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Hamad Accuses Local Leaders in Zanzibar Of Political Bias such as discrination

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Mon, Oct 31st, 2011
    Mon, Oct 31st, 2011 | Tanzania


    Zanzibar's first Vice-President Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad

    Zanzibar First Vice-President, Seif Sharif Hamad, has lashed out at local government leaders for discrimination in issuing identity cards in the Isles.

    A livid Mr Hamd said that such prejudicial practices are unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated.

    "This is unacceptable, we want President Shein to intervene and make sure that justice prevails and all Zanzibaris enjoy their rights regardless of their political affiliation," a visibly not so amused Mr Hamad said.

    He was speaking at Bwawani Hotel at the gathering of his party Civic United Front (CUF) members to celebrate one year of victory in Mtoni Constituency. Mr Nassor Ahmed Mazrui of CUF is the current representative of the constituency.

    This was the first time for Mr Hamad to openly criticize government officials at any level of partisan bias since the formation of the Government of National Unity (GNU) between his party CUF and Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).

    Seif accused local leaders, She has, for deliberate violation of laws in issuing
    Zanzibar Identity Cards (ZAN- Ids), mainly discriminating youths believed to be members of the CUF.

    "She has receive orders to deny CUF youths' application forms for ZAN-Ids, without proper justification. I kindly ask President Shein to make sure there is fairness and all citizens are equally served," he stressed.

    CUF leaders repeatedly complained about the bureaucracy and discrimination in obtaining the identification documents prior to last year's general elections.

    They said more than 3,000 youths were denied identification cards and thus were unable to vote. For any Zanzibari to be registered as a voter, he or she needs to have a valid ID card, and CUF leaders attribute low turnout in last year's general elections to lack of the same.

    However, government leaders including the Director of Registration at ZAN- Id Office, Mr Mohamed Ame, have repeatedly refuted the allegations.

    By ISSA YUSSUF, Tanzania Daily News

  2. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Seif S. Hamad might be right discrimination is the source with Zanzibari's; maybe that's why most of Zanzibaris are not happy with the Union with Tanganyika

    There is a sense to them that they are better by themselves without the Union, the can make more money etc

    Just want to tell our fellow Zanzibaris If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility

    ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything . . . that smacks of discrimination or slander
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    I thought Seif S. Hamad was the Vice President of the same government - Has he seized to be? If he is, why is he complaining as an opposition party while they have a joint government? Those are some of the bitter pills CUF has to continue to swallow in their 'ndoa ya mkeka' with CCM
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    yap we need the power of decisions only that