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Ulimwengu aiponda Tuzo ya Mo Ibrahim - asema haitazuia marais kuwaibia wananchi wao

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  1. Zak Malang

    Zak Malang JF-Expert Member

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    Why Mo Ibrahim’s petty cash won’t stop African leaders from stealing


    By Jenerali Ulimwengu

    My criminal law professor, Bob Seidman, always sprinkled his lectures with spot-on anecdotes, which is a smart way of retaining the attention of dullards such as I was.

    One of his more memorable jewels was about an epitaph on a gravestone: “Here lies an honest lawyer.”

    The point was that at last that most rare of species had been found, an honest lawyer, but even this one was lying!

    One could also imagine a similar epitaph for a politician, another species that is randomly mocked and derided on account of unscrupulous behaviour, dishonesty and double-dealing.

    So, if, upon scrutiny, a name, a face, and a career of a politician come up suggesting that he or she has done politics honestly and honourably, seeking only to serve the people, shunning corruption, respecting people’s rights and taking only what is his or hers, we ought to celebrate that person, garland him or her and record their name in our yearbook as someone who has done us proud.

    All this is because too many politicians, like our lawyer in the epitaph, are as prone to lying as dogs are prone to barking.
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    Otherwise we should be able to take honest politicians as the norm, and concern ourselves only with the few bad apples, whom we should uncover and shame and punish appropriately.

    That is why Mo Ibrahim’s idea of awarding retired African heads of state who have distinguished themselves through meritorious service to their people is a bright one, although it comes laden with its own complications.

    One is the criteria used to determine who gets to be rewarded and the benchmarks used to make such determination.

    This has in a way been dealt with by establishing a checklist of attributes to be considered, and by the choice of a chairperson in the person of Salim Ahmed Salim, whose own moral decency is not much in dispute.

    The other problem is how to identify deserving candidates, on an annual basis, on a continent that has become a virtual moral desert where jackals and thorns abound and peacocks and flowers are a rarity.

    This has already been demonstrated by the failure of Salim’s committee to come up with an eligible person for the past couple of years.

    Then there is the issue of awarding cash prizes to the winner, which I really do not understand. If this is meant as an incentive to make African presidents desist from robbing their people in exchange for the possibility of a Mo award, the organisers are way wide of the mark.

    Everybody knows that a bird in hand is better than ten in the bush, and that money in the central bank is more accessible to a president than an iffy award, which may or may not come.

    Our presidents and their families and cronies can always help themselves to billions of dollars from our national treasuries without too much hassle, and I do not see how this can be countered by the five-million-dollar petty cash offered by Mo.

    No, cash will not do the trick, which should be to award such prizes as the thieving politicians cannot access.

    On such prize would be to create a continental pantheon of meritorious leadership, a Hall of Fame of the good and great, where the statues of these valiant men and women would be on display, with multimedia commentaries describing the great deeds to their credit.

    As for the dearth of good retired leaders, it’s painfully simple: They are simple too few and far between. Mo and his committee may want to expand their catchment area to include not only heads of state but also great women and men who have served Africa well: Researchers and academics, civil society activists and organisations, clergy, artists and sportspeople, relief workers, and such like.

    Otherwise Salim’s committee will continue, year after year, to agonise over lists of people with varying degrees of non-integrity.

    Everybody knows that a bird in hand is better than ten in the bush, and that money in the central bank is more accessible to a president than an iffy award.

    Source: The East African



    My take:

    ulimwengu anaonekana kuweka a very valid argument ya hoja yake hasa pale anaposema "a bird in a cage ia worth ten in the bush".
     
  2. Zak Malang

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    Nalkubaliana naye, hii tuzo haizuii kabisa marais kuiba. Dolla milioni tano ni nini huku anaweza kupata hata dolla bilioni moja kwa kipindi anachokuwa mjengoni?

    Kwa maoni yangi huyo Mo Ibrahim angejitahidi kuanzisha mahakama ya viongozi wa Bara la Afrika -- yaani rais akimaliza muda wake na kama aliiba basi afikishwe huko na akipatikana na hatia anyongwe.

    Hii ndiyo itakomesha kabiza wizi, na siyo vijisenti hivyo vya Mo Ibrahim.
     
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    Isitoshe kama anavyosema imekuwa kazi kweli kweli kupata kiongozi wa kumpa tuzo hiyo -- ka maana hakuna wote ni wizi tu. Jawabu ni kunyongwa tu.
     
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    Nao kamati ya Tuzo labda waanze kuchakachuliwa -- yaani wapewe kitu kidogo kiongozi wa nchi apate tuzo. Kama hiyo itakuwepo basi viongozi wa Bongo hawatasita kufanya vitu vyao -- tehe! tehe! tehe!
     
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    Ulimwengu has probably missed the point. The aim of Mo Ibrahim laurels is to appreciate the outstanding performance of a few devoted African leaders so that, hopefully, their counterparts emulate something from their achievements. I believe that in a long run will provide palpable results, but misprizing it at this stage of time might appear to be an act of imprudence.
     
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    Jenerali Ulimwengu,
    A good thing sells it self a bad one advertises it self..

    Anzisha na wewe Tuzo yako sio kuleta porojo kuwa bingwa wa kukosoa tu
     
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    Kwani lengo la tuzo ya Mo Ibrahimu ni kuzuia maraisi kuiba? katoka nje kabisa ya msingi wa tuzo hiyo...

    Ni wazi kuwa haitawezena modality ya tuzo ya Mo Ibrahimu ikakubalika kwa kila mmoja wetu, lakini tukumbuke wakati wowote kuwa ni "tuzo ya Mo Ibrahimu", na sie wengine bahati mbaya ata hatuna hisa kwenye hiyo tuzo yake.

    Hivyo, yeyote anayeona ana namna bora zaidi ya kutoa tuzo za aina hii, anayo nafasi ya kuanzisha tuzo kama hiyo kwani the last time i checked Mo ibrahim hana hati miliki ya "tuzo kwa maraisi wa Afrika", la huwezi kutoa tuzo basi mwache Mo Ibrahimu afanye anavyotaka akilini mwake kwani hiyo ni tuzo yake, anazotumia ni pesa zake na ana haki ya kuzitumia vile apendavyo.
     
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    Aha Mr Green guard leo umepangiwa shift ya mchana humu?
     
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    Kwa nini humu JF kuna wanafiki sana?

    Habari kama hii ililetwa humu JF ilikuwa inamuhusu Kibonde,
    Kibonde aliponda Tuzo za Mo Ibrahim, watu wote humu walimshambulia Kibonde, leo Ulimwengu kaponda Tuzo za Mo Ibrahim, wote mnaungana na Ulimwengu, huu ni unafiki aukubariki hata kidogo humu JF
     
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    Aah Mr. Daudi Masaburi's karibu sana jamvini
     
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    I was about to give out same opinions. Watu wanafiki sana humu.
     
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    Hawa tunawaita.. refusing and wanting at the sama time
     
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    Wakuu, Mo Ibrahimu sio UN na wala sio AU, yeye ni mfanyabiashara asiye na mamlaka yoyote ya kuzuia wizi wala kuwawajibisha viongozi wa Afrika.
     
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    duh mkuu kiingereza chako kiboko.
     
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    Nakubaliana na Ulimwengu pale kwa kusema viongozi siyo marais peke yake, kuna wengi kama wasomi wetu, mactivist wa mazingira kama akina late maathai, kuna wanajitolea kusaidia watu, madakatari mabingwa wanaofanya kazi katika mazingira magumu, waandishi wanaokosoa maovu kwenye jamii na serikali n.k wako wengi watu hawa na wote wana nguvu zaidi ya kuhamasisha na kuipa moyo jamii nzima kuliko hawa Marais wetu
     
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    tuzo wapewe wale wasafi lakini majizi wawe na icc yao na ocampo awe tundru lissu
     
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    mshindi wa tuzo huko nyuma Chissano, familia yake ilikutwa na matatizo ya wizi wa $14m kutoka benki moja nchini kwao, sasa hapa wapi na wapi, na kibaya zaidi mtoto wake akamuua journalist aliyefichua hayo mr cardoso..huyu ndiye angefaa kupewa tuzo siyo Chissano
     
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    Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!..sasa mbona Ulimwengu, ajaponda Mengi, kukusanya Viwete na Maalbino kuwapa pombe na pilau, kila mwaka
     
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    Sasa kama tuzo ya Mo Ibrahim inamapungufu,nae ulimwengu aanzishe ya kwake na ajitahidi kuitengeneza anavyotaka yeye
     
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    Unajua uzuri wa kitu hutegemea aliekitoa, jambo linaweza kuwa zuri na lenye mashiko lakini mtoa mada anakosa mashiko (Fine! wenyewe wanaita ni stereotype) ila sio siri hata mimi nikimsikia Kibonde anaongelea kitu fulani hata stesheni huwa nabadili , ila kama ni Jenerali Ulimwengu hata kama nina kazi huwa naiacha ili kupata busara zake. Toeni mawazo yenu vizuri ila kuwalinganisha hawa watu wawili si sawa!
     
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