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Ulimwengu: Serikali ya CCM hushindwa kujifunza kwa makosa yake, ndiyo maana huvurunda kila issue

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Zak Malang, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Zak Malang

    Zak Malang JF-Expert Member

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    Jenerali huyo tena. Safari hii anaikosoa serikali kwa kutokuwa na utamaduni wa kutojifunza makosa yake na ndiyo maana huvurunda kila mara.

    Bitter pill: Govt caves in to doctors after unnecessary posturing and stonewalling


    The Tanzania government has finally caved in to the demands of striking doctors in a move that has once again shown the futility of unnecessary grandstanding against legitimate claims of rights long denied.

    When their demands first came to the attention of the authorities, the response was to tell them they could not strike and those who dared to do so would face dismissal; the authorities even promised to call in medics from the armed forces to take their places. In due course, we indeed saw soldiers in uniform taking up positions at the main hospital in Dar es Salaam, but it was all for show.

    It is hard to believe that the military medical personnel had all this time been sitting idle in their hospitals waiting for their government counterparts to strike so they could take their places. That would have meant that we had a corps of paid and competent medical personnel seriously underutilised in a country where one doctor serves tens of thousands of citizens!

    There was also the irritant of the proposed hike in parliamentary allowances, which sat very badly with the refusal to accede to the doctors' demands. This was another demonstration of the shameless selfishness of our politicians, to be observed in most African countries, where a political post is a licence to loot the Treasury.


    That the government has now changed tack and accepted the doctors' demands is commendable, albeit unnecessarily delayed because of pointless posturing and stonewalling. One hopes this episode will provide those in government with valuable lessons for the future. My worry is that the government has shown a singular lack of capacity to learn from its own mistakes, and that's why it seems to be stumbling from gaffe to gaffe.

    Indeed, they will soon need to put those lessons to use. Now that the doctors have had their way, other cadres are going to follow suit and demand their own. No one can stop them, for what is good for the goose will have to be good for the gander. So expect the teachers to be next, and after that the floodgates will have been thrown wide open. Where will it all end?

    We are already running the risk of appearing like wrangling cabals fighting over spoils accruing from looting the country, while the rightful owners of the country, the people, look on uncomprehending. It also looks like whoever can shout loudest and threaten most ominously will carry the day, while whoever plays softball and sounds conciliatory will get the short end of the stick.

    It is inelegant and it definitely is not meant to be this way. There should be a mechanism through which all the salaries, allowances and other emoluments and perks will be fixed and reviewed from time to time. A salaries and emoluments commission would be in order, much in the same vein as the so-called Adu Commission soon after Independence.

    To continue to allow each group to negotiate its own terms in a confrontational way wherein the preferred weapon is the threat of the repercussions likely to arise as a result of that particular group laying down tools, could look like blackmail. If doctors strike, people will die. If teachers strike, children will not learn, including future doctors, so people will die. If our cops strike, public peace will be jeopardised and people will die. If the army strikes, it's a mutiny and people will die. And so on and so forth.

    As a result of all these comings and goings, at the end of all the wrangling and arm twisting in a dialogue of the deaf, two senior officials of the Ministry of Health - the permanent secretary and chief medical officer - have been suspended, no doubt as sacrificial lambs to atone for the sins of their political principals whose dillydallying, stonewalling and duplicity caused the problem in the first place.

    Source: The East African
  2. Mwanajamii

    Mwanajamii JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu GENERALI ULIMWENGU hivi ndiyo nani tena? Kuna kipindi niliwahi kusikia sikia kuwa uraia wake unatiliwa mashaka!
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    satellite JF-Expert Member

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    Ni mwandishi wa habari mkongwe(zamani RAI akiwa na SALVA RWEYEMAMU ss hivi ni mnikulu wa Ikulu ambaye alichukuliwa na ikulu kabla ROSTAM hajalinunua ili kulidhoofisha gazeti la rai) na mmiliki wa gazeti la MTANZANIA DAIMA kwa sasa hivi ni mchambuzi mzuri wa siasa za bongo ambayea amekua akiichambua serikali na udhaifu wake toka akiwa Mhariri wa gazeti la Rai.
  4. Mr. Zero

    Mr. Zero JF-Expert Member

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    Si ndiyo hayo mambo ya CCM kutokukubali kukosolewa?? Jamaa baada ya kukulia kwenye system tena ya enzi zile za Nyerere ambayo UWT walikuwa na data za almost kila mtu ndani ya chama na serikali, iliwezekanaje jamaa akaaminiwa hivyo na kutuwakilisha nje wakati siyo raia??? Zile zilikuwa ni hasira za Mkapa, sijui walikosana wapi??