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Muslim body plans to sue medics association

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Thu, Jul 12th, 2012

    Tanzania |

    The Media Council of Muslim (BAHAKITA) intends to sue the Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT) for causing death to several people as a result of doctors' strike last month.

    BAHAKITA General Secretary, Sheikh Said Mwaipopo

    BAHAKITA General Secretary, Sheikh Said Mwaipopo, told a news conference in
    Dar es Salaamyesterday the council was gathering names of those who died during the strike.

    "We will take the striking doctors to the court next week over the death of our fellow Tanzanians," said Sheikh Mwaipopo. He said his council had played a great role during negotiations between the government and MAT, but the medical body went against the agreement which was to beg an apology to Tanzanians for causing deaths.

    "We agreed with them to beg and apologise for causing deaths during the strike and ask the government to provide security for Dr Stephen Ulimboka, but they opted to go to the UN, which is contrary to our agreement," said Sheikh Mwaipopo.

    Dr Ulimboka, who is the MAT steering committee chairman, was abducted and badly beaten up by unidentified people at Mabwepande area in
    Dar es Salaam last month. He was later taken to Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) for treatment, before being airlifted to South Africa.

    Meanwhile, BAHAKITA has called upon Muslims to come out for Census next month and refuted reports that there were plans to boycot the exercise and avoid to respond to questionnaires. Sheikh Hussein Msopa, who is the BAHAKITA Executive Director, said a Tanzanian based Yemen Sheikh Ali Baseleh who issued the statement over Muslims refusal to be counted has no right to do so.

    He said Sheikh Baseleh cannot speak for Muslims since he was not recognized by Muslim Council of
    Tanzania (BAKWATA). He said that the Sheikh has been mobilising Muslims to refuse to participate in the Census for his own interest and that the sheikh has an agenda to cause misunderstandings between the government and the Muslims.

    Sheikh Msopa also said BAHAKITA would take legal action against two weekly Swahili tabloids for tarnishing the image of Islam. He named the weeklies as Sauti Huru and Lulu and that he said the newspapers have been used as a platform by Sheikh Baseleh.

    "We will take the two newspapers to the court since they have been used by Sheikh Baseleh to cause misunderstandings between the Muslims and the government," concluded Sheikh Msopa.

    Meanwhile, ABDULWAKIL SAIBOKO reports from Songea that students studying science subjects in Songea have condemned the move by doctors to strike at the expense of people's life, saying the move discourages them from joining the profession in future.

    A survey conducted by the ‘Daily News' here found out that doctors' strike has been received negatively by the students and they find the move as violating professional vows. Mr Doto Nengela of Ruhiko Secondary School wondered as to why doctors were striking while they were getting many benefits compared to other civil servants.

    "We have been growing up watching doctors enjoying better lives and we believe that their lifestyle represents what their job brings on the table," he said. Another student who identified herself in one name of Asha at Sili Secondary School in Peramiho also wondered as to why doctors were striking demanding a better pay when they are not in the category of low income bracket.

    "It is alarming to see doctors striking at the expense of fellow Tanzanians lives, the move demoralises us from joining this profession," she said. Students at the Songea Girls High School and Peramiho Girls High School also raised concern over the matter, saying they were not happy with the situation as their poor and innocent relatives were dying.

    Tanzania Daily News

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    I did not know that MEDIA COUNCIL OF MUSLIM is that much powerful... Wanaweza kuwashitaki Madaktari Kortini

    Kama wao ni waandishi wa habari nadhani kwa intelijensia yao pia wanaweza kujua ni nani aliyemdhuru Mr. Ulimboka

    Tanganyika It is a nation formed by people from 126 tribes; who belong to different races and religions; people of different backgrounds: the rich and the poor; the educated and the illiterate,''

    A country with such diversity to have survived for fifty years where several other countries have failed is something to be proud of.

    However, we have to be mindful of the fact that we must remain vigilant and continue to pursue the policies that made us a united and peaceful nation for all these years.

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    Watatue matatizo ya census kwanza. Wenyewe wamegawanyika.
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    King'asti JF-Expert Member

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    If the government declared bungeni that there were no deaths connected to the first doctors strike, who are they to say otherwise?
    Serikali yetu pendwa haoni tatizo kiviile!
    Well, they will have to prove in court the impacts of the strike anyway!