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RUZUKU YA VYAMA VYA SIASA

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Msajili wa Vyama vya Siasa-Jaji Francis S.K.Mutungi

Msajili wa Vyama vya Siasa-Jaji Francis S.K.Mutungi

Shilingi bilioni 67.7 zimelipwa na Serikali kwa vyama vya siasa katika kipindi cha miaka 4, 2009/2010 mpaka 2012/2013. Fedha hizi hazijakaguliwa kwa mujibu wa Sheria.

Mahesabu ya Vyama vya siasa nchini yanapaswa kukaguliwa na Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Mahesabu ya Serikali kwa mujibu wa Sheria tangu mwaka 2009. Tangu mwaka huo Kamati ya PAC haijawahi kuona Taarifa ya CAG kuhusu ukaguzi wa vyama vya siasa. Nilihoji tangia Aprili 2011 https://zittokabwe.wordpress.com/category/ruzuku-vyama-vya-siasa/

Kamati imemwita Msajili wa vyama ili kufafanua ni kwa nini Vyama vya Siasa nchini havifuati sheria (vifungu vya sheria vimeambatanishwa hapa chini). Uvunjifu huu wa Sheria ni wa makusudi au wa kutokujua? Sheria inataka Mahesabu ya vyama yatangazwe kwa uwazi, tena kwa Government Notice. Umewahi kuona? Tarehe 15 Oktoba, 2013 Kamati ya PAC itatafuta majibu haya kutoka kwa Msajili na ikibidi vyama vyenyewe. Tunataka uwazi wa matumizi ya Fedha za Umma.Vyama vya siasa ndio vinaunda Serikali, uwazi unaanzia huko ili kuepuka fedha chafu kama za EPA kuingia kuvuruga uchaguzi.

Vyama vifuatavyo vimepokea Ruzuku ya jumla shilingi bilioni 67.7 tangu mwaka wa fedha 2009/2010;

  • CCM tshs 50.97 bilioni
  • CHADEMA tshs 9.2 bilioni
  • CUF tshs 6.29 bilioni
  • NCCR – M tshs 0.677 bilioni
  • UDP tshs 0.33 bilioni
  • TLP tshs 0.217 bilioni
  • APPT – M tshs 11 milioni
  • DP tshs 3.3 milioni
  • CHAUSTA tshs 2.4 milioni

Political Parties Act, No. 5 of 1992 as ammended from time to time.

14. -(1) Every political party which has been fully registered shall—
a) maintain proper accounts of the funds and property of the party;
b) submit to the Registrar –

“(i) an annual statement of the account of the political party audited by the Controller and Auditor-General and the report of the account.” (This became law in March, 2009)

ii) an annual declaration of all the property owned by the party.

(2) The Registrar, after inspecting any accounts or report submitted pursuant to this section may, for the benefit of the members or the public, publish any matter relation to the funds, resources or property of any party or the use of such funds, resources or property.

(3) The Registrar shall publish in the official Gazette, an annual report on the audited accounts of every party.

18. -(1) Subventions granted to a party may be spent only on

(a) the parliamentary activities of a party;
(b) the civil activities of a party;
(c) any lawful activity relating to an election in which a party nominates acandidate;
(d) any other necessary or reasonable requirement of a party.

(2) Subventions granted to a political party shall be accounted for to the Registrar, separately from the accounting for other funds of the party.

(3) Any party which fails or neglects to account for subventions in accordance with this Act, shall forfeit the right to any subsequent subvention due to the party in accordance with this Act.

(4) Where the Registrar is for any reasonable cause, dissatisfied with any account of subventions submitted by any party, so much of the subvention which has not been accounted for or has not been accounted for satisfactorily, shall be deducted form any subsequent subvention due to the party.

(5) If by reason of failure to submit an account or for any other reason, the Registrar has reason to suspect that any offence under the Penal Code may have been committed in relation to the money which has not been committed in relation to the money which has not be been accounted for, he may make a report to a police station, and the officer in charge of that police station shall cause the matter to be investigated.

18A. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 14 and 18, every political party receiving subvention in accordance with this Act shall, not later than 3151
October every year, submit to the Registrar financial statements and audited accounts reflecting any other source of funds and details regarding the manner in which such funds were used.” (became law in 2009)

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Zitto ‘amgeuzia kibao’ CAG(Gazeti la Mwananchi)

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RUZUKU VYAMA VYA SIASA

*ADAI AMESHINDWA KUKAGUA SH83 BILIONI

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