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Public should not sympathise with the corrupt officials

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by BAK, May 12, 2008.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Public should not sympathise with the corrupt officials
    Monday, 12 May 2008

    WHEN Tanzania's Prime Minister Edward Lowassa resigned together with other two cabinet ministers over the Richmond scandal early this year he later paid a visit to his constituency, Monduli in Arusha with a mission to tell his voters about what befell him.

    We were told by a section of the media who were invited to the function that at the Arusha airport Lowassa was received by hundreds of people including his voters, ruling party and government officials and other people from all walks of life.

    According to reports, a motorcade of more than 70 cars accompanied Lowassa's entourage.

    He was accorded a heroe's welcome, praised by the media, politicians and the ruling party for being a "daring leader" and "exemplary" to other politicians.

    Some went as far as proposing to other politicians to emulate Lowassa.

    Last week, we heard of a similar occurrence when the former minister for Infrastructure Development Mr Andrew Chenge visited his constituency in Bariadi, Shinyanga region with the purpose of telling his voters what prompted his recent resignation.

    Like Lowassa, government officials including the Bariadi Area Commissioner, the ruling party zealots were at the forefront of welcoming the "hero".

    Chenge resigned following revelations by the UK based Serious Fraud Office (SFO) that he had about $1 million in his personal account at New Jersey Island in the UK.

    The SFO in collaboration with the Tanzania's Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) have launched an investigation into a military radar deal sold to Tanzania in 2001 by BAE Systems for Pounds Sterling 28 million believed to have been inflated and that some of the money was diverted into personal accounts in Tanzania or abroad.

    Like Lowassa who said that he was not involved in the Richmond scandal, Chenge described his spate of allegations and his resignation as a political accident.

    In Mwanza for example, CCM ‘congratulated' Chenge for stepping down.

    What is obvious however is that both Lowassa and Chenge were seeking public sympathy in a bid to enhance their image. It is unfortunate that this is a new culture in the politics of Tanzania whereby those who have failed to deliver seek public sympathy by making fools of the electorate that put them into power. It is high time leaders of this nature do justice to the public and keep quiet.
  2. Kuhani

    Kuhani JF-Expert Member

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    I think the problem is more with those who give sympathy than the disgraced leaders who seek it. Chenge can do everything he wants to save face. After all, he is facing criminal liabilities, what is he supposed to do, confess to his electorate?

    It is we the people who should not give Chenge no quarter.
  3. jmushi1

    jmushi1 JF-Expert Member

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    Ni aibu kweli lakini utabiri wangu ni kuwa 2010 kuna mengi tutaona!

    Either CCM inaweza kuwekwa pembeni dalili zote nshaona!

    Ama mapinduzi mapya ndani ya CCM ili kuweza kukiepusha na kaburi!
  4. K

    KakindoMaster JF-Expert Member

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    Haya mashangilio kutoka kwa MAFISADI bila kukemewa na Chama ni dalili tosha za kukimaliza Chama ktk Siku za Usoni. Inaonekana katika CCM kila FISADI ana kikundi chake. Au kila kiongozi anawatu walio kwenye pay yake.

    Hiyo inaonyesha kwamba bado kuna mengine mengi kweli yanakuja na Kwa hiyo tunachokiona labda ni mugongano wa maslahi binafsi.
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    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    ...hata Chenge nasikia walimshangilia na uharamia wote aliofanyia nchi,its Ok sasa acha watu wapate wanachopata kutokana na hawa mafisadi na hakuna excuse yeyote!
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    Pundit JF-Expert Member

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    On top of everything that has been said, I would like to stress what one member said earlier in the Chenge thread.Kuna njaa sana huko bush na kama watu wanajua kwenda kwenye msafara wa kumkaribisha CChenge au Lowassa kuta guarantee mlo- whether an actual meal or kitu kidogo- watu wataenda.Tunauza haki ya uraia kwa mlo, Old Testament style.