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Speaker furious over Chadema press move; Denies bias; Ready to testify

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Denies bias
    Reiterates firm stand on PSO
    Ready to testify
    Disturbed by sensationalism


    THE Speaker for the National Assembly, Anne Makinda, was yesterday visibly irked by the act of opposition camp Chief Whip, Tundu Lissu, calling a press conference to announce opposition's intention to take her before the Parliamentary Standing Orders Committee.

    Speaker Makinda expressed her dissatisfaction while speaking to reporters outside the House, who wanted to know her position on the steps taken by opposition, who were not pleased with how she was handling debates.

    "Parliament is led in accordance with the Parliamentary Standing Orders. Whatever you want to do within the House, you must follow those orders and no one is allowed to defy them.

    "Basically, it is important to note that issues to do with Parliament should be cleared within the Parliament. It is not right to call a press conference and speak on issues that are not yet discussed in Parliament, as required by our Standing Orders.

    "If at all they were not satisfied with my judgment, they had to write to the Clerk to The National Assembly, after which I would have been informed and summoned to the Parliamentary Standing Committee responsible for Parliamentary Standing Orders who would listen to and discuss complaints levied against me.

    "Basically, I am the chairperson of that Committee, but if the case is against me, I will step aside and an independent chairperson with more than 50 per cent of total votes of members, would sit in.

    "So, as you can see, whatever is being done by our friends (MPs) from the Opposition Camp is not right. Issues that are supposed to be handled by the Parliament, should not be taken to press because by doing so, they will be going against Parliamentary Standing Orders.
    "And if they are saying that they had tendered their complaint letter to the Clerk, well, I am not aware of that because I have not been informed. However, I am ready to be questioned by the Committee. I will not hesitate to appear before the Committee because it is stated in the Standing Orders," she said.

    Makinda sharply objected claims by Lissu that she was favouring the Government and suppressing arguments and observations aired by opposition, saying that she has no such habits and if she can do it, it will be like sinning before her God.

    She insisted that Tanzania Parliament was among the best run Parliaments in East Africa when it comes to transparency.

    She said: "The claims that I prevented Prime Minister from answering their questions have no grounds because these people have a pending case in court. I cannot allow an issue which is in court to be discussed in Parliament because by so doing, the Parliament will be interfering with judiciary independence," she said.

    During the instant questions to the Prime Minister session last week, Lissu wanted to know what steps were taken against police who killed innocent citizens in different incidents and at different times at North Mara Gold Mine owned by African Barrick Gold in Nyamongo, Tarime.

    His counterpart, Ester Matiko, also asked the PM what actions were taken against police who were alleged to have been perpetrating killing and rape against women and underage girls in Tarime.

    The Speaker intervened in these two occasions, claiming that the PM was not supposed to answer because the cases are already in court and therefore it will be seen as if Parliament was interfering with judicial powers.

    But according to Lissu, the truth is that no case has been filed in court that involves police killing.

    "The only case in court is against me and others, but I am not charged for killing. If at all there were cases on the killing, then we could have heard police arraigned before the court. So it was not right for her to prevent us from getting a straight answer from PM on behalf of the government," Lissu told reporters.

    He mentioned that the Opposition will also question why Makinda has refused to release the findings on a case that involved Pinda and Arusha Urban MP, Godbless Lema.
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    Froida JF-Expert Member

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    My Support to Tundu Lissu she should be tasked for the negative impact she is making against the move of freedom of expression of our representatives in the parliament ,i will be the most happiest person if actions will be taken to stop her biaseness,greed,and disrespect she shows to opposition Mps
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    Kama spika bungeni anazuia wapinzani kutoa mawazo yao anadhani kamati anayoitaja itatenda haki? uwiano wa wanakamati ukoje kivyama?
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    Will this force Anna Makinda to resign her position as a Speaker? She's CCM fanatic...

    A fanatic is one who can't change his/her mind and won't change the subject...
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    Whenever the issue of fairness and integrity is raised, the speaker is quick to talk about her faith, sin, and God, which is good is for a human being. But we all know African politics-especially the ruling class. For them any sign of stepping down because of people's will, is a curse.They don't take it gracefully. It makes one wonder if the ruling class have their own God-different from the one we all worship.
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    That is right, she makes me sick every day when I watch debate in the house! I think she is getting older and her senses of wise are diminishing. When a member of parliament from opposition speaks she always interfere with her greed to suppress them cause by her lack of understanding of parliamentary standing orders. She has no difference with other lazy ccm members, she has to understand that she is a speaker not for ccm members but also for elite CDM members. Her greed to suppress opposition especially CDM members of parliament is destroying the integrity of the house and she has to stop that immediately. Now I realize why they threw Sitta out, the ex-speaker Sitta was much better 100 times, l dont know why ccm members they keep congratulate her despite her failure to control the house equally. She was put there to defend the swindlers and lazy people from ccm without her knowledge! This shall erode all of her integrity in the civilized society not only in Tanzania but also outside Tanzania.
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    Nilifurahi sana uteuzi wa Ana Makinda kuwa Speaker wa Bunge,sababu kuu ya kufurahia uteuzi huo ni uwakilishi wa wanawake katika mhimili mkuu kabisa wa nchi na sababu ya pili ni ukuaji wa demokrasia kwa kua nilijua huyu mama Makinda ni mwepesi kuhandle hoja zenye nguvu za bunge lililobeba sura nyingi na katika wakati ambao watu wamejeruhika sana na siasa za danganya toto!
    Na kweli ndivyo hali ilivyo sasa kwani ni dhahiri muda si mrefu yatamshinda na nionavyo waliomteua wameishagundua kosa walilofanya...
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    She is unsuitable for the position. I am call upon all partriotic tnzans to demostrate against her. To hell, you matoto ya ndege.
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    Anna Makinda does not deserve for that post.She lacks intergrity and too biased to the goverment. Actually she is the one who caused parliament to loose reputation and status(Bunge limekosa mvuto kabisa)
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    Hii imetulia . Makinda mpuuzi anaweza kujiweka kwenye usafi kama Speaker ? Ana madudu hadi anawatia wenzake aibu
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    farewell ya huyu mama itakuwa mbaya na chungu sana kwani ametengenezva kuchukiwa yeye mwenyewe , sijui atakua rafviki ya nani