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Call fresh elections in Zanzibar

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Call fresh elections in Zanzibar

Call for fresh elections

Call for fresh elections

ACT Wazalendo is a party that stands firm on democracy and the due process that comes with it, steadfast in ensuring that the voice of the people is heard and adhered too without compromising on the principles of democracy.

What has transpired in Zanzibar has left us both in awe and disgust on how certain individuals can manipulate the system to best suite their crude desire for power. Right after the nullification of the elections in Zanzibar, ACT Wazalendo was firm in its stand that democracy was being toyed with and that the Zanzibari peoples wishes were not respected. It is the party’s firm belief that Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad was the chosen president for the people and by the people.

We raised ten (10) points of caution to President Magufuli; as the custodian of democracy in the United Republic of Tanzania for him to take to task, one of them being the current situation in Zanzibar showing all signs of lacking any democratic decorum. This plea unfortunately fell on deaf ears and the outcome of this negligence was the re-run of the Zanzibar election in March, which to date still bids the question of the legality and mannerism of how it was conducted.

ACT Wazalendo continues its fight for a booming democratic environment in Zanzibar that would foster the growth of new age politicians who are not intimidated by sheer police brutality or the power of the state. With this stand, ACT Wazalendo, has continually denounced the legality of the election in Zanzibar and has chosen not to recognise the current government of Zanzibar in its totality for, if there is ever a doubt that ones rights are infringed the party will not stand by those who infringing the rights of another.

Chaos breeds fear and fear has no part in the struggle to attain justice. Dr. Shein recently has been quoted saying “I am not afraid of Maalim Seif, for he does not have no posses tanks or ammunition”. In hindsight he is right, Maalim Seif does not possess the power and might of the state, after the sabotage that took place in October 2016 he is merely a citizen and former 2nd Vice president of Zanzibar. But let us not forget that he also happens to be the leader of a group of people on the Isles, maybe he does not require military might to be feared all he needs to do is get the attention of his followers. Maybe this was the trigger effect that made the army interrogate the politician when he simply wanted to practice his democratic right to be heard.

ACT Wazalendo cannot condone the words said by Dr. Shein, for one they are beneath him and beneath any self respecting citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania, we were liberated; one half by good diplomacy and the other half by force. It would be wise for Dr. Shein to remember the seat that he is clinging on comes with its own history, and it should be a lesson to him no to mock the people by threatening them with military might, after all the Sultan of Oman, not only had his army but also the backing of the then hegemony United Kingdom, this did not stop those who could not stand injustice to stand up against military might. Words such as those uttered by Dr. Shein only work to remind us that Zanzibar is not a step sibling that we can ignore, that such mishap and insensitivity from a seasoned politician leaves the isle vulnerable to many a thing, we do not want to see our brothers and sisters shed blood…again.

As a party, ACT Wazalendo is fully aware of the hardship that faces the Zanzibar people, the political tension translates to a stagnant economy and a demoralised society. We do understand that there is a need for the people to take control of their state but we firmly believe and have not lost hope that the process be ballot and not bullet. One way of ensuring that the Zanzibari people walk away the winners and not just the politician, is for those who want to serve the people to lower themselves and consider their people first and not self gratification.

If we may, let us restart the clock again for Zanzibar, go to the ballot and ensure that the peoples wishes are respected no matter what the outcome maybe. Some may argue that how can we restart the clock? That at no point in time can a state be without a leader. For this we say, have a transitional government that comprises of members from all political players on the isles, let that government involve people who are respected by all fractions of Zanzibaris.

Possibly the greatest thing for the Zanzibari people  to do is to ignore the blatant attack on their integrity and rights by Dr. Shein, for he may have not known better. Let history be a reminder for him and a point to remember for the people on the isles that throughout oppressors have met an unfavourable outcomes, we do not wish to see the same for Zanzibar no do we wish for their good name to be tarnished.

Zitto Kabwe, MP

Party Leader, ACT Wazalendo


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June 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Zitto ‘amgeuzia kibao’ CAG(Gazeti la Mwananchi)

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Kizitto Noya

WAZIRI Kivuli wa Fedha na Uchumi, Zitto Kabwe ametaka Ofisi ya Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali (CAG), ichunguzwe kwa uzembe wa kushindwa kukagua hesabu za ruzuku za vyama vya siasa kwa muda wa miaka mitatu.

Katika taarifa yake kwa vyombo vya habari jana, Kabwe alisema CAG ameshindwa kukagua ruzuku ya Sh83 bilioni iliyotolewa kwa vyama vya siasa nchini tangu mwaka 2005 hadi 2010.

Alisema ingawa kuna tatizo katika Ofisi ya Msajili wa Vyama vya Siasa, CAG hawezi kumtupia mzigo huo pekee yake kwani naye anahusika.

“Nikiwa Waziri Kivuli wa Fedha na Uchumi, ninamwomba CAG afanye audit (ukaguzi) kwa vyama vyote vya siasa kwa miaka mitatu iliyopita sasa na siyo baada ya miezi sita,” alisema Kabwe na kuongeza:

“Ruzuku ya vyama vya siasa ni eneo ambalo huwa haliangaliwi kabisa na fedha nyingi ya walipa kodi inakwenda katika vyama. Kuanzia mwaka 2005 mpaka 2010 jumla ya Sh 83 bilioni zimetolewa kama ruzuku kwa vyama vya siasa,” alisema Kabwe na kuongeza:

“Fedha zote hizi kwa miaka yote hii, hazikuwa zinakaguliwa na Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali, (CAG).”

Kwa mujibu wa Kabwe, ubadhirifu unaoweza kujitokeza kwenye fedha za ruzuku zinazotolewa kwa vyama vya siasa, unatokana pamoja na mambo mengine na CAG kushindwa kukagua ruzuku hizo tangu vyama vianze kuipata mwaka 1996.

“Ndiyo maana kumekuwa na ubadhirifu mwingi wa fedha za ruzuku kwenye vyama takriban vyote hapa nchini,” alisema Zitto.

Alisema mwaka 2008, alipeleka pendekezo la mabadiliko ya Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa katika Bunge la Novemba kutaka vyama vikaguliwe na CAG.

Alisema pendekezo lake lilisomeka: “Vyama vyote vitakaguliwa na CAG na itakuwa ni jukumu la vyama vya siasa kupeleka taarifa zao kwa CAG kwa mujibu wa sheria.”

“Hivyo tangu mwaka 2008 vyama vinatakiwa vikaguliwe na CAG kwa mahesabu yao lakini mpaka sasa hakuna chama ambacho kimeshakaguliwa,” alisema Zitto na kuongeza:

“CAG mwaka huu amelalama tu kwenye taarifa yake kuwa vyama havikupeleka taarifa zao kwa Msajili. Ametoa miezi sita ili wasahihishe makosa? miezi sita ili watafute nyaraka za kugushi ili kuyaweka mahesabu sawa?” alihoji.
Kabwe alisema kauli ya CAG kwamba hahusiki kuvikagua vyama vya siasa ni kukwepa majukumu kwani sheria ya sasa inamtaka afanye hivyo kwa kuteua wawakilishi.

“Hakuna sababu kwa CAG kutoa miezi sita kwa vyama, bali vyama sasa viheshimu Public Audit Act,(Sheria ya Ukaguzi wa Fedha za Umma), Public Finance Act (Sheria ya Fedha za Umma) and (na) Political Parties Act (Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa)”

Kwa mujibu wa Kabwe, CAG anapaswa kudai mahesabu kutoka kwa vyama na wala si kusema kuwa hahusiki na watu binasi. “Vyama siyo ‘individuals’, vyama ni taasisi,” alisema.

“Kwa sheria mpya, wakaguzi wa vyama wanapaswa kuteuliwa na CAG na siyo vyama kwenda kuokota wakaguzi na kuweka hesabu zao kama ambavyo imezoeleka,” alisema.

Zitto alisema vyama vya siasa ndivyo vinavyounda Serikali, hivyo iwapo haviheshimu fedha za walipa kodi, Serikali wanazounda haziwezi kuheshimu fedha za walipa kodi.

“Ruzuku iliyotolewa kwa vyama mwaka 2010 ilikuwa ni mara tatu ya Bajeti ya Wizara ya Afrika Mashariki au ni zaidi ya Bajeti ya Wizara ya Viwanda na Biashara. CAG ni lazima afanye kazi yake,” alisema na kuongeza:

“Msajili wa Vyama naye achunguzwe, ofisi yake inafanya kazi kwa mujibu wa sheria, kwa nini hakuwa na taarifa za vyama vya siasa wakati yeye ndiye mwenye jukumu la kusimamia vyama.”
“Iwapo anashindwa kusimamia ruzuku kukaguliwa atawezaje kusimamia matumizi ya fedha kwenye uchaguzi wakati uchaguzi uligubikwa na matumizi ya fedha nyingi za kifisadi,” alidai Zitto.

Ripoti ya CAG iliyoishia Juni 30 mwaka 2010, imeeleza kuwa vyama sita vyenye wawakilishi bungeni vimeshindwa kuonyesha taarifa za matumizi ya ruzuku ya Sh17.14 bilioni.

Vyama hivyo ni CCM, CUF, Chadema, NCCR-Mageuzi, TLP na UDP. Katika hesabu za kawaida kuhusu fedha hizo, chama hicho tawala kimepata mgawo wa Sh12 bilioni kutokana na asilimia 70 ya mgawo.

CUF kinachopata asilimia 20 ya ruzuku kimepata mgawo wa Sh3.43 bilioni, Chadema chenye asilimia nane Sh1.37 bilioni na vyama vitatu vinavyoshikilia asilimia mbili Sh343 milioni.

Akijibu Madai hayo, Utouh alisema: “Sijakwepa majukumu. Fedha zinatoka serikalini, zinakwenda kwa Msajili wa Vyama.”

“Yeye (Msajili), ndiye mwenye kazi ya kuvigawia vyama fedha hiyo na sheria inataka baada ya matumizi, vyama vinapaswa kutengeneza hesabu zake na kuziwakilisha kwa Msajili. Siyo kazi yangu kuvitengenezea mahesabu vyama vya siasa.”

Kuhusu madai ya Zitto kwamba utaratibu huo wa Msajili kukagua vyama uko kwenye sheria ya zamani ambayo Zitto alidai kwamba alishatoa mapendekeza bungeni na kufanyiwa marekebisho, yanayomtaka CAG kuteua wakaguzi wa hesabu za vyama vya siasa, Utouh alisema:

“Mwulize yeye (Zitto) chama chake kilishanipelekea mahesabu ili niyakague kama anajua hivyo ndivyo inavyotakiwa? Tupo hapa kufanya kazi. Hatupo kukwepa majukumu. Mwulize kama hivyo ndivyo sheria inavyotaka Chadema ilishawahi kuniletea mahesabu yake?”

Chanzo: Gazeti la Mwananchi

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April 21, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Do MPs who speak out in Parliament get re-elected?

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Uwazi at Twaweza has released a new policy brief titled, Who returned? Performance in the Bunge and MP re-election. The brief shows that ordinary MPs reelected in 2010 were more active than their counterparts who were not reelected. It also analyses results by political party affiliation. The brief is based on information available on the Bunge website (www.bunge.go.tz). Read the full brief here to know six key facts about what increases an MP’s chances for re-election.

Source: Uwazi at Twaweza

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April 4, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Tamko: Kuhusu Habari ya Gazeti la Sunday Citizen-Tarehe 20-Machi-2011

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Naomba nitumie nafasi hii kufafanua kuhusu habari ya gazeti la Sunday Citizen ya  Tarehe 20-03-2011.

Nyote mnafahamu kwamba mkutano wa pili wa Bunge la kumi ulikutana kwa ajili ya kuchagua wenyeviti wa Kamati za Bunge ili kupata Kamati ya Uongozi ya Bunge.

Mimi niligombea uenyekiti wa kamati ya POAC kamati niliyokuwa nikiongoza toka Bunge la kumi. Kwa mujibu wa kanuni za Bunge kamati za oversight ni kamati za Kambi rasmi ya upinzani Bungeni ambapo CHADEMA ilitimiza masharti yote ya kuwa kambi rasmi ya upinzani Bungeni.

Wabunge wa CCM kwa kushirikiana na CUF, NCCR na UDP waliamua kuikomoa chadema kwa kuinyima kamati hizi na hivyo kufanya tafsiri ya kanuni. Habari ambazo tulizipata ni kwamba kamati ya PAC ingekwenda kwa Cheyo, LAAC kwa Mrema na POAC kwa Hamad Rashid na hivyo chadema kutopata nafasi yeyote na kupunguza nguvu yake kwenye kamati ya uongozi ya Bunge ambayo hupanga ajenda za Bunge.

Mara baada ya kupata majina ya wajumbe 15 wa kamati ya POAC nilianza kampeni na msaidizi wangu kwenye kampeni alikuwa ni Mhe. Regia Mtema. Tuligawana wabunge ili kupata kura 8 ambazo zingehakikisha ushindi. Kati ya kura hizo nane, tatu ni zetu sisi wabunge wa CHADEMA-Mimi, Mhe Matiko na Mhe Mtinda. Kwa hiyo nilikuwa natafuta kura 5 kutoka CCM. Spika alipotangaza majina ya wajumbe jina la Hamad Rashid halikuwemo.

CCM wakaitisha kikao cha caucus yao ili kufanya maamuzi juu wenyeviti wa kamati (walifanya hivyo hivyo wakati Mimi na Dr. Slaa tulipochaguliwa kuwa Wenyeviti mwaka 2008). Kikao chao kikaamua kwamba mwenyekiti awe Hamad Rashid, na kwa kuwa yeye sio mjumbe basi Spika amteue kuwa mjumbe. Kama Spika hatamteua basi Mhe Amina Mwidau wa CUF(Viti Maalum kutokea Tanga) achaguliwe. Wajumbe wa kamati ya POAC kutoka CCM wakapinga ndani ya kikao chao kwamba mimi ninafaa zaidi kuliko huyu Mhe.Amina Mwidau wa CUF (ambaye mie wakati huu nilikuwa simfahamu kabisa).

Wajumbe wote waliopinga uamuzi wa chama ninaambiwa walizomewa na hatimaye kuitwa jina mmoja kutamka kuwa watafuata uamuzi wa chama. Pinda ndiye aliongoza kikao hicho.Spika alipoambiwa abadili orodha yake na kumweka Mhe Hamad Rashid, alikataa kwa hoja kwamba orodha imeshakuwa public na hawezi kuibadili.

Akabakia Mhe Mwidau kama mgombea ambaye CCM wanamtaka. Wajumbe watano ambao walikuwa wamenihakikishia kura walimfuata Waziri Mkuu kumwambia kuwa wao wataenda kinyume na maamuzi ya chama na watanipigia kura.

Usiku kucha wa siku ya kuamkia kupiga kura mimi na Regia tulizunguka kuhakikisha kura zetu zinabakia intact na hata kumshawishi Mbunge wa CUF Mwidau ajitoe. Tukiwa tunajiandaa kwenda kwenye kupiga kura CCM wakaitwa kwa dharura na kuambiwa na Pinda kuwa uamuzi wa jana usiku umefutwa na Rais ameagiza achaguliwe Zitto. Tukaenda kwenye uchaguzi, nikagombea na Mhe Mwidau na nikapata kura 13 dhidi ya 2 za Mwidau. Hiyo ndio background kwa ufupi.

Kwa hiyo, sikumpigia simu Rais kutaka anisaidie. Nimekaa bungeni miaka mitano na nazijua siasa za Bunge. Nilikuwa nimejipanga kiasi ambacho kushindwa kungetokea iwapo tu Chief Whip wa CCM angekuja kusimamia mwenyewe uchaguzi. Ikumbukwe pia mie nimekuwa student leader, najua siasa za kipiganaji. Inawezekana hata huyo mgombea angekuja kwenye mkutano baada ya kura kupigwa!

CCM walibadili msimamo baada ya kutishiwa strong rebellion from their own ranks that they will vote for me. Wabunge 5 wa CCM kati ya 11 kumwambia Pinda kuwa watanipa mimi kura ilikuwa ni ishara tosha kwamba wanaweza kuaibika.

Pia inawezekana kabisa CCM walibadili msimamo asubuhi ili kutaka kudhoofisha hoja ya chadema kwamba mabadiliko ya kanuni yaliwalenga kwa kusema ‘mbona Zitto kashinda’ Hayo ndio maelezo ninayoweza kuwapa ndugu zangu kuhusiana na suala hili. Kama kuna maswali zaidi nitawajibu kwa kadiri ya uwezo wangu.

Zitto Kabwe (MB)


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March 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Mkutano wa Nne:Kijiji cha Bitale,Kata ya Bitale, Kigoma Kaskazini Tarehe 30-08-2010

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Wanachama wa CUF wakirudisha kadi na kujiunga na Chadema >>>>

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August 31, 2010 at 4:20 PM

The results of the opinion polls/Utafiti wa Synovate

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The results of the opinion polls conducted by Synovate Tanzania in May 9th-19th 2010.

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June 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM