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Tanzania's Leadership and The Power Crisis in Tanzania: Who is responsible?

Discussion in 'Great Thinkers' started by Rev. Kishoka, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Rev. Kishoka

    Rev. Kishoka JF-Expert Member

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    This is not a joke but we are in serious trouble and it appears that nobody has a clue on how to resolve the power crisis or there is no political will to address this with long term goals.

    It is now almost 25 years since we started to experience "normal" power outages and we have lost billions of dollars through bogus contracts, lawsuits and decline of revenues which are due to a severe decline in production caused by power outages.

    The "best" we have done is to do patch work and strategies to power Tanzanian homes, offices and industries, but even this short term goal is clouded with an "Excellent" degree of corruption and inefficiency from the policy makers and the Government to ensure that the problem get fixed permanently and not through short term contracts or importation of 3 horsepower generators to light our houses, hospitals and schools.

    We do not need rocket science methods or superhuman brains to figure this out. We need for our Government to address this not through lavish speeches and tons of committees or task force, but to put its foot down and resolve the problem for good.

    We have abundance of alternatives to fix this problem, invest on building Steigler Gorge, privatise the energy sector by ending TANESCO monopoly as power producer (distributor), end and stay away from the short term goals and band aid fixtures that brought us IPTL, Richmond and Dowans and invest more into Green Energy.

    If Kenyans, Ugandans, Rwandese and Mozambique can do it, why not Tanzania? What is so hard to fix this?

    Can we put aside the partisan bickering and come up with a long term strategy and comprehensive plan to electrify Tanzania?
     
  2. mwanatanu

    mwanatanu JF-Expert Member

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    HAkuna anaye fikri hayo bali wanachojali ni mifuko yao na source ya kujipatia hela kwa wingi kwa ajili ya uchaguzi na familia zao....

    Rubada, wataalam,wazalendo wanasiasa wameimba kuhusu stiegler gorge kwa miaka lakini sijawahi kusikia wabunge wakisisitizia hilo suala
     
  3. Rev. Kishoka

    Rev. Kishoka JF-Expert Member

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    This is a national security issue, just like a Cholera, TB or AIDS outbreak. We need to treat it with high importance.
     
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    mambomengi JF-Expert Member

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    Our local professionals are like politicians, That's why we have problems in every sector. You have mentioned electricity as a national dissaster, However there are similar problems in water and sanitation, health care, transportation, information, education, justice, and the list goes on.
    THERE IS A SYSTEMIC FAILURE IN THE COUNTRY AND THIS IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED SOONER THAN LATER.
     
  5. Jackbauer

    Jackbauer JF-Expert Member

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    Lets get to the point!
    How much is needed to develop S.gorge?
    How long can it take to see electric power generation from S.gorge?
    My point is;we have to ask ourselves very SPECIFIC questions if we seriously want to stop power blackout.
    STOP POLITICS FELLOW TANZANIANS!!
     
  6. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    The whole government need to resign!
     
  7. SHERRIF ARPAIO

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    It's time to reap what we sow:clap2:
     
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    mambomengi JF-Expert Member

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    I believe the solution goes beyond that ( I have interpreted that government means the executive branch). Personally, I am in of the opinion that every civil servant needs to resign!
     
  9. Jackbauer

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    I agree with you,it is the civil servant arm that failed to lead these ****** politicians.
     
  10. YeshuaHaMelech

    YeshuaHaMelech JF-Expert Member

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    Leaders! We need to fix up the whole system of leadership before we experiance a step ahead. They squander, sell and just "use it" in way they please and don't care where it will lead.

    We need to fix them!
     
  11. YeshuaHaMelech

    YeshuaHaMelech JF-Expert Member

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    But before that some Organs needs to be dissolved and the reformed and others die natural death!
     
  12. YeshuaHaMelech

    YeshuaHaMelech JF-Expert Member

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    Once boss is square, the intermediates will get squared!
     
  13. RedDevil

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    I am sorry to say that, We have left everything to politicians. They do whatever they want, they decide whatever is good for them for their long term interets. The professionals who are more likely to solve the technical problems and others define our own RULES for the country have been all "CHAKACHULIWAGED".

    Now what is the solution?

    Unfortunately, the situation seems to be more clear to the shuled people (few percentage) than unshuled people (large percentage). I suggest to say NO to this situation by demonstration into street forcing the government to step down and rebuild this country by defining our own rules and direction.
     
  14. kisu

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    Hakuna njia isipokua ya kitunis na kiegypt!!
     
  15. Bongolander

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    You are right. The problem is at the top, that is where the focus should be. Once those at the top become serious, the rest will follow.
     
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    Gad ONEYA JF-Expert Member

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    The bad thing is that nobody among the responsible persons in the governemnt is willing to admit failure, and this means that they need to forced to resign!
     
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    Mindi JF-Expert Member

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    What is so hard to fix is WE TANZANIANS!! yes, the solution is in our hands. if we can be fed with all this shit for all the years, if we can absorb MAISHA BORA KWA KILA MTANZANIA, meaning Maisha magumu na hali ngumu kwa kila mtanzania, then not only will it be hard to fix, but impossible. There should be a limit to what shit Tanzanians can eat...
     
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    LAT JF-Expert Member

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    i conquer .......who should come in or replace ....... i think now it is the right time to establish TBS to our leaders aspiring for positions... they should conform to set standards such as transparency and accountability
     
  19. Jackbauer

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    Let us stop yelling and blaming.we are supposed to suggest ways on how to deal with the power crisis.lets discuss the specifics of S.gorge,kiwira,upepo wa singida and the likes.
     
  20. Chapakazi

    Chapakazi JF-Expert Member

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    hilo Steigler Gorge lipo wapi? lina capacity kiasi gani? tuna uwezo wa kujenga na ku-supply umeme kutoka hapo?
    privatisation ya umeme Tz haikuanza na richmond na dowans? wao wametupeleka wapi?
    privatisation na kuvunja monopoly ni vitu viwili tofauti. sheria ya umeme sasa ivi inasema nini kuhusu kuwa suppliers wengine? wapi panahitaji kubadilishwa?
     
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