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The truth about army ammuniation explosion like that of Gongo la Mboto

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by palalisote, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. palalisote

    palalisote JF-Expert Member

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    It is an unfortunate fact that ammunition and explosive storage can never be 100% safe in terms of
    the ‘absence of risk', and the best that can be achieved is ‘tolerable risk'.
    It is appropriate, however, to highlight that in terms of national stockpiles the hazard is the physical presence of the ammunition and explosives, whereas the risk is primarily dependent on:
    a) the physical and chemical condition of the ammunition and explosives;
    b) the training and education of the personnel responsible for the storage and surveillance of
    the stockpiles;

    c) the handling, repair, maintenance and disposal systems in place; and

    d) the storage infrastructure and environment.

    The concept of tolerable risk can only be achieved if the ammunition management systems and
    storage infrastructure are to appropriate standards or in accordance with ‘best practices'. A past
    desk study
    by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD),
    supplemented by further SEESAC research, has identified a significant number of recent explosive
    events that have occurred due to inappropriate storage (report not attached)

    This study clearly indicates that in almost all post-conflict environments, and in many developing countries, a physical risk exists to communities from the presence of abandoned, damaged or inappropriately stored and managed stockpiles of ammunition and explosives.

    There are many possible causes of undesirable explosions in Ammunition Storage Areas, but

    these can usually be attributed under the following generic areas:

    a) deterioration of the physical or chemical condition of the ammunition and explosives.
    b) unsafe storage practices and infrastructure;
    c) unsafe handling and transport practices;
    d) external effects, (such as fire); or
    e) deliberate sabotage.
    Regrettably, the dramatic consequences of an ammunition explosion normally make the key
    witnesses to the event its first victims. Therefore any subsequent investigation tends to
    concentrate on the practices and regulations in force at the time, as key witnesses are not
    available. Due to the fact that a degree of technical knowledge is required for an effective
    investigation, the investigating authority is also usually the authority responsible for the ammunition
    management and storage in the first place. This complicates impartiality, independence of
    investigation and leads to a reluctance to allocate responsibility.

  2. Bongolander

    Bongolander JF-Expert Member

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    There is nothing that we are capable of managing, let us admit it.
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    mubi JF-Expert Member

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    We depend upon other countries to do for us....we can not buld our own toilets, eg many schools and some home do not posses toilets.Big issues like safe storage of ammunition is a 100 million years dream to us.
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    macinkus JF-Expert Member

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    nchi zote zina majeshi na zinatunza silaha pamoja na mabomu. ni tz tu ambako katika muda wa chini ya miezi 24 yamelipuka nakuua raia. hongera kanalil jk

  5. MANI

    MANI Platinum Member

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    Labda wenzetu hawajui kuyaanagalia vizuri ndio maana hayalipuki sisi huku naona utalaamu umezidi.
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    Maundumula JF-Expert Member

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    At last I see a useful post about Gongo la mboto explosions
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    Malunde-Malundi JF-Expert Member

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    Kaleta pumba; so waziri alikuwa hajui kuwa hawezi kuhandle? kwa nini alisema haitatokea tena? kama ndivyo aondoke sasa
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    TrueWares New Member

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    the proximity of munitions stockpiles to human habitat/settlement should also be considered a risk, first on the list.
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    Mkeshaji JF-Expert Member

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    Google works!
  10. Masika

    Masika JF-Expert Member

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    Initially, it occured in 2004 and killed jwtz men and poor civil at the same place, nothing was leant and experinced nor precaution taken till yesterday tragedy
    This is pure Tanzania worry not
  11. Mpangamji

    Mpangamji JF-Expert Member

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    Tume ya nini sasa kama mambo yako hivyo?
  12. Visenti

    Visenti JF-Expert Member

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    Proper ammunition/explosives storage facility (storage bunkers) are designed to withstand powerful explosions, I suspect the JWTZ storage facilities do not meet a minimum/basic specifications, they are just ordinary warehouses.
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    Ole JF-Expert Member

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    Mlipuko huu wa mabomu umefanywa kwa hila ili ku-divert attention hawa mafisadi hamuwawezi wanawazidi ujanja, watatumia kila mbinu na hila ili waendelee kukaa madarakani. Haiwezekani nyumba ziungue moja baada ya nyingine tena kuanzia saa mbili tu huu ni upuuzi kupita kiasi.
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    niweze JF-Expert Member

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    "Its sound like your are campaigning for these criminals" How much do you know the truth about Gongo la Mboto Explosion? You have the report ready. Good for you... How much did you store from our treasure?
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    PR Member

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    It is true. We lack professionalism in every think.
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    KVM JF-Expert Member

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    The bombs explosions are part of a wider picture about Tanzania. It is a country full of negligence and most people do not obey simple rules and regulations or abide by the instructions provided on how to do certain things. It is diheartening when we I see people doing things which are completely against enacted laws and accepted norms. Just drive in Dar and see how drivers do not obey traffic laws. They overtake on the left and on the right, the motorbike riders can cross on red lights in front of a traffic officer, etc. It is horrible! Cholera has pitched its tent in Dar. It is here to stay because the city is very dirty. It stinks!

    You may wonder what have all these that I have said above have to do with bombs explosions. There is a lot of negligence and lack of professionalism. "Tumejaaa uswahili swahili tu". Trully speaking the country is going down the drain. Have you reflected on some of the calamities which kiled many people in Tanzania and were caused by negligence? There are many but some of the most outstanding ones include the train accident in Dodoma and the sinking of a ship in Lake Victoria which killed hunderds of Tanzanians.

    Tanzanians must wake up. They must respect education and professinalism. Otherwise, lets stop imitating what others do in other parts of the world. those guys respect education and professionalism and above all the follow the laid down laws, rules and regulations. In Tanzania laws, rules and regulations are for the downtrodden. Our leaders trounce them with impunity!

    Sorry for the long passage but this is what I observe in Tanzania!
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    Jeshi La Wananchi wa Tanzania liliundwa 1964. Limetunza mabomu bila tatizo kwa miaka 45. Ni wazi kwamba inawezekana kuhifadhi mabomu kwa usalama.

    Unataka kusema hatuwezi kuweka maghala ya mabomu sehemu ambazo hazina watu wengi kama mijini? Mijini yabaki magobori tu ya akina Mwema kuwindia watu baada ya kupata taarifa za kiintelijensia.

    Kinachochukiza sana wananchi ni kwamba serikali imeonyesha haikuchukua hatua zozote za maana (na za haraka) baada ya janga la Mbagala.

    Mwisho: Tafdhali sahihisha Kiingereza chako. Title ni mbaya, na inasomwa kimataifa. Watatushangaa watu.
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    Baba_Enock JF-Expert Member

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    Kyabushaija alisoma shule ya Kata.. Heading yako inanishawishi kuwa na wewe ulisoma wakati wa UPE!!!

    Tafadhali rejea kichwa cha habari - Kizungu umekiandika ndivyo sivyo regardless ulikuwa unamaanisha nini!!!!!!!!!
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    Tata JF-Expert Member

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    Hili jeshi letu limeshindwa kutunza silaha za milipuko mikubwa. Nashauri tuondoe milipuko yote kwenye makambi kisha tuwakabidhi mishale na majambia ili wakituridhisha kuwa wanaweza kuitunza ndio taratiiibu tuwakabidhi bunduki za rashasha na baabaye, baada ya miaka kama kumi toka sasa, wapewe milipuko.
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    Tata JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa wengi wetu kizungu/kiingereza ni lugha ama ya pili au ya tatu toka kwenye lugha mama zetu. Hatutarajii mtu ambaye anaongea/kuandika lugha ya pili/tatu asikosee hata sehemu moja. Cha muhimu ni kuelewa alichomaanisha. Nilichogundua sisi waswahili, tusiojua kizungu, ndio mafundi wa kuwacheka/kuwasema wenzetu wanaokosea hii lugha ya kigeni. Ukiwa na waingereza hawashangai unapokosea lugha yao wanachoangalia ni nini unamaanisha. Ukweli ni kwamba huwa wanashangaa wanapokutana na mgeni anayeongea lugha yao kwa ufasaha.