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Tanzania`s future in Manji`s hands?

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  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania`s future in Manji`s hands?

    -ROW ERUPTS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL BUSINESSMAN IS TOUTED AS ONE OF NATION’S LEADING ROLE MODELS

    THISDAY REPORTER
    Dar es Salaam

    A ROW has exploded over the decision of organizers of an upcoming investment conference in Dar es Salaam to declare controversial businessman Yusuf Manji as a leading role model helping to shape Tanzania’s future.

    The Economist Group, which is convening a much-hyped roundtable conference in the country on October 6 and 7 this year, lists Manji among ’’people shaping Tanzania’s future.’’

    Manji, Chief Executive Officer of Quality Group Limited, is scheduled to be one of the key speakers at the roundtable sponsored by Barrick Tanzania, Zain, Artumas Group and Coca-Cola.

    One of the key topics of discussion at the planned conference is aptly titled ’’Is the government doing enough to tackle corruption?’’

    Sessions of the business roundtable will be led by President Jakaya Kikwete and senior government ministers, according to the organizers.

    ’’The Economist’s First Business Roundtable with the government of Tanzania offers you the opportunity to gain exclusive access to the country’s top decision-makers and discuss its economic future with an international audience of high-level executives,’’ says an advert for the conference published in The Economist’s of September 13-19 issue of 2008.

    Manji, who faces a series of corruption allegations in Tanzania, has been highlighted as one of the key players in the nation’s future economic success.

    The Secretary-General of the Opposition Chadema party, Dr Wilbroad Slaa, reacted angrily to the decision of The Economist to name the businessman as one of the ’nation’s role models.’

    ’’How can Manji be among people entrusted with our national economy and future well-being?’’ he queried in an interview with THISDAY.

    ’’It’s very unfortunate that Manji is named as one of the people shaping this country’s future ... We should make sure that people tainted with corruption (allegations) are not given such honours at forums,’’ he added.

    The Karatu Member of Parliament, who is an outspoken critic of grand corruption, noted that Manji was just recently alleged to have been involved in the external payment arrears (EPA) scandal at the Bank of Tanzania.

    Among other things, the controversial businessman is also at the centre of a long-standing corruption investigation by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) on a dubious 2004 deal involving the sale of overpriced godowns to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for 47.5bn/-.

    Persistent questions also remain over another dubious deal between Manji’s Quality Group Ltd and the Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) involving the sale of Quality Plaza in Dar es Salaam for 36bn/-.

    Slaa slammed organizers of the conference for naming the businessman among the corporate speakers at the meeting, regardless of the various corruption allegations against him.

    ’’The fact that Manji faces many corruption allegations in Tanzania should have been the first criteria not to include him in the list of people shaping our nation’s future ... Organizers should seriously reconsider their decision,’’ he insisted.

    Other notable senior government and corporate speakers to be joined by Manji at the gathering include the Minister for Infrastructure Development, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, Energy and Minerals Minister William Ngeleja and the Minister for Industry, Trade and Marketing, Mary Nagu.

    Also in the list of key speakers at the upcoming conference are East African Co-operation Minister Diodorus Kamala and the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Limited, Deitlof Mare.

    Other topics to be discussed during the gathering include the role of the private sector in tackling Tanzania’s infrastructure bottlenecks, perceptions of new investors from China and India on the country, tourism development and diversification into new areas such as IT and telecoms.
     
  2. Mpita Njia

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    Yaani kwa kuwa Mani ametajwatajwa tu kwenye tuhuma za rushwa anaonekana kuwa ni mla rushwa tayari? nadhani hapa anahukumiwa isivyo halali. Tuhuma zinazotolewa dhidi yake zinaweza kuwa kweli au za kupakaziwa, kwa nini hatua zisichukuliwe ili kuthibitisha tuhuma hizo ili sura yake halisi ionekane?
    Tutaendelea kuhukumu kupitia vyombo vya habari hadi lini?
    Sitetei kuwa Manji si mla rushwa kama ambavyo sitetei kuwa ni mla rushwa. Kunatakiwa kuwe na hatua za kuthibitosha hizi tuhuma
     
  3. BAK

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    Mchukuaji hatua mwenyewe ni nani wakati Manji alishiriki kutoa michango ya mamilioni kuhakikisha mgombea wa mtandao anaibuka kidedea? Mafisadi wote bongo wanapeta tu hakuna wa kuwagusa au 'nchi itawaka moto'
     
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    ....#@%&:mad:$%^*&( !! %$^#&^*(^& !! *&*:mad:%@@@#:mad:$#$% **()*_%%^!!!.....Sorry, wandugu. Nina hasira mno!
     
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    Nchi itawaka moto wapi? wakati wakuwachukulia hatua ndio vinara wa ufisadi.
     
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    This is a disgrace to our beloved country.Oh Lord,help us get out of this mess,because we are now sure that satan has got a stronghold in Tanzania.
     
  7. Kamende

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    Nilipata mtu mmoja aliyeniambia kuwa Manji ni product kali ya Havard University yeye pamoja na Rostam Aziz. Hawa wamefundishwa entrepreneurship ya hali ya juu. Kwa hiyo kwa macho yao wanaona jinsi watanzania kwa upamoja wao walivyolala. Kwa elimu waliyopata wanaona fursa nyingi mno hapa Tanzania.

    Lakini kwangu mimi ninasikitika tu kuwa hawa watu hawana hata chembe moja ya nia ya kutumia ujuzi na elimu yao kwa ajili ya nchi wanayoiita yao. ELIMU ni nini kama huitumii kwa ajili ya jamii yako??

    Shame on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kwamba Manji anaoneka atashepu uchumi wa nchi na kwamba yeye ni role model mimi napinga kabisa na siko tayari kubadilishwa imani yangu.
     
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    Kuna dhana moja inaeleza kuwa ukiwa na mali nyingi unahitaji kuwa na madaraka.Na ukiwa na madaraka utatafuta mali.wapo watu wachache dhana hii haiwagusi .Hao waliopata mali kwa njia halali.Na wale waliopata madaraka kwa juhudi zao na sio kwa kubebwa.Lakini haya ni matokeo ya wafanyibiashara kujiingiza kwenye siasa.Nchi yetu aliruhusu bila kufanya tathmini.Mwalimu nyerere aliona mbali sisi tulimpuuza.Tena alieleza kiongozi akituhumiwaa tuu basi anawajibika kujiuzulu,ungawa tuhuma za hapa mbongo zimezidi mno vinginevyo hatutakuwa viongozi-WAZO LA SIKU
     
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  9. MyTanzania

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    Hiyo organization iliyofanya hivyo nayo ni ya kifisadi na imewasaliti watanzania wote. Watu siku hizi wanaanzisha organization kama vyanzo vya pesa badala ya kuisaidia jamii kama wlivyokuwa registered.
    Watanzania tuungane pamoja kuwapinga mafisadi.Tanzania inakata kona jamani tuendalee tu kupinga ufisadi na kupeana taarifa humu.
     
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    Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui Ui. Nimeumwa ghafla kichwa baada ya kusoma hii habari. Naenda kwenye mkutano, nitarudi nitoe yaliyo moyoni mwangu kuhusu the so called Yusuf Manji.
     
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    Habari ina ukweli! Ila imeandikwa na This Day...........!
     
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    What do you expect from such likes of Barrick Tanzania, Zain, Artumas Group and Coca-Cola?

    Like the Arab traders of the old they would like their government to give us sweets, halua, tende and the likes while they build gigantic pipes to take our resources out of the country legally after bribing few misguided leaders.

    A role model is someone like the hero in Bangladesh who started the Grameen Bank and not someone who thrives on the bones and blood of the weak and poor!

    ".......Exclusive access to the country’s top decision-makers and discuss its economic future with an international audience of high-level executives,’’
    means how to bribe surreptitiously our leaders and milk us without much complain from the unaware!


    The Economist Group is nothing more but a bunch of 'bought' Tanzanians ready to perpertrate the outright wholesale of Tanzanians and their natural resources to any one who can lubricate our leaders hands properly to sign murderous contracts!

    How can we respect people who while we members of NSSF and PPF are wallowing in poverty, fail to build even two-room houses
    because of their using our money for free; people involved in EPA and buying Moslems land for a song ???

    You cannot cheat or force people to respect individuals however rich they are. It is only their own intergrity, love of the poeple and their country and honesty that can do that!


    Indeed for the organizers such people are shaping the future of the come to pass [God forbids] VERY CORRUPT TANZANIA IN THE SCALE OF THE NIGERIANS!
     
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    Tanzania`s future in Manji`s hands?

    -ROW ERUPTS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL BUSINESSMAN IS TOUTED AS ONE OF NATION’S LEADING ROLE MODELS

    THISDAY REPORTER
    Dar es Salaam

    A ROW has exploded over the decision of organizers of an upcoming investment conference in Dar es Salaam to declare controversial businessman Yusuf Manji as a leading role model helping to shape Tanzania’s future.

    The Economist Group, which is convening a much-hyped roundtable conference in the country on October 6 and 7 this year, lists Manji among ’’people shaping Tanzania’s future.’’

    Manji, Chief Executive Officer of Quality Group Limited, is scheduled to be one of the key speakers at the roundtable sponsored by Barrick Tanzania, Zain, Artumas Group and Coca-Cola.

    One of the key topics of discussion at the planned conference is aptly titled ’’Is the government doing enough to tackle corruption?’’

    Sessions of the business roundtable will be led by President Jakaya Kikwete and senior government ministers, according to the organizers.

    ’’The Economist’s First Business Roundtable with the government of Tanzania offers you the opportunity to gain exclusive access to the country’s top decision-makers and discuss its economic future with an international audience of high-level executives,’’ says an advert for the conference published in The Economist’s of September 13-19 issue of 2008.

    Manji, who faces a series of corruption allegations in Tanzania, has been highlighted as one of the key players in the nation’s future economic success.

    The Secretary-General of the Opposition Chadema party, Dr Wilbroad Slaa, reacted angrily to the decision of The Economist to name the businessman as one of the ’nation’s role models.’

    ’’How can Manji be among people entrusted with our national economy and future well-being?’’ he queried in an interview with THISDAY.

    ’’It’s very unfortunate that Manji is named as one of the people shaping this country’s future ... We should make sure that people tainted with corruption (allegations) are not given such honours at forums,’’ he added.

    The Karatu Member of Parliament, who is an outspoken critic of grand corruption, noted that Manji was just recently alleged to have been involved in the external payment arrears (EPA) scandal at the Bank of Tanzania.

    Among other things, the controversial businessman is also at the centre of a long-standing corruption investigation by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) on a dubious 2004 deal involving the sale of overpriced godowns to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for 47.5bn/-.

    Persistent questions also remain over another dubious deal between Manji’s Quality Group Ltd and the Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) involving the sale of Quality Plaza in Dar es Salaam for 36bn/-.

    Slaa slammed organizers of the conference for naming the businessman among the corporate speakers at the meeting, regardless of the various corruption allegations against him.

    ’’The fact that Manji faces many corruption allegations in Tanzania should have been the first criteria not to include him in the list of people shaping our nation’s future ... Organizers should seriously reconsider their decision,’’ he insisted.

    Other notable senior government and corporate speakers to be joined by Manji at the gathering include the Minister for Infrastructure Development, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, Energy and Minerals Minister William Ngeleja and the Minister for Industry, Trade and Marketing, Mary Nagu.

    Also in the list of key speakers at the upcoming conference are East African Co-operation Minister Diodorus Kamala and the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Limited, Deitlof Mare.

    Other topics to be discussed during the gathering include the role of the private sector in tackling Tanzania’s infrastructure bottlenecks, perceptions of new investors from China and India on the country, tourism development and diversification into new areas such as IT and telecoms.
    This ad zapped.



    What do you expect from such likes of Barrick Tanzania, Zain, Artumas Group and Coca-Cola?

    Like the Arab traders of the old they would like their government to give us sweets, halua, tende and the likes while they build gigantic pipes to take our resources out of the country legally after bribing few misguided leaders.

    A role model is someone like the hero in Bangladesh who started the Grameen Bank and not someone who thrives on the bones and blood of the weak and poor!

    ".......Exclusive access to the country’s top decision-makers and discuss its economic future with an international audience of high-level executives,’’
    means how to bribe surreptitiously our leaders and milk us without much complain from the unaware!


    The Economist Group is nothing more but a bunch of 'bought' Tanzanians ready to perpertrate the outright wholesale of Tanzanians and their natural resources to any one who can lubricate our leaders hands properly to sign murderous contracts!

    How can we respect people who while we members of NSSF and PPF are wallowing in poverty, fail to build even two-room houses
    because of their using our money for free; people involved in EPA and buying Moslems land for a song ???

    You cannot cheat or force people to respect individuals however rich they are. It is only their own intergrity, love of the poeple and their country and honesty that can do that!


    Indeed for the organizers such people are shaping the future of the come to pass [God forbids] VERY CORRUPT TANZANIA IN THE SCALE OF THE NIGERIANS!
     
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    Siku zote huwa nawshangaa nyie watu wa JF hayo matendo ya Manji na RA ni matokeo. TAFUTENI CHANZO.

    Kwani huyo handsome wenu wakati anachukuwa mamiliono ya kampeni hakujua kuwa fedha zetu wananchi ndio zinatumika? Ubavu wa manji RA na wahindi wote wezi kuchota hela zetu wangeupata wapi kama sio MIATANZANIA MIENZETU inayotusaliti?

    Mijitu iafurahia kupata billion moja kwenye deal ya mhindi anayechota mabilion?

    Mwl Nyerere aliwahi kutofautisha rushwa za ughaibuni na za kiafrica, ulaya mtu anapendelewa mtoto wa waizri anapewa kazi anaifanya kwa kiwango cha kurifdhisa africa anapewa tenda mdogo wa hawara yake waziri kazi anavurunda TUTAFIKA KWELI.

    Tusipoacha tamaa hawa tunawalaumu kuwa WAHINDI WABAYA wataendelea kututafuna mpaka BETWEEN OUR LEGS
     
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    Mwikimbi JF-Expert Member

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    kichefuchefu kingine! kujikomba kwa waandaji, au labda pesa za hiyo sikui workshop kazitoa huyo fala manji
     
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    PLANNED INVESTMENT FORUM: Opposition builds up against Manji's choice as key speaker

    THISDAY REPORTER
    Dar es Salaam

    OPPOSITION is still mounting to compel organizers of an upcoming investment conference in Dar es Salaam to throw out from its list of speakers controversial businessman Yusuf Manji touted as among role models helping to shape Tanzania’s future.

    Those who have added their voices of discontent include outspoken Kigoma North Member of Parliament, Zitto Kabwe, of Chadema opposition party.

    ’’If we want to shape Tanzania’s future that is corrupt it is okay� But if we want to shape Tanzania’s future that is clean of the corruption canker-worm we should not include Manji at the conference,’’ the youthful legislator told this paper.

    ’’I was astonished to learn such news Manji has been alleged of corruption and fraud at social security funds and Bank of Tanzania’s External Payment Account (EPA) arrears He has been alleged several times and I think it isn’t ideal to have him as one of the people shaping our country’s future. I strongly support those opposed to the inclusion of Manji at the conference,’’ said Zitto.

    He said there was a need for well-wishers to engage organizers to change the shape of the conference. He ruled out against sabotaging the conference, noting that, ’’It would not make sense to boycott the meeting just because of Manji and instead we should urge the organizers to remove his name from the list of speakers.’’

    ’’The Economist is a big and respectable organization and I believe they have been misled on this issue. Tanzanians’ views have not been considered at all,’’ Kabwe charged.

    He was optimistic the organizers would now consider views of Tanzanians and exclude Manji at the conference

    He noted that there are many Tanzanians who would present the country better at the conference, mentioning corporate executives at the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI).

    He also mentioned Civic United Front (CUF) chairman, Prof Ibrahim Lipumba, a renowned economist and University of Dar es Salaam academic Prof. Samuel Wangwe as among notable personalities who could act as role models shaping Tanzania’s future.

    On the other hand, he doubted whether the conference would yield any fruits since there are such forums which have been organized but delivered nothing due to lack of implementation of recommendations forwarded.

    ’’All in all, I call upon all businessmen, civil societies and policy-makers, among others, to attend the conference and make their case known. We should speak out strongly to achieve the objectives of the meeting. It should not be a talk show but rather real business,’’ he said.

    Kabwe also wondered why he was not included in the conference since he is a shadow minister for infrastructure, a subject which will also be discussed during the meeting.

    The Economist Group, which is convening a much-hyped roundtable conference in the country on October 6 and 7 this year, lists Manji among ’’people shaping Tanzania’s future.’’

    Manji, Chief Executive Officer of Quality Group Limited, is scheduled to be one of the key speakers at the roundtable sponsored by Barrick Tanzania, Zain, Artumas Group and Coca-Cola.

    On the other hand, The Economist’s director for Africa, Marianne Mezou, told THISDAY in a telephone interview that her organization would thoroughly study people’s reservations against Manji.

    ’’We’ll make sure that there won’t be any problems at the conference,’’ said Mezou.

    A row has erupted over the decision of the organizers of the conference to declare Manji as a leading role model helping to shape Tanzania’s future.

    One of the key topics of discussion at the planned conference includes ’’Is the government doing enough to tackle corruption?’’

    President Jakaya Kikwete and senior cabinet ministers are expected to lead sessions at the gathering.


    Manji, who faces a series of corruption allegations in Tanzania, has been highlighted as one of the key players in the nation’s future economic success.

    Earlier this week, Chadema Secretary-General Dr Wilbroad Slaa reacted angrily to the decision of The Economist to name the businessman as one of the ’nation’s role models.’

    Among other things, the businessman is at the centre of a long-standing corruption investigation by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) on a dubious 2004 deal involving the sale of overpriced godowns to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for 47.5bn/-.

    Persistent questions also remain over another dubious deal between Manji’s Quality Group Ltd and the Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) involving the sale of Quality Plaza in Dar es Salaam for 36bn/-.

    The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) recently shut down a warehouse operated by Manji’s company (Quality Group) for violating customs laws and procedures.
     
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    Hii inanikumbisha ile movie ya Blood Diamonds.
    Kulikuwa na yule kiongozi wa rebels ambao walikuwa wanakata watu mikono ili wasiende kupiga kura,alikuwa baada ya kuwakata mikono,short sleeve au long sleeve anawaambia....'they say the future is in your hands...i have your future!' Akimaanisha kuwa mikono yao anayo yeye.
     
  18. Machiavelli

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    Mengi has personal issues with Manji. Just see the actual invite attached from EIU.
     

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    Wewe ndio ina personal issues. Siku zote munatumia kile munachoita "ugomvi binafsi" kupoteza malengo. Jadili issue iliyopo kama unazo hizo personal issue anzisha thread mahsusi kwa ajili hiyo
     
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    Kazi kweli kweli.
     
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