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CUF: We’re in GNU to root out corruption

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2012Tanzania | Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2012

    Embattled Wawi legislator Hamad Rashid Mohamed (C) chats with his colleagues, expelled alongside him from the Civic United Front, at the High Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday moments after their case was adjourned. They are petitioning the party's ruling.

    The Civic United Front (CUF) has said that it did not join the government of national unity (GNU) in order to make empty talk as some critics have been claiming, but rather to fight corrupt leaders so that people's development could be achieved.

    The party also said
    Zanzibar's GNU was not the first in the world as it could be seen in many other countries, such as the UK, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.

    Addressing a public rally in Morogoro town convened by the party in order to explain the reasons by the party's Central Council to sack Wawi lawmaker Hamadi Rashid and four others from the party, the Council's member, Mbalala Maharagande said this was no time to engage in empty talk but it was time to work.

    "We entered the government so that we could fight against corrupt leaders," said Maharagande.
    He said the critics were misguiding the people, adding that people's development rested in the commitment of the opposition in ensuring that the government delivered.

    He said further that CUF was planning to revise its constitution in order to accomodate a provincial system instead of the current set-up.
    Maharagande expressed his party's worries that the process of writing the new Union Constitution may not represent the ideas of the Tanzanian people because of the system the president chose in effecting the main objective.

    He said the fact that the president would appoint a commission would make it answerable to him and fulfill his whims instead of being answerable to the people and taking aboard their ideas.
    "At the end of the day, it won't matter whether you say or yes, because what shall be written (by commission staff) would have been written," said Mbalala.

    Listing the successes of the
    Zanzibar GNU, he said until October, last year, cloves which had been selling at 3,500/- per kilo had risen to 25,000/- per kilo, all thanks to the presence of CUF in the government.
    "Through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing, Nassoro Ahmed Mazrui, MP for Mtoni constituency in Zanzibar on the CUF ticket, has sought markets both within and outside the country and now clove prices have improve a lot," he said.

    Source The Guardian
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Why we don't see any differences on Corruption if CUF joining GNU would have exposed all the corrupt greedy leaders?

    Well, they have just pick one to run for a Zanzibar House - Mr. Raza is he really clean?