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Vijana Wanaochochea Machafuko Chini Mwamvuli Wa Uzalendo

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Muke Ya Muzungu, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Muke Ya Muzungu

    Muke Ya Muzungu JF-Expert Member

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    [h=2]Nakubali, kijana ana uwezo mkubwa sana wa kifikra, lakini Napenda Kuuliza, huyu kijana ana uzalendo au ni mchochezi. Mnajua wawekezaji ndio chanzo cha maendeleo yetu, lakini anavyowapinga, mtu unashindwa kumuelewa. asilimia ya 60% ya kipato cha kitaifa kinatokana na wawekezaji na wageni. Kwa nini anapinga wawekezaji kwa hoja nzito hivi? Atakuwa anaisaidia marekani au vipi? Au huyu naye ni pandikizi la chadema? SOURCE BOFYA HAPA[/h][h=2]

    Tuwakaribishe Wageni Lakini Tusiiuze Nchi!
    Foreign investment is the modern propeller of sustainable economic growth; it creates new enterprises, expands country's foreign markets access, boost research, and development of local know how. Foreign investors and multinational's are often welcomed to create jobs, increase government revenue through corporate, and payroll taxes. Foreign investors provide a host country with an opportunity to develop its natural and human resources.

    They are supposed to improve living conditions of the people in the host country. These are the benefits we expected of foreign investors and multinationals, not the breeding of chaos, perpetuation of cycle of bitterness, misery, economic injustice, and hopelessness upon the people.

    For a while now, foreign investors in Tanzania have been accused of arrogance, and gross human rights abuses. They are being associated with slavery, and indenture servitude of their local employees, they are exposing thousands to radiation through high powered body scanning ex-ray machines in the mines. Some of these companies have left scores dead without a single person in their chain of command being held accountable. River Tigite in Nyamongo for example, is polluted with toxic chemicals/metals, that has killed livestock, and left many lives permanently ruined and neither the government nor the investor has taken responsibility for the lives lost. Commissions formed have been good as nothing, as their reports shelved.

    Our natural resources are being depleted at an alarming rate. Foreign investors, and multinationals are stripping bare our land. These companies hardly pay royalties, and taxes, neither do they develop through corporate responsibilities the areas in which they operate. They are on a looting spree, operating with impunity. They are bringing into the country thousands of foreign employees, including truck and folk lift drivers, yet Tanzania's unemployment stands at 26%. These people are paying themselves, tens of thousands of dollars a month with money from our land, while the natives are dying of hunger and bullets. Acts that are breeding deep hatred, resentment, and animosity instead of prosperity.

    A very influential law maker in the East African Legislative Assembly narrated to me a very disturbing incident he encountered in Zanzibar. He was denied both entry and accommodation at an Italian owned hotel because he was black, and his position meant nothing to the powerful, and well connected Italian investor. The legislator reported the matter to the authorities, but nothing was done about it. It was quite clear that, Blacks were not allowed in this exclusive, white only hotel. The MP wondered why Tanzanians are making so much noise about Ugandans, Kenyans, and even Rwandese taking their land, yet Italians, Arabs, Chinese, and even Somalis purchasing millions of acres at will. Who should they fear the most, East Africans or the influx of far-easterners?

    While in Tanzania, last month, I came across two, very bizarre encounters. Travelling from Mwanza to Tarime, in the middle of nowhere, roughly one hundred and twenty miles from Mwanza, a frail looking South African backpacker, who had been in the country for more than thirteen months, stood in the middle of the road flagging me for a ride. Knowing this man was not a native, I stopped to help, just to meet a shocker of my life. The man had no money, and was moving from town to town through begging. The mystery deepens when the man got irate with my probing questions, trying to figure out how he got in Tanzania, his mission, survival and so forth. Out of the tens of questions I posed, his answer was simple; God was providing everything in his spiritual journey, and highly believed he was going to reach his final destination (Zanzibar) through grace of God.

    This strange man, however, had a plan, and knew his way, including a special gate in Serengeti where he would cross free of charge on his way from Musoma to Singida, Dodoma, Dar, and finally to Zanzibar. As citizens of Tanzania, we could not cross into Serengeti without paying the minimum fee. Even after crossing into Serengeti back in 2007; we were denied entry into a lodge because the wardens believed we could have been a danger to "Wageni". Worst of all, they forced us to leave their premises at 7pm, and drive back almost 100 kilometers, else they would not guarantee our safety, and this was after we produced all the documentation to show we were there as a domestic tourists. We slept in the car, in which were periodically visited by some of the deadliest animals you can think of. I realized how useless a Tanzanian's life is, in front of a foreigner!

    Two weeks after meeting this strange man, at one of the entry points, I met a middle aged Chinese lady, who could barely speak English or Swahili, with a green, United Republic of Tanzania passport as her form of identity. I was shocked but not surprised because this was in Tanzania. I was not shocked because she was Chinese, but how she obtained the passport considering most Tanzania passport holders, speaks Swahili and some English. I cannot answer the question on how she obtained the passport, but can confidently say that she did not steal it. She obtained it through some of our trusted custodians of our safety and security. Logical mind would pose a question, how dangerous could this be to our economic and national security?

    There is serious security and economic implications for foreigners to drive around the country, with hundreds of millions in the trunk of their Range-Rovers; Aggressively purchasing land, and other properties at prices far above their market value. Yes, a Somali man outbid me in Bunju in 2009, unjustifiably offering 120million in cash for a piece of land which, in fair market price could not fetch more than 45million, and this brings me into making an assumption that, foreign investors in the country are not the problem. The problem is ourselves; we Tanzanians. We are the problem because we don't have patriots. Our broken system is the problem, greed is our problem. We are signing bogus contracts; we are issuing residence, and work permits to people who don't deserve them for the sake of MONEY.

    Our leaders are selling our birth rights of land, and passports to foreigners leaving its poor citizens in the cold as second class citizens.
    Our leaders must STOP selling our country, an act that is charging peace abiding citizens against investors and foreigners. They are selling their own children's and grandchildren's future. Our leaders must know that, sentiment on the street regarding foreigners looting and taking advantage of the country is not flattering, it is scary. They must listen to the voices of the youth craving for jobs; young people whose jobs in hotels, supermarkets, pharmacies, daycares, and even those of driving folk lift in mines are all taken by foreigners.

    They must know that, they are breeding insecurity as Young men in Kariakoo and elsewhere running out of options due to their inability to compete with the well financed foreign hawkers. Our leaders are creating a time bomb they won't diffuse when natural reaction to hopelessness takes its course. They must welcome investors, but with caution.

    Mungu Ibariki Tanzania
    John Mashaka
    mashaka.john@yahoo.com
     
  2. Safety last

    Safety last JF-Expert Member

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    Upepo mtupu
     
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    Dont kill the messanger kill the message.I hope the messanger has played is party.Tutasema ulisema wao wataona unazusha na una hatarisha usalama wa Investors.
     
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    Shamu JF-Expert Member

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    Unajua issue ya kuuza ardhi kwa nchi za nje au makampuni ya nje siyo tatizo, kwa sababu sheria za TZ, bado zinasema ardhi ni mali ya serikali. Sema, YES, tatizo lipo, na siyo nzuri kwa nchi kuuza ardhi kwa makampuni makubwa kwa kigezo cha investments. Kwa mfano, hizi kamapuni zote zinakuja kuinvest hapa lakini ktk agriculture, lakini wamepanga kuuza hivyo vyakula nje ya nchi, kwa ajili ya kupata faida kubwa.

    Zimbabwe ilikuwa na issue kama hii, ambayo ardhi yao ilimilikiwa sana na Wazungu, ambao waliweza kujitajirisha zaidi wao wenyewe, bila ya Wazalendo kuwa na maisha mazuri. Matokeo yake, raia wengi wa Zimbabwe alikuwa maskini zaidi, na economic inequalities ilikuwa kubwa sana.

    WTZ ni maskini sana, wengi wao hawana kitu chochote kama vile elimu ya juu. Kwa hiyo, kilimo na ardhi ni ndiyo hope pekee iliyobaki kwa MTZ. Leo TZ, hatuna vita kwa sababu tuna ardhi kubwa. WTZ wengi wameridhika kuishi vijijini, na hawana mpango wa kuandamana, au kupigana vita kama vile Rwanda, kwa sababu ya ARDHI tuliyokuwa nayo. Sasa huu mpango wa kuuza ardhi, NINAAMINI kabisa ndiyo utakaoleta vita nchini, kwa sababu wananchi watakuwa hawana HOPE, au DREAM yoyote. Hii ni big mistake ambayo viongozi wetu wanaifanya sasa hivi.
     
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    Hoja nzuri.Ungeiweka kwa kiswahili ingependeza zaidi.
    Kuna watumiaji wengine huenda watashindwa kuisoma kwa sababu ya lugha.
    Ila kimsingi inahitaji umakini mkubwa kwenye kuijadili.
     
  6. Muke Ya Muzungu

    Muke Ya Muzungu JF-Expert Member

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    hakuna hoja nzuri wala nini. hapa jamaa anadesa tu
     
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    awe anaandika kwa kiswahili, asituletee uzungu wa wall street.
     
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    Muke Ya Muzungu JF-Expert Member

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    Nadhani una kaugonjwa ka akili
     
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