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End Shoddiness in Govt; Purchases of cheap power tillers a type suited to Pakistani soil and climate

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by nngu007, Apr 20, 2011.

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    19 April 2011

    Guardian Editorial

    The report that the government stands to lose billions of shillings in taxpayers' money following the purchases of cheap power tillers lends credence to the adage: "cheap is expensive".

    According to a the report by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Water, some officials in several local government authorities pressed orders for power tillers whose major appeal was their low price!



    It shows that these authorities were not conversant with of kind of power tillers suitable for the Africa terrains, soil and climate. It is no wonder, then, the authorities went ahead to order a type suited to Pakistan.

    We are talking of Tanzania's scarce foreign reserve going to waste due to some officials' incompetence. It is clear here that some of our senior men and women in government have little regard for professionalism, which explains why, when it comes to the economy, we hobble while others run.

    Our concern is that the case of power tillers is merely the tip of an iceberg in matters of public procurement. While people will tend to be careful if they are involved in personal purchases, they care very little where it entails public expenditure.

    Public officials must remember that the position one occupies is a trust they should not take lightly. For its part, the government must insist on accountability by its officials.

    Heads must roll where there are proven cases of neglect that leads to huge losses of public funds.
     
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    To The Ruling Gvt; The fisadis are in all position in your GVT not only @ the party level
     
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    Dingswayo JF-Expert Member

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    It is a normal and best procedure to buy samples for trial before doing any bulk purchases. The purchasing officers should have known this, unless they were not dully qualified to do the job or had other ulterior motives.
     
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    The two pillars of 'political correctness' are:
    a) willful ignorance
    b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth

    They afraid of themselves so nothing is goin' to happen...
     
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    I can not blame the Govt in this matter, this is a result of the so called anti-corruption crusaders who are always the first to point fingers whenever our government spends huge sums without considering the quality of the services provided. They would have made same noises if it was a better quality and more expensive tiller type.

    Well done my government, it shows that now you really know the type of ppl you are dealing with.
     
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