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Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by BAK, May 16, 2009.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Call for transparency on State House funds

    By Mwanamkasi Jumbe


    Prominent economists are calling for a review to enhance transparency in the management of the Consolidated Account, which caters for State House, the public debt and general services, to curb the loss of public funds.

    The experts said the subdivisions within the account made it difficult for the Controller and Auditor-General (CAG) to effectively audit it.

    The account contains funds meant to finance expenditure in three distinct areas the State House, public debt and general services. Contacted for comment by telephone last evening, the Chief Secretary, Mr Philemon Luhanjo, declined to comment, saying: "I'm not sure you're a reporter.

    If you want any comment from me, come to my office or write to me." The latest CAG report indicates that internal controls over government assets have continued to deteriorate, resulting in the loss of public funds.

    In the audit for the year ending June 2008, the CAG established that losses accrued through the Consolidated Account increased by 52 per cent � from Sh2.3bn in 2007 to Sh3.5bn last year, prompting the economists to raise queries over the way in which it is being managed.

    In an interview with The Citizen in Dar es Salaam, a top economist-cum politician, Prof Ibrahim Lipumba, who is also the national chairman of the Opposition Civic United Front, said: "As the term suggests, no one is able to define the activities referred to as 'general services', and this is what makes it difficult to trace funds spent through the account."

    He said that whether the funds were spent on sensitive areas or not "the fact remains that the money is being used without certification".

    Prof Lipumba added: "This creates the feeling that some people might be using the 'general services' aspect in the Consolidated Account to swindle public money."

    An economist at the University of Dar es Salaam, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter, told The Citizen that the loss of funds through the Consolidated Account indicated "a general weakness" in government undertakings.

    "Under normal circumstances, any loss above 10 per cent is too much for the Government to bear. There is need to change the system as we can�t go on this way," he said.

    According to him, every shilling in public coffers should be budgeted and accounted for in accordance with the Government's laid down priorities.

    "It is quite impossible to record such a big percentage of loss while we have a lot of priority areas to implement,"he said.

    The two economists said the current management of the account provided a loophole that some officials could use to divert the funds for their personal benefit.

    Losses incurred through the Consolidated Account rose from Sh2.3 billion in fiscal year 2006/07 to Sh3.5 billion in 2007/2008, a 52 per cent increase.

    "This situation should not be accepted. Therefore, all efforts should be exerted to substantially reduce or reverse this situation," said CAG report.

    The minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mr Mustafa Mkulo, told The Citizen on Thursday that he could not comment as he was just returning from a trip abroad. He then referred us to the Permanent Secretary, Mr Ramadhan Kijjah.

    The minister added: "I cannot comment as I have been away from the office, and, you never know, may be my colleagues have already worked on the matter." Mr Kijjah could not be reached on his mobile phone.

    Efforts to reach the deputy minister, Mr Omar Yussuf Mzee, also failed. And the CAG report urges the government to take appropriate steps to strengthen its internal controls to tame the raising losses of government money and stores.

    "This is an alarming situation calling for an urgent need to rectify the situation," cautioned the CAG in his report.

    The statement of consolidated commitments reflected expenditure of Sh289.3 billion as at the end of June 2008 an increase of Sh157.5 billion or more than 100 per cent compared to amount spent in 2006/2007 of Sh131.8 billion.

    The CAG report also noted that some cases of commitments were made in the absence of contractual obligation contrary to Regulation 85 of the public finance Act of year 2001 as revised in 2004.

    Commitments not supported by contracts may lead to deferring expenditures which could have been charged to the respective financial year, the report notes.

    The CAG said that the increase in loses calls for the attention of the government to institute controls over its commitments. Moreover, the CAG said the situation almost puts into mockery the government's approved annual budget. Additional reporting by Samuel Kamndaya
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    Baija Bolobi JF-Expert Member

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    Uzembe katika matumizi ndani ya Ikulu unatisha sana. Mzee Luhanjo alipoingia alijaribu sana kuwabana lakini akaishia kulalamikiwa kuwa anahujumu operesheni maalum za usalama. Kuna watu ni wateja wazuri wa kuwasaidia maafisa wa Ikulu ili waidhinishiwe fedha za bure kwa kisingizio cha operesheni maalum na hiyo hubatizwa general services.
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    jibabaz Member

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    Hivi what happened na ile ishu ya White House kutumie e mail za yahoo.com licha ya kwamba walitenga milioni 32 (somewhere around there) kwa ajili ya matumizi ya www hapo kulu?
    Yaani mmhh
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    wajinga Senior Member

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    There is a sense of delibarately not following up anything.
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    KipimaPembe JF-Expert Member

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    Waziri wa Fedha alipoulizwa alisema hana comment kwa sababu tu ndo katoka nje. Mie shida yangu kubwa ni hizo ziara za nje. Viongozi wanakuwa nje muda mwingi na ofisi zao inakuwa kama hakuna uongozi.

    Ni nani natakayedhibiti hizi safari za nje za viongozi??? Ukweli wakiwa nje hawajui kinachoendelea maofisini kwao. Hii ndo loophole kwa wale wasiopata hizo safari za nje nao kutengeneza mabomu yao. Matokeo??? Losses ambazo nobody can account. Lakini vile vile nobody will be responsible!!!! What a shame!
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    Magezi JF-Expert Member

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    Kama washauri wakuu wa ICTs ikulu ni akina Kyaruzi .....unategemea nini??
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    nkawa Senior Member

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    Haya sasa! Nchi hii inaongozwa na nani? Yawezekana mshika nchi si muongoza nchi....." Mjomba kazi ni kubeba gunia la misumari wakati una upara,"
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    Kasheshe JF-Expert Member

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    No wonder wabunge wanaomba mshiko zaidi!... hii ndiyo Tanzania bwana. Kila mahali... mmmhhhhh
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    Tatu JF-Expert Member

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    I agree with you 100 percent.

    Utafikiri hii policy imeanza kabla ya yeye kwenda nje. Hawezi hata kusema what he know in general and make a follow up later with details? What the hell is he doing there as a minister-in-charge then?

    Can he tell us what he is doing while he is abroad then, because clearly he doesn't know what's happening in his ministry
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    Mpita Njia JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi JK si alisema amedhamiria kumpa CAG nguvu ya kushtaki, nadhani asukume hilo kwa kasi na CAG akipata mamlaka hayo tu aanze kufungua mashitaka ya wizi huu
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    Msharika JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani huyu kikwete kazi imemshinda. Sisi watanzania tuungane kwa nia moja. Wenzetu Tarime wametuonyesha inawezekana, mbozi ikaja mizengwe, ila sasa Busanda hali inaoonyesha tunaweaz, Biharamulo pia tufanye hivyo. Kilichobaki sasa ni kuonyesha kwa vitendo 2010 uwe mwhisho wa mafisadi, kuanzia ngazi ya kata hadi Taifa.
    Wizi wa Ikulu umeonekana kwenye report ya CAG ila sasa CAG hana nguvu ya kumdhibiti mjomba na safari zisizo na Budget.
    Tufanyeje CAG apate nguvu hiyo kukinga matumizi mabaya ya kdoi zetu.
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    Mpita Njia JF-Expert Member

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    Mzee, ni mabingwa wa kununua ushindi hawa
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    BabaDesi JF-Expert Member

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    ...As for Mzee Luhanjo, It seems he joined them after failing to beat them!
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    Makaayamawe JF-Expert Member

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    Actually, it seems like everyone else joined them.

    Unfortunately, some have just discovered that, the likes of RA, Lowassa, Chenge etc., had taken surprisingly gigantic pieces of the pie compared to the lollipop size they swallowed to join.
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    Bobby JF-Expert Member

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    Mpitanjia jk yupi unayemtarajia huyu huyu au mwingine? Kama ni huyu never ever expect him for anything until he does it otherwise you will always be disappointed. Unakumbuka kamati ya madini ya akina Zitto? Tulishangilia sana hapa maskini kwamba sasa ubakaji wa rasilimali zetu mwisho. Oh my God shame on us, ile report I'm sure iko somewhere inaota vumbi. Gharama kubwa zimetumika lakini nothing has been done out of it. Pole yetu kubwa watz. Anyway labda itatusaidia next time wakati wa kuchagua, uzuri haitakuwa criterion tena hata ikiwa haitakuwa kwenye urais ila kwenye umiss.
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    Ndiyo mzee, nasi ni mabingwa wa kununuliwa kwa bei rahisi.........

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    Ogah JF-Expert Member

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    ...nafikiri kuna mtu kaiba password yako......maana hii si lugha yako aisee......
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    Kina cisco wamechota vyakutosha..
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    If you cant beat them, love them
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    ..............and if you can't fight them join them