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Dar port fraud: Kikwete’s ‘list of shame’ out soon

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by BAK, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Dar port fraud: Kikwete’s ‘list of shame’ out soon
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    The Dar es Salaam port terminal: The government blames local importers for turning the facility into a storage base, causing massive congestion. Photo/LEONARD MAGOMBA

    By WILFRED EDWIN
    THE EAST AFRICAN
    Posted Friday, March 13 2009

    The government will soon release the names of senior officials of Dar es Salaam port and Tanzania Revenue Authority who colluded to evade tax through a document forgery racket.

    The government has ordered TRA to act against all officials concerned. Some workers of inspection firm Tiscan are said to have collaborated with importers to forge documents to avoid scanning of selected containers at the port.

    Besides denying the government revenue, the action caused massive congestion at the port.

    President Jakaya Kikwete, who was the first to reveal that the government had the names of individuals involved in the racket, said the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) should be more efficient.

    He added that more equipment needed to be in working condition.

    He also called for greater use of information communication technology to ease access of important data.

    The president said TPA lacked accurate information on the duration that imported goods had been stored at the port and at the inland container depots.

    He said some containers had valuable goods, including luxury cars, while the documents showed them to be used clothes or other low-cost goods.

    Forgery and other rackets are reportedly executed in cahoots with customs officials.

    Ephrem Mgawe, Director General of TPA, said the management had formed a committee to implement the president’s instructions.

    Mr Mgawe said TPA wants to reduce the time that vessels wait at the berth from the current six days to one or two.

    He said seven cargo vessels were waiting to berth when implementation of Mr Kikwete’s proposals started.

    By early last week, all the vessels had been offloaded.

    There were four oil cargo vessels, of which only one had not been offloaded by early last week.

    There were 12 container cargo vessels at the berth, increasing to 14 last week due to a faulty crane.

    This has now been fixed. About 10,000 containers will be moved from the terminal to inland depots.

    In 2007, TPA’s market share for Tanzania’s traffic was 94 per cent; Burundi 84 per cent; Uganda three per cent; Rwanda 28 per cent, Zambia 40 per cent, Malawi 20 per cent and DRC 63 per cent.

    These countries had a combined GDP of $39.1 billion that year.

    The government recently blamed local importers for turning the port into a storage base.

    There are 7,796 containers at the port currently, most of which belong to local importers. There are 1,249 cars in the yard.

    The government said property that has been at the port for over 21 days will be auctioned.

    The property will not be shifted to the internal container depot, as this is an extension of the port.

    The president promised to visit the port again before the end of April.

    TPA and Tanzania International Container Terminal have acquired five new cargo handling cranes each to strengthen the port’s capacity.

    Last month, TPA imported four mobile cranes from Germany at a total cost of $13 million.
     
  2. Kasheshe

    Kasheshe JF-Expert Member

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    My comment is very simple regarding this issue:-

    The WANANCHI including myself do not care how government exchange list of corrupted staff! among government Ministries Departments or Agencies (MDAs), We do not care how they do this...

    Where only care about deliverables, we care about the service we get, we care about revenue and efficiency of the government.

    How they do is non of our business, hence we suggest that politician to take this into account.
     
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    Rationality dictates that once you have been informed of the presence of a syndicate that is involved in tax evasion anywhere be it at the Airport or harbour, the right thing to do is to zero in on the culprits and only after you have broken the ring then you make the announcement of their detrimental engagement!! Declaring the presence of a tax evasion syndicate before their apprehension, gives them some leeway of escaping the dragnet!! I hope the powers that be will correct this anomally.
     
  4. Nkamangi

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    I wonder whether it's just "timming" or did Bob Geldoff's words strike the right nerve
     
  5. Lusajo

    Lusajo JF-Expert Member

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    Mhmm!! Hizi the so called "LIST" huwa hazitoki kabisaa kwa raisi wetu. Itaishia juu kwa juu.
     
  6. Kiranga

    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    To echo Bulesi's comments above, kama rais anawajua kwa nini asiwafanyie kweli?

    Au ni mambo ya PR move tu baada ya kuwa ripped off live kama mtoto mdogo na Bob Geldof?
     
  7. Nyumbu

    Nyumbu Senior Member

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    Rais mzima unatishia nyau. Ovyooo!
     
  8. Killuminati

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    Rais mswahili swahili tu wala haeleweki, utafikiri anatoka Planet Mars, yaani kutembea kote kama Christopher Columbus lakini hakuna anachojifunza. Grow dem balls kikwete, show an example, sack some suckas for failing to do their jobs!!
     
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    Janejo Member

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    Kwenye lile kongamano la IMF hivi karibuni pale Dar es Salaam, yule mwanaharakati wa Uingereza (Bob Geldof) alimtolea uvivu kwa kumwambia " Rais utawaambiaje watu kuwa unawajua watendao maovu hapo bandarini na orodha yao unayo.....bila kuwachukulia hatua." KIDUMU CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI
     
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  10. zomba

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    Looh, yote hujayaona? EL na wenzake, chenge, liumba na wenzake, mramba, mgonja, na...

    Mwenye macho haambiwi tazama, mwenye masikio haambiwi sikia. JK anafanya, tena anafanya kweli, tungewapataje hao huko juu? na wengine wengi wanakuja, dunia ya leo si ki-dikteta, lazima uwe na data na ushahidi tena wa kutosha kisha unashughulikia, na matokeo tunayaona na tunayasikia kila siku. Jee wewe huyaoni wala huyasikii?
     
  11. Killuminati

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    Nakubalina nawe mkuu Dsm to some extent, however if not mistaken bandari ya dsm kwa mfano tu imekuwa haina results zozote za utendaji kazi yaani perfomance yao toka enzi zile ni poor, kwa reference tu ni kuwa toka enzi za mkuu Lowassa alikuwa anatoa amri za kuweza kuwahimiza watendaji wafanye wajibu wao, then tumeona safari ya kushtukiza ya JK. So whats the deal? anahitaji ushahidi gani? Ni kuwa management haijatulia tu, na inabidi mtu au watu watolewe kafara, kwa aina nyingi tu, mfano demotion au kustaafishwa kwa manufaa ya umma, it doesn't take a dictator to do that, Kikwete needs to grow some balls and man up!!

    Pia hizo kesi za kina liyumba et.. usifikirie ndo amefanya kazi, time will tell my friend....rejea Nalaila Kiula ilikuwaje results zake.....Aibu tupu.

    Finally, nimepokea kwa masikitiko kuwa rais mzima na zip yake amefunga anaaibishwa na just a rock a star Geldof. To wrap it up ni kuwa hatuna president na kama huyu ni president then hata Makamba anaweza kuwa president!! Yes, he can.

    I'm out, peace

     
  12. zomba

    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    Na si tumeona JK katembelea huko na kawashushua na risala zao? na sasa tunaona ekshen huko? na hivi karibuni tutaona hao wabadhirifu, jamani, mnyonge mnyongeni haki yake mpeni.
     
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    In a country that preeches good governance you cannot announce to the whole world that you know the corrupt people in your country and yet you do not take any punitive action against them; such inaction aggravates the whole situation!! Muungwana tafadhali kaza buti.
     
  14. Kiranga

    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    Kama JK kweli ana mind data na ushahidi asingesema bila kukamilisha data na ushahidi. Sasa wengine wanaweza kusema anawapa mwanya hawa wala rushwa kuharibu ushahidi.

    JK anapenda kuleta maigizo meeengi ambayo hayana results.Hata hayo ya kina Mramba na Mgonja ni maigizo matupu.
     
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    Kuhani JF-Expert Member

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    Nasubiri kuona list of actions inasema nini kuhusu hayo makampuni binafsi. Sasa serikali ita handle vipi hao private companies?

    Wanasema TPA walishaunda kamati kushughulikia maagizo ya Rais. Okay, hii list of shame inatoka Ikulu kwenda TPA au TPA to the public? I wish taarifa hii ingesema wamesikia wapi kwamba list of shame inatoka.

    Baada ya kutekeleza maagizo ya Rais, tunasubiri list of actions, not shame.
     
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    macinkus JF-Expert Member

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    tangu muungwana ameingia madarakani, ni kweli amejigamba mara nyingi kwamba anayo list ya watu wabaya hapa nchini kuanzia wazungu wa unga nakadhalika. kawaida ya muungwana ni kwapa muda wajirekebishe ..... hadi muda wake wa urais utakapokwisha.

    mungu ibariki....

    macinkus
     
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