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Mr. President, your response to doctors' strike is tepid!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Mzee Mwanakijiji, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    [​IMG]Rais Kikwete


    Mr. President,

    The failure of your government to resolve the current doctors' strike in the country is an absolute affront to the dignity of all Tanzanians at home and abroad, sick and health, rich and poor; educated, uneducated and ill-educated! This strike was unnecessary and indeed unwarranted. It came as a sign of the failure of the people entrusted to lead the health sector in the country. It could have been prevented only if the leadership at the ministry and your government had taken seriously the concerns and demands of our health professionals which are well known to your government.

    Mr. President,
    While our people are dying and our health system shaken and the dignity of our people abused you haven't said a word. You haven't given any direction to the country. You left the country to go abroad – to a meeting that could have been attended by the VP au Prime Minister- and you wouldn't come home to give the country your leadership at this time of national crisis. It is as if you do not care what is happening in the country. I refuse to accept that, I want to believe whatever you were doing abroad was somewhat very important compared to you coming home to help resolve this issue.

    I will not be surprised that when you finally come home you will deliver another "mbayuwayu" speech against the doctors and those who support them. Like the attempt by the Prime Minister the other day you might even give us more statistics of illusion to make us believe that the doctors in Tanzania fair way better compared to any doctor in the Southern Hemisphere, they just don't know it yet!

    Mr. President,
    Threats and the use of force against the doctors will not change the nature of their demands nor will change the nature of the outcome of this strike.

    Only wisdom and negotiations can bring this strike to an immediate halt, negotiations that are based on mutual respect, candor and truth not based on threats or political maneuvering. But, this can only be done by a leadership that understands and appreciates the years that our doctors have tried to work through the system to resolve these problems. The strike did not happen out of thin air; there are has been attempts over the years by the doctors - collectively and individually - to have their grievances heard and addressed but over and over the standard response has been "we are are a poor nation so we can't", "we will work hard to improve the welfare of the health workers". Years come, years go the only real improvement occur in the welfare of our corrupt political elite!

    Mr. President,
    You cannot wish the doctors' demands to disappear like a Houdini act! The doctors and the demands will not go away just at the snap of your fingers! The problems will not disappear simply because your government doesn't like them (the demands). It doesn't matter if Dr. Ulimbuko is arrested or neutralized; the legitimacy of the doctors' demands still remains. Your government needs to address them promptly, patiently and precisely.

    Mr. President,
    In one of the worst miscalculations of your administration the people are not turning against the doctors! The Wananchi are getting angrier with the government not with the doctors. I'll tell you why. First, they don't believe that the government doesn't have money to improve doctors pay especially in the light of allowance increase by the MPs. Your government cannot make a rational argument that it doesn't have money to improve doctors' welfare (financial or otherwise). Wherever your government found the money to increase MPs allowances the same place it can find the money to improve the doctor's allowances. As long as these absurd and exploitative MPs allowances -which were defended by your Prime Minister – still stand unchanged, the doctors' demands will also be supported! Secondly, this strike was one of the stupidest strikes ever, it was not necessary and indeed it could have been avoided before it started only if the people the Ministry had the moral courage to lead!

    Unfortunately, in their own miserable cacophony of the trappings of power the Minister and his Deputy, Chief Secretary and the Chief Medical Officer ignored all the signs of trouble. Abusing their powers they trio dismissed the demands by the striking doctors and harshly fired the interns. They proved that the trio is not capable of leading such a sensitive ministry. They have to resign or be fired and as long as they remain in office our people will continue to support the doctors against such a mediocre and incompetent bunch.

    Mr. President,
    At the end of the day this is ultimately is your choice how to end the strike; you can force the doctors to go back to work by using security apparatus of the state; you can jail some of them and indeed you can even import substitute doctors from wherever you find them. The facts on the ground will remain the same – our healthcare system is broken, unsustainable and needs extensive and comprehensive reform.

    Yes sir, you can ignore the problem, you can belittle the doctors and indeed you can even dismiss all doctors. Indeed, you can force them to come back to work and they might come back to work but the damage to the reputation of your leadership has been done (some might say once again). I beseech you to consider taking a prompt intervention by talking with the doctors – not talking to the doctors! Only negotiations as I said should bring to a halt this strike. Without negotiations which end with a comprehensive deal our nation should prepare itself for a longer strike or another strike in the near future.

    Mr. President,
    once again your nation is waiting to see your leadership. Our people are longing to see you lead. DO NOT LET THEM DOWN.

    MM-BGM
     
  2. kapotolo

    kapotolo JF-Expert Member

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    Does he care anyway?
     
  3. Mnyamahodzo

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    ... your responce doctors' strike is tepid.

    Are you happy to act like dracula?
     
  4. MTAZAMO

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    Even if he respond now directly,Its too late! To me it will be right time if he will first Suck Prime Minister and minister of health plus all responsible goverment officers.
     
  5. Yo Yo

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    ooh Mr president......
     
  6. PJ

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    You can never get anything positive from kikwete.

    kama ilivyokuwa sheria ya mabadiliko ya katiba kwamba asiposaini wabunge wa ccm hawatamwelewa, vivyo hivyo na suala la madaktari akija na msimamo tofauti na wenzake ataogopa akina pinda na nyoni hawatamwelewa
     
  7. Raia Mwema

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    Kiingereza kigumu sijaelewa ujumbe huu ni kwa ajili ya watanzania wote au mahususi kwa ajili ya wazungu....Mkuu ungeweka na tafsiri ya kiswahili tupate kukuelewa. Kiingereza ni janga la kitaifa wachache ndiyo wanakielewa.
     
  8. Lizzy

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    "MR PRESIDENT". . that title is too big for him.

    Hata hivyo tusubirie tu kuona kama atawajibika au ataacha ubabe uendelee kutawala hili sakata.

    Ahsante MM.
     
  9. Raia Mwema

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    Kutumia kiingereza kuwasiliana na watanzania wenzako unawajua kuwa Lugha hiyo iko kushoto ni kutaka kuonyesha usomi au dharau? MM anajua kiswahili kwa nini katumia kiingereza kitupu? hakika si rahisi kuomba msaada wa kamusi chote ni kiingereza
     
  10. Raia Mwema

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    Hata kwenye makampuni binafsi/sekta binafsi wafanyakazi hawalipwi sawa vivyo hivyo sekta ya umma.
     
  11. Edson

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    tangu mwanzo kikwete amwkuwa mtu wa kusingizia wengine!!! taifa likiingia kwenye mgogolo yeyey huwa anadai ''mimi sikuwepo'' ndio kauli yake hiyo......kwa kifupi mimi sioni na wala hana leadership qualities zozote!!! sitegemia lolote jipya toka wa huyu
     
  12. Edson

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    na anaemwandikia huu ujumbe hajui kwa kiasi kikubwa hii lugha......ukimuuliza maana ya neno ''tepid'' hajui
     
  13. Kitila Mkumbo

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    What is even more obnoxious is the fact he has approved the luxurious and lavish allowance to MPs at this very critical moment. How will they convince anybody that they don't have money to meet doctors' demands? Only on this part of the world.

    Again, I ask the question, do they listen? And if they do, do they care at all?
     
  14. Kitila Mkumbo

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    Tulishakubaliana kitambo kuwa lugha zote zinatumika hapa JF kwa sababu tungependa pia kuwasiliana na wenzetu wa mataifa mengine. Usidhani JF ni kwa ajili ya watanzania pekee. Kuna mada nyingi za Kiswahili zinazofanana na hii, badala ya kulalama unachotakiwa kufanya ni kwenda kwenye mada iliyoandikiwa Kiswahili na kuachana na hii. Ni makosa kufikiri watu wote twafanana!
     
  15. B

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    salute bro for such a very intellectual message to mr.president,my wish was to see if our leaders care,but surely i can predict what is going to happen by the time mr.president come back...very harsh decisions will comeout...this is our country jamani...
     
  16. ntamaholo

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    mzee mwanakijiji, umeandika vizuri, lakini utawanyima wengi wetu kushiriki mjadala wako. siye watanzania. umemwandikia kikwete najua, lakini umeweka jamvini na sisi tujue umemwandika. najua pia kuwa unajua lugha uliyotumia ni ngumu sana kwa mwandikiwa, lakini una faraja ana watu walisoma kiingereza wakafuzu london, kwa hiyo ujumbe ataupata. lakini kama asiposaidiwa na wasaidizi wake, ni wazi kuwa hata yeye ataishia kufahamu neno mr president
     
  17. O

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    MM- this is another touching msg to any person who can use his common sense. I doubt whether our leaders may comprehend your msg.
     
  18. Joseph

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    Mr handsome President,you only know how to smile,nothing more!!!
     
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    Bobby JF-Expert Member

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    Mtazamo, who is going to do that the very kikwete we know or someone else? I wish he had guts to act that way.

     
  20. ntamaholo

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    nisahihi kabisa kuwasiliana na mataifa. lakini matatizo yetu yanawahusu nini? kwa nini tusitumie kiswahili ili kama wanahitaji kujua tanzania kuna nini walazimike kujifunza kiswahili. leo hii mataifa mengi wanajifunza kiswahili, sasa tusaidie juhudi za kukieneza hapa jamvini.

    kwa issue zinzowahusu mataifa, ni vizuri kutumia kiingereza, lakini kwa issue ya watanzania, kiswahili ni sahihi zaidi
     
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