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Warusi, Wajerumani, na Wakenya wamemhujumu Tibaijuka?

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    Mbalamwezi JF-Expert Member

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    Powerful vested interests within the United Nations are suspected to be behind the removal of Mrs Anna Tibaijuka from the helm of the United Nations establishment in Nairobi.

    “When it became evident that she was to be appointed to the post, they initiated an investigation against her, claiming that she had misused a her official vehicle, and reported the matter to the former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan,” said a UN official who declined to be named, citing the risk to his job.

    But Mr Annan ignored the claims as he appointed Mrs Tibaijuka to head UNON until 2010.

    A clique of officials who worked under Mrs Tibaijuka at the UNON appear finally to have managed to convince current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that she was to blame for the serious issues documented in an audit report published last year.

    Last week, the media carried reports that Mr Ki-moon had appointed the current Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, to replace Mrs Tibaijuka at UNON.

    The Tanzanian national was appointed by Mr Annan to replace a former head of Unep , Dr Klaus Toepfer, whose term of office ended on March 31, 2006.

    Like her replacement, Dr Toepfer is also a German national who had headed the country’s environment ministry before starting his term at Unep.

    But according to a long trail of confidential documents made available to The Eastfrican, it would seem Mrs Tibaijuka was penalised over things that happened before she took office at UNON.

    There is also evidence that her days were numbered the moment she started questioning serious fraud affecting, among other things, the procurement for the construction of a $25 million project to upgrade the UN headquarters at Gigiri in Nairobi.

    Commencing in 2001, UN headquarters in New York had been providing a stream of funds for the job.

    However, there appear to have been delays that Mrs Tibaijuka, as the head of UNON, was asked to explain.
    “But she did not have an answer because all along, she had been kept in the dark,” said a highly placed source at UNON who did not want to be named.

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    The EastAfrican has also seen documents showing that the director in-charge of UNON’s procurement, Alexander Barabanov, had been reporting directly to an Under-Secretary General at UN Head Office in New York, Angela Kane, a German national.

    The same official had formally authorised Mr Barabanov to oversee all financial and procurement services at UNON as per a letter dated May 19, 2005. So, by the time Mrs Tibaijuka assumed headship of UNON, Mr Barabanov had been in charge of procurement for a year.

    It appears that immediately Mrs Tibaijuka assumed office, she ordered the audit, which was to cover the period between 2004 and 2006, when UNON was headed by Mr Toepfer. When the report was released on February 28, 2008, it detailed serious fraud.

    Conducted by the Office of Internal Oversight Services’ Internal Audit Division, the audit report said UNON could have lost as much as Ksh10 billion ( $130 million) in procurement and administrative irregularities over the period.

    The scandal was blamed on employees who were alleged to have had links with companies given contracts by both Unep and UN-Habitat who grossly inflated costs of goods and services procured by the UN body.

    The audit report came shortly after the UN headquarters in New York had been told how poor management and inadequate accountability had hampered construction work meant to upgrade the Nairobi Office to the same status as the Geneva and Vienna offices.

    The EastAfrican has also seen documents showing that after she received the audit report, Mrs Tibaijuka acted by separating UNON’s procurement arm from its support services. This is contained in an information circular she released on August 4, 2008.

    However, the head of pocurement, Vibekke Gravind, reacted by writing to Mr Ki-moon on September, 26, 2008, challenging Mrs Tibaijuka’s decision.

    Interestingly, the UN boss did not write formally to Mrs Tibaijuka revoking her 2006 appointment by Annan.


    She is said to have learnt about the decision from her successor via e-mail. She thereupon wrote to the Secretary General on February 28 seeking to know her official status.

    Upon receiving Tibaijuka’s letter, Mr Ki-moon wrote back the same day confirming that he had indeed replaced her. “I hereby confirm my decision communicated to you (by Steiner)...” Even so, this letter did not outright say whether he had revoked her appointment.

    Since the matter came into the limelight, observers have been questioning not just the behaviour of the secretary general, but also the roles that Germany, Russia and, apparently, Kenya have played in the matter.

    Germany, through its national, Mr Steiner, has been the main beneficiary.

    On its part, Kenya — particularly one of the partners in the Grand Coalition government — is said to have been silently uncomfortable with Mrs Tibaijuka’s role in inviting Kofi Annan to mediate the National Accord. It appears that Kenya had officially complained against Mr Barabanov over remarks the latter had made against the country.

    According to a letter written by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Thuita Mwangi, to Mrs Tibaijuka on March 20, 2007, Kenya was angered by Mr Barabanov for questioning “the country’s ability to handle arrangements” for one of the organisation’s regular meetings.

    It appears that Mrs Tibaijuka took this as a serious breach of UN diplomacy for she escalated the matter by reporting the latter to the UN Secretary General.

    Moreover, an internal UN investigation says that Mr Barabanov “acknowledged that he improperly” had the UN Chief of Security issue him a UNON firearm and a temporary firearm permit; the Office of Internal Oversight Services had recommended action against him.

    Source: The EastAfrican.

    Huyu Mkorea anairun vipi UN? Mbona kuna uswahili mwingi tu, kama kampuni za kihindi kule Kariakoo?
     
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna mengi yamefichika..things are being brought to light slowly!

    UN nako pia Uswahili Mtupu!

    Pia na Ufisadi pia upo..wa 10% za procurement contracts!

    Je nani atamshikia bango mwingine??
     
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    Victoire JF-Expert Member

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    Uzushi mtupu!mengi yatasemwa!kashatemwa basi haina haja ya kutafuta mchawi!maisha yaendelee!
     
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    nzala Member

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    Kila jambo na wakati wake,uongozi wake umepita inatosha.Tuache kutafuta mchawi.Tumtakia maisha kwenye hiyo kazi mpya aliyopangiwa.
     
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    Yo Yo JF-Expert Member

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    Wabongo sasa tupunguze porojo......mlitaka mpaka afie kwenye cheo hicho? mnamuona AT kama goddess,huh?
     
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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    ..kama Dr.Tibaijuka angekuwa amevurunda ktk jambo lolote lile basi habari zake zingeishatoka kwenye vyombo vya habari.

    ..nashangaa wa-Tanzania tulivyo na roho mbaya kwa kuona kwamba ni sawa tu alivyotendewa huyu mama wa watu.

    ..nadhani Dr.Tibaijuka aondoke tu na huko UN-Habitat when her second term winds up.
     
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    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

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    Soma habari uielewe mkuu.

    Hamna mtu aliyesema afie kwenye hicho cheo. Kwa kifupi term yake ilikuwa inakamilika 2010, ila wazee wa fitnah wamemchomoa baada ya kuona anawacheleweshea 'maendeleo'.
     
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    Kang JF-Expert Member

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    Conspiracy theories.
     
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    Masanja JF-Expert Member

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    Ukisoma hii thread utaona jinsi wabongo tulivyo wavivu wa kufikiri. Hapa si swala la kuondoka au kuendelea swala ni je utaratibu wa kumuondoa ulifuatwa? Jamani kama wewe umezoea dhuluma..siyo wote..Unajua waafrika tumezoa dhuluma za kila aina..mpaka mtu ukipewa haki yako ya msingi unaona ni favour umefanyiwa. Umaskini kitu kibaya sana!. Its difficult to swallow this injustice (kama inavyosomeka hapo kwenye gazeti). Hakuna anayemtetea mama Anna. Issue ni kwamba hata UN kuna vested interests nyingi za watu powerful sana. Kwa hiyo ukikanyaga vidole vya watu..be prepared to own up the consequences. So sad.

    Bongo ndo maana tunaibiwa..harafu tunaona kwenda mahakamani ni "mlolongo wa mambo na kupoteza mda". Kwa mwendo huo huwezi pata haki hata siku moja. NA HAKI WANAPATA WALE WAVUMILIVU TUU. Ila ukiingiza hizi simple mentality.."eti tukae na maisha yaendelee"..kesho itakuwa wewe..kesho kutwa mwingine..I can assure you..hii angefanyiwa mzungu..people could dig deeper to get the truth of the matter. Lakini kwa vile ni waafrika..ndo hivyo.."tukae kimya maisha yaendelee"

    Ban Ki-Moon might be in office, but some one else in Berlin and Washington is in power. Simple.

    I will be interested to know exactly what happened na huyu mama. NAAMINI kuna mengi yatakuja kujulikana tuu. Kama siyo double standards..iweje UN Geneva na Vienna (ambazo ni sawa na NAIROBI KWA STATUS) zina independent directors na si Nairobi? harafu Ban anasema eti hakuna pesa..duh..hii dunia hii..mwenye nacho ndo anaamua.


    Pole mama. I really hope na wewe your hands are clean in this matter!
     
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    Mfumwa JF-Expert Member

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    Wakenya watuhujumu Serengeti kwa kuitangaza ni Masai Mara, watuhujumu Mlima Kilimanjaro, watake Makao Makuu ya Afriaka mashariki yasijengwe Arusha, wauze Tanzanite wakati hawana machimbo, wahujumu Sato na Sangara toka LV, wamhujumu Prof. Tiba. Tuko mbioni na mchakato wa kuungana, kutakuwa na muungano kweli hapa, mipaka iko wanatuhujumu, tukiingia kichwa kichwa wanatumaliza.
     
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    Isimilo JF-Expert Member

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    arudi afundishe mlimani. kwanza professor anapokuwa kiongozi wa kawaida pasi kufundisha ni miss-use of resource ya hali ya juu. mimi ningeweza ningepitisha mandate kwamba professor yeyote lazima either afundishe au awe pia anafanya kazi ambayo inaangukia kwenye taaluma yake kama first hand responsibility-(especially afya) halafu mambo ya kuajiriwa ki-utawala iwe sehemu ya pili ya kazi yake
     
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    ngaya New Member

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    Tanzanian
    Stop complaining, Act smart and if needs it be, play their own game
     
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    Shapu JF-Expert Member

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    I agree with you! Kama kweli anachelewesha maendeleo what is the problem kumuondoa hata kumfukuza? UN is the big thing sio kama hapa kwetu mtu anshindwa ku-perform bado mnamkumbatia sababu hakuna. If someone is given objectives to fulfil and he/she doesnt meet them, mimi sioni sababu ya kuwa naye FUKUZIA mbali. Be it ni mtanzania or mtu wa wapi, kwenye swala la performance naona kusiwe na swalia mtume. Angalia ISRAEL waziri mkuu akichemsha anatolewa, Angalia timu ya mprira CHELSEA cocha anapewa objectives akishindwa kumeet anatolewa. Tuachane na mambo ya Ki-tz ya kulindana bila misingi yeyote.
     
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    Kila mtume na wafuasi wake, Tibaijuka aliteuliwa na Annan na Annan muda wake ulikwisha kwahiyo alipoingia huyu mkorea nae ana wafuasi wake wakina Asha-Rose!! Hata muungwana mbona alifanya hivyo hivyo kwa kumtosa yule mama mkuu wa mkoa wa Iringa na kumteua rafiki ya mkewe mbona hamkupiga kelele!!. Tibaijuka amalize muda wake mwaka kesho arudi bongo akagombee ubunge Muleba apambane na Masilingi ; au akafundishe kwenye shule yake..
     
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    X-PASTER Moderator

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    Mkuu unapodai uswahili mtupu unamaanisha nini...!?
     
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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    isimilo,

    ..hawa ma-profesa ni vizuri mara kwa mara wakaingia mtaani ili waweze kuendana na mabadiliko yanayotokea.

    ..lazima kuwa na movement ya wataalamu toka vyuo vikuu kwenda uraiani, and vice versa.

    ..kwa mtizamo wangu, ma-proffessor kama wa sheria ni vizuri wakafanya kazi kwenye law firms, au wakapewa nafasi ya kuwa majaji mahakama kuu, ili wasiwe watu wa kufundisha nadharia tu.

    ..ma-proffessor wa engineering, architecture, quantity surveying etc ni vizuri wakasimamia miradi mbalimbali ili ku-keep up na mabadiliko.

    ..mwisho, wataalamu wetu wanapaswa kwenda nje ya nchi, kwenye vyuo marafiki, kufundisha na kujifunza toka kwa wenzao.

    ..sioni ubaya wowote ule wa Dr.Tibaijuka kufanya kazi UN. naamini uzoefu alioupata huko unaweza kutusaidia sana wa-Tanzania.
     
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