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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Israeli army shooting blamed for Gaza death

A relative said Halawa was looking for songbirds near the Israel border at the time of Sunday's shooting [AFP]

Spokesperson says one of two Palestinians was hit near border fence in first such incident since end of summer war.

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the border in northern Gaza in the first deadly shooting since an August truce ended a 50-day war, medics say.

Ashraf al-Qudra, Gaza's emergency services spokesman, identified the dead man on Sunday as Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, saying the bullet hit him in the back.

He said the bullet appeared to have been fired from a nearby army watchtower at a man who was farming land near the border fence.

One of Halawa's relatives said he had been searching for songbirds, which nest in trees near the Israeli border and command high prices in Gaza markets.

The Israeli army said two Palestinians had approached the border fence and had ignored calls to halt, prompting troops to fire warning shots in the air.

"Once they didn't comply, they fired towards their lower extremities. There was one hit," a spokeswoman said.

The army did not confirm the man's death and had no comment on reports he was shot in back.

If the troops' responsibility is confirmed, this would be the first time a Palestinian from Gaza had been killed by Israeli fire since a seven-week war between Israel and Hamas fighters ended with an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on August 26.

Following the initial truce agreement, the sides were supposed to have resumed talks on some of the thornier outstanding issues within a month, but the deadline has been repeatedly delayed.

Israeli policeman charged
In another development on Sunday, Israeli prosecutors charged a policeman  in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his non-lethal rubber bullets with the live round that killed the youth.

The prosecutors' decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew criticism from the boy's father, who said the evidence showed the killing was pre-meditated.

Nadim Nuwara, 17, was shot during a demonstration in May at which Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

A second teenage protester was killed there but Israel has made no arrest in that case, citing lack of evidence as an autopsy was not carried out.
CCTV footage suggested neither youth posed any immediate threat to the troops stationed some 64 metres away.

Their deaths stoked Palestinian fury at Israel that has simmered since US-sponsored peace negotiations collapsed in April. The accused, a member of the paramilitary border police whose name was not released, was arrested on November 12.

An indictment filed at Jerusalem District Court said the policeman had slipped a live bullet into his ammunition clip, which was meant to hold only non-lethal blank rounds with which to propel rubber bullets mounted separately on the rifle muzzle.

Manslaughter, a charge associated with unintentional killings, carries a maximum 20-year prison term in Israel though judges can hand down lighter sentences. Murder usually carries a life term.

"All indications show the killing was deliberate and pre-mediated. It was not random fire," Nuwara's father, Siam, told Reuters. "A manslaughter charge is unacceptable. What sentence might he get if the charge is manslaughter?"

The policeman has previously denied firing live ammunition, saying he used rubber bullets only in the incident outside Israel's Ofer Prison, near the Palestinian town of Beitunia. He has yet to plead to Sunday's charge.

Kauli ya Prof. Lipumba kuhusu ripoti ya CAG ya IPTL / BoT


TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI, 23 Novemba 2014


Katika Kampeni za uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka 2000 na 2005 nilitumia muda mwingi kuelezea rushwa inayohusiana na mkataba wa TANESCO na IPTL. Kwa bahati mbaya hoja zangu hazikupewa uzito na vyombo vya habari.


Wakati Tanzania inaelekea kwenye uchaguzi Mkuu, Serikali ya CCM imewawekea fursa wapambe wake kujichotea fedha za umma kupitia fedha zilizowekwa katika akaunti maalum ya Escrow kwenye Benki Kuu ya Tanzania. Akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow ilianzishwa baada ya Shirika la kufua na kusambaza umeme la Tanzania TANESCO kudai kuwa kampuni binafsi ya kufua umeme ya IPTL imekuwa inaitapeli TANESCO kwa kuitoza Capacity Charge kubwa kuliko makubaliano yaliyoko katika mkataba. Toka imeanzishwa kampuni ya IPTL imekuwa mzigo mzito kwa TANESCO na watumiaji umeme wa Tanzania kwa sababu ya kuilipa capacity charge kubwa na mashine zake zinatumia mafuta mazito kufua umeme. Mafuta mazito yana bei kubwa zaidi ya mara mbili ya gharama za gesi.

UKAGUZI WA MDHIBITI NA MKAGUZI WA HESABU ZA SERIKALI (CAG)
Ukaguzi wa CAG wa akaunti Tegeta Escrow umebainisha kuwa TANESCO ililipa capacity charges zaidi ya kiwango kinachotakiwa kulipwa. TANESCO walipaswa kurejeshewa tshs 321 bilioni zilizolipwa ziada kwa IPTL kati ya mwaka 2002 - 2012. Kwa hiyo fedha zote za akaunti ya Escrow jumla ya tshs 306 bilioni ni mali ya Tanesco na bado wanaidai IPTL shilingi bilioni 15.

Kampuni ya Pan-Africa Power Tanzania Ltd (PAP) haikununua kihalali asilimia 70 ya hisa za kampuni ya Mechmar katika IPTL kwani zilizuiwa na mahakama na PAP hawana hati halisi za hisa hizo ( share certificates). Pia PAP ilifanya udanganyifu mkubwa katika malipo ya kodi kwa kutoa nyaraka za uwongo kuwa walinunua hisa kwa tshs 6m badala dola 20m na kuikosesha Serikali Mapato ya tshs 8.7 bilioni. Kosa hili linahusu pia mamlaka ya TRA Ilala ambao walihusika katika kupokea kodi ya mauzo hayo.

Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali alivunja sheria kwa kuelekeza kuwa kodi ya ongezeko la thamani kwenye capacity charges isilipwe na kupelekea Serikali kupoteza mapato ya tshs 21 bilioni.
Waziri kwa kushirikiana na Katibu mkuu Wizara ya Nishati na Madini hawakufanya uhakiki (due diligence) kuhusu uhalali wa umiliki wa kampuni ya IPTL. Katibu Mkuu alisaini kutoa fedha za escrow bila ya kuhakikisha fedha za TANESCO zinarudi na hivyo kupelekea kulipotezea Shirika zaidi ya tshs 321 bilioni.

Mkurugenzi wa Tanesco na Bodi ya Shirika la TANESCO haikutimiza wajibu wake wa kulinda maslahi ya shirika wanaloliongoza na kugeuza maamuzi yake yenyewe ( ama kwa kushinikizwa na Wizara au kwa rushwa) na kulikosesha Shirika shilingi bilioni 321.

Waziri Mkuu ambaye ndiye Kiongozi wa Serikali Bungeni na Msemaji Mkuu alilipotosha Bunge aliposema bungeni mwezi Mei kuwa fedha hizo sio za umma isipokuwa kodi.

James Rugemalira wa VIP Engineering and Management (VIPEM) na Harbinder Singh Sethi, wa Pan African Power (PAP) kwa kushirikiana na viongozi wa serikali wameitapeli na kuibia serikali fedha zote zilizochukuliwa toka akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow.

HATUA ZA KUCHUKUA
CUF inaitaka serikali kupitia TAKUKURU kuwakamata James Rugemalira na Harbinder Singh Sethi na kuwafungulia mashtaka ya rushwa na wizi wa mali ya TANESCO. TAKUKURU isifanye ajizi kama ilivyokuwa katika kesi ya Rada ambapo walimpeleka Sailesh Vithlani Mahakamani baada ya yeye kutoroka nchini. Hatuna uhakika kama Harbinder Singh Sethi bado yuko nchini.

Akaunti zilizopokea fedha ya Tegeta Escrow zisimamishwe (freeze). Fedha iliyobakia kama bado ipo isichukuliwe.

Waziri Mkuu Mizengo Pinda, Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Serikali, Jaji Werema, Waziri wa Madini na Nishati Prof. Sospeter Muhongo, Katibu Mkuu wa Waziri wa Madini na Nishati E. C. Maswi wajiuzulu au kufukuzwa mara moja.

TAKUKURU iwachunguze kama wamehusika na rushwa katika kuwezesha PAP kuchukua fedha za Akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow.

Ni wazi Benki Kuu ilikuwa na wasiwasi kuwa fedha za Tegeta Escrow zilikuwa zinachukuliwa kinyume cha utaratibu. Bila shaka Gavana alimjulisha Rais Jakaya Kikwete. Je Rais Kikwete alichukua hatua gani? Rais Kikwete aueleze umma kwa nini serikali yake ilishindwa kuzuia fedha za Tegeta Escrow zisiporwe wakati Benki Kuu ilionyesha wazi wasiwasi wake kuhusu uhalalali wa kuhamisha fedha hizo.

Sakata la Tegeta Escrow Account linaonyesha umuhimu wa Bunge kuisimamia serikali na Wabunge kutokuwa Mawaziri kama ilivyopendekezwa katika Rasimu ya Katiba na kuondolewa kwenye Katiba Inayopendekezwa. Waziri Mkuu amekuwa anatafuta kisingizio cha kuzuia mjadala wa taarifa ya CAG ndani ya Bunge.

Rasimu ya Katiba ilipendekeza zawadi za viongozi zirejeshwe serikalini. Taarifa ya vigogo wengi kupewa fedha toka akaunti inayomilikiwa na James Rugemarila inaonesha umuhimu wa kifungu hiki kilichomo katika Rasimu ya Katiba. Katiba Inayopendekezwa iliyoandaliwa chini ya uongozi wa Andrew Chenge imenyofoa kifungu hiki.

Baada ya mjadala ndani ya Bunge kukamilika CUF kwa kushirikiana na wadau wengine tutaandaa maandamano makubwa kulaani vtendo vya kifisadi kuhusiana na akaunti ya Tegeta Escrol na kuwapongeza Wabunge walioibua hoja hii na PAC mpaka kufikia CAG kufanya ukaguzi wa akaunti hii.
Viongozi wa serikali kushiriki kuihujumu TANESCO kunaonesha jinsi CCM kimekuwa Chama Cha Mafisadi kisichokuwa na hata chembe ndogo ya uzalendo. Nchi yetu inahitaji mabadiliko na uongozi thabiti wenye utashi wa kisiasa wa kupambana na rushwa na mafisadi bila woga. Uongozi utakaouhamasisha na kuushirikisha umma katika vita dhidi ya mafisadi. La sivyo Tanzania itakuwa na dola iliyofeli (A Failed State).

HAKI SAWA KWA WOTE

Ibrahim Haruna Lipumba
Mwenyekiti,
Jumapili, 23 Novemba 2014.

Basi linalotumia kinyesi lazinduliwa


Basi la kwanza nchini Uingereza linalotumia kinyesi na uchafu unaotokana na chakula limeanza safari yake ya kwanza.

Bio Bus,lenye viti 40 na ambalo linatoa huduma ya uchukuzi kati ya Bath na uwanja wa ndege wa Bristol ,linaweza kusafiri hadi maili 186 kwa kutumia tangi moja la gesi.

Gesi hiyo hupatikana kupitia kutibu maji taka na uchafu wa chakula usiofaa kwa matumizi ya binaadamu.

Uchafu unaopatikana katika abiria wa basi moja unaweza kutumiwa kutoa kawi ya kulisafarisha basi hilo kutoka Lands End hadi John O'Groats.

Basi hilo ambalo limepewa majina kadhaa ya kutungwa likiwemo lile la Basi la pili linapongezwa kama njia mojawapo ya kuchochea usafiri wa uma huku ukiimarisha ubora wa hewa jijini.

Gasi inayotumiwa kuliendesha gari hilo hutoka katika mradi wa maji taka wa Bristol ambao husimamiwa na GENeco ambyo ni kampuni tanzu ya Wassex Water.

Mohammed saddiq,meneja mkurugenzi wa kampuni ya GENeco ,anaamini chakula na maji taka yanaweza kutoa kawi ya Biomethane inayotoa gesi katika shirika la kitaiafa la gesi inayoweza kutoa gesi yenye uwezo wa kutumika katika nyumba 8,500 mbali na kuliendesha basi hilo la Bio.

Chanzo - BBC Swahili

Mapendekezo ya Zitto balaa


MWENYEKITI wa Kamati ya Bunge ya Hesabu za Serikali(PAC),Zitto Kabwe, amesema kamati yake itatoa hoja ya kuanza mchakato wa kikatiba wa  kumvua ujaji, Mwanasheria Mkuu wa Tanzania, jaji Frederick Werema.

Mbali na dhamira ya kutaka jaji Werema avuliwe ujaji pia, Zitto amesema kamati yake itapendekeza watu wote waliohusika katika kashfa ya wizi wa akaunti ya  Tegeta Escrow, wachukuliwe hatua za kisheria ikiwa ni pamoja na kufilisiwa mali zao.

Zitto, alitoa kauli hiyo jana alipozungumza na Tanzania Daima Jumapili, kuhusu sakata la Escrow linaloendelea hivi sasa.

Majibu ya Zitto yalitokana na maswali ya gazeti hili yaliyotaka kujua hatua zitakazopendekezwa na kamati yake baada ya kukamilisha kazi ya kupitia ripoti ya  Mdhibiti  na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Serikali(CAG), juu ya akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow.

Alisema kimsingi kilichofanyika katika tukio hilo ni zaidi ya wizi wa kawaida na kwamba wahusika ni vema wakafilisiwa mali zao kisha wachukuliwe hatua nyingine za kisheria.

“Suala hili sio wizi wa kawaida bali ni ‘money laundering’. Kwa hiyo kufilisiwa ili kurejesha fedha hizo ni hatua nyingine itakayopendekezwa”alisema Zitto.

Alisema hatua hiyo itakuwa ni fundisho kwa wengine huku akikumbushia matukio ya wizi wa fedha za Akaunti ya Malipo ya Madeni ya Nje(EPA) na sakata la kampuni ya kufua umeme wa Richmond.

Alisema kamati yake bado inaendelea na kazi na kwamba walichogundua ni kuwa fedha zilizokuwa katika akaunti ya Tegeta Escrow zilikuwa za umma na kwamba kampuni ya Pan Africa Power Resources (PAP) hawakuwa na uhalali wa kuchukua fedha hizo.

“PAC bado inaendelea na kazi. Watu wote ambao wamehusika katika wizi huu tutapendekeza wawajibishwe na kuchukuliwa hatua za kisheria.”alisema

 Tishio kwa wabunge
Baadhi ya wabunge wanaonekana vinara wa kusimamia suala hilo wanaelezwa kutishia maisha ambapo mbunge wa Kigoma Kusini, David Kafulila, ameshatoa ripoti polisi

Wasiwasi wa usalama wa wabunge hao umeongezeka zaidi baada ya taarifa kuwa mbunge wa Musoma Vijijini, Nimrod Mkono (CCM), kulishwa sumu akiwa safarini nchini Uingereza

Mkono inadaiwa ndiye anayejua sakata la IPTL kwakuwa kwa muda mrefu amekuwa akishiriki kwenye kesi akisimamia Tanesco na wizara ya Nishati na Madini

Mbunge huyo anadaiwa kuvujisha siri ya uchotwaji wa fedha hizo kwakuwa Wizara ya Nishati na Madini mwanzoni mwa mwaka huu haikuingia makataba wa kuitumia kampuni ya uwakili  ya mbunge huyo

Hata hivyo Mkono, mwenyewe mara kadhaa alishakanusha madai ya kushiriki kwenye kuvujisha siri za ufisadi huo wala kuwa nyuma ya sakata hilo.

Na Abdallah Khamis, Mtanzania Daima

Manny Pacquiao produces dominant display to beat Chris Algieri on points in Macau and stay on course to meet Floyd Mayweather

  • Manny Pacquiao beat Chris Algieri on points 119-103, 119-103, 120-102
  • PacMan put his American opponent on the floor six times in the fight
  • Pacquiao hopes to finally meet Floyd Mayweather in the ring in 2015   
 Manny Pacquiao  dominated his fight with Chris Algieri from the first bell and won convincingly 

 Pacquiao was on top of Algieri from the first bell but was unable to stop the fight early 

Algieri hits the canvas after another pinpoint punch from Pacquiao, one of six times he put the American down

Algieri sits on the canvas after being put down by Pacquiao and takes the count from the referee 

 Algieri gets to his knee as he takes the count from the referee in Macau

Pacquiao lands a devastating blow to the jaw of Algieri in his dominant performance in China

 Algieri had a reach advantage over Pacquiao but was unable to make it count as he was dominated by the Filipino 

 Pacquiao has not knocked anyone out since Ricky Hatton back in 2008 - but he came very close against Algieri 

 Algieri was able to land some punches - but not enough to put Paquiao in any danger of losing the fight

 Pacquiao remains keen on huge fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in 2015 after this victory over Algieri

Algieri hits the canvas again as Pacquiao looked to win his first fight by way of knock out since 2008

Pacquiao stands back as Algieri hits the deck during his comprehensive points win

 Pacquiao takes a shot from Algieri on the chin but did not come close to losing the fight 

Algieri was unable to cope with the power of Pacquiao as he was outclassed 

 Pacquiao is congratulated by his team after the final bell after beating Algieri on points

Pacquiao celebrates his victory over Algieri in Macau after a dominant points win

American actor Sylvester Stallone takes photographs during the fight at The Venetian in Macau

Arnold Schwarzenegger was also ringside to watch Pacquiao beat Algieri on points

HOW TEAM ALGIERI KEPT THEIR FIGHTER POSITIVE DURING THE DEFEAT TO PACQUIAO 
The delusional state of Team Algieri is revealed by quotes from his old kick-boxing now world- title- boxing trainer, Tim Lane, overheard in the corner between rounds:

End of round three, after first knock downs: ‘You’re doing beautiful man. Keep it up.’

End of round 3, after first knock downs: ‘You’re doing beautiful man. Keep it up.’

End of round seven, following another knock-down: ‘This is where we want to be.’

During round nine, seconds before the heaviest knock down: ‘Chris is going to put him to sleep in a few minutes.’

End of round nine: ‘We are exactly where we need to be.’ (Presumably flat on his back.)

End of round 10: ‘Chris, I’m letting you out of the cage.’

End of round 11, at 17 points behind with one round to go: ‘Hit him in the body and stay on his ass. This is The Chris Algieri Show.’

By JEFF POWELL

Zahanati ina muuguzi mmoja anapima, kutoa dawa na kuzalisha kwa kibatari


Katika hali isiyo ya kawaida, zahanati ya kijiji cha Matanga, Manispaa ya Sumbawanga Mkoa wa Rukwa, ina muuguzi mmoja tu ambaye anafanya kazi za upimaji magonjwa,  kutoa dawa na kuzalisha kinamama kwa kutumia mwanga wa kibatari. 

Muuguzi huyo, Bruno Ntalyoka (40), amefanya kazi hiyo kwa kipindi cha mwaka mmoja baada ya daktari wa zahanati hiyo kuhamishwa.

Akizungumza na mwandishi wa NIPASHE,  aliyetembelea kijiji hicho hivi karibuni,  Ntalyoka alisema pamoja na kupokea wastani wa wagonjwa 57 kwa siku, ameweza kuimudu kazi yake na anajisikia furaha kuhudumia wagonjwa wake.

Ntalyoka alisema alianza kazi hiyo mwaka 1985 katika kijiji cha jirani cha Malangani na alihamishiwa hapo miaka mitano iliyopita.

Alisema huko nyuma zahanati hiyo ilikuwa na daktari mmoja na yeye alikuwa akimsaidia, lakini baada ya kuhamishwa kazi zote anazifanya yeye.

 “Nafanya kazi vizuri tu hakuna malalamiko yoyote kutoka kwa wananchi, naamini haya yote yatakwisha baada ya serikali kuleta daktari.” alisema Ntalyoka.

MAJUKUMU YA KAZI
Muuguzi huyo alisema kila siku anapofika kazini, jambo la kwanza ni kuorodhesha wagonjwa, kabla ya kwenda maabara kwa ajili ya kuchunguza matatizo yao.

“Nashukuru katika zahanati kuna darubini na vipimo vya magonjwa kama malaria na magonjwa ya zinaa, inakuwa rahisi kwangu kujua matatizo yao na aina ya tiba inayotakiwa kuwapa,” alisema.

Baada ya hatua hiyo, anakwenda katika chumba cha matibabu kwa ajili ya kutoa tiba.

“Kuna wale wanaotakiwa dawa ya kawaida lakini wapo wanahitaji sindano au upasuaji mdogo,  wote nawahudumia kwa zamu bila manung’uniko,” aliongeza.

KUZALISHA NA KIBATARI  
Hata hivyo, alisema inapojitokeza suala la mama mjamzito anataka kujifungua, inambidi kusitisha huduma zote kwa wakati huo kwa ajili ya kumhudumia.

Alisema kwa kawaida kila mwezi anazalisha kinamama 18 ambapo ni wastani wa wanawake wawili hadi watatu kwa siku.

Pia alieleza kwamba kazi hiyo inakuwa ngumu nyakati za usiku kutokana na zahanati hiyo kukosa umeme, hivyo inambidi kutumia mwanga wa taa ya kibatari kuzalishia.

Alisema kitu kingine kinachosababisha kazi yake kuwa ngumu ni uhaba wa maji,lakini amebuni njia mbadala ya kuhifadhi maji kwenye madumu ya plastiki kwa ajili ya kumsaidia.

Wakati huo huo, uongozi wa Manispaa ya Sumbawanga umempelekea muuguzi mwingine kwa lengo la kumsaidia kutoa huduma.

Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Sumbawanga, Mathew  Sedoyeka, alikiri kuwapo kwa uhaba wa wataalamu wa afya katika wilaya yake, ila alisema wanajitahidi kukabiliana na hali hiyo kwa kuweka mgawanyo sawa kwa wafanyakazi wachache waliopo katika maeneo yote.

Alisema hali hiyo inachangiwa na ongezeko la vituo vya afya pamoja na zahanati katika vijiji mbalimbali na kwamba serikali inategemea kupata wataalam wapya watakaoziba nafasi hizo.
NA MOSHI LUSONZO 
CHANZO - NIPASHE JUMAPILI






Are we BORN to cheat? Scientists discover gene that suggests we inherit adultery from our parents

Around 63 per cent of unfaithfulness in men, and 40 per cent in women, could be due to genetics, scientists have claimed
While cheating spouses who get caught are never short of excuses, scientists may have just given them another one after research showed infidelity could be inherited.

Researchers from the University of Queensland found that 63 per cent of unfaithful behaviour in men and 40 per cent in women could be put down to genetic interference.

The team even identified a single gene in women, variations of which could make them more likely to cheat on a partner.

Scientists examined data from 7,300 twins aged 18 to 49, all of whom were in long-term relationships at the time.

Of that sample, 9.8 per cent of men and 6.4 per cent of women had been with two or more sexual partners in the 12 months before the survey.

The team compared data between identical twins, who share all their genetic material, and non-identical twins, whose genetic material differs, it was reported by the Sunday Telegraph.

Genetic modelling was then used to determine how much of the difference was down to genes.

Dr Brendan Zietsch, from the university's school of psychology and leader of the study, said: 'Our research clearly shows that people's genetic make-up influences how likely they are to have sex with someone outside their main partnership.

'Isolating specific genes is more difficult because thousands of genes influence any behaviour and the effect of any individual gene is tiny.

'But we did find tentative evidence for a specific gene influencing infidelity in women.' 


Qares: CCM hakuna anayefaa kuwa rais


Babati. Waziri wa zamani katika Serikali ya Awamu ya Pili na ya Tatu, Mateo Qaresi amesema kuwa Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) kwa sasa hakina mgombea mwenye sifa ya kuwa rais wa awamu ya tano wa Tanzania.

Qaresi ameyasema hayo hivi karibuni mjini Babati katika mahojiano maalumu na gazeti hili, ambapo alidai kwamba CCM kwa sasa imepoteza sifa zote za kutawala kwa sababu hakina tena misingi ya kuwatetea wafanyakazi na wakulima bali sasa ni chama cha matajiri.

Mwanasiasa huyo ambaye pia aliwahi kuwa mbunge wa Babati kwa tiketi ya CCM, alisema kuwa chama hicho hakiwezi kutoa rais bora anayeweza kuwavusha Watanzania walipo sasa na kuwapeleka mahali pazuri zaidi kwa sababu ina viongozi wasiojiamini, hawawezi kutoa uamuzi mgumu katika kuendesha nchi.

“Mpaka sasa kwa watu wanaotajwa tajwa kuwa watawania urais kwa CCM, mimi naona hakuna mwenye sifa kwa sababu CCM haiwezi kumpitisha kiongozi mzuri na mwadilifu kwa kuwa watu wanatumia fedha na huwezi kupata kiongozi mzuri kwa kutumia fedha,” alisema Qaresi na kuongeza: “Kuna ambaye ameshatangaza kwamba mwakani atagombea urais na ameshatenga fedha za kufanyia kampeni kwani ameanzisha kampuni yake na hana tatizo, fedha anazo za kutosha. Maana yake nini? Kwamba ana uwezo wa kuwahonga watu, sasa mtu wa namna hiyo anafaa kuwa rais?”

Kauli hiyo ya Qaresi imekuja wakati makada mbalimbali wa CCM wameshatangaza nia, wengine wakitajwa kutaka kuwania nafasi hiyo ya juu zaidi katika uongozi nchini.

Baadhi ya waliotangaza nia ni January Makamba ambaye ni Naibu Waziri wa Mawasiliano, Sayansi na Teknolojia, Mbunge wa Nzega, Dk Hamisi Kigwangallah.

Pia, wanaotajwa yumo Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda, Waziri Mkuu wa zamani Edward Lowassa, Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Bernard Membe, Naibu Waziri wa Fedha, Mwigulu Nchemba, Waziri wa Maliasili na Utalii, Lazaro Nyalandu, Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu, Frederick Sumaye, Stephen Wasira ambaye ni Waziri wa Nchi katika Ofisi ya Rais, Dk Asha Rose Migiro, Waziri wa Sheria na Katiba na Mbunge wa Sengerema, William Ngeleja.

Hata hivyo, Qaresi alisema kazi ya urais ni ngumu na siyo ya mchezo kama wanavyodhani baadhi ya watu ndio maana utaona kuwa mtu hajamaliza hata miaka mitano katika ubunge, anatangaza nia ya kutaka kugombea urais.

“Miaka mitano hajaimaliza anataka kugombea urais, wakati hana historia kubwa ya uongozi. Wengine wanajulikana kuwa wana kashfa nyingi, lakini bado wanataka nafasi hiyo,” alisema.

Alisema kwamba nchi ikipata rais legelege, haitachukua muda mrefu itachafuka, kwani ataendeleza mambo ya kilegelege yanayoendelea na kuacha watu wenye fursa waifisidi nchi hii kwa kuwa hakuna mtu anayewachukulia hatua.

“Hivi sasa tangu juu mpaka chini, hakuna kinachoendelea. Watendaji wengi wamekata tamaa, uwajibikaji umekuwa duni, kwani watu wanakwenda tu kazini, ili mradi wanapokea mshahara. Tukimpata rais legelege, hatuna miaka miwili nchi itachafuka,” alisema Qaresi na kuongeza:“Wakati fulani, Rais Ali Hassan Mwinyi alituambia mtoto akibebwa mgongoni huangalia kisogo cha mama yake, tukamuuliza maana yake nini mzee? Akasema: “Mkiwa na kiongozi mzuri, nanyi watu wote wa chini yake mnaangalia anachokifanya pia kufuata anachokifanya. Hivyo tukiwa na viongozi wabovu, mambo yanakwenda kombo na tukiwa na uongozi mzuri, watu wote wanashika adabu na wanamfuata.”

Alisema kuwa, taifa kwa sasa limekithiri kwa ubinafsi na hakuna anayejali masilahi ya taifa na hajui nchi itafikia wapi kutokana na uongozi uliopo, kwani viongozi wanashindwa kufanya uamuzi mgumu na kurekebisha mfumo uliopo.

“Kiongozi jasiri kabisa atakayefanya uamuzi mgumu hayupo CCM atakayerekebisha mfumo uliovurugika wa nchi hii, itakuwa kazi sana kwani hivi sasa dawa za kulevya, ujangili, umaskini umekithiri na rushwa imetawala hadi kusababisha CCM imekuwa chama cha matajiri na bila kuwa na fedha, huwezi kuchaguliwa kuwa kiongozi,” alisema Qaresi na kuongeza:

“Unasema uchumi umekua, lakini huoni kukua kwa uchumi kwa kuangalia hali za wananchi, maisha yanazidi kuwa magumu, hilo tatizo ni kubwa sana.”

Rais ajaye aweje?
“Rais ajaye, lazima awe ni mtu makini, jasiri, mwelewa na mwenye maono ya juu, anayeweza kurekebisha mifumo hii ya utawala iliyovurugika.

Mifumo ya uongozi imevurugika, uchumi umevurugika, shughuli za kijamii zimevurugika nafikiri nchi inaelekea kufilisika,” alisema Qaresi.

Kwa masikitiko Qaresi alisema kuwa katika CCM mtu makini, mwadilifu, mwenye historia nzuri hawezi kupitishwa na CCM ingawa inasemekana ni Chama cha Mapinduzi, lakini ukweli ni kuwa kwa sasa ni chama cha matajiri, ni chama cha watu wenye fedha siyo kama kilichokuwa chama chenye itikadi safi inayoeleweka.

“Hivi karibuni nilisoma kwenye Gazeti la Mwananchi kuwa aliyekuwa Kamanda wa Polisi Kanda Maalumu ya Dar es Salaam alisema nchi inatakiwa kuongozwa na rais dikteta watu wakadai hapana, lakini kuna udikteta wa aina nyingi,” alisema Qaresi.

Alisema kiongozi asiye msemakweli ni mbovu na hawezi kuongoza wananchi kwani atakuwa anawadanganya kila wakati, atakuwa mnafiki kutokana na kushindwa kusema ukweli bila kuficha.

“Kiongozi ambaye siyo msema ukweli ni kiongozi mbovu kweli kweli kwa sababu atawadanganya watu kuwa nitawafanyia hiki ilihali anatambua kuwa hawezi kufanya jambo hilo,” alisema Qaresi na kuongeza: “Wewe unakwenda kugombea ubunge unasema mkinichagua nitawajengea zahanati, kwa nini kabla hujachaguliwa hukujenga hiyo zahanati? Mkinichagua mimi kila mtoto atakwenda shule kwa nini hukuwapeleka shule kabla ya kuchaguliwa? Viongozi wa sasa wanatumia unafiki na fedha, ni wabovu kwelikweli.”

Qaresi alisema kuwa asilimia kubwa ya viongozi wa sasa nchini ni wabovu na siyo jambo la kuficha kwani wanaonekana kwa macho, kutokana na vitendo wanavyovifanya kwa wananchi wao wanaowaongoza.

Akizungumzia upande wa upinzani, Qaresi aliwataka kuungana na kumteua mtu mmoja mwenye uwezo wa kugombea nafasi hiyo ili aweze kupambana na mgombea wa CCM na kwamba wakijipanga vizuri wanaweza kuiangusha CCM.

Kilimo kiboreshwe
Kwenye suala la kilimo Qaresi alisema kuwa kukwama kunatokana na tatizo viongozi hawajui pakuanzia kati ya kutoa ruzuku kwenye mbolea na mbegu au kumwelimisha mkulima, kwani unaweza kutoa mbolea na mbegu ya ruzuku watu wasichukue au wasipande vizuri au wasihangaikie hilo kabisa.

Alisema viongozi wanatakiwa watambue mahali pa kuanzia na siyo kutoa ruzuku pekee kwani miaka ya nyuma kulikuwa na Benki za Ushirika na Maendeleo Vijijini zilizokuwa zinawawezesha na kuwanufaisha wakulima.

“Benki hiyo ilikuwa inatoa mbolea kwa wingi kwa wakulima na kurundikwa shuleni, wanagawa kupitia vyama vya ushirika na hakukuwa na mtu anachukua mbolea ya chumvichumvi, kwani ilikuwa inajulikana kwa kuharibu ardhi na kunyonya mimea,” alisema Qaresi.

Alieleza kuwa wakulima walikuwa wanaona ni vyema kutumia mbolea kama samadi, mboji na kufukia mabua shambani, kuliko kutumia mbolea hiyo ya chumvi chumvi, ambayo inaharibu ardhi na kuifanya iwe kama.

Hata hivyo, anasema hivi sasa maofisa ugani hawawatembelei wakulima vijijini na kuwapa elimu ya kilimo kinachoweza kuwanufaisha, hivi sasa wakulima wanatumia mazoea.

“Hawapiti kwenye mashamba ya wakulima na kuangalia namna wanavyolima au mifugo wanavyofuga, kwani siku hizi watu wanajali maslahi yao pekee na elimu ya zamani ya kilimo ya hata kuweka matuta shambani hakuna,” anasema Qaresi na kuongeza:

“Enzi zile, mimi nilipokuwa mdogo wakati wa ukoloni nilikuwa nachunga ng’ombe, kulikuwa na bwana shamba wa kizungu anayetembelea mashamba yetu mara kwa mara na akikukuta unachungia ng’ombe shambani, anakuweka kwenye matuta na kukuchapa viboko kisha unatozwa faini. Lakini leo hakuna wafuatiliaji wala waelimishaji.”

Alieleza kuwa kilimo cha sasa kinafanywa na wakulima kwa mazoea na hawatumii kamba wakati wa kupanda mbegu, kwani hufuata nyuma ya trekta na kuangusha mbegu kwenye mashimo bila kuwa na utaalamu.

Qaresi alitaja soko kuwa pia ni tatizo hivi sasa kwa wakulima kwani wanalima mazao na kuvuna kwa wingi lakini bei yake bado inakuwa chini, mfano ni mwaka huu wananchi wamelima mazao mengi lakini soko la kuuzia halipo.

“Hivi sasa gunia moja la mahindi lenye uzani wa kilo100 unanunua kwa kati ya Sh24,000, Sh25,000 au Sh30,000 bei ambayo haikidhi mahitaji ya wakulima. Kwa hali hiyo, mkulima hawezi kuendelea kiuchumi,” alisema Qaresi.

Mambo ambayo hatayasahau
Qaresi anasema hatasahau mwaka 2002 alipokuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Mbeya, kulitokea tetemeko la ardhi wilayani Rungwe, ambapo nyumba kadhaa zilianguka na yeye kunukuliwa vibaya kuwa ametoa kashfa na kudharau nyumba za wananchi wa eneo hilo kuwa ni mbovu hata kuku anaweza kuzipiga teke zikabomoka.

“Walinilisha maneno yasiyo kweli na watu walitafsiri vibaya kwa kuzungumza maneno mengi ila nyumba zao zilikuwa mbovu kweli kweli. Nilijaribu kuwaambia ukweli kwamba nyumba walizojenga siyo madhubuti kwani nyingine zilijengwa kwa matofali mabichi na mvua zinaponyesha matofali yanaloa,” alieleza Qaresi.

Jingine ni lile la mwaka 2003 akiwa mkoani humo, mahabusu 17 walifariki dunia na wengine wakaumia, kutokana na mrundikano katika chumba kidogo kwenye kituo cha polisi wilayani Mbarali wakati huo Kamanda wa Polisi wa Mkoa akiwa IGP mstaafu Said Mwema.

“Jambo jingine ambalo sitaweza kulisahau ni wakati nikiwa serikalini nilipoanza kazi mwaka 1975 kwenye Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu, Rashid Kawawa (marehemu), tulitumwa Urambo mkoani Tabora na Naibu Waziri Patrick Qoro kufuatilia migogoro ya wananchi kuhusu suala la kuanzishwa kwa vijiji vya ujamaa.

“Kulikuwa na malalamiko ya wananchi kuhamishwa vibaya kwenye vijiji hivyo vya ujamaa, baada ya wabunge kulalamika kuhusu tatizo hilo akiwemo mbunge wa Urambo Said Masanywa.

“Badala ya kutumwa na mtendaji mkuu wa Serikali ambaye ni Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, nilitumwa mimi, Naibu Waziri Patrick Qoro na mtu mmoja aitwaye Majaliwa, tuliambiwa tukachunguze kujua ni malalamiko yapi na wamehamishiwa sehemu gani.

“Kumbe huku nyuma kwa sababu kuhamisha watu lilikuwa ni agizo la Serikali, mkuu wa mkoa huo alikwenda Dar es Salaam na kulalamika kuwa yeye anafanya shughuli ya kuhamisha watu vijijini, lakini Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu imetuma watu kuvuruga watu vijijini,” alisema Qaresi.

Alifafanua kuwa baada ya Waziri Mkuu Kawawa kuelezwa hivyo alimuuliza Katibu Mkuu kwa nini ametuma watu wakavuruge zoezi hilo, ndipo Katibu Mkuu akasema yeye hajatuma watu, hivyo wakatakiwa waitwe warudi haraka japokuwa wakati huo hakukuwa na simu za mikononi ila walirudi wakiwa na taarifa yao mkononi.

Alisema walipofika Dar es Salaam wakaitwa kwa WaziriMkuu Kawawa na wakaeleza kuwa walitumwa na wana barua mkononi, baadaye wakaambiwa wasubiri hatua za kinidhamu na taarifa ya kile walichokifanya Tabora hawakuitoa, walihofu wataonewa kwa kosa ambalo siyo la kwao ila baadaye wakasamehewa.

Na Joseph Lyimo, Mwananchi

Police: 3-year-old set fire that killed his family

In this photo provided by the Maine State Police, the remains of a mobile home in which four people died are cordoned off by police tape, in Caribou, Maine. Police identified the victims on Thursday as Norma Skidgel, and her three children, 2-year-old twins Mason and Madison Delisle and 3-year-old Trenton Delisle. Firefighters found the four victims in a back bedroom of the mobile home in Caribou. (AP Photo/Maine State Police)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 3-year-old boy set a fire in the living room of his Maine mobile home this week, a blaze that would engulf the structure and kill himself, his mother and his twin siblings, police said Friday.

The fire early Thursday killed 28-year-old Norma Skidgel and her children, 2-year-old twins Mason and Madison Delisle and 3-year-old Trenton Delisle, who lived in the mobile home in Caribou, 300 miles north of Portland. The state fire marshal's office said in a statement that an investigation has determined Trenton Delisle lit the blaze when he "set fire to items in the living room" of the home.

State police spokesman Steve McCausland said the fire was likely started with a cigarette lighter. He said the nature of the items that the boy site afire was unclear.

Investigators said the mobile home had a pair of major safety hazards — there were no functional smoke detectors and a rear door was blocked by a large piece of polystyrene foam that was likely used for insulation.

Skidgel's sister, Amy Bouchard, also lived at the home with her two children and extinguished a fire Trenton set — a Bible in the kitchen stove — earlier Thursday morning, police said. Bouchard and her children were not home when it caught fire.

The four deaths highlight the need to educate children about fire safety at a young age, McCausland said.

"This is a sad tragedy," he said. "Resources were available to assist him but were never utilized."

A state study of Maine fires from 2001 to 2011 found that juveniles set 2,531 fires resulting in 14 deaths, 115 injuries and damages of more than $40 million, said State Fire Marshal Joe Thomas. Last year's number of juvenile fires was 276, he said.

Thomas said Aroostook County, where Caribou is located, provides resources to prevent juvenile-started fires through fire and police departments as well as mental health agencies. Families can also consult with the State Fire Marshal's Office in Augusta, he said.

"Juvenile firestarters are a huge problem in Maine and there are resources available throughout the state to counsel, educate and treat children fascinated by fire," Thomas said.

Bouchard left the mobile home Thursday morning to put one of her children on a bus at a nearby stop and found the home ablaze when she returned, police said. She suffered smoke inhalation while trying to get back into the home and was treated at a hospital, police said.

An autopsy Friday determined Skidgel and the twins died of smoke inhalation, police said. Trenton's autopsy was still underway, police said. The four deaths brought the total number of fire deaths in Maine to 25 for the year, the most since 1993.

Associated Press By PATRICK WHITTLE

 
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