema kwamba mfumo chakavu wa utandazaji wa nyaya za umeme unaweza pia kuwa chanzo cha ajali ya moto na kwamba umeme unapokatika wateja wanapaswa kuzima umeme ili unaporudi kusiwe na hitilafu.
* SOURCE: Nipashe

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Man United goalkeepers

United goalkeepers
Edwin van der Sar
Age: 36
Nationality: Dutch
Apps: 102

Tomasz Kuszczak
Age: 25
Nationality: Polish
Apps: 13

Ben Foster
Age: 24
Nationality: English
Apps: 0

Tom Heaton
Age: 21
Nationality: English
Apps: 0

Mwalimu J K Nyerere

'Hakuna umaskini mbaya kama umaskini wa mawazo... ni umaskini mbaya sana!'
Mwalimu J K Nyerere, 01/5/1995

'Njia ya kwenda jehanama imejaa tele nia njema ..'
Mwalimu J K Nyerere, 1994 (on hoja ya Tanganyika)

'Mtu mwenye akili akikuambia jambo la kipumbavu ukalikubali, anakudharau'Mwalimu J K Nyerere, 01/5/1995

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Heinze v Man Utd: Reds pleased with outcome

Reds pleased with Heinze outcome
Gabriel Heinze has lost his case to force through a move to Liverpool, after a Premier League arbitration panel ruled in United's favour on Tuesday.The 29-year-old left-back claimed that he should be allowed to move to Anfield - a transfer that has not been made since Phil Chisnal left for Liverpool in 1964 - because of a letter his advisors received from United which enabled him to join another club if his asking price was met.Heinze took legal advice after United rejected an offer from Liverpool for the Argentine international, but as the Premier League ruled on Tuesday, the letter was "unambiguous in that it envisages only an international transfer".The Premier League announced on Tuesday afternoon: "The Premier League panel has heard submissions of evidence from both parties and has ruled to dismiss the player's case."A United spokesman told "The Club is pleased that the panel has endorsed its case."In a two-day hearing on Monday and Tuesday, the panel concluded that "the nature and intention of the disputed 13 June letter, especially when taken in context of verbal discussions and Manchester United's transfer policy, was unambiguous in that it envisages only an international transfer."Furthermore the hearing finds the letter constitutes an 'agreement to agree', and did not create an obligation or binding agreement for the club to transfer the player to any particular club."In other words the letter is evidence of an intention to negotiate, both between the parties and with potential buying clubs, and not evidence of any intention to create legal relations."
source: manchester utd website

Biography: Tim Lovejoy and 6-0-6

Tim Lovejoy
Timothy Paul Lovejoy (born 28 March 1968), is a British television presenter, famous for his Saturday morning football programme on Sky Sports - Soccer AM - alongside co-host Helen Chamberlain. He is the father of twin girls, Grace and Rose and split from his wife in 2006.

Tim Lovejoy joined Planet 24 working as a researcher for The Big Breakfast, before going on to produce the show.
After the success of Soccer AM, Lovejoy gained his own radio show on London's Xfm before moving to Virgin Radio, where he briefly presented a Sunday afternoon show once a week .
Lovejoy has also hosted Tim Lovejoy and the Allstars, a show similar to TFI Friday, on Sky One, where he chatted with celebrities along with performances from a variety of bands, from the Manic Street Preachers to The Bees, and including the first TV performance by Babyshambles.
Lovejoy was the co-host of Fifth Gear on Five in 2006.
Lovejoy is now also presenting a Sunday morning TV programme on BBC2 called 'Something for the Weekend, mainly based on cooking but also showing clips of other programmes, and has features such as gadget round ups and cocktail mixing tips.
It was announced on 5 June 2007 that Lovejoy would be leaving Soccer AM after 11 years.[1]
Following his departure from Soccer AM, it has been announced that Lovejoy will be joining BB Radio Five Live as host of the Wednesday night edition of its football phone-in show, 606. He will also host the UK edition of Five's new Major League Soccer magazine show David Beckham's Soccer USA.
He is also a fan of Chelsea Football Club and Kansas City Wizards.

The BBC's 6-0-6 is a football phone-in, broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live throughout the football season. It covers topics relating to the current affairs of football in the United Kingdom. There are three shows most weeks, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday,with a Tuesday show usualy embedded for midweek cup and league matches each with a different presenter. These include Ray Stubbs who usually does Tuesdays, Manish Bhasin, DJ Spoony who usually does Saturdays, Mark Lawrenson, Alan Green, who has normally commentated on a game the same day, Mark Bright and Tim Lovejoy who now presents on Wednesday. As well as listeners phoning in, a selection of texts and e-mails to the studio are read out.
6-0-6's current theme tune is initially "Everybody" by Martin Solveig, followed immediately by an arrangement of Bohemian Like You from The Dandy Warhols.

Originally the programme was broadcast only once a week, on Saturdays after Sports Report. It gets its name from the (approximate) time the show starts on a Saturday evening - six minutes past six.[1] Its original host was Danny Baker (1991-1992, 1994-1997). David Mellor (1992-2001) presented 6-0-6 for much of the 1990s and early on in the 2000s and was for a long time its regular Wednesday evening presenter. Other previous hosts have included Richard Littlejohn (1997-2002), Dominik Diamond, Adrian Chiles (2001-2006) and Jonathan Pearce (2002-2003).

6-0-6 Online Forum
In addition to the phone-in programme, there is also an online version of 6-0-6 in the form of an Internet message board, although in June 2006 the site was forced to close due to the large amount of web traffic and forum threads.
This lead to the BBC changing the way that the 606 messageboards work, which was controversal and lead to some members boycotting the 606 messageboards altogether.
Now Football, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Snooker, Motorsport and all other Sports have messageboards embedded into 606.

source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shirikisho A/Mashariki: Rais akubaliana nasi

Habari juu ya kuahirisha uharakishwaji wa Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki nimezipokea kwa furaha leo.

Mimi binafsi nimekuwa mstari wa mbele ktk kupinga uharakishwaji huu. Pia ninayo furaha kuwa hata Mkuu wetu wa nchi Mheshimiwa Rais Jakaya Kikwete na serikali yake wamesikiliza vilio cha watanzania walio wengi na kuvifanyia kazi.

Maoni yangu kuhusu kupinga uharakishwaji wa Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki yanapatikana ktk blog mbalimbali hasa ya klh news kama nilivyochangia mwezi Desemba 2006. Wakatimwingine mijadala yetu ilikuwa mikali, lakini nafurahi kuwa watanzania walio wengi wameongelea hoja ambazo nami nilikuwa nazitilia mkazo.

Nimekuwa pia nikiwaunga mkono baadhi ya watanzania wanaochangia ktk vyombo vya habari (magazeti) nchini, mathalani mwanasiasa mkongwe mstaafu Mheshimiwa Herman Kirigini na ndugu Makwaia wa Kuhenga (mwandishi wa habari mzoefu na mwendesha kipindi cha Je Tutafika? cha channel Ten) juu ya mapungufu yaliyopo ktk uundwaji wa shirikisho. Baadhi ya makala hizo zinapatikana ndani ya blog hii.

Kwa mara nyingine tena natoa pongezi kwa serikali yetu kwa kuwasiliza wananchi wake na kuyafanyia kazi mawazo yao kikamilifu na bila mizengwe!!

Na Mosonga

Msomi awafagilia JK, Museven
21 Aug 2007By Haji Mbaruku, Jijini
Mhadhiri wa Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam, Professa Haroub Othman amepongeza uamuzi wa wakuu watano wa nchi za Afrika Mashariki kuheshimu maoni ya wananchi waliopinga kuharakishwa kuundwa kwa Shirikisho la kisiasa katika nchi hizo. Professa Haroub amesema ni vyema Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki likaenda hatua kwa hatua na sio kuharakisha. Amesema ni vyema shirikisho likaanza na umoja wa forodha, sarafu moja, soko la pamoja na kisha shirikisho la kisiasa. Alikuwa akihojiwa na kituo kimoja cha redio Jijini Dar es Salaam, wakati akitoa maoni yake kufuatia kukataliwa kuharakishwa kwa shirikisho hilo. Professa Haroub ambaye pia ni mtaalam wa masuala ya sheria za kimataifa, amesema kupewa nguvu kisheria kwa nchi za Burundi na Rwanda kutasaidia kuongeza utulivu katika nchi hizo zilizokuwa katika mauaji ya kimbari kwa muda mrefu. Akasema hata hivyo katika dunia ya sasa, ni umoja pekee ndiyo unaoweza kusaidia kukuza uchumi wa nchi za Afrika Mashariki na wala sio vinginevyo. Katika kamati ya maoni kuhusu kuharakishwa kwa Shirikisho la kisiasa la Afrika Mashariki, asilimia 76 ya Watanzania walilikataa shirikisho hilo wakati asilimia 70 ya waganda walikubali na 76 Wakenya walikubali. Marais watano wa Afrika Mashariki majuzi wamekubali kutoharakishwa kwa Shirikisho la kisiasa na kuamua kazi hiyo ianze mwaka 2012.
* SOURCE: Alasiri

Shirikisho `No`
21 Aug 2007By Novatus Makunga, PST Arusha,
Wakuu wa nchi zinazounda Jumuiya ya Afrika ya Mashariki wamesitisha hatua ya kuharakishwa kwa uundaji wa Shirikisho la kisiasa la Jumuiya hiyo na kutaka kwanza kukamilika kwa hatua za awali ambazo ni soko la pamoja na sarafu moja. Wakuu hao walifikia maamuzi yao baada ya kukutana katika kikao cha faragha cha zaidi ya saa nne na baadaye ndipo walipoanza kikao cha sita cha dharura cha wakuu wa nchi za Jumuiya hiyo kilichofanyika katika hoteli ya Ngurdoto iliyopo nje kidogo ya mji wa Arusha. Akisoma maamuzi hayo, Katibu Mkuu wa Jumuiya ya Afrika ya Mashariki, Balozi Juma Mwapachu, alisema kuwa wakuu hao walisema ni vyema kwanza hatua hizo mbili zikakamilika kabla ya kufikia hatua ya mwisho ambayo ni kuwa na shirikisho la Kisiasa. Balozi Mwapachu alisema kuwa wakuu hao waliagiza sekretariati ya Jumuiya ya Afrika ya Mashariki kuweka mkakati wa kuharakisha hatua ya Soko la Pamoja mapema zaidi kabla ya mwaka 2012 na baadaye kuingia katika hatua ya kuwa na sarafu ya pamoja, hatua ambayo itahitimisha kwa kuunda shirikisho la kisiasa la Afrika ya Mashariki. Alisema mkakati huo unatakiwa kuwasilishwa kwao katika kikao kijacho cha wakuu wa nchi. “Wakuu wameonelea kuwa kuna umuhimu mkubwa wa kuhamasisha, kuelimisha na kuwa na utashi wa kisiasa kwa wananchi wa eneo la Afrika ya Mashariki na pia wanaona umuhimu wa kuwa na shirikisho la kisiasa wakati huu ambapo tunakamilisha hatua hizi za awali,” alisema Balozi Mwapachu. Maamuzi hayo yanahitimisha mchakato wa ukusanyaji wa maoni ya wananchi wa nchi hizo tatu ambapo kwa upande wa Tanzania, asilimia 76 ya waliotoa maoni walikataa uharakishwaji wa shirikisho la kisiasa huku kwa upande wa Uganda asilimia 76 wakikubali na Kenya asilimia 70 nao wakikubali. Mkataba wa uanzishwaji wa Jumuiya ya Afrika ulisainiwa Novemba 30 mwaka 1999 na kuanza rasmi Julai 7 mwaka 2000, ukilenga kuingia katika utaratibu kwa kuanza na kuanzishwa kwa Umoja wa Forodha, Soko la Pamoja, Sarafu ya Pamoja na hatimaye Shirikisha la kisiasa. Hivi sasa Jumuiya ipo katika ngazi ya Umoja wa forodha. Aidha Balozi Mwapachu alisema kuwa katika mkutano huo wakuu hao walifanyia marekebisho mkataba wa uanzishwaji wa Jumuiya ya Afrika ya Mashariki ambapo sasa nchi za Rwanda na Burundi zinakuwa na nguvu ya kisheria katika kuingia katika majadiliano mbalimbali. Kwa upande wa nchi kuingia kama kundi moja katika mazungumzo ya kujadiliana ushirikiano wa kiuchumi unaofahamika kama EPA na Umoja wa Ulaya wakuu hao waliagiza mawaziri wanaohusika kukutana na kuchambua masuala ya kiuchumi kuhusiana na mpango huo. Mkutano huo wa sita wa dharura wa wakuu wa nchi za Afrika ya mashariki ulihudhuriwa na marais Mwai Kibaki wa Kenya, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wa Uganda, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete wa Tanzania, Paul Kagame wa Rwanda, wakati Burundi iliwakilishwa na makamu wa kwanza wa rais Bw. Ntisezerana Paul.
* SOURCE: Nipashe

EAC leaders freeze fast-tracking plan
21 Aug 2007By Adam Ihucha, Arusha
The Heads of the East African Community partner States have resolved to freeze the idea of fast-tracking the envisaged regional political federation, insisting that the gradual integration process should move along the lines of the original `roadmap`. In a joint communiqué read on their behalf by EAC Secretary General Juma Mwapachu at the end of their one-day Summit at a tourist lodge 30 km from here yesterday, the leaders unanimously agreed that the five nations’ economic, political and other links should run in phases until the ultimate goal of having a political union is achieved. ``There is a need to mobilise and deepen sensitisation on political integration and stimulate greater political will to promote deeper economic integration and lock-in gains achieved from economic cooperation,`` reads part of the communiqué from the Summit, held at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda chaired the Summit, which was also attended by host President Jakaya Kikwete, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Burundi Second Vice President Gabriel Ntisezerana. The five leaders were also unanimous on the need to move expeditiously towards establishing a common market and a monetary union by 2012 before seeing how to have the envisaged political federation. With their common stand coming against the backdrop of qualified support from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for the idea of fast-tracking the setting up of the federation, they cautioned that the roadmap idea should not be undermined. According to Mwapachu, 97 per cent of respondents in Tanzania, 76 per cent in Uganda and 70 in Kenya want political federation but have warned against its being rushed. The Summit directed that the governments of newly admitted EAC member States Burundi and Rwanda undertake national consultations to gauge the people`s views on the establishment of an EA political federation. They also ordered the two countries to speed up the process of integrating fully in the EAC Customs Union. The EAC customs union began by setting common external tariffs for goods entering the region in January 2005 and is due to move towards a common market and a monetary union modelled on the European Union by 2012. It was also agreed at yesterday’s Summit that the EAC secretariat explore the possibility of achieving the threshold of the Customs union earlier, before developing a strategic framework for fast-tracking the establishment of a common market and a monetary union for consideration by the regional Council of Ministers and the next Summit. The Summit further ordered the secretariat to quickly propose an East African Industrial and Investment strategy supported by an institutional decision-making authority, with a view to promoting equitable industrial development in the region. With regard to the way the EAC should take in negotiating an EAC economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with European Union as a bloc, it was resolved that modalities of doing so gainfully be devised. The Summit also endorsed amendments to some provisions in the treaty establishing the EAC, as a way of facilitating the effective participation of the two new partner states in the Community`s various organs and institutions. Summit chairman Museveni said the history of humankind proved that nothing can be achieved without integration, adding that it was high time Africa faced the reality. Economic analysts predict that businesspersons and investors in EAC member states will be whetting their appetite following the recent admission of Burundi and Rwanda into the Community. Up for grabs will be an expanded region of 1.9 million square kilometers with a combined population of over 110 million people and a combined Gross Domestic Product of over US$41 billion. The two countries’ accession was formalised during the EAC’s Fifth Extraordinary Summit in Kampala and means that, like founding member States Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda have since this July 1 been participating in the Community’s deliberations not as observers but as fully-fledged members. This came about after the Presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania signed Treaties of Accession to the eight-year-old bloc in respect of the two new member States. “The accession of Rwanda and Burundi to the East African Community treaty following their admission into the Community last November completes a missing link for our region,” noted President Kibaki, who was also the outgoing chairman of the EAC Head of State Summit. “The two countries are geographically, culturally and economically connected to this region, and we are therefore pleased to work closely with them in furthering the objectives of our community,” he pointed out, as he handed over the chair to President Museveni after the Summit. The admission of Rwanda and Burundi into the EAC is one of the most memorable moments for EAC since President Museveni and former presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi of Tanzania and Daniel arap Moi of Kenya reached a landmark decision in 1993 to renew regional integration by launching the East African Cooperation. In 1999 President Museveni and former presidents Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania and Moi signed the Treaty that transformed the East African Co-operation into the new-look East African Community, the first one having collapsed under political and other differences 30 years ago.
* SOURCE: Guardian

Shirikisho Afrika Mashariki kutoharakishwa
Na Glory Mhiliwa, Arusha WAKUU wa nchi zinazounda Jumuia ya Afrika Mashariki kwa pamoja wamefikia uamuzi wa kutoharakishwa kwa Shirikisho la kisiasa la Afrika Mashariki. Hatua hiyo ilifikiwa jana jijini hapa, kutokana na maoni ya wananchi wengi wa Tanzania, Kenya na Uganda, ambapo asilimia kubwa imekataa uharakishwaji huo. Wakuu wa nchi zote kwa kauli moja walisema Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki litakwenda kulingana na mipango, badala ya kuharakishwa. Wananchi walio wengi walikubali Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki lakini wakataa kuharakishwa. Akitoa uamuzi uliofikiwa jana na marais watano huku kwa Rwanda na Burundi ikiwa ni mara ya kwanza kushiriki, Mwenyekiti wa marais hao Rais Yoweri Museveni wa Uganda, alisema Shirikisho litakuwapo baada ya kukamilika kwa michakato ya soko la pamoja. Rais Museveni alisema kwa sasa wakuu wote kwa pamoja wamekubaliana uongozi wa Jumuia ya Afrika Mashariki chini ya Katibu Mkuu wake, Balozi Juma Mwapachu, kuhakikisha kuwa hadi mwaka 2010 soko la pamoja liwe limeimarishwa. Alieleza kuwa pia Jumuia inatakiwa kuhakikisha kuwa ifikapo mwaka 2012 sarafu ya pamoja ambayo itakuwa ikitumiwa kwa nchi zote tano mchakato wake pia uwe imekamilika. Katika mkutano huo, wakuu hao walikubali mapendekezo ya mawaziri wa viwanda biashara na uhusiano wa Afrika Mashariki kubadilisha baadhi ya vipengele vya mkataba wa uundwaji wa Shirikisho. Baadhi ya vipengele vilivyobadilishwa vya mkataba ni kinachoeleza kuwa muswada wowote wa Afrika Mashariki usainiwe na marais watatu. Aidha kipengele hicho kilichokuwa kinawawezesha marais watatu kusaini muswada wa Afrika Mashariki sasa watakuwa watano baada ya wawili wa Rwanda na Burundi kuongezeka. Pamoja na hilo, pia wakuu hao mkataba mpya wa wabunge utazihusisha nchi mbili mpya za Rwanda na Burundi badala ya tatu tu za awali. Kwa uamuzi wa wakuu hao, sasa Jumuia ya Afrika Masharikiinatakiwa kuhakikisha kuwa ifikapo mwaka 2012 sarafu moja itumike na soko la pamoja liimarishwe. Soko la pamoja linatazamia kuanza rasmi mwaka huu ambapo baadhi ya mikakati yake imekwishaanza kufanyiwa kazi.
Tuma kwa Rafiki

source: majira
Mtaa wa Lugoda, Eneo la Gerezani, Simu:2118381,2119893 Faksi:2128640, 2118382,

Monday, 20 August 2007

Kujiajiri: Napenda watu wenye ubunifu kimaisha

Mimi binafsi nina kiu kujikita katika maisha ya kujiajiri na ninafurahi sana ninapowaona watu wengine ktk nafasi zao wakifanya shughuli zao binafsi kujiletea kipato kimaisha.
Mhe Ditto amenipa changamoto kwa mawazo yake hapa chini. Pia mzee Reginald Mengi nae ni mfano wa kuiga. Alianza maisha kwa kujaza wino ktk mirija ya kalamu za wini maarufu kama 'Epica' pale Pugu Road (siku hizi ni Nyerere Road) enzi hizo nikiwa nasoma elimu ya msingi, miaka ya 1980. Leo hii Mzee Mengi amepiga hatua kubwa sana kimaisha na kibiashara.
Na Mosonga.

Dito sasa muuza asali
20 Aug 2007By Lucas Raphael, PST Tabora
Aliyekuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Tabora, Bw. Ukiwaona Ditopile Mzuzuri, ameamua kuwa mfanyabiashara wa asali, baada ya kupoteza nafasi ya ukuu wa mkoa kutokana na kukabiliwa na kesi ya mauaji.
Hivi sasa Bw. Ditopile yupo mjini hapa akiishi katika nyumba ya kulala wageni, ambapo inaelezwa kuwa ananunua asali na kuisafirisha jijini Dar es Salaam na kisha kuiuza.
Bw. Ditopile alimweleza Mwenyekiti Mtendaji wa Makampuni ya IPP, Bw. Reginald Mengi aliyetembelea mkoani hapa mwishoni mwa wiki kwamba ameamua kuwa mfanyabiashara ili kukabiliana na ukali wa maisha.
Alisema baada ya kukaa kwa muda mrefu bila kujishughulisha na kazi yoyote ameona ni bora afanye biashara hiyo ili aweze kujipatia kipato yeye na familia yake.
`Mhe. Mengi karibu sana Tabora kwenye mito ya asali, iliyojaa neema. Kama unasikia nchi ile ya ahadi nchi ya Kanani ndio Tabora kwa hiyo karibu sana,` alisema Bw. Ditopile.
Aidha Bw. Ditopile aliwataka vijana kuwa wabunifu wa biashara kabla ya kwenda katika taasisi zinazojishughulisha na kazi ya kutoa fedha ya mikopo kwa wajisiriamali kwa ajili ya kuanzisha biashara.
Hata hivyo haikuweza kufahamika mara moja iwapo, Bw. Ditopile ameamua kurejea Tabora kufanya makazi yake ya kudumu au la. Baadhi ya watu, hususani vijana mjini hapa wamekuwa wakimshangilia huku kila mmoja akitaka ashikane naye mkono wakati akiwa katika matembezi yake.
* SOURCE: Nipashe

Vyuo vya juu vyatakiwa kubuni mitaala ya ajira
20 Aug 2007By Mariam Samiji, PST Dodoma
Waziri wa Sayansi , Teknolojia na Elimu ya Juu, Profesa Peter Msolla, amevitaka vyuo vya elimu ya juu kubuni mitaala inayokidhi soko la ajira la ndani na nje ya nchi. Kadhalika amesema iwapo wataanza mitaala na kuona kuwa haina manufaa kwa ajira za wanafunzi hakuna haja ya kuendelea kufundisha kozi zake. Alitoa ushauri huo kwa wanajumuiya wa vyuo vya elimu ya juu vya Mkoa wa Dodoma alipovitembelea mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita. Aliongeza kuwa changamoto kwa vyuo vya elimu ya juu ni kubuni mitaala ambayo itakidhi mahitaji ya jamii katika soko la kazi na sio wanafunzi kuhitimu na kuhangaika mitaani bila kuwa na cha kufanya. Alisema itakuwa haileti picha nzuri maana wanafunzi wanahitimu kozi waliyosomea lakini inakuwa ni vigumu kupata ajira ndani na nje ya nchi. Aliwashauri wakuu wa vyuo kufuatilia mwenendo wa wanafunzi mara wanapomaliza vyuo ili kuona wameishia wapi na endapo wamepata ajira ni muhimu zaidi kufuatilia utendaji wao na kufahamu jinsi wanavyofanya kazi. Waziri huyo alitembelea Chuo Kikuu cha Dodoma (UDOM), Chuo cha Mipango na Maendeleo Vijijini na Chuo cha Mtakatifu Johns. Akiwa UDOM alipongeza uongozi na kusema ameridhishwa na hali ya ujenzi inayoendelea chuoni hapo kwani hatua iliyoofikiwa ni kubwa pamoja kwamba imeanza kwa muda mfupi. Kwa wanajumuiya wa Chuo cha Mipango, Waziri alisema asasi za elimu ya juu kwa sasa zinakabiliwa na changamoto kubwa na kuwataka wahadhiri kufanya kazi kwa bidii na kwa ubunifu.
* SOURCE: Nipashe

Saturday, 18 August 2007

'Avoid luxury, save and invest back home'

It is a good idea to save and invest back home.
People living abroad do contribute a lot to our nation's economy by creating jobs to people at home. They simply do that by creating small projects which do not need big capital to establish and run. Also those with big investments capital do make their mark.
People might be thinking that it takes millions of shillings to make something happen but in my own view, anything however small it is, can make a big difference!
Any project initiated at home will create a job opportunity to at least one person, who will end up supporting respective families and the society as a whole.
VP's call has come at a right time and should be supported by actions.
By Mosonga

Shein: Avoid luxury, save and invest back home
18 Aug 2007By Lusekelo Philemon
The Vice President, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, has underlined the need for Tanzanians living abroad to make savings for investment back home. He said the government has created excellent conditions for all those intending to do so, adding that the security of such investments was guaranteed. Speaking at the official reopening of the CRDB Bank`s Vijana Branch in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, the Vice President said for years Tanzanians living outside the country were reluctant to remit their money back home “on the lame excuse of risks`. `I can assure you that the government has long devised fail-safe security mechanisms in financial institutions throughout the country and therefore call upon our fellow Tanzanians abroad to refrain from that negative attitude of old. They should come in with their money, assured that it will be safe,` he stated, adding that the investments would assist the families of those remitting the money as well as the country’s social and economic development. Dr Shein also commended the bank for introducing what is known as Tanzanite Account specifically for foreign-based Tanzanians, saying the move had made the international transfer of their money far easier than was previously the case. `Before this account was launched, Tanzanians abroad could not transfer their earnings home because the financial policies of some countries barred them from doing so. The introduction of this special account will help them to introduce several developmental projects in the country,` he said. The Vice President used the opportunity to call on Tanzanians living abroad to make enough savings from their earnings there for the good of the country’s economy. `They should refrain from living lavishly and instead save for the benefit of their families and the country at large because nation building calls for collective responsibility (by all Tanzanians),` he said. He also challenged financial institutions in the country to find ways of reducing interest rates on loans extended to small entrepreneurs, saying: `There is a need for financial institutions to seriously embark on the agricultural sector because that is the backbone of our economy. The institutions should plan to provide small farmers and other entrepreneurs with soft-term loans,` he added. For his part, CRBD Managing Director Charles Kimei said the understanding and cooperation between the bank, its customers and the larger public had contributed immensely to the bank`s `enviable achievements over the years it has been in business`. `We have been trying hard to provide our customers with quality services and are now one of the leading banks in Africa in terms of extending loans to farmers,` he said. Dr Kimei confirmed that security in financial institutions in the country has improved much in recent years, noting that “the development has enhanced our customers’ trust and confidence in us”.
* SOURCE: Guardian

Mbagala: Habari mbalimbali

Mitaa ya Mbagala Dar kuboreshwa
SERIKALI ipo mboni kuboresha maeneo ya Kata za Charambe, Mbagala Kuu na Mbagala chini ya mpango wa UN Habitat, Bunge limeelezwa.
Hayo yalisemwa na Naibu Waziri wa Nchi Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa, Celina Kombani wakati akijibu swali bungeni jana.
Alisema serikali katika jiji la Dar es Salaam inatekeleza mpango wa miji bila makazi holela unaofadhiliwa na UN Habitat na kuwa mpango huo ni wa kitaifa.Celina alisema jijini Dar es Salaam, mpango huu ulizinduliwa na Waziri Mkuu Edward Lowassa, Mei mwaka huu na umeanza kutekelezwa ambapo awamu ya kwanza serikali imefanikiwa kuboresha maeneo 16 katika kata za Manispaa za Ilala,Temeke na Kinondoni.
Alisema katika awamu hiyo, serikali iliboresha barabara za maeneo hayo kwa kiwango cha lami na changarawe, imejenga viziba vya taka, vyoo na mifereji.
Naibu Waziri aliongeza kuwa katika awamu ya pili, serikali itaboresha maeneo 14 katika manispaa hizo na kwamba kata za Charambe, Mbagala Kuu na Mbagala zimejumuishwa.

Celina alisema Halmashauri ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam kwa kushirikiana na wadau mbalimbali inatekeleza mipango ya kuboresha makazi katika maeneo yaliyojengwa bila mpango maalum unaolenga kuondoa adha kwa wananchi.
Alitaja mipango hiyo kuwa ni mradi wa kuboresha miundombinu kwa kushirikisha wananchi ulio chini ya Halmashauri ya Jiji la Dar es Salaam na unafadhiliwa na Benki ya Dunia ambapo Kata za Charambe, Mbagala na Mbagala Kuu zitaingizwa katika awamu ya nne.
Alisema mradi mwingine ni wa kurasimisha mali za wanyonge ambao unahusisha utoaji wa leseni za nyumba zilizojengwa maeneo yasiyopimwa na mradi wa upimaji wa viwanja 20,000 unaotekelezwa na Wizara ya Ardhi, Nyumba na Maendeleo ya Makazi.
Aliongeza jiji la Dar es Salaam kwa kushirikiana na Manispaa za Kinondoni, Ilala na Temeke limeandaa mpango mkakati wa kuboresha makazi holela na miundombinu na kuwa katika kutekeleza mpango huo, tayari ramani za matumizi ya ardhi kwa Dar es Salaam zinaandaliwa na zitakamilika mwezi ujao.Celina aliyasema hayo kufuatia maswali yalioulizwa na Mwinchum Msomi (Kigamboni-CCM).

Chanzo: Gazeti laUhuru

Friday, 17 August 2007

Maandamano ya CHADEMA

Soo la Zito:Tibaigana sasa ahaha
17 Aug 2007By Emmanuel Lengwa, Jijini
Lile sakata la Mbunge machachari wa Chadema aliyesimamishwa na Bunge juzi juzi, Mheshimiwa Zitto Zuberi Kabwe limemchanganya Kamishna wa Polisi wa Kanda Maalum ya Dar es Salaam, mzee mzima, Alfred Tibaigana. Mkanganyiko huo unatokana na barua tatu tofauti ambazo Kamishna Tibaigana amelimwa na chama cha Chadema zote zikiomba kibali kwa ajili ya kufanya maandamano kesho Jijini. Kwa kauli yake mwenyewe, Kamishna Tibaigana ameliambia gazeti hili leo asubuhi kuwa mambo ya akina Zitto yamemchanganya akili kwa sababu ametumiwa mibarua mitatu tofauti na sasa hajui awaelewe vipi.
Chama hicho kimepanga kufanya maandamano kesho ambayo yatahitimishwa kwa mkutano wa hadhara pale kwenye viwanja vya Jangwani, ambapo Mbunge huyo machachari aliyesimamishwa kuhudhuria shughuli za bunge hadi Januari, Bw. Zitto Kabwe atauelezea umma kilichomsibu Bungeni.
``Barua zote hizo kila moja inataja sehemu tofauti ambayo maandamano yataanzia, huku zikiwa zimesainiwa na mtu mmoja…sasa mimi siwaelewi,`` amesema Kamishna Tibaigana. Amesema moja ya barua hizo inasema maandamano yataanzia Mnazi Mmoja, nyingine inasema yataanzia Ubungo na nyingine haisemi mahali yatakapoanzia,`` akafafanua.
Kufuatia kujikanganya huko, Kamishna Tibaigana amesema amemuandikia barua mtu aliyesaini barua hizo ili aende ofisini kwake wajadiliane kabla ya kutoa uamuzi wa kuwapa kibali hicho.
``Nimemuita Bw. Erasto Tumbo ambaye amesaini barua hizo zote kwa niaba ya Katibu Mkuu aje ofisini…akija tutajadiliana na ndio nita-react kwao,`` akasema Kamishna Tibaigana. Maandamano hayo yaliyopangwa na CHADEMA, yanaungwa mkono na vyama vingine vitatu vya upinzani vya NCCR Mageuzi, TLP na CUF.

Kwenye kilele cha maandamano hayo, Mhe. Kabwe ambaye sasa anaitwa shujaa, anatarajiwa kuhutubia wananchi na kumwaga hadharani mambo yote yaliyopelekea kupigwa `stop` kujihusisha na shughuli za Bunge.

Pia Katibu Mkuu wa chama cha wananchi, CUF, Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad anajipanga `kumwaga` siri kibao kuhusu mazungumzo ya muafaka wa Zanzibar yaliyokuwa yakiendelea baina yake na Katibu Mkuu wa , CCM, Luteni Mstaafu Yusufu Makamba. Maandamano hayo yamepangwa kuanza kesho saa 4:00 asubuhi, na kuhitimishwa kwa mkutano wa hadhara utakaoanza saa 6:00 mchana kwenye viwanja vya Jangwani.
* SOURCE: Alasiri

Bado sijapata yale majadiliano ya Bungeni juu ya hoja ya mhe. Zitto. Na hii adhabu ya miezi minne (4) wameifikiaje; ni kwa nini iwe ya miezi 4 na sio mwezi mmoja au miwili?
Hili tukio la kusimamishwa Mhe. Zitto linanikumbusha yaliyomkuta mhe. George Galloway MB wa Bethnal Green, London wa chama cha RESPECT, ambaye naye alisimamishwa kazi (House of Commons) kwa siku 18.

George Galloway response to 18 days suspension, 17/07/2007
"Once more and yet again I have been cleared of taking a single penny or in any way personally benefiting from the former Iraqi regime through the Oil for Food programme or any other means. The Commissioner's report states that unequivocally no less than six times. The Commissioner further states that it would be a "travesty" to describe me as a "paid mouth-piece" and that my actions on Iraq stemmed from "deep conviction." This is therefore an argument about the funding of a political campaign to lift non-military sanctions on Iraq, which killed one million people, and to stop the rush to a war which has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands more. The Committee appear utterly oblivious to the grotesque irony of a pro-sanctions and pro-war Committee of a pro-sanctions and pro-war Parliament passing judgment on the work of their opponents, especially in the light of the bloody march of events in Iraq since this inquiry began four years ago. They describe that as questioning their integrity and bringing Parliament into disrepute. The House would do well to honestly calibrate exactly how its reputation on all matters concerning the war in Iraq stands with the public before deciding who precisely has brought it into disrepute. After a four year inquiry - costing a fortune in public funds - the report asks me to apologise for not registering consistently the Mariam Appeal I established (the Commissioner concedes that I did so, but randomly) and for using House of Commons resources allocated to me to campaign against the policies of those now sitting in judgment on me. The Committee of MPs acknowledges that "had these been the only matters before us, we would have confined ourselves to seeking an apology to the House." However, in a surprisingly thin-skinned rejoinder, the MPs complain that because I questioned their impartiality and made trenchant criticisms of evidence and witnesses (which, incidentally, they don’t attempt to refute in most cases) I am to be suspended for 18 days. I reiterate that the Commissioner is right to state that he found no evidence that I benefited personally in any way from any Iraqi monies and moreover I never asked any of the Mariam Appeal's donors - the King of Saudi Arabia, the Emir of UAE, or Fawaz Zureikat, the chairman of the Appeal - from where they earned the wealth from which they made donations to a campaign to end sanctions and war." George Galloway MP


Thursday, 16 August 2007

Tovuti zangu

Temeke: Census 2002

Census Results in Brief 2002
Male 16,427,702
Female 17,156,905
Total 33,584,607

Male 482,619
Female 502,006
Total 984,625

Male 16,910,321
Female 17,658,911
Total 34,569,232.

Population by Sex, Number of Households andAverage Household Size

..................... ..............Population (Number)................Household
Ward/Shehia.......Type......Male........Female.....Total........Number.....Av. Size
District Total ...................389,245... 382,255 ..771,500 ...187,609 ....4.1
1 Kigamboni......Urban.... ..18,929...17,772......36,701 .......8,858 ....4.1
2 Vijibweni .......Rural .........2,650..... 2,547........5,197....... 1,287 .....4.0
3 Kibada .........Rural......... 1,597......1,708 ......3,305 ..........863 .....3.8
4 Kisarawe II...Rural ..........2,256......2,007 .....4,263 .......1,132.......3.8
5 Somangira ....Rural ..........5,599 .....5,200......10,799 .......2,725 ......4.0
6 Kimbiji .......Rural ..........1,943......1,730 .......3,673 ..........837 .......4.4
7 Mbagala ....Urban....... 35,455 ....34,835..... 70,290 .....17,483 .......4.0
8 Chamazi.......Mixed......... 4,110 ......4,203........ 8,313 .......2,198 .......3.8
9 Yombo Vituka.Urban....... 30,337 ....29,638...... 59,975..... 14,112 ......4.2
10 Charambe ...Urban .......40,997 ....42,404 ......83,401 .....19,849 .......4.2
11 Toangoma...Mixed ..........6,612......7,029..... 13,641 ........3,224 ......4.2
12 Miburani .....Urban ........20,761 ....20,415 .....41,176........ 9,179 .......4.5
13 Temeke .....Urban ........14,040 ....13,808..... 27,848........ 6,976....... 4.0
14 Mtoni .......Urban ........24,516 .....23,436.... 47,952 ......12,001 .......4.0
15 Keko ........Urban ........17,199 .....15,050 ....32,249........ 8,112........ 4.0
16 Kurasini .....Urban .........17,129 .....17,372 ...34,501........ 8,331......... 4.1
17 Azimio .......Urban......... 30,693......30,489....61,182 ......15,692.........3.9
18 Tandika ....Urban......... 21,219 ......20,795 ...42,014 ......10,585........ 4.0
19 Sandali .....Urban ..........19,993 ......19,143 ....39,136....... 9,885....... 4.0
20 Chang'ombe.Urban .......9,626 ........9,826 ....19,452 .......4,787 ........4.1
21 Mbagala Kuu .Urban... 35,051 ......34,772 ....69,823 ....16,340 .......4.3
22 Makangarawe .Urban. 21,157 .......21,175.... 42,332 .......9,733....... 4.3
23 Pemba Mnazi ..Rural .....2,632 ........2,558 ......5,190 .......1,199 .......4.3
24 Mji Mwema ....Rural ......4,744........ 4,343....... 9,087 ......2,221....... 4.1


Temeke, Dar

Temeke District is the southernmost of three districts in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with Kinondoni located to the far North of the city, and Ilala being located in the downtown of Dar es Salaam. To the East is the Indian Ocean and to the South and West is the Coastal region of Tanzania.
The 2002 Tanzania National Census reports that the population of Temeke District is 768,451. The area is 786.5 km².

The Temeke District is administratively divided into 3 divisions and 24 wards. The following is a list of Temeke's wards:
Pemba Mnazi
Yombo Vituka

Temeke Municipal Council
The Lord Mayor: Hon Yakoub Municipal
Director: Mr. Iddi A. NyundoProgramme
Coordinator: Ms. M. Lupala
Address: Box 46343 Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 22 2851054
+255 22 2851635
Fax: +255 22 2850640

Internet Bongo

Tarehe August 14, 2007 7:40:00 PM EAT, Mtoa Maoni: Anonymous
Michuzi na wadau,Naomba mnieleweshe, hivi huduma za internet Bongo zinaletwa hadi majumbani siku hizi? Ni maeneo gani yanapata huduma home au ni Dar yote? Kwa bei gani/mwezi?

Big brother Africa

Mbongo atia aibu
15 Aug 2007By Amour Hassan
Mwakilishi wa Tanzania katika jumba la Big Brother Africa II, Richard Bezuidenhout, 25, alivaa kimini na sidiria katika onyesho la vipaji na kuonywa na Big Brother kuwa ataadhibiwa vikali kama ataendelea kubishana na bosi wa jumba hilo (Big Brother mwenyewe) katika matukio mawili tofauti ya wiki ya kwanza ya shindano hilo. Richard, ambaye alianza ushiriki wake kwa kujitenga na wenzake hadi kuanza kuandamwa na `meseji za sms` za watazamaji zinazopitishwa kwenye TV, ambazo hata hivyo washiriki hawazioni wakidai kuwa `anaboa` na atolewe kwa vile anaonekana kummisi mkewe, alionywa na Big Brother katika siku ya tano ndani ya jumba hilo baada ya kuitwa katika chumba maalum cha maswali cha `Diary Room`. Katika siku za kwanza, Richard alikuwa akibishana na Big Brother kila alipoitwa katika chumba hicho, lakini siku hiyo Big Brother ambaye haonekani na husikika sauti tu, alimuonya akimwambia: ``Uko katika jumba la Big Brother, na Big Brother ndiye anayetunga sheria, hakuna maafikiano. Kama utaendelea na tabia yako utaadhibiwa vikali.`` Awali, Richard alipoitwa katika chumba hicho aliambiwa na Big Brother kuwa ameitwa humo kwa habari mbili - moja njema na moja mbaya. Akaanza kwa kumpa habari mbaya, ambayo ni onyo hilo na kisha akampa habari njema ambayo ni pongezi ya siku yake ya kuzaliwa ambapo alikuwa akitimiza umri wa miaka 25 na akampa na keki ya `bethidei` iliyopambwa kwa mishumaa ambayo alirejea kuizima na kufurahi pamoja na wenzake 11 ndani ya jumba hilo. Tukio la kuvaa sidiria na kimini, lilikuja katika siku ya saba ndani ya jumba hilo ambayo ilikuwa ni Jumamosi ambapo washiriki wote 12 walitakiwa kuandaa jambo la kuonyesha kipaji walichonacho. Mshiriki Jeff, 23, kutoka Kenya alielezea uwezo wake wa kutunga vitabu na kimwana mwakilishi wa Uganda Maureen, 27, alicheza ngoma ya asili na kupiga msamba wakati Mtanzania alitoa kituko kilichomuweka katika wakati mgumu kwa kupanda stejini akiwa na kimini na viatu vya mchuchumio. Akaanza kusema ``haijalishi nini mtu amevaa, daima atabaki kuwa vile alivyo.`` Kisha akavua shati alilokuwa amevaa akabaki na sidiria na kimini na akasema: ``Kwa mfano mimi nitabaki kuwa mwanaume hata kama nimevaa hivi. Najivunia kuvaa hivi niwapo nyumbani kwangu na mke wangu.`` Jaji Randall aliyekuwa akitoa maoni pamoja na jaji wa kike Marlouw, alimwambia Richard: ``Ikiwa kwa wiki tatu tu umeshadata hivyo, sijui itakuwaje baada ya miezi mitatu.`` Na jaji wa kike Marlouw alimwambia:``Nilikuwa nakuamini kuwa wewe ni mwanaume mwenye mvuto zaidi kwenye jumba hili lakini leo umeniangusha.`` Mjadala huo haukuishia hapo kwani baadaye usiku wakati Richard akipiga stori za kawaida na memba wenzake wa jumba hilo alijikuta katika wakati mgumu na kulazimika kujitetea kuwa yeye si shoga. Mwakilishi wa Malawi Code Sangala, ambaye katika vipaji yeye aliimba wimbo wa kienyeji akipiga na gita lake ambalo hulitumia kuwaburisha wenzake katika jumba hilo, alimkomalia zaidi Richard ambaye hadi alianza kuwa mnyonge. Alimwambia: “Usikitetee kitendo chako cha kuvaa sidiria, kimini na viatu vya mchuchumio kwamba ni cha kawaida… si cha kawaida kwa wengine kama mimi. Wewe unasema mkeo hakushangai nyumbani kwako ukivaa hivyo, lakini kama rafiki yangu wa kike angeniona mimi nimevaa hivyo, angeshangaa sana kwamba `he huyu amekuwaje tena?``. Jumapili ijayo washiriki wataanza kutajana wenyewe kwa wenyewe kupendekeza majina mawili ya watakaopigiwa kura ya kutoka katika jumba hilo ambalo linamulikwa kwa kamera 28 zilizotapakaa kila kona kwa saa 24 zote za siku. Mshindi atapatikana baada ya siku 98 na atajizolea kitita cha dola 100,000 ambazo ni sawa na zaidi ya shilingi milioni 130 za Kitanzania. Miaka minne iliyopita wakati shindano hilo lilipofanyika kwa mara ya kwanza, Tanzania iliwakilishwa na Mwisho Mwampamba aliyefikia hatua ya fainali kabla ya kuzidiwa kete kidogo na kimwana Mzambia Cherise Makubale. Richard, mzaliwa wa Ilala, ana mke mzungu raia wa Canada mwenye umri wa miaka 28 na ni mshiriki pekee miongoni mwa washiriki wa Big Brother II aliye katika ndoa.
* SOURCE: Alasiri

Taarifa: Muafaka CCM na CUF


Tarehe 7 Agosti, 2007, Mwenyekiti wa Chama cha Civic United Front (CUF), Profesa Ibrahim Lipumba alitoa tamko la kuelezea kukwama kwa mazungumzo ya muafaka kati ya Chama chake na Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Katika tamko hilo, Profesa Lipumba alielezea nia yake na ya Chama chake ya kujiondoa katika mazungumzo hayo ifikapo tarehe 15 Agosti 2007.
Napenda kukumbusha kwamba chimbuko la mazungumzo yanayoendelea sasa ni ahadi niliyoitoa kwa Watanzania wakati nilipohutubia Bunge tarehe 30 Desemba, 2005. Niliahidi kuwa nitakuwa tayari kuchukua hatua za kutafuta ufumbuzi wa mpasuko wa kisiasa Zanzibar. Kwa ajili hiyo, nilielezea nia yangu ya kusaidia kuanzisha na kuwezesha mjadala juu ya mustakabali wa kisiasa Zanzibar.
Ahadi hiyo niliitoa kwa dhati ya moyo wangu nikiamini kwamba hakuna tofauti zozote za kisiasa na kijamii katika nchi yetu au baina yetu au katika jamii zetu ambazo haziwezi kumalizwa kwa njia ya mazungumzo. Imani hiyo bado ninayo leo na nitaendelea kuwa nayo daima.Ilichukua muda kwa mazungumzo baina ya CCM na CUF kuanza. Hii ilisababishwa na haja ya kufanya mashauriano mapana baina na miongoni mwa wadau wa pande zote husika ndani ya Chama cha Mapinduzi na wenzetu wa CUF.
Mashauriano haya yalichukua muda kidogo zaidi ndani ya CCM kwa sababu utamaduni na mfumo wetu wa demokrasia ndani ya Chama cha Mapinduzi unatuwajibisha kuwa na mashauriano mapana na ya kina katika ngazi mbalimbali za uongozi na vikao vya Chama.
Nafurahi kuwa kazi hiyo ilikamilika vizuri na tukafikia maelewano ya dhati kuwa CCM ifanye mazungumzo na CUF.Baada ya hapo, Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa ya CCM ilimuagiza Katibu Mkuu wa CCM kuwasiliana na Katibu Mkuu wa CUF na kumuomba akubali kushiriki katika mazungumzo baina ya vyama vyetu. Tulifarijika sana kwamba baada ya maombi hayo ya CCM wenzetu wa CUF walikubali kukaa pamoja nasi katika meza ya mazungumzo.Tarehe 17 Januari, 2007, Makatibu Wakuu wa vyama vya CUF na CCM wakakutana na mchakato wa mazungumzo ukaanza. Baada ya kikao hicho cha mwanzo, kila upande ukaunda timu yake ya kushiriki katika mazungumzo hayo.
Tarehe 01 Februari, 2007 Kamati yetu ya Pamoja ilifanya mkutano wake wa kwanza ambapo walikubaliana kuwa jambo la mwanzo la kufanya ni kwa kila upande kutengeneza mapendekezo yake ya mambo unayotaka yazungumzwe, yaani yawe kwenye Ajenda ya Mazungumzo. Baada ya hapo yalifanyika majadiliano mazuri na katika mazingira ya kidugu, ajenda ya pamoja ya mazungumzo ikatengenezwa.
Ajenda hiyo ilikuwa na mambo matano makubwa kama ifuatavyo:
1. Uchaguzi Mkuu wa Zanzibar wa Oktoba 30, 2005 na taathira zake;
2. Usawa na haki katika kuendesha siasa;
3. Masuala ya utawala ya Serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar;
4. Njia za kuimarisha mazingira ya maelewano ya kisiasa na uendeshaji wa uchaguzi huru na wa haki Zanzibar; na,
5. Utaratibu wa kutekeleza Programu ya Utekelezaji wa Makubaliano yatakayofikiwa katika mazungumzo haya.
Tangu mazungumzo haya yaanze mwezi Januari mwaka huu, Kamati yetu ya Pamoja imefanya vikao 12 na wametumia siku 43 za mazungumzo. Pia Makatibu Wakuu nao wamekutana mara mbili kutafuta ufumbuzi wa yale mambo yaliyohitaji kufanywa nao. Tulikubaliana kuwa mazungumzo ya msingi yatafanywa na Kamati lakini pale ambapo Kamati itakwama Makatibu Wakuu waingilie kati kutoa mwongozo. Ukweli kwamba wamekutana mara mbili tu ni dalili kwamba mambo yanakwenda vizuri.
Hatua kubwa imefikiwa na mafanikio ya kuridhisha yamepatikana. Kuna mambo kadhaa makubwa na ya msingi ambayo pande hizi mbili zimekwishakubaliana. Katika ajenda tano za mazungumzo, ajenda tatu, yaani ajenda ya Usawa na Haki katika Kuendesha Siasa, Masuala ya Utawala ya Serikali ya Mapinduzi Zanzibar, na Njia za Kuimarisha Mazingira ya Maelewano ya Kisiasa na Uendeshaji wa Uchaguzi Huru na wa Haki Zanzibar, zimejadiliwa na pande zote mbili zimefikia maelewano mazuri.Kwa upande wa ajenda ya kwanza inayohusu Uchaguzi Mkuu wa Zanzibar wa Oktoba 30, 2005 na Taathira Zake, mazungumzo yamefanyika na maelewano yamepatikana kwa mambo kadhaa.
Yapo mambo mawili matatu ambayo bado maelewano hayajafikiwa. Hatuna budi tuendelee kuyazungumza mpaka tutakapopata maelewano ya pamoja. Jambo moja kubwa ambalo wawakilishi wa vyama vyetu bado wanaendelea kujadiliana na ambalo bado halijakamilika ni lile linalohusu namna ya kutengeneza mazingira yatakayowezesha vyama vya siasa Zanzibar, hususan CUF na CCM, kuishi na kuendesha shughuli zao kwa pamoja katika hali ya maelewano na mazingira ya amani na utulivu.
Mazungumzo kuhusu kipengele hiki yamechukua muda na muafaka bado haujafikiwa. Kwa maoni yangu imekuwa hivyo kwa sababu ya umuhimu wake na umakini unaotakiwa katika uchambuzi wa hoja na kufikia uamuzi. Katika mazungumzo kuna mambo rahisi yanayochukua muda mfupi kujadiliwa na kufikiwa makubaliano na kuna mambo magumu yanayochukua muda mrefu. Huu ndiyo uzoefu wa vyama vyetu katika mazungumzo tuliyofanya huko nyuma na hata kwa mazungumzo haya.
Kwa sababu hiyo, sisi wa upande wa CCM, hatudhani kama tumefikia mahali pa kusema kuwa mambo yameshindikana na hivyo mazungumzo yavunjike. Hatujafikia hatua hiyo hata kidogo. Ni maoni yangu na ya Chama cha Mapinduzi kuwa tuendelee kuzungumza na kila upande uboreshe hoja zake za kuushawishi upande mwingine. Tupo kwenye mazungumzo kwa ajili hiyo. Tupo kufanya hivyo. Naamini kwamba, kama ambavyo tumepata maelewano katika maeneo mengine ambayo yalikuwa magumu, hata kwa haya yaliyobakia hatimaye tutaafikiana.
Wahenga walisema: “Penye nia pana njia”. Maadam sote nia tunayo, jawabu muafaka kwetu sote na kwa nchi yetu tutalipata.Nawasihi wenzetu wa CUF wasijiondoe kwenye mazungumzo haya na badala yake tuendelee kuzungumza. Tunazungumza kwa sababu tuna tatizo tunalolitafutia ufumbuzi. Kuacha kuzungumza si jawabu kwani tutakuwa tunaacha kulipatia ufumbuzi tatizo linalotusibu sote.
Tutarudi kule tulikokuwa, yaani kwenye uhasama, shutuma zisizoisha, kubaguana, kutozikana na hata kutosalimiana au kuchekeana. Tutaendelea na utamaduni mbaya wa kuzifanya tofauti zetu za kisiasa kuwa ni chanzo cha uadui, chuki na hivyo kuhatarisha amani, utulivu na umoja wa taifa letu na watu wake.Ni kweli, mazungumzo ni lazima yawe na ukomo. Na sisi wote tungependa yafikie mwisho wake mapema inavyowezekana.
Lakini, ukomo wa mazungumzo ni lazima utokane na ridhaa ya pamoja ya pande zote na hasa kwamba ajenda zote zimepata nafasi ya kujadiliwa kwa kina na maelewano yamefikiwa. Ukomo wa mazungumzo usiotokana na hayo ni kuahirisha tatizo litakalokuja kujitokeza na kutudhuru wote siku za usoni. Shabaha yetu katika mazungumzo haya ni kupata ufumbuzi wa kudumu na endelevu kwa matatizo yanayotukabili katika uwanja wa kisiasa nchini.
Tunafanya yote hayo ili kujihakikishia amani, utulivu, mshikamano na umoja wa taifa letu na watu wake vinaendelea kuwepo daima dumu.Napenda kumaliza kama nilivyoanza kwa kukumbusha kwamba mazungumzo haya yametokana na ahadi yangu na ya CCM. Ahadi hiyo ni ya dhati na niliitoa kwa kujiamini na kwa kuamini kuwa hii ndiyo njia pekee iliyo bora kuliko zote ya kushughulikia tofauti zetu.
Kwa msingi huo, ningependa na CCM ingependa kuona mazungumzo haya yanaendelea na yanazaa matunda tunayoyatarajia sote. Nawasihi wenzetu wa CUF tuungane kuhakikisha tunafanikiwa. Tusikubali mazungumzo yavunjike kwani gharama ya kuvunjika kwa mazungumzo haya ni mbaya na haina maslahi kwa taifa letu na watu wake. Itahatarisha amani na utulivu wa nchi yetu.
Ikulu, Dar es Salaam.
14 Agosti, 2007

source: Chemi's Blog

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Man Utd Results 2007/08

12 August 2007 Reading H k.o.1600BST Draw 0 - 0

15 August 2007 Portsmouth A KO19:45BST Draw 1-1, Scholes

19 August 2007 Man City A KO13:30BST Lost 0-1

26 August 2007 Tottenham H KO16:00BST Win 1-0, Nani

01 September 2007 Sunderland H k.o. 17:15 W 1-0, Saha

Monday, 13 August 2007

Man United: First Team 2007/08, Goals

1. Van der Sar
2. Neville
3. Evra
4. Hargreaves
5. Ferdinand
6. Brown
7. Ronaldo
8. Anderson
9. Saha: 1
10. Rooney
11. Giggs
12. Foster
13. Park
14. Heinze
15. Vidic
16. Carrick
17. Nani: 1
18. Scholes: 1
20. Solskjaer (retired!)
21. Dong
22. O'Shea
24. Fletcher
26. Bardsley
27. Silvestre
28. Pique
29. Kuszczak
32. Tevez
33. Eagles
34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45.
46. Martin

Prevention of Corruption and Combating Act of 2007: Recommendations

Corruption law formally challenged
13 Aug 2007By Guardian Reporter
Media stakeholders have presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Social Welfare and Community Development their reservations on the weakness of a clause in the Prevention of Corruption and Combating Act of 2007, which they say infringes on freedom of the press. The stakeholders want section 37 (1) of the Act, which prevents the media or individual persons from reporting alleged offences under investigation by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau, to be struck off. They have presented their recommendations under the umbrella of the Coalition for Advocacy for Freedom of Information and Expression, which includes the Media Council of Tanzania, Media Owners Association, Tanzania Media Women Association and Legal and Human Right Centre. Others are Tanzania Gender Network Programme, TANLET, MISA-TAN, Nola and Tanganyika Law Society The recommendations were submitted in Dodoma last week to House Committee Chairperson Jenista Mhagama. In their recommendations, the stakeholders said implementation of the Act would largely affect journalists who were the main stakeholders. The Act doesn`t describe procedures that are to be followed to make officials of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau responsible when they announce or publish cases or names of people under investigations. `It will therefore be very difficult for any person, including journalists, to know that a particular issue is under investigation,` they added. They further stated that ordinary people would be denied the right to give information and it would be difficult for PCCB itself to get information on people who were engaged in corrupt practices for the fear that at the end of the day, the informants would be taken to task. `The Act also prohibits Members of Parliament from discussing people they suspect have been involved in corruption. This is a bad indicator to good governance, built in democracy and human rights,` they said. They further said the way it is at the moment, the Act tries to conceal people allegedly involved in corruption. `It is true that, a person involved in corruption scandal is not a good person to Tanzanians. He is supposed to be known to the public so that the government should take immediate action to deal with that person,` the media stakeholders added in their recommendations. The media stakeholders said that instead of restricting the media from reporting people under investigation, the law should make it an offence for PCCB officials to disclose the identity of a person being investigated. They said that the role of the media was vital. There was thus no need for unnecessary limitations. They retaliated that the war against corruption could only succeed if there was collective effort between the government and the public `Implementation of this Act is an impediment to PCCB efforts to scale down corruption,` they said. Early this month, media stakeholders who met in Dar es Salaam decried the section, saying it defeated the whole concept of investigative journalism. The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act of 2007 became operational last month.
* SOURCE: Guardian

Tanzania: General Info

The United Republic of Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa between longitude 29o and 41o East, Latitude 1o and 12o South.
The United Republic of Tanzania was formed out of the union of two sovereign states namely Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Tanganyika became a sovereign state on 9th December, 1961 and became a Republic the following year. Zanzibar became independent on 10th December, 1963 and the People's Republic of Zanzibar was established after the revolution of 12th January, 1964. The two sovereign republics formed the United Republic of Tanzania on 26th April, 1964. However, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is a unitary republic consisting of the Union Government and the Zanzibar Revolutionary Government.
Tanzania is the biggest (land area) among the East African countries (i.e. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). Tanzania has a spectacular landscape of mainly three physiographic regions namely the Islands and the coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau; and the highlands. The Great Rift Valley that runs from north east of Africa through central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic view of the country. The country has the largest concentration of wild animals. It also has pristine sandy beaches and Africa’s highest and snow-capped mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is home to the world famous National Parks and Game Reserves of: Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, Gombe Stream, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mikumi, Arusha, Ruaha, Saadani, Udzungwa Mountains, and Mkomazi Game Reserve. Other Game Reserves include: Amani, Kigosi, Lukwika-Lumesule, Maswa, Monduli Mountains, Msangesi and Ugala.
Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital and major sea port for Tanzania Mainland and it serves neighbouring land-locked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda, as well as Eastern DRC. Other sea ports include Zanzibar, Tanga, and Mtwara. Because of its geographical and locational advantage, Dar es Salaam Port presents itself as the gateway into East and Central Africa. Furthermore, this renders Tanzania as a logical investment destination for investors.
Year 2005 General Elections: Since attaining political independence in 1961, Tanzania has held without fail Presidential and Parliamentary Elections (general elections) after every 5 year period. Following results from the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections held on 14th December, 2005, the 4th President of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was sworn into office on 21st December, 2005 for a five-year term of office. Since 1985, Tanzania has followed a two term limit for the Presidency. President Kikwete’s campaign slogan was “New Vigour, New Zeal, and New Speed: Promoting Better Life for all Tanzanians”. The majority of Tanzanians have been inspired by this and have rallied strongly behind the President. The country enjoys political stability and all former Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Prime Ministers live in Tanzania and are accorded respect. On 25th June, 2006 President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was elected Chairman of the ruling political party (CCM) by its General Congress.
Economic Policy Stance: The Government of Tanzania under the leadership of HE President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (popularly referred to as JK) is committed to the pursuit of sound, consistent and predictable macro-economic policies with low inflation. The policy stance is one of building on the foundations and successes of the 3rd Phase Government (November 1995 - December 2005) and scaling-up implementation and policy targeting more effectively and efficiently with “New Vigour, New Zeal, and New Speed”. Promotion of good governance, adherence to the rule of law, promotion of private sector development and opening-up new areas with high economic potential are some of the key issues of the 4th Phase Government. Expansion of investments, job creation, export expansion, value addition chains and scaling-up on human capital development are consequent and complementary actions within the policy stance.
One of the key areas of policy focus is promotion of sustained and shared economic growth. The 4th Phase Government is committed to pursuing pro-investment and pro-growth policies. Moreover, the Government is committed to promotion of public-private sector partnership and in this regard, the public and private sectors meet under the umbrella of the Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), a forum of policy dialogue and consultation between the public and private sectors. Academia, research institutions, NGOs, CSOs and others, are also engaged in dialogue via a number of other forums such as the Public Expenditure Review (PER) designed to promote wider participation in policy discussions. Tanzania has a vibrant national consultative process that cements national unity and social cohesiveness, which ultimately contribute to promoting peace, security and stability, attributes that are important for a conducive investment climate. With such attributes, coupled with its vast natural resurces base, geographical and locational advantage, a large domestic market and a labour force, Tanzania is an ideal investment destination. We welcome FDIs, we welcome tourists and we also welcome joint ventures and public-private partnerships.

Iringa Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Daudi FeruziMunicipal Director: Mr Abubakar Midello [Mobile +255 741 236594/+255 748 331032]Programme Coordinator: Mr. G. A. MwakalukwaAddress: 162 IringaTel: +255 26 2702201 Fax: +255 26 2702201E-mail:Website:

Mbeya Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. A. S. KapwigaMunicipal Director: Mr. M. W. Kabwe Programme Coordinator: MR Philip MwakyusaAddress: Box 149 MbeyaTel: +255 25 2502372 Fax: +255 25 2504390E-mail: dmmc@twiga.comWebsite:

Morogoro Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Francis KayenziMunicipal Director: Mr. A. A. P. MagekaProgramme Coordinator: Mr. A. ChumaAddress: Box 166 MorogoroTel:E-mail:Website:

Moshi Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Lucas TarimoMunicipal Director: Mr. Joel Mabula Shimba Programme Coordinator: Mr. Robert KanoniAddress: 318 MoshiTel: +255 27 2752906 E-mail:Website:

Mwanza City CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Bihondo LeonardMunicipal Director: Mr Paul BaruatiProgramme Coordinator: Mr. Alfred LuandaAddress: Box 1333 MwanzaTel: +255 28 2501375/2834 Fax: +255 26 2500785E-mail:

Tabora Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Peter D. LembeliMunicipal Director: Mr. Hassan B. MwanzikuProgramme Coordinator: Mr. Edward A.M. OtienoAddress: Box 174 TaboraTel:+255 26 2604315 / +255 26 2606088 Fax: +255 26 2604835E-mail: mkurugenzimanispa@taboraonline.comWebsite:

Zanzibar Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Municipal Director:Programme Coordinator: Mr Sheha MjajaAddress: Box 4240 ZanzibarTel:E-mail:Website:

Temeke Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon Yakoub Municipal Director: Mr. Iddi A. NyundoProgramme Coordinator: Ms. M. LupalaAddress: Box 46343 Dar es SalaamTel: +255 22 2851054 +255 22 2851635 Fax: +255 22 2850640E-mail:Website:

Ilala Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Abuu H. JumaaMunicipal Director: Mr. John M. LubuvaProgramme Coordinator: Ms. D. MwasyogeAddress: Box 20950 Dar es SalaamTel:+255 22 2180409 +255 22 2128805 Fax: +255 22

Kinondoni Municipal CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon LondaMunicipal Director: Mr. Edgar H. BeregeProgramme Coordinator: Ms A. TeshaAddress: Box 31902Tel: +255 22 2170923/173 Fax: +255 22 22172951E-mail:Website:

Dar es Salaam City CouncilThe Lord Mayor: Hon. Kleist SykesMunicipal Director: Mr. Wilson MukamaProgramme Coordinator: Mr. Julius MairaAddress: Box 9084Tel: +255 22 2123551/8 Fax: +255 22 2125589E-mail: citydirector@intafrica.comWebsite:

source: The Sustainable Cities Programme Tanzania,

Friday, 10 August 2007

Umbea, unafiki na majungu ndani ya Reading!!!

Kufuatia habari na matangazo kuwa African Stars wanatarajiwa kufanya ziara London, Uingereza hivi karibuni, mdau mmoja mkazi wa mji wa Reading ametoa wito kwa waandaaji wa maonesho ya Twanga pepeta kuwa wafike pia Reading kutoa burudani:
'London pekee haitoshi, waje pia Reading kuna washabiki kibao!'

Wadau wa LONDON wamjibu mdau wa Reading:
Tarehe August 9, 2007 11:24:00 PM EAT, Mtoa Maoni: Anonymous
hello, anon wa 11:36 Twanga pepeta wataishia London, usiwashushe hadhi, hawawezi kuja Reading, huko ni Uswahilini sana,,nasikia kuko kama Manzese tu, umbea, udaku, kusutana, kuibiana mabwana na mabibi n.k nasikia mpaka kurogana pia,shuti kwa waganga wa kigambia eti,,mmh,,kila la kheri na hivi ticket za bongo sikuhizi bei chee, Qatar mtakuwa mnawafuata waganga wa jadi , kama walioko Reading hawawatoshi.

Tarehe August 9, 2007 11:28:00 PM EAT, Mtoa Maoni: Anonymous
Reading ndio nini? aah, kule Manzese kwa mfuga mbwa eeh, ooh kweli lazima washabiki muWe wengi, kwa maana wote waswahili tu, shule hammalizi, nyumbani hamuwezi kurudi kuwasabahi ndugu zenu,,mmeshakuwa Big brother Reading, mikoba mmeichoma moto, MMEJILIPUA, Ufuateni Mugongomgongo London, KAMA MNAYO NAULI....

source: issamichuzi blog

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Yanga yatinga fainali Tusker

Yanga yatinga fainali Tusker
09 Aug 2007By Somoe Ng’itu, Mwanza
Timu ya soka ya Yanga jana ilitinga fainali ya michuano ya Tusker baada ya kuisukumiza nje Tusker ya Kenya kwa kuichapa kwa penati 4-2, baada ya kutoka sare ya 1-1 katika muda wa dakika 90. Yanga ikicheza kwa kujiamini zaidi ndio iliyokuwa ya kwanza kupata bao katika dakika ya 37 kupitia kwa mchezaji wake wa kimataifa Wisdom Ndlovu kuunganisha kwa kichwa mpira wa adhabu uliopigwa na Amir Maftaha. Pamoja na kupachikwa bao hilo wachezaji wa Tusker hawakukata tamaa, ambapo katika dakika ya 60 waliongeza mashambulizi langoni mwa Yanga na kusawazisha katika dakika ya 69 baada ya mshambuliaji mwenye kasi wa Tusker Adam Hassan kuwazidi ujanja mabeki wa Yanga na kufanikiwa kuachia shuti kali lililotinga wavuni. Timu hizo zilimaliza dakika 90 zikiwa zimefungana 1-1 na ndipo sheria ya penati tano tano ilipotumika, ambapo Yanga ndio ilifanikiwa kupenya. Katika penati hizo Yanga ilikuwa ya kwanza kupiga kupitia kwa mchezaji wake Thomas Mourice akifuatiwa na Amri Kiemba, Fred Mbuna na Wisdom Ndlovu ambao wote walifunga isipokuwa Credo Mwaipopo alipiga pembeni penati hiyo. Kwa upande wa Tusker ni James Mlinga na Abuu Yusuph walipiga nje penati zao, huku Edward Kanga na Allan Wanga wao walifanikiwa kuzizamisha penati zao. Kwa matokeo hayo Yanga sasa itakutana na timu ya Mtibwa Sugar ya Turiani katika mchezo wa fainali utakaochezwa keshokutwa, ambapo Mtibwa imefanikiwa kuingia hatua hiyo baada ya kuichapa timu ya Prisons ya Mbeya kwa 2-1.
* SOURCE: Nipashe

Ndoa: tuulizane maswali kwanza?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Kabla ya Kufunga ndoa uliza maswali haya 20!

Nimeona haya maswali Lakini jamani hivi kweli Bongo watu wakianza kuulizana maswali haya watu watafunga ndoa kweli? (

You may think that you and your fiancé have talked about everything...but have you discussed the issues that will make your marriage work? Author Susan Piver reveals the questions you and your partner should answer before you say "I do."

Question 1:
What percentage of our income are we prepared to spend to purchase and maintain our home on a monthly or annual basis?

Question 2:
Who is responsible for keeping our house and yard cared for and organized? Are we different in our needs for cleanliness and organization?

Question 3:
How much money do we earn together? Now? In one year? In five years? Ten? Who is responsible for which portion? Now? In one year? Five? Ten?

Question 4:
What is our ultimate financial goal regarding annual income, and when do we anticipate achieving it? By what means and through what efforts?

Question 5:
What are our categories of expense (rent, clothing, insurance, travel)? How much do we spend monthly, annually, in each category? How much do we want to be able to spend?

Question 6:
How much time will each of us spend at work, and during what hours? Do we begin work early? Will we prefer to work into the evening?

Question 7:
If one of us doesn't want to work, under what circumstances, if any, would that be okay?

Question 8:
How ambitious are you? Are we comfortable with the other's level of ambition?

Question 9:
Am I comfortable giving and receiving love sexually? In sex, does my partner feel my love for him or her?

Question 10:
Are we satisfied with the frequency of our lovemaking? How do we cope when our desire levels are unmatched? A little? A lot? For a night? A week? A month? A year? More?

Question 11:
Do we eat meals together? Which ones? Who is responsible for the food shopping? Who prepares the meals? Who cleans up afterward?

Question 12:
Is each of us happy with the other's approach to health? Does one have habits or tendencies that concern the other (e.g., smoking, excessive dieting, poor diet)?

Question 13:
What place does the other's family play in our family life? How often do we visit or socialize together? If we have out-of-town relatives, will we ask them to visit us for extended periods? How often?

Question 14:
If we have children, what kind of relationship do we hope our parents will have with their grandchildren? How much time will they spend together?

Question 15:
Will we have children? If so, when? How many? How important is having children to each of us?

Question 16:
How will having a child change the way we live now? Will we want to take time off from work, or work a reduced schedule? For how long? Will we need to rethink who is responsible for housekeeping?

Question 17:
Are we satisfied with the quality and quantity of friends we currently have? Would we like to be more involved socially? Are we overwhelmed socially and need to cut back on such commitments?

Question 18:
What are my partner's needs for cultivating or maintaining friendships outside our relationship? Is it easy for me to support those needs, or do they bother me in any way?

Question 19:
Do we share a religion? Do we belong to a church, synagogue, mosque or temple? More than one? If not, would our relationship benefit from such an affiliation?

Question 20:
Does one of us have an individual spiritual practice? Is the practice and the time devoted to it acceptable to the other? Does each partner understand and respect the other's choices?

source: Chemi Che-Mponda Blog
Tuesday, August 07, 2007