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Why Tanzania is top 'beggar' after Iraq, Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Chapakazi, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Chapakazi

    Chapakazi JF-Expert Member

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    Hii habari imenisikitisha sana ukizingatia tunaadhimisha miaka 50 ya uhuru. Haya ndio mazao ya ccm na ujinga wa wananchi.

    Kweli ukimwona mtu yupo CCM jua ni mpumbavu!


    By The Citizen Reporter
    Dar es Salaam


    Tanzania, whose aid portfolio has ballooned to over Sh3 trillion (about $2.89 billion) in its 50 years of independence, is currently Africa's top beggar for development assistance, The Citizen on Sunday can authoritatively report today.That level of dependency makes it the third leading recipient of official development assistance (Oda) in the world after war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The American organisation Visual Economics says the once-rich oil exporter Iraq tops the list of beggar nations with donations totalling about $9 billion followed by Afghanistan and Tanzania, whose development alms are nearly $4 billion and $3 billion, respectively, according to 2010 figures.

    But the government yesterday questioned the accuracy of the report, saying there were many other countries that received much more in foreign assistance than Tanzania. Finance and Economic Affairs deputy permanent secretary Servacius Likwelile told The Citizen on Sunday that countries like Israel and Egypt receive a substantial amount of assistance from the US annually, and wondered whether the report included military aid.

    "We need to know the criteria used in compiling the report. What I know is that the United States provides a great deal in assistance to countries such as Israel and Egypt, but they are not even on the list," Dr Likwelile said.Commenting on the trend, some experts said that while begging for the top two is understandable, it is incomprehensible for Tanzania, which is not only rich in both natural resources and human capital, but has also been stable and peaceful since independence.

    They wondered why, despite the staggering amounts of aid the country has been receiving for five decades, the country remains one of the poorest in the world with a third of the population living below the poverty line.

    Some attributed the limited value for money on aid to bad governance, a view supported by the 2009 Human Rights Report, which states that "senior government officials estimated that 20 per cent of the government's budget in each fiscal year was lost to corruption".

    "We are still poor despite being among the top recipients of aid in the world…this is because of poor leadership and management of the aid provided. Worst of all, we are poor managers of our God-given resources," said Ms Saumu Jumanne, a lecturer at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education.

    Saying Tanzania could forge ahead without aid, she added that foreign assistance has not helped to alleviate poverty as only a trickle reaches the targeted groups. Sometimes, she noted, even aid for orphans is misappropriated.

    "What is needed is to make strategic plans and be focused on exploiting our immense natural resources for the public good. So far, the abundant natural resources we have benefit a few Tanzanians and their foreign partners. Our education, which is supposed to guide us in transforming our nation, is grossly inadequate.

    Agriculture is not being taught at primary level yet 85 per cent of the populace depends on the sector for survival. That is having our priorities wrong."

    Economist Honest Ngowi said foreign aid has not made Tanzania economically independent because the dynamics of the Oda industry are not geared at ending the dependency syndrome. He blames both donors and the authorities for aid's failure to address the country's development shortcomings, saying he does not foresee an end to the vicious circle of begging in the near future.But Dr Likwelile differed with this point of view, saying foreign aids had made "a lot of difference" in the water, education and health sectors.

    Visual Economics, which claims to be the world leader in unravelling complexities of economic and financial data, says Africa has five of the world's top 10 aid recipients, Asia four and the Middle East one. Using data obtained from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) sources, it shows that Africa has 12 of the top 20 development assistance beggars in the world.

    "The top recipient of developmental aid is Iraq, with $9.115 billion in donations. Number two is Afghanistan, with $3.951 billion in donations received. Number three is Tanzania, with $2.811 billion received in donations. Number four is Vietnam, with $2.497 billion in donations," Visual Economics notes in a publication titled How Developmental Aid Flows Around The Globe.

    "Number five is Ethiopia, with $2.422 billion in donations. Number six is Pakistan, with $2.212 billion in aid received. Number seven is Sudan, with $2.104 billion in aid received. Number eight is Nigeria, with $2.042 billion in donations received. Number nine is Cameroon, with donations of $1.933 billion received. Number 10 is Palestine with $1.868 billion in donations received," it adds.

    The US is the number one developmental aid donor with $21.787 billion donated followed by Germany and France, which donated $12.291 billion and $9.884 billion, respectively. Despite close relations between Tanzania and the US, the country is not on the list of the top 10 recipients of American aid. Topping the list are Iraq ($4.266 billion) and Afghanistan ($1.459 billion).

    According to the OECD figures, Tanzania received about $39 million (about Sh66.3 billion at current exchange rates) in foreign aid in 1961, but the amount surged to about $2.89 billion (about Sh4.91 trillion) in 2009. In terms of sectoral distribution, most of the aid in the 1960s and the early 1970s was channelled to the agricultural and transport sectors.

    During the second half of the 1970s, the emphasis shifted to industry and energy. Transport became an important aid recipient in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The general pattern of aid distribution since the 1990s has been (in order of importance) transport and communications, followed by agriculture, human resources development, health, integrated regional development and energy.
     
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    Yani inakera sana kwa kweli
     
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    Hawa wao wantupa Vyandarau huku wakiweka hesabu zao sawa. Unaona sasa tuko wapi?
     
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    oh my this is so hurting n such a big shame,AIBU
     
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    Hii ndio sehemu ya sababu ya umasikini wetu
     
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    kikwete anatuaibisha kishenz,alaf tatizo lake hana aibu kama RUGE MUTAHABA...
     
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    Hii inatisha miaka 50 ya uhuru nchi ya tatu duniani kwa kuomba!!!! Hii ni aibu kwa serikali ya CCM. Hii habari imetoka wakati muafaka sana.
    Miaka 50 ya utulivu na amani bado tunademadema kulipa hata mishahara ya watumishi ni aibu kubwa sana.
     
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    Unategemea nini kama viongozi wakuu wa nchi wakiuongozwa na raisi wanajivunia kusafiri nje ya nchi kwenda kuomba misaada. Aibu iliyoje!!!!
    Eti kabisa mtu akaa anasema Europe waendelee kutupa misaada pamoja na matatizo yao, eti analaumu pale wanapopunguza misaada yao kwa sababu ya matatizo yao ya kiuchumi!!:A S embarassed::A S embarassed::A S embarassed::A S embarassed::A S embarassed::A S embarassed:
     
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    Alyeandika hii makala hakupaswa kutumia hiki kichwa cha habari, alipaswa aoneshe tu umuhimu wa kauli ya JK kuwa "kama kusafiri mgekufa na njaa"
     
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    Halafu kuna mpuuzi eti anapinga hiyo taarifa, yaani anajidai hajui jinsi walivyoomba omba na kuwa Mantonya wa Dunia.............p.......mbafu kabisa.
     
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    Halafu rais kifua mbele anajitetea kuwa safari zangu zimelisaidia taifa vinginevyo tungekufa njaa!!!
    Wameamua kumuumbua sasa!!!
    Kila kitu hadharani, ni kama mwanamke anayemtegemea mumewe kwa kila kitu siku akiteteleka kidogo anapiga mayowe kinyama.
     
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    EPA, RICHIMOND, MEREMETA, STIMULUS PACKAGE, KUUZA WANYAMA WETU NA MADINI KUWAPA WATU BURE, hayo ni baadhi mengine kutokana na ufinyu wa access wa data hatuyajui lakini ni aibu kubwa sana kwa taifa letu na kikwazo kikubwa katika kujiletea maendeleo.
     
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    Na ndio maana viongozi wetu hawawajibiki, hela inapatikana kwa kuomba, na ndio maana wanafanya ufisadi waziwazi, wanajiongezea maposho na mishahara, hii hela ya misaada ni ya bure tu.

    N ndio siri ya umaskini wetu, tuko wavivu, raisi anajua hilo, na ndio maana kila kukicha anazunguka dunia nzima na bakuli, na sio kukaa nchini kuwaadabisha viongozi wabovu, kama JK angetumia muda mwingi hapa na kubana mianya ya rushwa na ufisadi, kuhakikisha mawaziri wake wa maji na nishati wanawapatia maji wananchi, waziri wa afya na miundo mbinu kufanya yao.

    Nadhani mpaka anamaliza kipindi chake cha miaka 10, tungekua mbali mno!

    Ila hafanyi hivyo, yeye anaamini kama viongozi wengine kuwa maendeleo yetu yatategemea kujaa kwa bakuli la kuomba?!

    Nchi yetu ya ajabu mno!
     
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    JK anatakiwa ajiulize na pengine apate ushauri toka kwa KAGAME!sasa haya madini yanatusaidia nini?kipindi cha nyerere hayakuchimbwa sasa hali inazidi kuwa chini zaidi
     
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    hata kongo wametupita!
     
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    wanasema nchi zinazopewa misaada mingi
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    yaani misaada inawaongezea umasikini
    hiyo yaweza kuwa sababu
     
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