Minister: Tanzanians' blogs are full of gossip Send to a friend Tuesday, 08 February 2011 22:07 digg By Israel Mgussi The Citizen Correspondent Dodoma. Tanzanians spent a total of Sh2 billion for talking through mobile phones in 2010. However, it is amazing that most of the conversations and messages were on sexual relationships, the deputy minister for Industry, Trade and Marketing, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu, said recently. He was talking to students who are members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) at the University of Dodoma (Udom) during a short meeting held at Kilimani, Dodoma. "Unlike our colleagues from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda who have been using blogs and their mobile phones to learn basic things like the state of markets for different products, we have spent much time making non-profit contacts; many Tanzanians' blogs are full of gossip," said Mr Nyalandu. He said the conversations made on mobile phones for the past year reveal that Tanzanians can participate in building the country if they have a tendency to think of basic things for the community, especially strategies of production and abandoning the concept of tax evasion. "We want all Tanzanians to pay taxes; as you can see the money used for mobile phones is more than the budget support we got from the United States for that period... I want Tanzanians to think of building their country and make sure we concentrate on basic things and abandon the habit of evading taxes," he said. My take: sijui kama kuna research ilifanywa kuhusu aliloongea Mh au ndo kuongea reja reja na kwa mazoea ati mawasiliano ya Watanzania ni kwa ajili ya sexual relationships tu tofauti na nchi nyingine! By the way where is the right of privacy? is wire tapping allowed in Tanzania? legal experts wanasema vp kuhusu hili? la waziri ku-access phone users' text and phone conversations!