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EAC: How Tanzania is shooting herself in the foot

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by mwathai, Aug 14, 2012.

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    mwathai Senior Member

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    Tanzania has always played the laggard in the integration of the east Africa common Market bloc. Yet she is a beneficiary of the creation of the trading bloc. The expansion of the bloc to include Rwanda and Burundi has pushed Tanzania the investment destination ranks.

    The proposed integration of the three trading blocs in Africa into one large FTA will make Tanzania completely irrelevant to Kenyan investors in the manufacturing sector.

    Source: East Africa Economic Report: EAC: How Tanzania is shooting herself at the foot
     
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    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    We had a misfortune of having been ruled by economically illiterate leaders, since independence. They care zero about economy. All they want is politics (meaning talks)
     
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    Mzalendo80 JF-Expert Member

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    Haya magazeti ya wakenya hawauzi kama hawaandiki habari za Tanzania. wapo busy kila siku tanzania, tanzania. Tanzania ndio mama wa EA, Wakenya ujanja wao wote hawawezi bila ya Tanzania. Tanzania ndio SuperPower ya EA.
     
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    Nairoberry,

    There is some truth in what you are saying. However, I blame the Tanzanian business people who are afraid to venture out. Instead of the big shots of Tanzania moving forward to compete with their counterparts from the region, they are busy advising their Govt not to allow competition. Take as an example, NMB bank earns more than Equity bank and KCB in profit as of two years ago but they have refused to open even one branch outside Tanzania. The same applies to CRDB. So they sit back and wait for the govt to fight for them when competition comes.

    Exim bank has run to open a branch in Djibouti and totally ignored the region. Tanzania has very wealthy businessmen and industrialists capable of any investment but unfortunately they are too scared of the loud mouths of Kenyans and they have refused to venture out. No matter what is said about East Africa the competition will always be between Tanzania and Kenya. Right now Kenya is doing better and Tanzania needs to re-think its strategy for East Africa. I urge the Tanzania business men not to be afraid to venture out. How come the second hand clothes sellers from Tanzania have completely dominated the second hand clothes business in kikomba.

    Why are the big boys afraid? Tanzania has every advantage over Kenya but somehow it is stalling going into the economic battleground. Tanzania has big arable land and unable to compete with Kenyans in Horticulture and flower exports. Tanzania has better tourist attractions but unable to take over from Kenya as the key tourist entry point.

    Tanzania can easily become the super power of East Africa but not yet.
     
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    Hivi, ni lazima utumie matusi kufikisha hoja yako?
     
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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    Let the sleeping dog lie!..
     
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    Why do you choose to be stupid!?..any company incorporated in Kenya must have Kenyan partners and shareholders,according to the law..that was then,now Kenyans have taken control of most public companies thru IPO's and many have started their own.Its myopic people like you that make Tanzanians remain stupid,always living in denial.Shame..i guess as a person,you are a failure..i dont c a person with your mentality can be of any help even to himself..leave alone the society!.Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!..Jinga wewe!
     
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    No excuses please..you are still a stumbling block to integration.
     
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    Kwani lazima tufuate kila mnachotaka East Africa sababu nyinyi ni wakenya na mna investment nyingi? Si zakwenyu zinatuhusuje sisi? Mlipoivunja jumuiya 1977 mlifikiria nini? Mkawafuate wale mabwana zenu waliowatuma achaneni na Tanzania...Tanzania haihitaji vigelele vya wakenya ili mambo yake yaende mbele.
     
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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    Wacha ulevi!..superpower ya upuzi..hamna akili hata kidogo.
     
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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    chash

    You are damn right!..this is the attitude we need to see..Tanzania has all the potential only waiting to be unleashed ..this is not a time for excuses but action,no name calling but cooperation.
     
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    Mimi nafikili Afrika Mashariki ina nchi zaidi ya Kenya na TANZANIA, swali ni je, kwa nini baadhi ya RAIA wa Kenya wako overly concern na mambo yanayo endelea nchini TANZANIA! Kwa akili za kawaida hii inaleta taswira gani kuhusu hulka za baadhi yenu, kama mnaona Tanzania haitaki ku-jump blindly to EAC bandwagon kwa nini msiachane na TANZANIA mkaendelea na shughuli zenu na likemind wenzenu?

    Majority ya Watanzania wala hawajuhi Kenya hiko wapi, in other words hawana interest/time na kinacho endelea kwenu - sasa nyinyi kinacho wahuma ni kitu gani. Nakumbuka nilipo kuwa mtoto mdogo kuna wimbo ulikuwa unapigwa na Mkongo aliye kuwa anaishi Nairobi Kenya alihimba hivi: "PILIPILI USIYO KULA, YAKUWASHA NAMNA GANI?" Baadhi yenu kijitia ujuwaji na kujifanya manabii na mitume wanao weza ku-foretell hatma ya nchi yenu, kama mna ajenda za siri kuhusu Taifa letu, nawashauri mfikilie mara mbili kabla ya kujaribu; mkija on friendly TERMS na kuheshimu binadamu wenzenu mtapokelewa.

    Yaani mwandishi wa makala hiyo (Mr.Musyoka wa ???) ana andika hadithi za kutunga tu na za chuki zake binafsi kuhusu TAIFA letu, na siajabu hajawahi hata kukanyaga Tanzania - Rais Kikwete anaye mshambulia humu ndiye aliye komesha mapigano ya kikabila mliyo kuwa nayo, zama hizi watu mnakuwa wakimbizi ndani ya TAIFA lenu alafu mnataka kukata mkono unao kulisha kwa kuleta majivuno yasiyo na MSHIKO, huo uweledi wenu ambao huwa mnataka kuhu-force down the throat ya DUNIA mbona hakuweza kumaliza tofauti zenu - leo hii mnajitia kuipa somo TANZANIA jinsi ya kushirikiana na majirani zake, wakati nyinyi kushirikiana ndani ya nchi mliyo pewa na mwenyezi Mungu ni mgogoro mtupu!!! lugha zenu zimejaa kejeri tu chukulia comment na picha hapo chini!

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    President Jakaya Kikwete: Shadow boxing
    Regional integration!!! -
    (The writer of this caption owes Kikwete an apology)

    Baadhi ya Wakenya bwana!! - you have already forgotten that these were the same HANDS which brought your sense back to NORMAL, bila yeye nchi yenu saa hizi ingekuwa back to stone Age. Sorry Livefire, baadhi ya Wakenya wanahudhi SANA ni vigumu kuwaelewa.
     
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    Tanzania land is a no no no to Kenyans. We are now going to change the law which allows Kenyans to obtain land when they marry Tanzanians. We will allow them to marry but the land will only be for a Tanzanian spouse. This is coming.

    You play to our tunes never otherwise.
     
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    Truth Nothing but the truth.
    ..They don't love each other, what about us?.
     
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    Kama ingewezekana tungeifanya iwe poll kabisa.

    Basing on -Tribal conflicts
    -Income inequalilty
    -Inflow of Foreign based/owned companies
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    A sensational header with no arguments to put your point across :A S-baby::A S-baby:
     
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    Actually the header should read do we really need laggard Tanzania in the EAC. EU despite all problems they are experiencing are moving towards some form of political union(one budget,single Bank etc.)
     
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    Kulingana na hizo points umepeana tanzania haina budi kujiunga kikamilifu na kenya na hata uganda na wengine AM; TUWACHE SIASA ZA MOTOMOTO -- ZA NATIONALISTS SHUPAVU/I] - Na iangaliwe Kivingine. Tanzania ikataka kuwekeza ndani ya kenya na tanzania katika kampuni vilele biashara, ni lazima RETURNS ON INVESTMENTS ziwe a key factor. Yaani uwekezaji kwa Uchumi ambao unagenerate faida kutoka sekta mbali mbali. La sivyo you be wasting precious money on bureaucratic pyramid schemes.

    .....................investors in Tanzania wasisahau all successfully run economies EA zilipata boost kutoka intra trade activities indirectly iwe ni natural resources / raw materials / man-power /.........etc...etc.

    Nakubali kuwa Political instabilty ni phenomena inayoila social fabric ya kenya, lakini kama the "newly re-invented supreme court ya kenya" mahakama bongo lala wanaweza fanya kazi yao bila kuingiza hisia za kupotosha na kupimana nguvu kimieleka na idara zingine za umma serikali na whatever; the investment landscape itakuwa beneficial only to those Tanzanians ambao wanapanga kupata faida.
     
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