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Mnaona Mambo hayo. Sio Vi twin towers viwili vya BOT vinakuwa kero kwa wananchi.
 
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Ndiyo hayo maendeleo unayoyataka? Kwa taarifa yako maghorofa si alama pekee ya maendeleo. Heritage ya Dubai iko wapi? Wanaharibu eco-system kwa upuuzi wa kutengeneza visiwa! Halafu angalia wanaojenga hayo unayoyaoa ya maana wanavyotendewa! Mungu atuepushe na maendeleo kama haya. Hizo twin towers ni two too many!

Dark Side of Dubai's Boomtown

Share November 13, 2006 10:20 AM

Brian Ross and Jill Rackmill Report:

It may be the world's biggest boomtown, but human rights groups say that Dubai's gleaming towers are being built on the backs of exploited foreign workers.

A tiny Arab emirate on the Persian Gulf, Dubai has been making a big splash as a city on the rise -- with a glittering skyline, world-class shopping malls and luxury resorts, all fueled by the grand vision of its absolute ruler, Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

But in a scathing new report released in Dubai this weekend, the organization Human Rights Watch says the migrant construction workers building Dubai are little more than indentured servants in the wealthy kingdom, one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).

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In an exclusive 20/20 story to air this Friday, Nov. 17, the ABC News investigative team went inside Dubai to learn how the emirate has grown so far so fast.

Just days after ABC News began asking questions, the government of the U.A.E. announced a series of reforms to improve the conditions of workers.

Dubai's building boom has been made possible by some 500,000 migrant construction workers, most from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Many work 12 hours a day, six days a week, in extremely hot temperatures that have led to illness and, in some cases, death. The workers live in crowded camps, with eight or more men sharing one small room.

In the Human Rights Watch report, called "Building Towers, Cheating Workers," researchers say that the average migrant worker receives a salary of about $175 a month. There is no minimum wage in Dubai, and some workers make as little as $8 a day.

Through extensive interviews, Human Rights Watch researchers found that employers in Dubai routinely abuse workers by withholding their wages for their first two months, along with their passports as "security" to keep them from quitting.

But the migrant workers have little freedom to quit since many have borrowed thousands of dollars to get the jobs to begin with, paying "recruiters" visa and travel fees, which under U.A.E. law should be paid by the employers, not the construction workers.

When workers arrive in Dubai, the construction jobs sometimes pay less than the recruiters originally promised. Desperate to repay their loans, the workers in those cases are trapped. And under U.A.E. law, it is illegal to switch jobs without permission from your employer. Unions are illegal, and striking workers have been deported.

"They are living in fear and in extreme anxiety," said Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch, adding that some workers, feeling hopeless, have even committed suicide.

Dubai's defenders point out that construction wages and conditions are comparable, if not superior to those in neighboring countries.

"Certainly they are going to be making more money than they would from the villages that they come from," said Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch. "But the very fact that they are so poor and so vulnerable is no reason that they should be taken advantage of to the extent that they are being taken advantage in the U.A.E."

After a series of well-publicized strikes and complaints over the last year, the U.A.E. has made some efforts to improve conditions for workers.

A law was passed to halt construction between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the scorching summer months when temperatures reach well over 100 degrees. But Human Rights Watch said not all employers follow this law, and there are few government inspectors to enforce it.

Earlier this year, the U.A.E. announced that trade unions would be legalized. But to date, the government has failed to do so, according to Human Rights Watch, which says that without a strong message from the rulers of the U.A.E., little will change.

"It doesn't happen," Whitson said. "These problems are not being addressed by the U.A.E. government in a serious way, in a way that says, 'We are going to put employers who violate the law in jail. We are going to send the message that this is not how you are going to do business in the U.A.E. We are going to impose hefty fines and penalties.'"

Just last week -- only days before Human Rights Watch report was released but a decade after the building boom began -- Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, ordered stricter enforcement of the country's labor laws. In addition, he called for improved medical care for workers, a special court to address their labor complaints and an increase in the number of inspectors monitoring camps and workplaces.
Ah! Najua ni wivu wa wakristu. Na hali haijabadilika.
 
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Na hivyo ndivyo wanavyoishi wanaojenga hayo maghorofa!
 
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Mnachojua nyinyi ni kutafuta vibaya tuu basi. Please kwenye urembo hapakosi kasoro. Mkiendelea kuchimba kuhusu Dubai mtapata vingi vibaya zaidi na vikubwa zaidi.

Ila ule mji unastahili pongezi. Mliiona picha ya dubai mwaka 95 ilivyokuwa?

Let me help you. It had 3 large buildings only near the beach.

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Allah's Slave;
Pamoja na nia yako nzuri ya kutuhabarisha yanayoendelea huko Dubai katika fani ya Ujenzi, Bandiko hili lingefaa na kuwa zuri iwapo lingebandikwa katika kona ya Incredible, humu humu JF badala ya hapa kwenye Matangazo madogo madogo.

Jinsi bandiko lako lilivyo ni sehemu ya shocking development na wonders katika dunia hii... hivyo hapa sio mahala pake...

Au kama una maana ya kutafuta vibarua wa kwenda huko Dubai kuongeza nguvu kazi, basi sina neno!
 
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Unajua kama hii ndio ingekuwa Dar au mji mwingine wowote bongo mbona dunia nzima ingejua. Maana tungetamba kaa nini...sasa wengine humu wanaua tu ili mradi bila hata sababu yoyote. Kwangu mimi maendeleo ni pamoja na kuwa na mazingira mazuri ya kuishi na kufanya kazi. Wenzetu hawa kwa kweli wamepiga hatua kubwa sana.
 
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..mtumwa wa mungu,

..kwahiyo,maudhui yako ni nini?
 
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Mtumwa wa Allah! umeona Watumwa wenzako wa swala tano?
 
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Tuache ulimbukeni jamani, hawa wamarekani na waingereza wanaojidai kufanya hizi research huko Dubai wamesahau kabisa nchi zao zilijengwa vipi? Slaves worked their a.s off to build their economies bila malipo yoyote, hadi leo hii wanaendelea kuzinyonya nchi maskini! Ni vyema kwanza tu acknowledge maendeleo pale tunapoyaona kabla ya kuanza kuhoji yamekuja vipi.
 
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Msichotaka kuelewa ni kuwa maghorofa peke yake hayaleti mazingira mazuri ya kuishi. Yanavutia kwenye picha lakini kwa kuishi si kwema. Kwa mfano, vivuli vya hayo maghorofa vinaleta giza huko chini. Urefu wa hayo maghorofa yanaongeza kasi ya upepo kwenye barabara zinazopita chini yake. Mji wa new York usingekuwa na Central Park usingeishika. Vile vile Chicago. Maghorofa yaani skycrapers yanatakiwa yajengwe kwa kiasi ndio yawe landmark. Singapore walivunja makazi yao yote ya zamani ili kupisha maghorofa na leo wanajuta. Katikati ya Stockholm walivunja majengo ya kale ili wajenge maghorofa na leo wanajutia! Katika mji wa Paris maghorofa yanajengwa La Defence mbali na kati kati ya mji. Mji wa London ingawa umeruhusu maghorofa lakini wako waangalifu kuwa majengo ya zamani hayafunikwi. Mimi nakumbuka mitaa ya kariakoo ilivyokuwa na uhai(wakina mama wanauza samaki, wazee wamekaa mabarazani, watoto wanacheza kwenye mitaa n.k.) kabla ya hii haraka ya kuigeuza mini Dubai. Mitaa hiyo sasa inakufa ikiingia usiku. Si wivu, nikilaani maendeleo ya Dubai bali ni kutokana na kuelewa athari za majengo marefu katika miji. Mimi binafsi hayo mliyoyabandika hapa hayanivutii hata kidogo. Heri Mji Mkongwe Unguja!
 
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Haya magorofa yangekuwa Dar ungekuwa wa kwanza kufungua domo lako..
 
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Mimi nimeyapenda maghorofa ya Michenzani, yamejengwa bila nguzo(columns) wala bimu (beams), tena upimaji wake (Setting out)ulifanyika kwa kutumia kamba ya katani... Lakini si haba hadi leo yanatumika na maelfu ya wazenj na wapemba.. Tena kila prez wa zenj amejaribu kumalizia jengo moja au mawili..
 
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halafu yamenyooka mfano wa jongoo, hata ghorofa za juu waweza kupikia kuni
 
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Matumizi ya majengo ya ghorofa nyingi yamekuwa controversial sana hasa kuanzia miaka ya 60 ambapo palitokea wimbi la ujenzi wa majumba haya yakionekana kuwa ndiyo jawabu la matatizo ya makazi duniani. Maghorofa hayo mengiyao yalikuja kuchukiwa sana na wakazi wake hadi kufikia hatua ya kubomolewa. Mfano maarufu ni maghorofa ya Pruitt-Igoe mjini St. Louis yaliyojengwa kwa mbwembwe mwaka 1957 lakini yalibomolewa mwaka 1972 baada ya kuonekana yanachangia kwa kiasi kikubwa matatizo ya kijamii. Huko Chicago South Side na kwenyewe maghorofa kama haya yapo na matatizo ni yale yale. Maghorofa yajulikanayo kama Robin Hood Gardens yaliyoko East London wakati wowote yatabomolewa. Maghorofa ya Mkunazini yalifanikiwa kuwapa watu makazi lakini swali linabaki ni makazi ya aina gani? Makazi bora makazi au makazi yanayomwezesha anayeishi kuweza kujitambua kama binadamu ( kuishi kwa misingi ya mila, tamaduni na kipato chake) na kujenga mizizi ya kinachioitwa komyuniti? Mimi kama mgeni sidhani kama yamefanikiwa kwa hili.

Hayo maghorofa ya Dubai ni mfano wa nouveau riche. Hakuna mtu atakayetoka ulaya kwenda kuangalia hayo maghorofa maana wengi wamepitia huko na wanajua adha zake.

Hatuwezi kusema kuwa kwa sababu maghorofa ya ulaya yalijengwa kwa dhuluma na kuwatumikisha watu pasipo haki kwa hiyo yanayofanywa Dubai na kwenyewe yafungiwe macho. Kosa ni kosa tu. Mtu anapozungumzia maajabu ya Las Vegas mara nyingi huelezwa maisha duni ya wengi wanaofanya kazi katika mahoteli na macasini ya huko. Vile vile kwa Dubai. Uwezo wa kuwatendea wafanyakazi wao vyema zaidi wanao lakini ni kiburi na mtazamo uliopitwa na wakati wa kuwa kwa sababu hao ni watwana basi hawana haki yeyote.

Mjini Dar es salaam tunafanya makosa hayo hayo. Upanga tunakuharibu kwa kujenga maghorofa yasiyo na mbele wala nyuma. kariakoo tumeishaigeuza mfano mbaya wa Dubai. Katikati ya mji, twin towers za benki kuu zimeharibu kabisa mandhari ya jengo la awali la Benki Kuu. Masaki, karibu na Slipway upuuzi huo huo unaendelea. Tunadhani ni maendeleo lakini kumbe tumeliwa!
 
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Jamani jamani tuache kikorosho!
Dubai sii tu wanaendelea wako mbali na sio wenzetu hata kidogo... Ukitazama kila nyanja ya uchumi wanayoyoma.. toka mishahara hadi huduma zote, akiba ya Taifa kiasi kwamba hawana kazi na fedha zao..Population ya nchi nzima ni sawa na Manzese labda ukiongezea na kibande cha Tandale!..
Kuhusu Utumwa labda kwanza tujiangalie sisi na hao wafanya kazi majumbani mwentu maanake ndio tulikotoka kabla ya Uhuru na leo hii tumeujengea sheria kabisa!.... Housemaid ni UTUMWA!
Hizi habari za Afya na kadhalika zinatoka wapi hali mazingira yetu tofauti?.. Dubai jua lao kila siku nyuzi 40 kwanini wasijenge majumba kuzuia joto hilo.. hizo Park za huko wala usiseme wamezijenga jangwani na majani yao green kuliko kwetu. Puiblic pool kila sehemu yaani hawa wajomba tuwaache kama walivyo...
Mbona hakuna anayepinga maendeleo ya sehemu kama Arizona na Texas ambako kuna boom zaidi kulingana na states za Marekani!..
Tatizo la mada hii labda ni pale alipoweka mshangao wake na hiyo incredible wakati maghorofa ni jambo la kawaida, yote yamesimama ardhini yanachozidiana ni miundo na urefu..
 

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