Barely a week after the immediate former Deputy Secretary-General, Dr. Asha Rose Migiro returned to Tanzania after serving a five-year term at the helm of the world body, sources within the UN have hinted that poor performance and failure to fit "in the diverse and complicated body" were some of the reasons she was refused a contract renewal. "The position of the Deputy Secretary-General is complicated and demanding; it requires somebody who is experienced to efficiently run the Secretariat. Her biggest challenge was not understanding the politics at the world body and creating alliances," the source told Vox Media in a telephone conversation. Dr. Migiro is understood to have approached the African Group, the largest regional group comprising of 28 percent of all UN members, to ask for help in lobbying for her re-appointment, but her quest was rejected. "She wasn't popular amongst diplomats; so nobody listened to her. You should also recall that her appointment was widely criticized." In Dar es Salaam, a former senior ruling party secretariat member who worked closely with her in the same team before she assumed the UN post said her appointment was influenced by her personal relationship with President Jakaya Kikwete. It is understood that President Kikwete and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cultivated a close relationship when serving as foreign ministers for their respective governments. When it came for Ban Ki-moon to canvass for votes toward his UN bid, Tanzania's vote was predominant; Dr. Migiro was apparently battered with Kikwete's vote. But when Ban Ki-Moon recently decided to review his entire team in a bid to control growing criticism of his team, Dr. Migiro had to go for "poor performance and lack of experience required of staff with the top UN mandate." SOURCE: Why Dr. Migiro lost her UN job | Vox Media | Get Informed, Inform others Translation: Kama juma moja baada ya aliyekuwa naibu katibu mkuu, Dr Asha rose Migiro kurejea Tanzania baada ya kutumika kwa muda wa miaka mitano katika Chombo cha umoja wa mataifa, vyanzo vya ndani vya umoja huo vimedokeza kwamba, udhaifu wake katika utendaji na kupwaya kwake katika kazi ni baadhi ya sababu zilizoletelezea akataliwe kuweka mkataba wa pili. Nafasi ya naibu katibu mkuu ni ngumu na inahitaji mtu mzoefu na mwenye ufanisi katika kuendesha sekretarieti. Changamoto kubwa iliyomkabili ilikuwa ni kukosa uelewa katika siasa za kimataifa na kujenga mshikamano, kimedokeza chanzo cha habari cha Vox Media katika mazungumzo ya simu. Imedhihirika pia kwamba, Dr Migiro alijaribu kujipigia debe kwa kundi la Afrika ambalo lina asilimia 28 ya wanachama wote wa umoja wa mataifa, akiwashawishi wamuunge mkono katika uteuzi wake mpya, lakini harakati zake zikakataliwa. Hakuwa na umaarufu wowote miongoni mwa wanadiplomasia, na hivi hakuna aliyemsikiliza. Pia ikumbukwe kwamba uteuzi wake wa awali ulikosolewa na wengi. Huko Dar es salaam, kiongozi mmoja mwandamizi wa zamani katika chama tawala aliyefanya kazi kwa karibu naye alisema kuwa uteuzi wa Dr Migiro ulisukumwa na uhusiano wake binafsi na rais Jakaya Kikwete. Inafahamika kwamba rais Kikwete na katibu mkuu Ban Ki-moon walikuwa na mahusiano ya karibu walipokuwa wote wakihudumu kama mawaziri wa mambo ya nje katika serikali zao. Hivi ulipofika wakati wa Ban Ki-moon kutazama sifa ya waombaji, ikaonekana kuwa mwombaji wa Tanzania yuko juu kwa sababu alisindikizwa na debe la rais Kikwete mwenyewe. Lakini hivi karibuni, Ban Ki-moon aliamua kupitia upya timu yake yote kwa nia ya kudhibiti malalamiko yaliyojitokeza katika timu yake, ndio maana ikabidi Dr Migiro aondoke kwa sababu ya utendaji mbovu na ukosefu wa uzoefu ambao unahitajika kwa wafanyakazi wa mamlaka ya juu ya umoja wa mataifa.