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Dar es Salaam’s democracy wins international accolades

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Published On: Sun, Dec 11th, 2011
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    Published On: Sun, Dec 11th, 2011


    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deepak Obhrai

    Peaceful transition of power to national leaders, respect of human rights and human equality and existing freedom of speech are among the undisputable indicators of strength of democracy thatTanzania has achieved.

    The legacy of human emancipation, both mentally and physically, left by the founding father of the nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, has not only sustained peace and unity but also earned the country good reputation at the international arena.

    Canadian Member of Parliament, Mr Calgary East and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deepak Obhrai made the inspiring observation during exclusive interview with the ‘Sunday News' in
    Dar es Salaam on Saturday after attending the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

    Mr Deepak who was born in Oldean in
    Arusha region and worked with the Directorate of Civil Aviation of the former East African Community (EAC), immigrated to Canada in 1977 but still has special affiliation with Tanzania.

    The success that he attained in life, he said, emanated from the non-discriminatory legacy that facilitated both primary and secondary education in
    Arusha and Moshi, working with the aviation industry and many others.

    "I have travelled across the continents. I have seen democracies rising and democracies falling.
    Tanzaniahas set excellent examples in many ways.

    Smooth transition of power starting with Mwalimu
    Julius Nyerere followed by President Ali Hassan Mwinyi, President Benjamin Mkapa and now President Jakaya Kikwete, has proved the country's determination to building democracy," Mr Deepak said.

    The decision taken by the nation under Mwalimu Nyerere to spearhead liberation struggle of Southern Africa, he added, was very wise, compassionate, commendable and shall never be forgotten because freedom of an individual nation as Mwalimu Nyerere put it correctly would be meaningless if neighbours were still in colonial bondage.

    Tanzania was the headquarters of the Southern Africa liberation Movements that made possible for countries like Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Angola and Zimbabwe regain independence.

    "I feel privileged to be appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada to attend the 50th Independence anniversary that signified tremendous achievements in different sectors.

    "In early days of independence, poverty was at level zero. Most of essential facilities were not in place but today things have changed.

    More has been achieved in education, health, infrastructure, tourism among other
    sectors," he explained.

    On the existing bilateral relations between Tanzania and Canada, Mr Deepak said the relations continue to gain strengthen and personally he had been assigned with the duty to coordinate efforts to explore the best approach to strengthen cooperation between Canada and Tanzania.

    "Tanzania has lived by example. For example, there are many other countries receiving financial support for development projects but never reached the intended masses.

    Tanzania has been the exception as the assistance reached the people and 50 years of independence much has been achieved although more needs to be done as President
    Jakaya Kikwete said on Saturday," he remarked.

    For example, he talked about ongoing negotiations on trade promotion for effective implementation of Foreign Investment Protection Act (FIPA) to allow countries, Tanzania inclusive, to be protected and benefit from international business relations.

    "I wish the leadership and all Tanzanians at large the best in the next 50 years for the country to become prosperous, economically powerful under sustained peace and unity," he said.

    By BILHAM KIMATI, Tanzania Daily News

  2. Losomich

    Losomich JF-Expert Member

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    He real did the good job to state all he knows about the up coming of democracy in Tanzania. But I wonder why he overlooked this extremly horrible cancer which is called coruption which is killing our democracy as no longer at easy. Our political democracy has got no more room in Tz as long as CCM is still in power. RIP political democracy in Tz!!!
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    watanzania msishangae watu kama hawa anakaa canada anajuaje ya tz kwa kuambiwa au?pia note canada na australia ndio wezi wakubwa wa dhahabu yetu ni makampuni yao ndo yanaiba hapa tz kwa hiyo usishangae wakiwa wanaunga mkono hali ilivyo ili watunyonye vizuri
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    Reason he overlooked: isn't Barrick Gold a Canadian company? & Also, seems like he was ill informed on the real political democracy of Tanzanian which is Kleptocracy in action. Transfer of power from one party to the same party.
    Real Democracy in Action in Tanzania:police Banning ALL peaceful protests against corruption. Media observing indefinite silence on grand corruption. Gvt. UNWILLING to prosecute any grand corruption suspects even when publicly one of them dismissed millions found in his offshore account as vijisenti. Infact, he was given a clean chit by his friend the MIN. of GOODGOVERNANCE.