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Kashfa Nyingine ; Oxford University Press Wahonga Serikali Kupata Tenda

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    WaMzizima Senior Member

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    Toka kwenye gazeti la The citizen, Hii kampuni ambayo kwa sisi wa zamani tunaikumbuka kwa kuchapisha vitabu mahiri na vyenye standard nzuri kwa bei nafuu (kama kamusi ya kiswahili) nayo sasa imekiri kuhonga viongozi wa serikali ili kupata tenda zilizofadhiliwa na WB. Matokeo yake imepigwa faini baada ya kukiri kosa na kufungiwa kwa miaka mitatu kuomba tenda yeyote ya WB ama affiliate wao. Hili ni pigo maana OUP wana track record nzuri ya kuchapisha vitabu mahiri na kwa bei nafuu. Ni vyema kama wabunge wambane waziri na wahusika wengine watueleze ni nani aliyepokea rushwa hiyo, kama kweli wataweza.

    Cha kusikitisha kama kwenye kashfa nyingine kibao kabla, imekuwa ni chombo cha nje ambacho kimeutangaza uozo huu hapa kwetu ilhali mamlaka husika hapa nchini i.e. Takukuru, polisi , Tiss nao kama sisi hapa JF wanazisoma hizo habari magazetini na ndio kisha waanze kufuatilia. Hii komedi kweli itaendelea mpaka lini? Inasikitisha sana

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    By Frank Kimboy
    The Citizen Reporter
    Dar es Salaam. There was just one burning question in the minds of key players in the education sector yesterday: who was bribed to award the local branch of Oxford University Press a lucrative tender to supply books to Tanzania’s schools?.This development comes against the backdrop of a World Bank decision to ban, for three years, any deals with two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oxford University Press—Oxford University Press East Africa Limited and Oxford University Press Tanzania. OUP is reported to have acknowledged “misconduct” by its two subsidiaries in relation to two World Bank-financed education projects in East Africa.

    Local education stakeholders joined the fray yesterday, urging the government to investigate the matter and take swift action against those who were bribed to award the tender.

    But they and other interested parties will have to wait a while before they can get to find out the “who, what, when and how” of the bribery saga. As of yesterday, there was no indication as to how long investigations would take.
    According to a statement released by the World Bank yesterday, investigators from the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) approached OUP in May last year about potential misconduct in Africa. OUP conducted an internal investigation into its operations and established that there was misconduct, which was then reported to the bank.
    Educationists expressed concern yesterday that the misconduct by government officials would not only tarnish Tanzania’s image in the international community but also derail the war against corruption.

    They urged the government to not only establish the truth but also take “stern” legal measures against the culprits.
    “The government should investigate the matter and make sure that everyone who was involved in the shoddy deal faces the music,” said Mr Ezekiah Oluoch, the deputy secretary-general of the Tanzania Teachers Union. “This is very sensitive.” It was important, he added, that the government officials suspected to have participated in the scandal step down to pave the way for an independent investigation.

    Mr Anthony Mwakibinga, the public relations officer for the Tanzania Education Network, said the World Bank’s action against OUPT would deal the education system a big blow.
    OUPT has been the only publisher to supply cheap but quality books to schools. “The culprits should be punished because they have put our education system at risk,” said Mr Mwakibinga.

    The deputy minister for education and vocational training, Mr Philipo Mulugo, said he was unaware of the development. “Let me look for the World Bank’s statement and then I will make my comment,” he said. “I haven’t received or seen it yet.”

    According to the statement, the ban was mutually agreed by OUP and the World Bank Group. World Bank Integrity Vice-President Leonard McCarthy said: “This debarment is testimony to the bank’s continued commitment to protecting the integrity of its projects…OUP’s acknowledgment of misconduct and the thoroughness of its investigation is evidence of how companies can address issues of fraud and corruption and change their corporate practices to foster integrity in the development business.”

    The two companies made improper payments to government officials for two contracts to supply textbooks in relation to two World Bank-financed projects. As a result, OUPEA and OUPT will be out in the cold for three years while OUP has received a conditional “non-debarment”. OUP has agreed to pay $500,000 (Sh800m) as part of the remedy for the harm it had done. OUP and its related undertakings, including OUPEA and OUPT, are also required to cooperate with the World Bank’s Integrity Vice-Presidency and continue to improve their internal compliance programme.

    According to an agreement reached at the second meeting of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance, the action means the Oxford University Press organisations can have no business dealings with other multilateral development banks. According to the statement, 83 firms and individuals have been shut out this financial year for engaging in wrongdoing.[/TD]
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    KOMBAJR JF-Expert Member

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    More to come Mungu ameamua kuwanika na kuweka kila kitu hazarani kwa kipindi cha miaka 50 haya ndiyo yamekuwa yakiendelea katika nchi yetu katika level mbali mbali.Thanks God for everything.
     
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    Filipo JF-Expert Member

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    Hii habari niliiona juzi Africa Focus ya bbc. Tatizo la Takukuru ni kupamba badala ya kupambana na rushwa. Watatajwa walioipokea lakini utashangaa takukuru wakawasafisha. Tanzania ni zaidi ya tuijuavyo!
     
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