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Marmo: Unruly demos to be banned

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Dingswayo, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Dingswayo

    Dingswayo JF-Expert Member

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    We still have a long way to go to reaching democracy in Tanzania. Leaders in all spheres of life and work should be there for the people and have to deliver in order to avoid 'unruly demos'.

    By Polycarp Machira

    11th June 2010


    Minister Philip Marmo

    The government has defended its stand on barring demonstrations by members of the public as a way to express grievances and concerns, saying any democratic right has got its limits.

    Speaking in the House yesterday, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (Policy, Coordination and Parliamentary Affairs) Philip Marmo said the government would continue to stop any demonstration that was likely to cause a breach of the peace.

    Marmo was responding to a question by Special Seats MP Maoulinda Komu (Chadema), who had wanted explanation on why the government barred such demonstration, saying the measure against human rights, in turn, fuelled chaos.

    "The government will never relent in its effort to maintain peace and order in the name of democratic rights. Any right must have a limit, failure of which the country can easily be plunged into chaos," Marmo said.
    He cited the Employment and Labour Relations Act, No 6 of 2004, the Police Force and Auxiliary Services Act, 2002 and the Political Parties Act, 2002 which clearly stipulate the conduct and means of carrying out any peaceful demonstration.

    Marmo said boycotts and demonstrations were deemed the last resort in solving grievances at the workplace, saying last year, various groups of people in the country resorted to unnecessary demonstrations.

    He said the government was concerned with the protection of the rights and property of all citizens which could, in the process of an unruly demonstration, be compromised.

    "It is a constitutional requirement that before such act of containing rioters is carried out, a warning must be given to the demonstrators to stop the demonstration and disperse at once ,failure of which strong measures are taken," he added.

    He said it was in the interest of the government to see to it that any grievances raised by workers are amicably solved.

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  4. Ngambo Ngali

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    Tatizo la huyu bwana ni kuwa mara nyingi huwa hasikii anachoongea, kwa mfano anaposema the governement was concerned with the protection of the rights, ni rights gani anazoongela wakati wakinamama wanalala chini wakati wa kujifungua, wananchi hawana huduma za afya, wafanyakazi hawalipwi ujira sawa na kazi wanazofanya, wanafunzi wanyimwa mikopo ya kusoma vyou vya juu, wananchi wanakataliwa kuwa wagombea binafsi, watanzania walio nje hawaruhusiwi kupiga kura etc etc.Na hizi haku zote katiba imesema zilindwe na serikalihaina hata mpango wa kuzilinda. Hivyo ninyi wenzangu mnamuelewa kweli huyu.

    Protection of the property of the citizens ndio kabisa haeleweki, ni wananchi gani wenye property, property wanazo waliolamba EPA, Hela ya Rada, wanaofukuzia chenji ya rada, richmond, meremeta just to mention a few. Lofa wa manzese na Mbagala ana property gani ya kulindwa na serikali.

    Anaharibu mood ya woza huyu.