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No reliable power for Tanzania till 2032

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Invisible, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    ThisDay,
    Oct 20, 2009

    LACK of innovation, serious investment in the energy sector and vested personal interests by big-wigs in the government through signing contracts like that of the dubious Richmond to reap billions of taxpayers’ money will make Tanzanians brave for unreliable power supply for at least the next 23 years.

    The big-wigs within the government who were supposed to address the issue, vested personal interests instead through investments such as the Independent Power Tanzania Ltd (IPTL), Kiwira coal-to-power project and Richmond/Dowans, at the expense of serious and sustainable investments which would be productive.

    During his last days, the late Father of the Nation is quoted to have said of the IPTL project under majority shareholding of Malaysian investor: "If this is ’South-South co-operation’, then colonialism is preferable." The statesman could not live to witness the dubious Kiwira and Richmond deals.

    At the moment, as experts with the state-owned Tanzania National Electric Supply Corporation (TANESCO) seem not to be in a position to state the real cause of the problem while Richmond beneficiaries try to blame the current power crisis on the failure to purchase Dowans turbines, it is now evident that it is wananchi who pay the price of incompetence and personal interests of few big-shots in the government.

    According to reports of the status of power in the country presented to members of the parliamentary committee on energy and minerals, power unreliability could stay for the next 23 years, until 2032, when major energy investments to guarantee the country reliable power will be in place.

    Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the committee’s chairman, William Shelukindo revealed the strategies by TANESCO and government after the committee was briefed on undertakings by gas-to-power firm Songas Tanzania.

    The company said up to Friday this week, the 20MW (mega watt) turbine that had broken down recently will start generating power as normal.

    Shelukindo told journalists that even if the Songas turbine restart generation and other power generating plants that have broken down also resume generation to their normal capacity, the power utility is still in short of 150MW.

    "Today (yesterday), we met with Songas management and they assured us that technicians are working day and night to ensure that the turbine is fixed before the end of the week and becomes operational," said the Bumbuli legislator on CCM ticket, stressing, however, fixing the turbines was not the end of power blues in the country.

    The legislator would not go into details regarding problems of the power sector in the country but our investigations have attributed greedy and personal interests in the energy sector as being responsible for the recurrent power crisis.

    For instance, the Kiwira coal-to-power project is said to have cost the nation 400mw which could be used to offset the current power rationing.

    On his part, the member of the parliamentary committee on finance and economy, Siraju Kaboyonga (Tabora-Urban, CCM), blasted the TANESCO management set up, which he said does not show any signs of efficiency
     
  2. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Mungu ibariki Tanzania!....why do we have leaders for chrisake?
     
  3. Ndahani

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    Kazi iliyopo mbele yetu ni kubwa mnoo. Kwanini tusubiri mpaka 2032? Tunaweza kulimaliza hili tatizo hata miaka mitatu ijayo tukiacha kutaka kuchukua hela kwa mambo binafsi katika kitu kitu tunachofanya
     
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    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    Tuna proven gas reserve in billions of cubics ambayo inaweza kuwasha mitambo ya umeme nchi nzima,technology ipo(generators) ni swala la kununua tuu na kuzifunga then kuwasha,pesa za kununua hiyo mitambo zipo and above all tunahitaji huo umeme ili kuendesha uchumi wetu,sasa hii hadithi ya miaka 20 kumaliza tatizo hili linatokea wapi?...wachawi ni CCM,vote them out!
     
  5. Sikonge

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    Nikisema tumpe Davis Mwamunyange nchi watu wanasema ohhh, hatutaki MJESHI.

    Nasikia Moscow kuna sehemu metro imepinga ghafla na baadaye kunyooka. Inasemekana kuwa wakati Joe Stallin akichora hiyo line, kidole kilikuwa kimejitokeza na kutengeneza kitu kama CURVE. Wajenzi hata hawakuwa na ubavu wa kuuliza ila kujenga tu.

    Inabidi aje mtu Tanzania, bila kujali atajenga au atabomoa ila ATUPE moyo wa HARD WORK. Tunataka Rais MJESHI akiwa kwenye magwanda ya KAUNGUZA na si yale ya KIOFISA. Atuchezeshe kwata na mazoezi ya msituni hadi TULIE DAMU.

    Ninaamini akiwaambiwa Wahandisi kuwa nawapa mwaka mmoja swala la umeme liwe limeisha, amini nawaambiwa kutakuwa na umeme wa kutosha. Akisema jiji la Dar liwe safi, basi litakuwa safi. Kutakuwa na maeneo kibao ya watu kufanya michezo (viwanja), zitakuwepo Trams/reli kubeba watu. Yatakuwepo maji safi na mifereji ya maji machafu......... Kama hatufahamu kujituma, unafikiri Rais awe wa vipi?
     
  6. Gudboy

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    hii kweli kabisa
     
  7. Bigirita

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    Nakubaliana na wewe mkuu, lakini hofu yangu kama kweli hao wajeshi sio wale wale....personal interest na matumbo yasoshiba.

    nafikiri tunahitaji raisi fyatu, sio mjeshi.....na watu hao wapo. mbona Mrema alikuwa anaweza kusema watu wakatetemeka? mbona Keenja alibadilisha sura ya jiji? inategemea tu nani anaweza kufanya mpaka wapi.......kuna wanaoweza kuwa watendaji wa kijiji na wanakijiji wakalima bila mchezo, kuna wanaoweza kuwa wakuu wa mikoa na tukaona mabadiliko....nk.
     
  8. MaxShimba

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    Why can't the GOV use wind turbines? Siemens wana very good turbines za wind, ambazo hata USA, CANADA, etc wanatumia, why can't we go green na kuachana na mambo ya gas ya songa na blah blah blah za akina Richmond , et al?

    Hivi ni kweli TZ ina viongozi au ni waenda ofisini kufunua mafaili na kupiga gumzo na simu siku nzima?

    I just don't get it.
     
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