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Maajabu haya ya duniani yanapatikana kwa utawala wa ccm Tz tu dunia nzima! Soma hapo!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Yericko Nyerere, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Yericko Nyerere

    Yericko Nyerere Verified User

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    Oakland, CA - A new report by the Oakland Institute, Lives on Hold, exposes the consequences of Iowa-based AgriSol Energy LLC's plans to lease more than 800,000 acres in Tanzania. The project initiated in 2007-2008 has moved forward without public debate
    or consent, and will evict more than 160,000 long-term residents of Katumba and Mishamo, who remain in the dark over compensation and relocation plans. The AgriSol land deal is a part of Kilimo Kwanza, or Agriculture First, the Tanzanian government's scheme to promote agricultural development through public-private partnerships.

    In June 2011, the Oakland Institute revealed how Iowa-based Bruce Rastetter,CEO of AgriSol Energy, leveraged the involvement of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to provide legitimacy to this deal. Initially masquerading the project as responsible agricultural investment, the university completely withdrew any support or association with it in February 2012 under
    growing public pressure. While AgriSol claims to have halted operations in Katumba and Mishamo until the refugees have been
    relocated, Lives on Hold depicts how the relocation is to be accomplished.

    "Caught in the crossfire of this egregious land deal are more than 160,000 newly naturalized Tanzanians--former Burundian
    refugees who fled civil war more than 40 years ago. Initially promised citizenship, the residents still await their papers, conditional on them vacating their homes and lands in order to make way for the foreign investor. The residents have been banned from cultivating crops including perennial crops such as cassava or building new homes and businesses, leaving them with no other option but to consider moving. This is how the situation will be resolved for AgriSol," said Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute and coauthor of the report.

    A Katumba resident, a farmer and house builder, who's name has been withheld to ensure his safety told the research team: "I'm
    greatly disappointed by the decision that forbids us from making progress. Our livelihoods, activities have been stranded."

    Lives on Hold documents how the residents of the Katumba settlement contribute to the economic and agricultural well-being of
    the region. While initially referred to as "abandoned refugee camps" by AgriSol, OI's field work depicts the Katumba settlement as
    a thriving community with well-established homes, farms, places of worship, and businesses. Yet the policy of Kilimo Kwanza is being misused to subject the villagers to human rights abuses, which range from the burning down of houses and crops and violation of their freedom of speech to inequities in social services.

    Amid the announcement of relocation in a town hall-style meeting with the authorities in 2010, several villagers reported threats and arrests by the security forces for demanding fair compensation; the argument against their inquiry amounted to "Katumba is not your land for you to start asking questions." But residents of the settlement have called Katumba their home for the last 40 years.

    "It is true that the Tanzanian government donated the land for the camp. But this is a case of good will gone wrong," said Mittal. There has been significant value added to the land by the refugees during the past 40 years. Currently, the compensation stands at $200 per person in a family. This paltry payment is for the land their livelihoods depend on, upon which their houses have been built,
    where the crops that feed them and the neighboring communities are grown, and where they have built churches and other community infrastructure.

    Lives on Hold also reveals how AgriSol plans to develop large-scale monocrops, use high levels of chemicals, and even ask for
    changes in the national biosafety regulations so that genetically modified crops can be grown--all within a protected forest reserve and the Malagarasi-Moyowosi wetland system, one of the wetland sites protected by the international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

    AgriSol's model of industrial agriculture poses a high risk to biodiversity, with the pollution of rivers and drying out of water
    sources being highly likely, which will affect the health of the people downstream and also wildlife in the area. The protected forest
    reserve and its biodiversity will be sacrificed for a large-scale plantation for exports. The Oakland Institute is asserting that the
    needs of the Burundian Tanzanians in Katumba must be met clearly, efficiently, and fairly while preserving one of the world's most
    important and fragile waterways and landscape.

    Earlier this month, an Iowa-based group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, filed an official conflict of interest
    complaint against Rastetter with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, and are lobbying for Bruce Rastetter to be removed as Iowa Board of Regents President Pro Tem.

    The Oakland Institute first exposed AgriSol's land investment deal in June 2011. View the June 2011 report and related documents here. The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank, bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social,
    economic, and environmental issues of our time.

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    We need your help to prevent deals like this from ever being on the table.

    That the AgriSol deal has gone sour is just one example of how research with a purpose can change the world. That's what we do at the Oakland Institute.

    The Oakland Institute research has been critical in empowering local communities and decision makers in many countries so they can make informed choices about the investment they need to develop their agriculture and overcome hunger and poverty. By providing information and analysis, sponsoring radio programs in local languages, and hosting events on the ground around agricultural investments, the Institute is working to ensure people have a say in their own future. This work has already resulted in popular mobilization in countries such as South Sudan and Sierra Leone as well as increasing awareness for many
    decision makers across the world.

    We are committed to a world free of hunger, which requires policies and investments that will benefit the people, not just a
    handful of businessmen, investors, and politicians. It is our mission to unearth and publish information that propels activism and builds change. To continue this work, we look to individuals and foundations that are committed to the same work and goals for support.

    We hope that we can count on your continued support and ask you to make a generous gift to the Institute today so we can continue our shared work and build coalitions to make real change.

    Thank you!


    www.oaklandinstitute.org
     
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    Che-lee JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani kama mambo ni hayo baada karne mbili tatu hakuna cha kujivunia.

    Itakuwaje serikali iweke mikataba ya zaidi heka laki nane kwa kampuni moja na wananchi na familia zao wapewe $200 wahame hapo walipo?

    Hii sio haki na sisawa haya mambo ni kama mradi wa songosongo. Tuamke jamani.
     
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    fikirikwanza JF-Expert Member

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    Huwezi kupotea mara mbili kwenye ziara moja; It seems we are in for it!!!
     
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    FJM JF-Expert Member

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    Someni kwenye red: Hayo ndio makosa wakubwa wetu wameshidwa kuona ama wamaumua liwalo na liwe. Aina ya kilimo wanacholeta AgriSol kinapigwa vita sana kwenye nchi za wenzetu maana kina madhara makubwa kwa mazingira, lakini pia hata products zenyewe ni mgogoro (chemical) na ndio maana hata kwenye supermarket za wenzetu products sasa hivi (kisheria) lazime wasime kama ni GM on non-GM (Genetically modified).

    Sasa kwa kujua udhaifu wetu wanakimbilia huku na sisi kwa haraka haraka tunataka kubadilisha sheria zetu ili waweze kuharibu mazingira! Najua hata kama wananchi watapiga kelele vipi, huu mradi utaenda maana una vigogo wengi sana, lakini madhara yake tutayaona muda sio mrefu.
     
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    KOMBAJR JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu siyo kwamba hayo yote pamoja na madhara yake hayajulikani ila kinachowasumbua ni Umimi Mbele Kuliko Utaifa mbele. Mawazo mwisho wa pua am sorry kama nimetumia maneno ya kuudhi.
    Mytake: Kama umeona lile tangazo la coca cola linalozungumzia the africa 2mor utajua kwanini hayo yanayopigwa vita huko kwao ila huku kwetu inawezekana
     
  6. Yericko Nyerere

    Yericko Nyerere Verified User

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    Bila kuamua toka mioyoni mwetu, ukombozi kamili wa mtz ni ndoto!
     
  7. Ndahani

    Ndahani JF-Expert Member

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    Hii investment joint venture, local partner wake sio Idd Simba? Kwani bado inaendelea?
     
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    Sasa wametuchoka kabisa.
     
  9. PJ

    PJ JF-Expert Member

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    Wewe unaona Kikwete na rizi1 wanajirundikia utajiri wa kupindukia ni kutokana na kuuza nchi
     
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    Shame upon thy being behing this........ may the shower of curses shower upon thy eternity
     
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    Vizazi vyetu vijavyo lazima vitaangamia kwa mwendo huu. Hivi hawa viongozi hawategemei kuishi tena hapa TZ! Manake wanavyoivuruga hii nchi hadi inatisha kwa kweli.
    Karata yetu ya mwisho ni Ardhi. Ikishapokonywa basi tena, manake asilimia zaidi ya 80% inategemea kilimo. Wataenda wapi????
     
  12. christine ibrahim

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    yaan watz tumerogwa na aliyeturoga alishakufa maana angekuwepo angetuonea huruma....ccm y jamani?this is too much
     
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    ufisadi mwingine wa Idd Simba
     
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