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Union dominate Bunge debate

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Thu, Jul 5th, 2012

    Tanzania |

    The Union government dished out over 32,466,000,000/- to the Zanzibar government against 30,432,054,500/- approved by Parliament in 2011/12 financial year.

    Ms Hassan noted that the money would be spent as per priorities of
    Zanzibar government.She hinted that the Union government would soon announce its decision on cost sharing of Union activities and share of general budget support after receiving report of Joint Finance Commission.
    Presenting the Vice-President's Office 2012/13 budget estimates, the Minister in the Vice- President's Office, Union, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, said such amount was equivalent to 106 per cent of the amount approved as Zanzibar's share of 4.5 per cent of the Union general budget support.

    The minister also said that the Union government had issued 1,243,923,360/- to the
    Zanzibargovernment as funds for Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for Pemba and Unguja constituencies.According to Ms Hassan, governments of the two sides have agreed to amend Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Withholding Tax Acts so that the taxes will be collected at the source.

    "Bills of such amendments will be tabled during the eighth sitting of the Parliament.

    "It has also been agreed that amendments of laws on registration of motor vehicles should be tabled before Parliament and House of Representatives during the 2012/13 financial year," revealed Ms Hassan.

    The Opposition spokesman for Union matters, Mr Tundu Lissu (Singida East – CHADEMA), claimed that recent amendments of Zanzibar constitution had broken the Union.

    "Opposition wants the government to make a declaration in Parliament as to why it has allowed Zanzibar to assume highest powers of defence and security matters which traditionally are Union matters," he charged.

    Mr Lissu who is also Opposition Chief Whip stated that due to such breach of Union Constitution (by Zanzibar), it was high time for restoration of the Tanganyika government.

    He further claimed that all union matters since 1984 were contrary to the agreement of the Union and the Union Act and therefore null and void.

    The Parliamentary Committee for Constitution, Justice and Administration expressed its grave concerns, saying the Union government had ignored its recommendations on various areas especially on fiscal policies.

    Speaking on behalf of the committee, Ms Fakharia Khamis Shomar (Special Seats – CCM), wanted the Union government to expedite reviewing the Union general budget support share and other problems facing the Union.

    Tanzania Daily News

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Well done Tundu Lisu even Tanganyikan's would prefer their own republic maybe, I say maybe we would be a little

    successful and no in-fighting.

    Trust me in our villages we do have a lot of inter-marriages between Christians and Muslims; they were looking at their tribes first

    before their religions. A lot of our generations are mixed religion.