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Should the UK continue to spend tax payers’ money on Tanzania?

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Doltyne, Jan 10, 2012.

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    Doltyne JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania is the third largest gold producer in Africa and is rich in mineral resources.
    Despite its mineral wealth, it is the largest recipient of development aid from Britain and has received in excess of US$2.89 billion in aid (from all donors) in its 50 years of independence. It is Africa’s top and, the world’s third leading recipient of aid after war-torn Iraq. Such dependency on aid can be understood in war-torn Iraq, but Tanzania’s dependence on foreign aid is surely difficult to justify - Sarah Hermitage....
    http://www.thelondoneveningpost.com/features/category/tanzania/

    More reading: http://www.guardian.co.uk/discussion/user-comments/Ragamuffin1234
     
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    kotinkarwak JF-Expert Member

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    Yes. They don't do this from the goodness of their heart, but to appease our supposed leaders to keep a lid on our frustrations. They know that, we can achieve more given the chance to compete on equal footing with most of their industries especially food production, but do just try to venture into the why's African foods are not accepted in Europe your head will bust in anger.
    We could build industries to x y and z, but them being the owners of said technologies will put unending barriers for us to achieve that level of sophistication on guises that we can't manage this, that and the other... They will tell us to open up our markets for goods produced by them for the benefit of their people, hence In a word, that money is simply a bribe to keep the status quo for the next couple of years....
     
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    Doltyne JF-Expert Member

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    China, iran, india, venezuela south africa etc, trade with no/very less EU or American Aid and they have the best economies in the world... We don't need their machinery, expertise etc to prosper... We have our own engineers, scientists, experts etc, our problem is with in us... Tamaa mbele...
     
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    Kitope JF-Expert Member

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    Yap tamaa ya vitita, and kwao wao their Economy cant survive if they dont send those taxpayers money to Africa to ""Help""!! Strange eeh?!?! Tungeinama kufikiri lakini sio kwamba jawabu hatulijui basi tu kila mtu anazitolea macho hizo Dollar.
     
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    kotinkarwak JF-Expert Member

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    We definitely need “Nyenzo za kujikwamua” from whoever is willing to provide it, but be assured that, for “nyenzo” that will “close” their products market will not be given to you. A friend (Zimbabwean) was helping a consortium from Zim to purchase a power plant from Northern Ireland. This was a used plant and the consortium were eyeing the machinery building blocks and hoping to be able to source parts from Far East. The deal I assume met all the requirements but was scampered by the fact that Mugabe is leader of Zim, and a very telling truth that emerged was that the after sales contract was what the “seller” wanted to capitalise the profits, by the UK company needing the signing of a 25 years support contract for project.
    This later requirement only came to light when mention was made on possible ongoing support being sought from Far East, hence “nyenzo” wamenyimwa, be it that Mugabe is leader, but the underlying fact is that, the extra (excess) profits was not coming their way.
    On our own expertise, I am starting to think that we actually don’t have them, or in enough numbers, with enough technological facilities to allow for us to diy our own machinery, technology and all that is geared into developing an economy.
    I pose a question: Are there the engineers, scientists and experts… Why then, are the backbone infrastructures still being constructed by “wageni”. Kigamboni, ndio hiyo, mgeni. Juzi tu Magufuri requested a section of some road to be redone, kweli engineers from Tanroads si wanapata mishahara kusimamia hizi kazi, au kweli sio hao ndio experts?
     
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