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Videos kutoka Kampeni za Udiwani Kata ya Kirumba-TUTASHINDA!!

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April 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Kampeni za Udiwani-Songea

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Nikihutubia wananchi wa Songea
Picha kwa hisani ya Songea Yetu Blog: http://www.songeayetu.blogspot.com/

Nikiwasili katika viwanja vya mkutano
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March 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

VIDEOS: Uzinduzi wa kampeni kata ya Kirumba, Jiji la Mwanza-People’s Power

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Videos za Uzinduzi wa kampeni kata ya Kirumba, Jiji la Mwanza-People’s Power

People’s Power /Umati kata ya Kirumba, Mwanza

 

Anafaa Hafai?Nikimnadi mgombea wetu kata ya Kirumba,Mwanza

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March 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Ardhi, Maji na Ajira kuamua Ubunge Arumeru Mashariki

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Ardhi, Maji na Ajira kuamua Ubunge AruMeru Mashariki

“Uchaguzi wa Ubunge Arumeru Mashariki ni kipimo cha namna wananchi mnavyoridhika na watawala, namna mnavyoridhika na mgawo wa Ardhi na namna mnavyoridhika na mgawanyo wa Maji katika Wilaya yenu”. Haya yalikuwa baadhi ya maneno yangu katika hotuba ya kumkaribisha Mwenyekiti wa Taifa CHADEMA ndugu Freeman Mbowe kuzindua kampeni za chama chetu katika viwanja vya Leganga katika mji mdogo wa USA River wilayani Arumeru.

Siku moja kabla ya siku ya uzinduzi nilikuwa najisomea makala mbalimbali kuhusu Wilaya ya Arumeru. Pia nilitumia muda mrefu kuzungumza na wananchi wa Meru ili kujua uchaguzi huu una maana gani kwao. WaMeru wengi niliozungumza nao waliniambia namna wanavyochukizwa na ukosefu wa Ardhi kwa wananchi. Baadhi waliniambia kwamba Kama Serikali haitachukulia suala la Ardhi kwa uzito wake Meru kutatokea vurugu kubwa sana.

Vurugu Meru sio Jambo jipya kabisa. Inakumbukwa kwamba miaka ya 1950 kulitokea fujo na wananchi kuchomewa nyumba zao ili kupisha wakulima wakubwa kutoka Afrika Kusini (makaburu) katika eneo la Engarananyuki. Vurugu hizi ndio zilipelekea WaMeru kuchanga fedha kumpeleka ndugu Jafet Kirilo huko Umoja wa Mataifa kutetea Ardhi ya Wameru mwaka 1952 kufuatia vurugu za mwaka 1951. Licha ya juhudi hizo bado Ardhi ni tatizo kubwa kwa wananchi wa Meru.

Mashamba makubwa ambayo walipewa walowezi wakati wa Uhuru yaligawiwa kwa familia chache sana Meru. Wanasiasa walijipa mashamba makubwa na mengine mpaka Leo hayakugawiwa. Ujamaa na utaifishaji wa mashamba haukufanyika Meru kwa mshangao mkubwa sana na hata mashamba ambayo Serikali ya Mwalimu Nyerere iliagiza wapewe wananchi walipewa Wabunge, Madiwani, Mkuu wa Mkoa, Wakuu wa Wilaya na Mkurugenzi wa Halmashauri (soma Brian Cooksey kuhusu uwekezaji katika Maua, June 2011).

Hivi Leo Ardhi kubwa ya Meru imeshikwa na matajiri na kulimwa Maua. Kilimo hiki cha Maua mwaka 2008 kiliingizia Taifa fedha za kigeni takribani tshs 150bn. Hata hivyo kuna malalamiko makubwa sana ya wananchi wanaofanya kazi katika mashamba haya kuhusu malipo duni na nyenzo za kufanyia kazi. Kuna malalamiko kuhusu kemikali na madawa yanayotumika na  afya ya mfanyakazi kutozingatiwa.

Ifahamike kwamba Benki ya Rasilimali Tanzania inasimamia mikopo ya zaidi ya tshs 50bn ambazo kampuni za Maua zilipewa kwa Dhamana ana ya Serikali. Katika kikao cha Kamati ya Bunge ya Hesabu za Mashirika ya Umma, suala hili liliibuliwa na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TIB kukiri kwamba hakuna kampuni umeanza kulipa mikopo hii. Ni dhahiri Serikali itajikuta inalipa madeni haya yaliyokopeshwa kwa kampuni binafsi! Hii pia inaonyesha namna amabvyo serikali inafanya haraka na wepesi kusaidia wawekezaji kuliko wananchi wanaoteseka na kukosa Ardhi ya kulima na kujipatia ruziki.

Wawekezaji wanapewa Ardhi na mtaji!
Haya ndio yanajenga hasira ya wananchi wa Meru. Hasira hii kwa vyovyote itahamishiwa katika sanduku la kura ili kumpata Mbunge kutoka miongoni mwao atakayeweza kusimama kidete kuhakikisha Ardhi inapatikana kwa wananchi wa Meru. Kwa nini huko nyuma, katika chaguzi zilizopita Jambo hili halikuwapa hasira wananchi? Ni dhahiri hapakuwa na Mwanasiasa ambaye ana uwezo mkubwa wa kulieleza na kuwapa imani wananchi. Ndugu Joshua Nassari amedhihirisha kwamba analijua tatizo hili kwa dhati kabisa. Nilivyomsikiliza akiongea katika kampeni, na pia katika mazungumzo yetu binafsi amenithibitishia kuwa ni mwanasiasa kijana mwenye kipaji kikubwa katika kujenga hoja na ku articulate masuala ya msingi.
Changamoto nyingine kubwa kwa Meru ni haki ya kupata Maji. Meru kuna Maji mengi sana lakini matajiri wenye mashamba wameyazuia Maji hayo na hivyo wananchi wa kawaida hawapati Maji ya kumwagilia mazao Yao na pia kwa matumizi ya nyumbani. Hili nalo linajenga hasira kubwa sana kwa wananchi wa kawaida. Ardhi na Maji ni masuala yanayokwenda pamoja wilayani Meru.

Mwisho kabisa nimeona makundi ya vijana wasio na ajira na hivyo kukosa Kipato. Vijana wengi wanashinda kwenye stendi za mabasi na kuita abiria. Ukosefu wa Ajira kwa vijana Kama tusemavyo kila wakati ni changamoto kubwa sana kwetu viongozi na hasa viongozi vijana. Natumai ndugu Joshua Nassari atahusisha suala la Ardhi na Maji katika muktadha mzima wa Ajira na Kipato kwa wananchi wa Arumeru Mashariki. Uchaguzi wa Arumeru ni uchaguzi kati ya kuwa na Ardhi au kuendelea kutokuwa nayo. Ni uchaguzi muhimu kwa watu wa Meru. Wasio na Ardhi watamchagua mgombea atakayesimamia mgawo wa Ardhi unaozingatia haki. Mgombea huyo ni mgombea wa CHADEMA ndugu Joshua Nassari.

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March 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Asanteni Tanga!!-Picha Mapokezi Ziara ya Tanga

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Mapokezi Ziara ya Tanga

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March 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI Kampeni ya kupunguza umri wa urais haina uhusiano na mimi kutaka kugombea urais 2015

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KABWE ZUBERI ZITTO, MP

KIGOMA KASKAZINI

 TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

Kampeni ya kupunguza umri wa urais haina uhusiano na mimi kutaka kugombea urais 2015

  1. Baadhi ya vyombo vya habari vimehusisha kauli yangu ya kutaka kupunguza umri wa kugombea urais na mimi ‘kuutaka urais’. Mimi nikiwa mwanachama na kiongozi wa chama chama changu cha CHADEMA naelewa na kuziheshimu taratibu na kanuni tulizojiwekea za kuomba nafasi mbalimbali za uongozi, ikiwemo nafasi ya urais. Nafasi ya uongozi ndani ya CHADEMA haiombwi kwenye warsha. Iwapo chama changu, wakati muafaka ukifika na kutokana na matakwa ya jamii, kikiona nipewe jukumu lolote sitasita kutekeleza wajibu huo niwe au nisiwe mgombea.
  2. Kwa hivyo, nilichozungumza jana ni kutoa maoni yangu kwamba muda umefika kwa Taifa letu kupunguza umri wa kugombea urais. Maoni yangu haya yanatokana na ukweli kwamba hakuna sababu zozote za kisayansi zinazomfanya mtu aliye chini ya umri wa miaka 40 akose sifa za kuwa Rais. Msimamo huu nimekuwa nao tangu zamani nikisoma shule na haujawahi kubadilika. Hakuna mahala popote katika maoni yangu niliyotoa jana niliposema kwamba nataka umri wa urais upunguzwe ili nipate fursa ya kugombea nafasi ya urais. Pia siwezi kutaka katiba iandikwe kwa ajili yangu. Vilevile kamwe isionekane kwamba matakwa ya muda mrefu ya vijana ya kutaka umri wa kugombea Urais kupunguzwa yanalenga kunipa fursa mimi kwani mimi ni binaadamu naweza nisiwe na sifa za kuwa Rais lakini kukawa na vijana wengine wengi wenye umri chini ya miaka 40 wenye Uwezo na Uzalendo wa kutosha kushika usukani wa nchi yetu. Ni maoni yangu kwamba tupate mabadiliko ya vizazi katika uongozi wa nchi yetu ili kukabili changamoto za sasa zinazokabili Taifa letu.
  3. Tunapojiandaa kutoa maoni kuhusu Katiba Mpya ni vizuri vyombo vya habari vikajikita kutoa taarifa bila kuweka tafsiri au kuwatafasiria maoni ambayo wananchi na viongozi watakuwa wanayatoa kuhusu maudhui ya Katiba Mpya.

Dar es Salaam

29 Februari 2012

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February 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Mkutano wa hadhara Muheza Mjini

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Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Chadema, Zitto Kabwe akihutubia wananchi kwenye mkutano wa hadhara uliofanyika Muheza mjini, mkoani Tanga juzi. Zitto yupo mkoani humo kwa ziara ya siku tano kufanya miikutano ya kuimarisha chama chake.

Naibu Katibu Mkuu wa Chadema, Zitto Kabwe akihutubia wananchi kwenye mkutano wa hadhara uliofanyika Muheza mjini, mkoani Tanga juzi. Zitto yupo mkoani humo kwa ziara ya siku tano kufanya miikutano ya kuimarisha chama chake.

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February 22, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Mahojiano ya Zitto Mlimani Tv(Keki ya Taifa) kuhusu Posho za Wabunge

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Mahojiano MlimaniTV Part 1

Mahojiano MlimaniTV Part 2

Mahojiano MlimaniTV Part 3

Mahojiano MlimaniTV Part 4

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December 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Scrap Sitting Allowances, Create Jobs

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By Zitto Kabwe

Our Parliament

For the last two weeks there has been a fierce debate on allowances given to members of parliament fuelled by recent revelations by two leading dailies Mwananchi and The Citizen. The revelations were first denied by the Clerk of the National Assembly but later in a swift move confirmed by the Speaker.

Members of Parliament herein referred as MPs are entitled to various allowances in conducting their affairs. According to the National Assembly administration act these are subsistence allowance, travel allowances, constituency allowance and for those holding parliamentary portfolios a responsibility allowance. Sitting allowance is paid to MPs everyday he or she attends a committee meeting or parliamentary debate. However this allowance is not mentioned in the law. Currently an MP receives TZS 70,000 ($40) a day as sitting allowance.

A member of Parliament in Tanzania receives a monthly salary as a renumeration for the legislative, representative and oversight role he or she does. On top of that he or she is paid for sitting! Sounds ridiculous for sure.

During the 5th session of Parliament which ended in November 2011, MPs lobbied for an increase in allowances claiming that costs of living have skyrocketed. MPs are paid per diem to cover costs of living, but in an interesting move the Parliamentary service commission passed a resolution to increase a sitting allowance to TZS 200,000 ($130) a day.

Sitting allowance doesn’t address the challenge of cost of living, it is subsistence allowance that is pegged to costs of living. I asked one of my colleague who serves in the Parliamenatary Service Commission about this and she said, per diem applies to all civil servants so an increment to it would mean an increment to all civil servants so it must be avoided. And they did avoid and went ahead directing The Clerk to effect new rates. The Clerk refused as the law requires that the President of the United Republic approve the new increment in writing. Hence the divided stand between the Clerk and the Speaker. When the news reached investigative and news hungry editors of the media the difference between them was all out and the public outcry was huge.

The President hasnt approved the new increment so far, some credible sources say that Speaker didn’t even attempt to send the requests to the President. The Parliamentary Service Commission met over the weekend and revoked their proposal. Media has played its role and the public won. A senior parliamentary staff told me the other day, that the whole matter was a hoax. MPs pressured the Speaker to increase allowances and even threatened her that she will be relieved from her post. Speaker in turn pressured the Clerk to pay new rates contrary to the laws and regulations. Public through media pressured both of them and the President did not dare increase the sitting allowances rate. So far the public has won.

Is it a temporary victory? Definitely yes.

The highest prize is scrapping sitting allowances regime altogether. Paying an MP for sitting isn’t justified. The public, NGOs/civil society organisations and the media should campaign towards this to the very end. The allowances culture is killing our Nation as it misdirect public funds from public investments to current spending. It kills our working culture as public office holders keep attending meeting after meeting to earn sitting allowances instead of working.

Our country faces mountain of challenges, it requires us to work and create an enabling environment for economic activities that create jobs, add value to our produce, increase our exports, produce more food and generate more electricity. Otherwise no one will call us a nation.

Scrap sitting allowances, create jobs to the people.

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December 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Head Wrap

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Head wrap: Last year's election kanga is still put in good use in Kidahwe.

A woman village leader from Kidahwe is wearing one of the kangas made for Zitto Kabwe's election campaign in 2010.

Do also read Global Voices’ article from October 19 2010: ‘Tanzania: Running for Office While Combining Kangas With Social Media’.

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October 11, 2011 at 3:41 PM