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Joni anaeleza hapa chi kwa undani juu ya Justinian Rweyemanu



Posted at Vijana FM on March 29, 2012 by Joji
“African history at present lacks personalities, without whom history means little to many.” These are the stark words once stated by John Illife, the prominent African historian who wrote the classic Modern History of Tanganyika. I am pulled to reflect on this as we commemorate this week the 30th anniversary since the passing of Prof. Justinian Ferdinand Rweyemamu, one of the giant intellectuals produced by Tanzania. He passed away in March 30th 1982 at forty years of age.
His name resonates well with academics at ‘the hill’, as well as with the now retired civil servants who were active in the dynamic times of 1970s socialist Tanzania. Sadly, many of the younger generation are neither familiar with his name nor exposed to the outstanding ideas on economic transformation that he had advocated for Tanzania.
Rweyemamu has been an inspiring figure to me as long as I can remember. For some cosmic reasons a portion of books owned by him had accidentally ended up in my family’s book library. I remember perusing through some of these texts religiously during my childhood despite the fact that they were incomprehensible to me. A sense of joy always crept within me as I was propelled in time to the 1960s and 1970s Tanzania, the time in which Rweyemamu was most active – a time frame which in my opinion is the most exciting in the history of what we now call Tanzania.
Rweyemamu was born to Ferdinand Bigambo and Euphrasia Nyakato in September 28th 1942 in Katoma village, Bukoba, situated in northwestern Tanzania (then Tanganyika). As a young man, he was known by many to possess a disciplined work ethic and academic brilliance. He enrolled at St. Thomas More Secondary School (now Ihungo High School) in 1958, where he excelled in academics and held various leadership positions notably as the school’s head prefect. It is said that his exceptional performance in the Cambridge Overseas Secondary School Examination, among other things, later allowed the school to be promoted to a high school status. Among his pinnacle moments during this time was when in 1961 – the same year when Tanganyika got her independence – he mobilized the student body to organize a protest against a dramatic hike in student-fees, and in a separate episode where he sparked a student-led campaign for the recruitment of African personnel in the school management positions. These moments portray that iconoclastic image that many remember him by.
In 1962 he obtained a scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies at Fordham University in New York, USA. While there he studied economics, mathematics and philosophy and was active in the leadership of the university’s economics club. At Fordham Rweyemamu was an immediate success and graduated in 1965, a year early. During this time he had sent a letter to the government of Tanzania requesting for funding to support his postgraduate education. What came as a reply was an immediate call for him to return to Tanzania and teach in secondary schools, which were experiencing a massive shortage of teachers. He obviously had alternative plans. Instead he applied to the Harvard University graduate program in Economics, and received a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation which at the time aimed to support the “training of talented individuals from developing countries to advance knowledge in various fields and with the aim of bringing highly trained human resources to bear on the basic problems which limit man’s well-being” (The Rockefeller Foundation, Annual Report, 1969).
He landed at Harvard University in the fall of 1965, the time when an active student body was part of the general university life and radicalism was at its peak. At Harvard he was contemporary to the Ugandan sociologist Mahmood Mamdani with whom they were part of a study group of four students forming the unofficial ‘Africa Group’. They met weekly together with radical faculty members to analytically discuss the major issues of the time: imperialism, injustice and how to liquidate underdevelopment.
The Harvard economics department of 1960s was bustling with intellectual vitality and had its own share of radical economists whom I believe later influenced Rweyemamu’s approach in his analysis of Tanzania’s economic development and transformation. The major influences one can think of are the leading structural economists of the time: Albert Hirschman, Wassily Leontief, and Hollis Chenery. Wassily Leontief was the founder of input-output analysis, Hollis Chenery on growth models and Albert Hirschman on structural linkages in developing economies. The ways in which structural economists approach economic conundrums is by disaggregating descriptions of an entire economy into its constituent and study effects of individual factors and their interrelationships. This involves looking at the economy with that interdisciplinary eye, an aspect central to Rweyemamu’s problem solving as evidenced in his later roles as an academic and public intellectual. Much of what Rweyemamu ended up specializing in while at Harvard, and later on in his academic career extended on each of the aspects developed by the aforementioned intellectuals.
Rweyemamu had entered Harvard with the intention of eventually returning to Tanzania in an impactful capacity. Therefore, when it came for the time to conduct his doctoral thesis research, doors were wide open at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM, then known as University College, Dar es Salaam). The economics department hired him as Lecturer in economics, a position that he enthusiastically fulfilled while he completed his doctoral research.
In 1970 he submitted his thesis to Harvard and defended it the following year, it was entitled ‘An Industrial Strategy for Tanzania’. Now with a PhD, it was the right time to return to Tanzania for good. His credentials were impeccable. On his return he was appointed as head of UDSM department of economics, and as dean of faculty of arts and social science. He was twenty-eight years old!
Rweyemamu’s first important academic paper was published in 1969 and was titled ‘International trade and the developing countries’. In this pinnacle essay he describes the causes of poverty in poor countries to be due to their structural dependence, which can be traced to historical relationships between colonial powers and their subjects. By dependence he means “a situation in which the economies of the periphery are conditioned by the development and expansion of the metropolitan economies to which they are subjected. Thus as a result of such dependence (based on differential, power, wealth and resources), trade relations are based on monopolistic control of the market (unequal exchange), which leads to the transfer of the surplus generated in the dependent countries to the dominant ones” (Rweyemamu, 1969).
In this analysis we see for the first time – in print in an international journal – the development of what came to be his main thesis as he examined ways poor countries like Tanzania can liquidate underdevelopment. In this article, he proposes the “less reliance on the traditional export sector under the prevailing international division of labor, and establishment of basic industries – that is, industries which produce means of production that enter into the production of every commodity directly or indirectly.” This was also the central point in his doctoral thesis and later became instrumental for his advocacy of the ‘Big Push’ in industrialization for Tanzania.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, UDSM was the hotbed of intense socio-political debates, discussions and research in Africa. This was the time after the 1967 Arusha Declaration, where self-reliance and socialism was the focus of the time, and when the university led a radical critique on global capitalism. It attracted numerous scholars from all over the world who were interested in analyzing the ways at which the politically emancipated nations could free themselves from shackles of underdevelopment. John Saul, Lionel Cliffe, Walter Rodney (author of ‘How Europe underdeveloped Africa’), Clive Thomas, Giovanni Arrighi are some of the names of faculty who sparked the intellectual environment at the time. In the student body you had active members like Issa Shivji (author of the classic work ‘Silent class struggles in Tanzania’), Henry Mapolu, Karim Hirji, Yoweri Museveni and others who challenged the faculty, university administration, and even the government through their radical student magazine ‘Cheche’ and their Sunday ideological classes. It was also not uncommon to see posters advertising talks by charismatic personalities such as Stokely Carmichael, Eduardo Mondlane, C.L.R James or Cheddi Jagan! These were exciting – but also one can imagine – hectic times to be the dean of the faculty of social science. (For a detailed analysis on the UDSM student movement in this era (see: Hirji K, Cheche – Reminiscences of a Radical Magazine, 2010)
As dean, Rweyemamu spearheaded the restructuring of the taught curriculum at the university, charting its path away from the previously highly specialized and discipline-based degree structure – a system mostly inherited from colonial days. This experiment aimed at giving a multifaceted education that provoked problem-solving skills with a local bent, rather than one based on certificate seeking only. This push in transformation was heavily debated at the time. Proposals from the top-down were not easily accepted without debate from students or even within factions of the faculty. The university leadership was faced inherently with ferocious opinions from students who felt the need to be engaged in shaping the policy of their university.
During this restructuring episode Rweyemamu argues that the basis of university should be: “responsiveness to the needs of Tanzania by providing our students with the ability to understand Tanzania’s problems and to contribute towards their solution. It should be established with the expectation of preparing students to think for themselves, addressing themselves to local problems first and using their local experience to contribute to universal knowledge” (Rweyemamu, 1971).
On how an education policy should be shaped to create a competitive economy, he elaborates prophetically on a separate occasion that:  “… African leaders must pay more than lip service to Adam Smith’s dictum that wealth of nations depends on ‘the skill, dexterity and judgment with which its labor is generally applied’. This does not mean merely the setting up of more schools, the responsibility that all African governments have not only accepted but carried out with vigor and energy. The school system tends to superimpose forms of knowledge on existing fold knowledge without necessarily deepening the latter. As a consequence little new useful knowledge is produced. There is need to establish mechanisms and institutions that will deepen and expand Africa’s stock of knowledge. Peasants, for instance, are inclined to augment their knowledge primarily from the most successful practitioners of their occupation. What must be underscored is that the basic task of education is the transfusion of values, but values cannot help us much to pick our way through life unless they become our own, a part to say of our mental makeup. An educational system has to give the people of a given culture the ability to make the world and their own lives intelligible. It is through the creation of intelligibility that meaningful education spurs the outburst of daring, initiative, invention and constructive activity” (Rweyemamu, Baltimore MD, 29.03.1981)
As a result of such visions as an educator and in his capacity as dean, a number of common courses notably ‘Development Studies’ and ‘East African Societies and Environment’ were initiated. These courses aimed at invoking in students the necessity to gain an elaborate understanding to the historical, cultural, and physical conditions of their own society and their interplay for the purpose of abolishing underdevelopment. These results were of course possible due to the dynamic contributions from progressive scholars at the institution at the time.
By the time Rweyemamu was thirty-one, a revised edition of his doctoral thesis was published into book form and was titled ‘Underdevelopment and Industrialization in Tanzania: a study of perverse capitalist industrial development’. In the book Rweyemamu delves into the economic history of Tanzania and comes up with elaborate ideas on economic development through industrialization. Again, in this book he emphasizes the key strategy to be the establishment of machine tool industries. These are industries that maximize forward and backward linkages in a developed economy (as initially delineated by Hirschman).
In this work he critiques the policy options employed by the government in the early post-independence years to be those which created a ‘perverse capitalist system’: “There was in fact a belief that the major impulse of the economy was to come from the foreign sector, regardless of the form of that sector. That is to say, there was no expressed intention to alter the ratio of foreign trade to the national product, nor was there a change in the composition of that trade or the importance of trading partners contemplated… The underlying assumption of these early policies was the belief that a temporary sacrifice of economic independence (i.e. by maintaining colonial ties) would, by attracting significant western capital, produce a quicker rate of economic development that would lead ultimately to independence” (Rweyemamu, 1973).
He outlines further that these structures are based on “ dependency on foreign markets for the sale of their output and the provision of basic inputs, technological dependency on the advanced countries and dependency on foreign (private) entrepreneurs – which work in such a way as to produce perverse capitalist industrial growth. Such growth is characterized by the establishment of a productive structure that (a) is biased against the capital goods industries, thus limiting industries contributing to the production of farm equipment and transport facilities, (b) utilizes relatively more capital-intensive techniques of production, thus compounding the problem of urban unemployment and the widening urban-rural differentials, (c) has limited linkage effects, especially with respect to the traditional sector, (d) fosters lopsided development both in terms of geographical location within the country, and sectorial distribution of consumer goods output favoring luxuries, and (e) sets up uncompetitive oligopolistic structures. It is thus obvious that the system that will be adopted in order to overcome underdevelopment must be capable of liquidating the dependency relationship.”
Contrary to most of our preconceptions about socialism, one should note that Rweyemamu does not outright reject an enterprising economy for surplus or for exports, or the interaction with the world markets. He viewed trade as an important factor to Tanzania’s development; he only advocates the revamping of Tanzania’s economic structure to meet the prescribed goals. He elaborates on this as: “the present pattern of Tanzania exports is such as to continue fragmenting the national economy thus widening the gap between the structure of production and structure of consumption. Almost all exportable goods have no home base; they are not an extension of the internal market. They are rather specifically produced for the external market. This is no doubt the major cause of unequal exchange and its manifestation viz. worsening terms of trade, violent fluctuations of export prices, etc. In order to rectify this pattern we must endeavor to have exports that are an extension of the domestic market as much as possible in the future. The policy with regards to exports therefore is not one of reducing total exports in total product, nor that of ‘inward looking.’ The proper policy will have to look at the nature of the exports themselves. With respect to existing exports we should try to find as much domestic use as it is technologically possible. A commodity-by-commodity study will reveal that there are many such possibilities that have not been exploited largely because our concern has been directed to the traditional export-oriented markets…
It can safely be asserted, for example, that production should be geared to producing basic goods, basic in the sense that they are used in the production, directly or indirectly of all the other goods…
The means of production necessary for guaranteeing the reproduction and expansion of the basic goods have often been given scant attention in our development plans. But these are the only goods that can transform our economy from a dependency relationship to one of economic independence. They include machines and machine tools to make textile machinery, construction materials, hospital equipment, buses, water pipes, tractors etc…
To build such industries implies starting almost from scratch. The technologies chosen must therefore bear this constraint in mind. By a combination of imaginative improvisation and adaption, the absorption of scientific knowledge from abroad, an emphasis on technical education, tolerance of initial imperfections by the customers, and accumulated experience and confidence coming from self-achievement, Tanzania should be able to establish a strong and healthy technology-producing sector over a period of fifteen to twenty years. The Soviet Union, Japan and China have demonstrated in this century that the transition from a largely imitative to an innovatory role can be accomplished in this way. This implies that at least 30 per cent of investment spending must be concentrated in this sector or at least the proportion to be invested in this sector must be large enough to be overcome the ‘threshold’ below which gradual changes dissipate without tangible results to give emergence to a new qualitative situation where economic development becomes a self-feeding process” (Rweyemamu, 1973).
In order to effectively implement these far-sighted recommendations, from 1973 up to 1977, Rweyemamu entered the civil service as Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Planning. It was in that capacity when Mwalimu Julius Nyerere appointed him as chief economic advisor. His goal was to find the middle ground between the socialist ideology of the time and his ideas that prioritized large investments for the development of basic goods industries. A long-term ‘basic industry strategy’ was adopted by the government for its Third Five Year Plan (1976-1981). However, much of what was proposed for industry was not effectively implemented, or at least in the scale envisioned by Rweyemamu. A shortage in foreign exchange was imminent, major cutbacks in government spending began, and an ensuing war with Uganda debilitated the economy.
Rweyemamu’s activity in Tanzania had caught the attention of many abroad. He began to actively involve himself at an international stage to champion economic development ideas for the so-called ‘third world’. In 1975, he became the member of the Third World Forum, which brought together a considerable number of intellectuals from the developing world to illustrate the way towards economic progress. Some of the prominent members of this group included, Ismail Sabri Abdalla, Samir Amin and Mahbub ul Haq. He also acted as president of the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa (CODESRIA) between 1979 and 1981.
In 1977 he left the country to take up a long-term role internationally as member of staff of the Brandt Commission, chaired by Willy Brandt. This was the special body of experts summoned in a similar fashion to the recent Tony Blair Commission on Africa. Its aim was to study “the grave global issues arising from the economic and social disparities of the world community and to suggest ways of promoting adequate solutions to the problems involved in development and in attacking absolute poverty” (The Brandt Papers, 1980). The conclusions based on the work of the committee were reported in 1980 in a book titled ‘North South: A program for survival’.
When the work of the commission (phase I) ended in 1980, Rweyemamu moved to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to work in the office of the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN. He was the principal officer for development and international cooperation. While at this office he continued to push for the establishment of a ‘New International Economic Order’ whose main tenets was to revamp the balance of power in international trade between the advanced and poor nations. By this time he had written and edited four books, and at least fifty academic papers.
On March 30th 1982 in New York, Justinian Rweyemamu passed away due to complications from cancer. He is survived with Anna and Joan and his children Rushuma, Kemilembe, Kokuhirwa, Rwegoshola, Rwiza, Nyangoma and Nyakato, who now live in Arusha, Tanzania and New York, USA.
The author would like to thank Prof. M Mbilinyi, Prof. D. Rwegasira and the UDSM Economics Department for providing input for this piece.
  • Rweyemamu, Justinian F. (1969). International trade and developing countries. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 8(2)
  • Rweyemamu, Justinian F. (1971). Reorganisation of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science: background, issues, principles and prospects. Taamuli: A Political Science Forum. 1(1)
  • Rweyemamu, Justinian F. (1973). Underdevelopment and Industrialization in Tanzania: A Study of Perverse Capitalist Development. Nairobi: Oxford University Press
  • Rweyemamu, Justinian F. (1981). African Natural Resources and African Economic development, paper presented to Diversified Systems Group, Inc. Baltimore MD, USA.


Waziri Kombani amesema wataalam hawatosho Tanzania ndio maana itaendelea kuwaajiri waliostaafu kwa mfumo wa mikataba kwa muda mrefu ujao mpaka hali itakapobadilika. Hoja yangu hapa huo uhaba umetokea lini?? Hivi wakuu wa mikoa ni wataalamu wa nini?? Pindi Chuo Kikuu Cha Dar es Salaam ambapo Wahadhiri waandamizi na Maprofesa ambao wamesomeshwa kwa muda mrefu kwa fedha za walipa kodi wamekataliwa kupewa mikataba mipya hata pale wanataaluma hao na wanafunzi kuwalilia wanataaluma waliokataliwa. Majibu yalitolewa katika bunge hilohilo kuwa Hakuna tatizo la wataalam wa namna hiyo. Loh au mie sijaona hiki akisemacho Muheshimiwa?? Au anamaanisha nini hapo??? mie nauliza tu.

Tazama habari kamili hapa toka Gazeti la mwananchi, Tutafika lakini


UTPC Yaanzisha tuzo ya Mwangosi

Sasa nimeona walau ule usemi ulioandikwa na Klabu ya Waandishi wa Habari Iringa (IPC) sasa waonekana utawafuta machozi waliokuwa wanalia waliopoteza, waliokatabtamaa. Hii ni chachu, Daudi anaishi milele. Kweli hii ni namba yako

Na Rogers Willium,


Umoja wa vyama vya waandishi wa habari Tanzania UTPC umeanzisha tuzo ya ushujaa na utumishi uliotukuka ya mwandishi wa habari marehemu Daudi Mwangosi aliyeuawa mwaka jana.


Tuzo hiyo inaanzishwa kufuatia kuwa mwandishi wa habari kwa kwanza Tanzania kuuawa akiwa kazini katika vurugu za polisi na wafuasi wanaodaiwa kuwa ni wa Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo mkoani Iringa.


Tuzo hiyo ambayo itakuwa ikitolewa septemba mbili kila mwaka itamfanya mshindi kuibuka na shilingi milioni 10 pamoja na cheti.


Tukio la kutangazwa kwa tuzo hiyo ya Daudi Mwangosi ilifanyika jijini mwanza ambapo bodi ya Umoja wa vyama vya waandishi wa habari Tanzania ndio ilipitia mchakato mzima wa kuanzisha tuzo hiyo huku ikiwa na vigezo zaidi ya vinne ili kuweza kufanikiwa.


Waandishi wa habari wa Magazeti, Radio, Television, Vijarida na Blogi ndio watakuwa na wasaa wa kuwania tuzo hizo huku bodi ya UTPC ikiwa ndio yenye jukumu la kumtafuta mtu atakayeweza kuibuka kinara.


Kuuawa kwa mwandishi Daudi Mwangosi aliyekuwa akikitumikia kituo cha Television cha  Channel ten mkoani Iringa kunaufanya Umoja wa vyama vya waandishi wa habari kuwa na mtazamo wa kuweza kuwalinda wanahabari katika matukio yanayohusisha vurugu na maandamano.


Tuzo ya ushujaa na utumishi uliotukuka ya Daudi Mwangosi inatajwa kuwa kifuta jasho kwa waandishi wa habari,hasa wakiitupia macho sheria ya uhuru wa vyombo vya habari kama kikwazo.


Kifo cha Mwandishi wa habari Daudi Mwangosi kilitokea septemba 2 mwaka jana na kuleta simanzi katika tasnia ya habari na nchi kwa ujumla.

UN DISCOVERED LAKE: Lake Nyasa/Malawi? they are trying to venture on it man-dundulu man-dundulu ghange

It seems the lake is still to be known to the other parts  because of its difficulty in accessing the late.

Mengi yanayotokea huko hayafahamiki hasa kwa upande wa Tanzania kwakuwa halifikiki kiurahisi kutokana na safuza milima na usafiri mgumu. Hii ni hazina ambayo haijafunuliwa kwa utalii


Hapa nilikuwa naangalia na kusikiliza baadhi ya ngimbo nikashikwa ktk wimbo huu mwanzo mwisho I doubt if Munishi is proclaiming Jesus and Gospel.

Namwona Munishi anapigania rasilimali, akipinga ubeberu unaoendeshwa kwa njia za utamaduni hasa dini lakini pia Vita vya maslahi, Either you are with us or agaist us as George Bush put it.


Rais Kikwete ameendelea kwa mara nyingine kuhutubia Taifa juu ya suala la udini, ajali ya jengo la gholofa 16 na Ujio wa Rais wa China.

Nilichokiona mimi nikwamba hakuna jipya katika yoote alio yasema. Namwona Rais anaomba huruma kwa watanzania. Juu ya maafa, Rais ameonesha hii kama ni ajali ya kwanza Tanzania. anaomba watanzania wawe na subira tena wakati watanzania wanapoteza maisha. Hataki kutuambia hatua za awali walizochukua baada ya kufanya uchunguzi wa majengo na kuahidi kusimamia ujenzi bora.Hatuambii waliofanya hayo miaka ya numa walifanyiwa nini na nini tofauti ya hayo yaliopita na hili.

Juu ya Ujio wa Rais wa China Rais anaonekana kushukuru kupewa misaada na haioneshi kama kuna juhudi za makusudi za kujitegemea. Kazi yetu ni kuomba na kuomba. Katika suala la Udini huko ndo balaa sijaona kabisa tofauti kubwa na alivyoongea mwezi uliopita. ila mengi yanakuwa bayana hotuba ina mikanganyiko mingi sana angalia sehemu zenye rangi tofauti ni msisitizo wangu. huku matukio hayana uhusiano huku uchunguzi unaendelea hatujajua kama kuna uhusianao au la. mara wanachokiona watu ni hisia tu sasa utafiti unaanzia wapi??? kwanini usianze na hisia za watu iliuende kujua kilichofichika??? Kupuunza hisia ndio maana yanayofanywa na serikali mara kadhaa yanaonekana hayana mashiko kwa raia. Rais inaonesha haelewi aliehusika kuleMbagala ktk mzozo kama ni mtoto au kinaja au ni utoto au ujana au ndo ajenda yeneyewe?? Rais haelewi juu ya mgogoro wa mabucha uliotokea Dar es Salaam?? Au historia haina maana?? Aliombewa sala ili afe??? Vyombo vya usalama vilifanya nini??? Duh Pole Rais wetu? Umewasamehe wasifunguliwe hata Kesi ya uhaini??? To it appears as Business as usual in Tanzania


Ndugu Wananchi;

Naomba nianze kwa kumshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa kutujaalia uhai na kunipa fursa ya kuzungumza nanyi kwa kupitia utaratibu wetu huu mzuri wa kila mwisho wa mwezi.  Leo ninayo mambo matatu ninayopenda kuzungumza nanyi.

1)   Ziara ya Rais wa China Nchini Tanzania

Ndugu wananchi;

Jambo la kwanza ni ziara ya Mheshimiwa Xi Jinping, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Watu wa China aliyoifanya nchini kwetu kati ya tarehe 24 na 25 Machi, 2013.  Lengo la ziara yake ilikuwa kuimarisha uhusiano wa kihistoria uliopo kati ya China na Tanzania.  Napenda kuchukua nafasi hii kuwashukuru wakazi wa Dar es Salaam kwa kumpokea vizuri mgeni wetu na ujumbe wake.  Wameondoka wakiwa na kumbukumbu nzuri ya nchi yetu na watu wake.

Kwa niaba yenu, nimepokea salamu za shukrani kutoka kwa Rais Xi Jinping akielezea kufurahishwa na mapokezi mazuri tuliyowapatia. Naomba tuendelee kuonesha moyo wa upendo na ukarimu kwa wageni wetu wengine mashuhuri watakaotutembelea siku za usoni.

Ndugu wananchi;

Nami pia, nimemshukuru sana Mheshimiwa Xi Jinping kwa kukubali mwaliko wangu na kufanya ziara ya kihistoria na yenye mafanikio makubwa kwa nchi yetu.  Ameifanyia nchi yetu jambo la heshima kubwa na kumbukumbu isiyosahaulika.  Tanzania imekuwa nchi ya kwanza Barani Afrika kuitembelea, tena siku kumi tu baada ya kuchaguliwa kuwa Rais wa nchi yake.  Na, kubwa zaidi ni kutumia fursa ya ziara yake hapa nchini kutangazia dunia Sera ya China kwa Afrika katika kipindi cha uongozi wake.

Tumefarijika sana kusikia kuwa uhusiano na Afrika bado unapewa kipaumbele cha juu na viongozi wapya wa China.  Pia, kuwa China itaendelea kukuza biashara na uwekezaji na kuongeza misaada ya maendeleo kwa Afrika ikiwemo kutoa nafasi 18,000 za mafunzo kwa vijana wa Kiafrika.  Kama mtakumbuka nchi zetu mbili zilitiliana saini mikataka 16 ya ushirikiano katika nyanja mbalimbali.  Misaada ya maendekeo kwa maeneo yetu ya kipaumbele nayo imejumuishwa.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Rais Xi Jinping alielezea na kusisitiza dhamira yake na ya Serikali na Chama cha Kikomunisti cha China ya kudumisha na kukuza uhusiano mzuri uliopo kati ya Tanzania na China. Kama mjuavyo uhusiano huo ulianzishwa mwaka 1964 na waasisi wa nchi zetu, yaani Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere aliyekuwa Rais wa kwanza wa Tanzania na Mwenyekiti Mao Zedong aliyekuwa Kiongozi Mkuu wa China na Waziri Mkuu wake Chou En Lai.

Rais wa China aliahidi kuwa nchi yake itaendelea kushirikiana na Tanzania katika medani ya kimataifa na kuchangia katika jitihada zetu za kujiletea maendeleo kwa kuongeza misaada ya maendeleo.  Katika miaka 49 ya uhusiano na ushirikiano na China nchi yetu imepata misaada mingi ya maendeleo ikiwemo Ukumbi wa Kimataifa wa Mikutano wa Mwalimu Nyerere ambao ulizinduliwa na Rais Xi Jinping wakati wa ziara yake.

Ndugu wananchi;

Kuna miradi kadhaa mikubwa inayoendelea kutekelezwa nchini, Bara na Zanzibar, kwa msaada wa Serikali ya China.  Wakati wa ziara yake, Rais Xi Jinping iliahidi kuendelea kutusaidia miradi mingine ya maendeleo kama tulivyoomba wakati wa mazungumzo yetu licha ya ile ambayo ilitiwa saini siku ile.

 2)   Ajali ya Kuporomoka Jengo la Ghorofa Jijini Dar es Salaam

Ndugu Wananchi;

Jambo la pili ninalotaka kuzungumzia ni ajali ya kuporomoka kwa jengo la ghorofa 16 lililokuwa linajengwa katika jiji la Dar es Salaam. Ajali hiyo iliyotokea juzi tarehe 29 Machi, 2013 imeleta msiba na simanzi kubwa nchini.  Mpaka sasa maiti za ndugu zetu 30 zimepatikana.  Watu 17 waliweza kuokolewa, wanne kati yao bado wanaendelea na matibabu katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili. Wengine walitibiwa na kuruhusiwa.  Kazi ya kufukua eneo la ajali inaendelea na sasa inakaribia kufikia ukingoni.

 Ndugu Wananchi;

Mimi na viongozi wenzangu tulipata nafasi ya kwenda kuangalia eneo la ajali.  Hali niliyoiona pale imenihuzunisha sana.  Lazima nikiri, hata hivyo, kwamba nimeridhishwa sana na juhudi kubwa za uokoaji zilizokuwa zinafanywa na wanajeshi wetu wakishirikiana na taasisi, mashirika binafsi na wananchi.  Napenda kutumia nafasi kutoa shukrani maalum kwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Ndugu Saidi Meck Sadick kwa uongozi wake madhubuti.  Pia nampongeza Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ilala, Ndugu Raymond Mushi, na Kamanda wa Polisi Kanda Maalum ya Dar es Salaam, Ndugu Suleiman Kova pamoja na Maafisa na askari wa JWTZ, na wale wote walioshiriki na wanaoendelea kushiriki katika juhudi za uokoaji.

Nawapongeza pia madaktari na wauguzi wa Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili na hospitali nyinginezo kwa jitihada zao za kuokoa maisha ya waliojeruhiwa.  Nawapa pole wale wote waliofiwa na wapendwa, ndugu na jamaa zao katika ajali hii.  Nawaomba wawe na moyo wa subira huku sote tukiungana nao kuwaombea marehemu wetu wapate mapumziko mema peponi.  Kwa waliojeruhiwa, tunawaombea wapone upesi.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Maneno mengi yanasemwa kuhusu chanzo cha ajali ile.  Alimradi kila mtu ana dhana yake.  Niliagiza vyombo na mamlaka husika wachukue hatua zipasazo kuchunguza sababu za ghorofa hilo kuanguka na watakaothibitika kusababisha maafa hayo  wachukuliwe hatua zipasazo.  Wa kushtakiwa Mahakamani washitakiwe na wa kufutiwa leseni za kufanya shughuli za ujenzi au taaluma zao wafutiwe bila ajizi.  Jambo la msingi la kusisitiza ni kuwa mamlaka zinazohusika na usimamizi wa ujenzi lazima zitimize ipasavyo wajibu wake. Naamini kama mamlaka hizo zingetimiza ipasavyo wajibu wake ajali hii ingeepukika.  Halmashauri za miji na wilaya zina wajibu maalum kwenye ujenzi katika maeneo yao.  Watimize wajibu wao.  Yaliyotokea Dar es Salaam yawe fundisho kwa wote.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Ni matumaini yangu kuwa Bodi ya Usajili wa Wakandarasi na Bodi ya Usajili wa Wahandisi itakamilisha mapema uchunguzi wake ili ukweli ujulikane.   Bodi ya Usajili wa Wasanifu Majengo na Wakadiriaji Majenzi na Baraza la Taifa la Ujenzi nao washirikishwe kwa ukamilifu ili ukweli upatikane na hatua stahiki zichukuliwe.  Pia naomba washauri namna bora ya kukomesha ajali za aina hiyo siku za usoni.

 3) Uhusiano wa  Wakristo na Waislamu

Ndugu Wananchi;

Jambo la tatu ninalopenda kuzungumza nanyi leo ni uhusiano wa Waislamu na Wakristo nchini.  Jambo hili nimeshalizungumzia mara kadhaa siku za nyuma, lakini nalazimika kulisemea tena kutokana na hali ilivyo sasa.  Tumefikia mahali ambapo kama viongozi na waumini wa dini hizi kubwa mbili hawatakubali kubadili muelekeo wa sasa, tunakoelekea ni kubaya.  Nchi yetu nzuri tutaivuruga na sifa yake ya miaka mingi ya Waislamu na Wakristo kuishi pamoja kidugu, kwa upendo, ushirikiano na kuvumiliana itatoweka. Tanzania itaacha kuwa kisiwa cha amani na kuingia katika orodha ya nchi zenye migogoro na hata vita vya wenyewe kwa wenyewe.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Nyaraka na kauli kali kali zinazotolewa na viongozi wa dini za Kikristo na Kiislamu zinanishawishi kuamini haya niyasemayo.  Nyaraka na kauli hizo zina mambo mawili makuu.  Kwanza, kwamba kila upande unatuhumu, kushutumu na kulaumu upande mwingine kwa kufanya vitendo viovu dhidi ya dini yake.  Kauli na mihadhara ya kudhalilisha dini za wengine, kunajisi vitabu vitakatifu, kuchoma moto nyumba za ibada, mzozo kuhusu nani achinje na kuuawa kwa viongozi wa dini ni baadhi ya mambo yanayotolewa mifano.

Na, pili kwamba kila upande unailamu Serikali kwa kupendelea upande mwingine. Wakristo wanalaumu kwamba mihadhara ya kudhalilisha Ukristo inaendeshwa na Serikali haichukui hatua.  Aidha, Wakristo wanateswa na viongozi wao kuuawa na Waislamu, lakini Serikali haichukui hatua.  Kwa ajili hiyo wanadai kuwa Serikali imeshindwa kulinda uhai wa raia wake.  Wanasema pia kwamba Serikali inapendelea upande wa Waislamu.

 Ndugu Wananchi;

Waislamu nao wanadai kuwa kitabu chao kitakatifu, yaani Quran Tukufu, kinadhalilishwa kwa kuchanwa, kuchomwa moto na kukojolewa na Wakristo na Serikali haichukui hatua yo yote ya maana. Waislamu wananyanyaswa katika nchi yao, wanakamatwa ovyo, hawapewi fursa sawa na kwamba Serikali inawapendelea Wakristo. Wanasema nchi inaendeshwa kwa mfumo wa Kikristo. Mimi binafsi wananishutumu kuwa napendelea kushiriki zaidi kwenye shughuli za Wakristo kuliko za Waislamu kama vile harambee za kujenga Makanisa na shule za Makanisa.  Naambiwa kuwa mwepesi kushiriki maziko ya Maaskofu kuliko Masheikh wanapofariki. Ipo Misikiti mitatu hapa Dar es Salaam wamenisomea itikafu nife.  Katika itikafu hiyo wamewajumuisha Inspekta Jenerali wa Polisi, Said Mwema na Kamanda wa Polisi wa Kanda Maalum ya Dar es Salaam, Kamishna Msaidizi Mwandamizi Ndugu Suleiman Kova.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Napenda kuwahakikishia Watanzania wenzangu kuwa mimi na Serikali ninayoiongoza, hatupendelei upande wo wote.  Hatufurahishwi na kitendo cha mtu kudhalilisha dini ya mwenzake ndiyo maana wapo wahadhiri wa dini ya Kiislamu na wahubiri wa dini ya Kikristo wamekamatwa na kufunguliwa mashtaka kwa nyakati mbalimbali.  Vyombo vya usalama vinatambua wajibu wake huo na kama haifanyiki ni ulegevu wa mtu tu katika kutimiza wajibu wao na siyo kwamba ni sera na maelekezo yangu au ya Serikali. Mtakumbuka kuwa mara kadhaa nimewakumbusha Wakuu wa Mikoa na Wilaya na wakuu wa vyombo vya usalama kuacha ajizi katika kutimiza wajibu wao kwenye suala hili.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Mimi binafsi sibagui, hushiriki shughuli za Waislamu na Wakristo kila ninapoalikwa labda nikose nafasi kwa sababu nyinginezo.  Nimeshafanya shughuli nyingi za Waislamu kama vile Maulid ya Mtume Muhamad S.A.W., safari za Hija, ujenzi wa misikiti na madrasa na mengineyo mengi.  Nimeshashiriki mazishi ya Masheikh kama nifanyavyo kwa Maaskofu na watu mbalimbali Waislamu na Wakristo.  Pale ambapo sikushiriki mazishi ya Sheikh au Askofu itakuwa ni kwa sababu ya kubanwa na shughuli nyingine ambazo lazima nifanye mimi, au taarifa ilikuwa ya muda mfupi.  Kwa upande wa Waislamu desturi yetu ya kuzika mara mtu anapofariki huwa kikwazo kwangu kushiriki hasa ikiwa ni nje ya Dar es Salaam kwa sababu ya taratibu za kumsafirisha Rais kutoka mahali pamoja kwenda pengine siyo nyepesi.   Wakristo hawana utaratibu huo, huwa wanaweza kusubiri hivyo huniwia rahisi kushiriki.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Napenda kuwahakikishia kuwa Serikali yetu haijashindwa kulinda usalama wa raia wake au viongozi wa dini na nyumba za ibada.  Kama ingekuwa hivyo, tungeshuhudia mauaji ya raia, viongozi wa dini na matukio ya kuchomwa nyumba za ibada yakiwa mengi hapa nchini.  Lakini hivyo sivyo.  Nawasihi sana ndugu zangu Wakristo na Waislamu kuwa tusiyachakulie matukio ya kuuawa kwa Mchungaji Mathayo Kachila kule Buseresere, Geita, na Padri Evaristus Mushi kule Zanzibar, au kumwagiwa tindikali Sheikh Fadhili Soroga, Naibu Mufti wa Zanizbar, kupigwa risasi Padri Ambrose Mkenda na kuchomwa moto kwa Makanisa Zanzibar na Mbagala, Dar es Salaam kuwa ni kielelezo na ushahidi wa Serikali kushindwa kutimiza wajibu wake.

Kila tukio lina mazingira yake, hakuna ushahidi wa vyombo vya Serikali kuzembea. Hakuna ushahidi wa matukio hayo kuunganika.  Mpaka sasa hatujapata ushahidi wa kuwepo kikundi cha Waislamu wanaopanga kuua viongozi wa Kikristo na kuchoma moto Makanisa hapa nchini.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Kifo cha Mchungaji Mathayo Kachila wa Buseresere ni matokeo ya vurugu zilizosababishwa na mzozo kati ya Wakristo na Waislamu kuhusu kama nyama iliyochinjwa na Wakristo Kanisani nayo iuzwe kwenye bucha iliyopo pale kijijini ambayo kwa mazoea huuzwa nyama iliyochinjwa na Waislamu.  Katika ugomvi na vurumai hizo ndipo watu kadhaa wa pande zote walijeruhiwa na Mchungaji kupoteza maisha.  Si tukio unaloweza kulihusisha na mengineyo nchini.  Ni la pale pale Buseresere na limeanzishwa na kuhusisha Wakristo na Waislamu wa Buseresere kwa sababu zao. 

Hivi kama kusingekuwepo na mzozo wa nyama ile kuuzwa katika bucha ile kuumizana kule na mauaji yale yangetokea? Kabla ya mzozo ule Wakristo na Waislamu wa Buseresere hawakuwa na ugomvi baina yao.  Walikuwa wanaishi kidugu na kushirikiana katika shughuli zao za kujitafutia riziki huku kila mmoja akimuabudu Mungu kwa misingi ya dini yake.  Hivyo kutumia tukio hilo kutoa wito kwa Wakristo wote kuwa kuuawa kwa Mchungaji Kachila ni sawa na kuuawa kwa Wakristo wote nchini kulikofanywa na Waislamu ni kulikuza tatizo isivyostahili.  Busara ituongoze kutafuta njia ya kuwapatanisha Wakristo na Waislamu wa Buseresere wazungumze, waelewane na waendelee kuishi pamoja kama ilivyokuwa awali.  Hata mzozo wa kuchinja wanaweza kuumaliza.  Mbona bucha za kitimoto zipo na watu hawajapigana. Kutumia mzozo wa Buseresere kueneza chuki kati ya Wakristo na Waislamu nchi nzima si sawa. Hatuwatendei haki Watanzania.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Kuuawa kwa Padri Evaristus Mushi wa Zanzibar ni tukio linalojitegemea halina uhusiano kabisa na lile la Buseresere, Geita.  Hapakuwa na mzozo kuhusu nani achinje. Bado uchunguzi wake unaendelea na tumehusisha vyombo vya upelelezi vya nje vishirikiane na vyetu kufanya uchunguzi.  Tumefanya hivyo kwa sababu ya ugumu uliopatikana katika uchunguzi wa matukio ya kabla yake.  Yaani ile la kupigwa risasi na kujeruhiwa kwa Padri Ambrose Mkenda na kumwagiwa tindikali kwa Naibu Mufti wa Zanzibar Sheikh Fadhili Soroga.  Bado hakuna mafanikio ya kutia moyo.  Na bado tunajiuliza kama matukio hayo matatu yanahusiana.  Je, Makanisa kuchomwa moto kule Zanzibar nako kuna uhusiano wowote na matukio yale matatu?  Uchunguzi unaoendelea unaweza kufumbua fumbo hilo. 

Kuna watu wanadhani yanahusiana na kwa sababu nzuri.  Lakini inabaki kuwa ni dhana ya kibinadamu mpaka ukweli halisi utakapobainika.  Bado kazi ya uchunguzi inaendelea kufanywa na vyombo vya usalama vya nchi yetu wakishirikiana na wenzao wa nje. Katika mazingira hayo, ni mapema mno kumnyooshea kidole mtu ye yote na kuilaumu Serikali ya Muungano au Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar.    Serikali siyo mshirika katika mauaji hayo, na haina sababu ya kufanya hivyo.  Ndiyo maana tunahangaika usiku na mchana kupata jawabu.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Hali kadhalika tukio la Makanisa ya Mbagala, Dar Es Salaam kuvamiwa, kubomolewa, mali kuibiwa na kuchomwa moto tarehe 12 Oktoba, 2012 nalo lina mazingira yake maalum.  Chanzo chake ni mzozo uliotokana na tukio la kusikitisha la kijana mmoja Mkristo kukojolea Kitabu Kitakatifu cha Waislamu, yaani Quran Tukufu.  Pamoja na maelezo kuwa walikuwa na ubishi wa kitoto na kijana mwenzake, lakini kitendo hicho kiliwakasirisha Waislamu.  Kijana huyo alifikishwa kituo cha Polisi.  Baadhi ya Waislamu wenye msimamo mkali walifika kituoni hapo wakidai wapewe huyo kijana wamuadhibu wao.  Jeshi la Polisi lilikataa.  Kukatokea mzozo kati ya waumini hao na Polisi na baada ya kushindwa walichokitaka baadhi yao walipotoka pale, wakaenda kufanya uhalifu wa kuvunja, kuiba na kuchoma moto Makanisa.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Baada ya tukio la Mbagala hapajakuwepo na tukio la kuchomwa Kanisa mahali popote kwa upande wa Bara.  Aidha, hapajawahi kuwepo tishio lililothibitika la watu kutaka kuchoma Kanisa popote.  Lakini maneno ya vitisho vya kuchoma Makanisa yako mengi hasa kupitia mitandao ya simu za mkononi.  Kila ujumbe wa namna hiyo ulipofikishwa kwenye vyombo vya usalama uchunguzi umefanywa na hata hatua za tahadhari kuchukuliwa lakini hakuna hata taarifa moja iliyothibitika kuwa na chembe ya ukweli. Hata dalili hazijakuwepo.

Tulichojifunza ni kuwa ujumbe na vitisho vya aina mbalimbali hupelekwa kote, kwa Wakristo na Waislamu.  Upo unaowalenga Wakristo ukiwaambia wenzao Waislamu wanapanga kuwadhuru.  Na upo wanaopelekewa Waislamu wakiambiwa Wakristo wanao mipango mibaya dhidi yao.   Watanzania wenzangu nawaomba mtanabahi na mjue kuwa wapo watu wanacheza mchezo mchafu wa kuwagonganisha na kutaka kuwagombanisha Wakristo na Waislamu kwa sababu wanazozijua wao na kwa faida yao.  Wanapandikiza chuki kwa lengo la kutaka Wakristo na Waislamu wagombane.  Wanapandikiza chuki baina ya Serikali na waumini wa dini zetu kuu mbili ili ionekane Serikali imewatelekeza raia wake.  Ni mchezo mbaya, tusikubali kucheza ngoma tusiyoijua. Hivi ndugu zangu mmekaa chini na kujiuliza kumetokea nini kipya hata leo kuwa na mhemko kama huu kati ya Wakristo na Waislamu na kutishia kuleta vita baina nchini kote?

Ndugu Wananchi;

Serikali haijapuuzia kila palipotokea matukio ya uhalifu. Watu 76 wanaotuhumiwa kuharibu na kuchoma moto Makanisa kule Mbagala na kufanya fujo kituo cha Polisi wamekamatwa na kesi zao zinaendelea Mahakamani.  Kwa upande wa tukio la Buseresere lililosababisha kifo cha Mchungaji Mathayo Kachila, watu 17, wakiwemo waumini wa dini ya Kikristo na Kiislamu walikamatwa na kesi zao zinaendelea. Wapo walioshitakiwa kwa mauaji na wapo walioshitakiwa kwa kufanya vurugu.  Jeshi la Polisi bado linawatafuta watu wengine waliohusika na uhalifu huo ili na wao wakamatwe. Kwa upande wa Zanzibar, watu 10 wanaotuhumiwa kuchoma Makanisa wamekamatwa na kesi zao zinaendelea.  Bado hajakamatwa mtu kwa tukio la mwisho la kuchoma Kanisa baada ya kuuawa Padri Evaristus Mushi.  Uchunguzi unaendelea.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Kwa upande wa kujeruhiwa kwa Padre Mkenda, bado uchunguzi haujakamilika pamoja na kuwapo taarifa kadhaa zinazoendelea kufanyiwa kazi.  Kuhusu uchunguzi wa mauaji ya Padre Mushi, baada ya jitihada kubwa kufanyika ikiwa ni pamoja na kushirikisha nchi zilizobobea katika uchunguzi wa makosa ya aina hii, hatua ya kutia moyo imefikiwa.  Mtu mmoja amekamatwa na wengine wanaendelea kutafutwa.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Kwa upande wa kanda na vituo vya redio nako pia Serikali imechukua hatua.  Watu kadhaa wamekamatwa na kufikishwa Mahakamani katika maeneo mbalimbali hapa nchini kwa kurekodi na kusambaza kanda zinazochochea chuki na vurugu za kidini. Wapo Waislamu na Wakristo. Wapo watu wengine ambao wanaendelea kutafutwa.  Zipo taarifa kuwa baadhi yao wamekimbilia nchi za nje. Jeshi la Polisi limeomba msaada wa Polisi wa Kimataifa, yaani Interpol, kusaidia kuwatafuta na kuwarejesha nchini.  Vituo viwili vya radio yaani Kwa Neema FM cha Sengereme na Radio Imani cha Morogoro vimefungiwa kwa muda wa miezi sita.  Baada ya muda huo kupita, Kamati ya Maudhui ya Mamlaka ya Mawasiliano itaamua ipasavyo.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Nimeyaeleza haya kwa kirefu kuwahakikishia kuwa Serikali inajali usalama wa raia wake wa mali zao na amani na utulivu wa nchi yetu.  Kamwe hatujashindwa kulinda raia wa nchi wa yetu na yapo mambo mengi yaliyofanyika na yanayoendelea kufanyika kuhakikisha kuwa Watanzania wa dini zote, makabila yote, rangi zote na mahali po pote walipo wako salama.  Tunataka kuona watu wanaendelea kuishi kwa amani, upendo, ushirikiano na mshikamano kama tulivyokuwa tunaishi siku zote.  Tunapenda kuona Watanzania wanaepuka mambo yanayowabagua na kusisitiza yale yanayowaunganisha. Tujiepushe kuyapa kipaumbele yale yanayotugawa.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Athari za mzozo kuhusu kuchinja kule Geita iwe fundisho kwetu sote.  Tuazimie sote kuwa yaliyopita si ndwele, tugange yajayo.  Hebu tufikirie maisha yetu Watanzania yatakuwaje kwenye shughuli za kijamii kama vile sherehe, harusi, ngoma na misiba iwapo tutaanza kuwa na chakula tofauti kwa Waislamu na Wakristo. Fikiria itakuwaje kwenye hospitali, shule na  vyuo pawe na majiko mawili au labda hata mabwalo mawili ya chakula kwa Waislamu na Wakristo. Jeshini nako kuwe na majiko na mabwalo ya Waislamu na Wakristo.  Hali iwe hivyo hivyo kwenye migahawa na maeneo mengine yenye huduma ya chakula.

Ndugu zangu, tunataka kuipeleka wapi nchi yetu? Tunataka kujenga nchi ya namna gani? Mimi naamini tukifanya hivyo huo utakuwa ndiyo mwanzo wa kubaguana kwa kila kitu na kila jambo na kuligawa taifa kwa namna ambayo hatutakuwa wamoja tena.  Huko tunakoelekea siko, ni kubaya. Tubadilike, na wakati ni huu.  Viongozi wa dini waongoze njia wawaepushe waumini wao na taifa letu na janga hili.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Bado narudia kusisitiza umuhimu wa viongozi wa dini zetu kubwa mbili kukutana na kuizungumzia hali hii na kuipatia ufumbuzi.  Ni wao kuliko mtu mwingine ye yote wenye majawabu ya matatizo haya.  Ni masuala yanayohusu imani za dini na yanafanywa na viongozi wa dini na wafuasi wao kwa jina la dini zao.  Serikali ina wajibu wa kulinda amani. Kazi yetu itakuwa rahisi kama waumini hawatafanya vitendo vitakavyosababisha uvunjifu wa amani. Wa kuongoza waumini lipi jema na lipi baya ni viongozi wa dini.

 Ndugu Wananchi;

Nimeshakutana na viongozi kadhaa wa madhehebu na taasisi za dini za Kikristo na Kiislamu kuzungumza nao kuhusu jambo hilo.  Nimepata faraja kuona kuwa wote wanasikitishwa na mambo yanayotokea hivi sasa na wameona busara ya viongozi wa dini kuzungumza ili kuondoa tofauti zilizojitokeza.  Wanakiri kuwa hali ilivyo sasa siyo ya kawaida kwa Tanzania na Watanzania.  Kuna upepo mbaya wa shetani unapita ambao viongozi wa dini wana wajibu wa kuhakikisha kuwa hali ya hewa inasafishwa na kurejesha nchi yetu na watu wake katika maisha tuliyoyazoea.  Maisha ambayo waumini wa dini tofauti wanaishi pamoja kwa udugu, upendo, ushirikiano na mshikamano kwa misingi ya ubinadamu wao na Utanzania wao.

Waziri Mkuu, Mheshimiwa Mizengo Pinda, ameshaeleza dhamira ya Serikali ya kuitisha mkutano wa viongozi wa dini mapema mwezi ujao.  Ni matumaini yangu kuwa wote watashiriki wenyewe bila ya kutuma wawakilishi.  Lazima tupate jawabu kwa maslahi ya taifa letu na watu wake.

 Ndugu Wananchi; 

Kabla ya kumaliza hotuba yangu napenda kutumia nafasi hii kuwaomba na kuwasihi waandishi wa habari wasaidie kuliepusha taifa letu kuingia katika vita vya kidini. Waache kushabikia taarifa zinazochochea na kujenga uhasama baina ya waumini wa dini zetu.  Nawaomba wapime athari za taarifa zao kabla ya kuziandika au kuzitangaza. Wawe makini na maneno wanayotumia.  Katika hali tuliyonayo sasa lazima sote tuazimie kuondoa tofauti za kidini na kujenga umoja miongoni mwa Watanzania wa dini zote. Wasipofanya hivyo, wataliingiza taifa katika mgogoro mkubwa ambao hauna msingi kama ilivyotokea katika nchi jirani.  Nawaomba wamiliki wa vyombo vya habari kutambua kuwa wanao wajibu wa kuhakikisha vyombo vyao havitumiki kuleta mifarakano kwa kuchochea uhasama baina ya Wakristo na Waislamu.


Ndugu Wananchi;

Naomba kumaliza kuwa kusisitiza kuwa wananchi wote kudumisha umoja na mshikamano wetu.  Tuishi kwa upendo, umoja, mshikamano na ushirikiano bila kujali tofauti ya dini zetu, kabila, rangi au mahali atokako mtu.  Hizo ndizo tunu za taifa letu la Tanzania ambazo hatuna budi kuzienzi, kuzilinda na kuzidumisha. Narudia kuwahakikishia kuwa Serikali haipendelei dini yo yote na wala haina mpango wa kushiriki kuangamiza dini yo yote au waumini wao.  Serikali kupitia vyombo vyake vya usalama itaendelea kuhakikisha ulinzi na usalama wa raia wake na mali zao kama inavyofanya siku zote.  Kama kuna mtu anaona kuwa maisha yake au mali zake zipo hatarini, aende kutoa taarifa Polisi.  Hatua zipasazo zitachukuliwa.

Ndugu Wananchi;

Mwisho nawatakia sikukuu njema ya Pasaka.  Tusherehekee kwa amani na utulivu. Tusherehekee pamoja.

Mungu Ibariki Afrika!

 Mungu Ibariki Tanzania!

Asanteni kwa Kunisikiliza

TANZANIA BILA ELIMU INAWEZEKANA Tanzania without Education is Possible

  • Do not worry,no matter how and when, we shall reach there!!!!!!!!
  • If you do not know where you are going anyway can take you there!!!!!!!!!

The former minister for education in Tanzania has written an open letter urging the government to back to archived material that he proposed and worked for to revamp the education sector in Tanzania  He says his materials were classified to be archival material before its due time. at his time the failures were reduced from 24% to 10% 0f all candidates while immediate from his service, the failures have been hiking at a galloping rate. to him the Commission of Prime Minister Pinda will come out with nothing cause the ministry has everything to solve the problem.

BARUA YA WAZI YA Joseph J.Mungai( MB mstaafu )
P.O.BOX 34 Mafinga
S: 0753 192999 BP:



Kumb Na. JJM/2013/ELIMU/19

Kwa Mwenyekiti
Tume ya Elimu ya Kufeli KIV
Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu

Ndugu Mwenyekiti
1.1 Nnawapongeza kwa kuteuliwa na ahsante kutupa fursa wadau fwa elimu kuwaletea maoni na au/ushauri.
2.0 Mimi ni mdau wa elimu, niliyewahi kuwa Mwenyekiti mwanzilishi wa Mufindi Education Trust (MET) iliyoanzisha katika wilaya ya Mufindi na kuziendesha kwa mika zaidi ya 10 Sekondari 9 za: (1) JJ Mungai (2) Sadani ( 3) Itengule ( 4) Igowole ( 5) Itandula ( 6) Mgololo ( 7 ) Kibengu ( 8) Mdabulo na ( 9) Nyololo; ambazo sasa ni za serikali. Aidha nimewahi kuwa waziri wa Elimu na Utamaduni mwaka 2000 hadi 2005.
3.0 Kabla ya kutoa ushauri naoba kuipa Tume yako ufahamu wa ukweli ufuatao:
3.1 Kufeli mwaka 2012 kidato cha Nne (KIV) kwa asilimia 60 halikuwa tukio lililoibuka ghafla bali waliofeli ( Division 0) mtihani huo waliongezeka kutoka mwaka 2007:9.7% ; 2008:16.3%; 2009:27.5%; 2010:49.6%; 2011:46.4% na sasa 2012:60%!!!!!
3.2 Kabla ya hapo waliofeli kidato cha Nne (KIV) WALIPUNGUA kutoak mawka 1998:24:3%:; 1999:20.0% 2000:21.6% 2001:22.6%, 2002:12.7%; 2003:12.2%, 2004:8.7%, 2005:10.7%, 2006:10.9%, na 2007:9.7% wastani wa kufeli 2004 hadi 2007 ni 10%. Tazama hotuba ya bajeti ya Waziri wa Elimu na Utamaduni ya mwaka 2005/2006 kielelezo Na. 75.4 ukurasa wa 100; na BEST ( Basic Statics in Education, National Data) ya miaka husika.
3.3 Kati ya 2004 na 2007 waliofeli kidato cha Nne walikuwa wastani wa 10% ambayo inavumilika. Kwa nini kati ya 2007 na 2008 kulikuwa na mruko kutoka 9.7% hadi 16.3%? Huo ukawa ndio mwanzo wa kuonge zeka kila mwaka hadi kufikia 60% ya mwaka huu!!!!! Wizara ya Elimu na OWM-TAMISEMI baada ya matokeo mabaya ya mwaka 2010 walifanya “utafiti kudadisi sababu za ufaulu huo mbaya” na taarifa yake ipo kwenye maktaba a Wizara” na iliandaliwa kauli ya waziri isomwe Bungeni”, lakini hadi leo haikusomwa. Ukweli ulifichwa; na mficha ugonjwa kifo kitamuumbua. Nukuu zangu kutoka Taarifa moja isiyo ya siri ya ndani ya wizara ya Elimu.
4.0 Kwa maoni yangu maboresho ya Elimu ya Serikali ya Awamu ya Tatu ambayo yanaweza kusomwa katika maandiko mawili ya Wizara ya Elimu yaitwayo: (a) Nyaraka za Elimu 1999 hadi 2005, na ( b) Sheria ndogo za Elimu au kanuni za Elimu zilizotungwa kuyapa maboresho hayo uzito w akisheria yamepelekwa NYARAKA ZA KALE (ACHIVES) kabla ya wakati wake. Maboresho yamewekwa kando moja baada ya jingine au hayakusimamiwa ipasavyo na Elimu yetu imerudi ilivyokuwa kabla ya mwaka 2000.
5.0 Kwa kuwa Elimu ni nyenzo muhimu sana kuliko zote katika kuboresha nguvu kazi ya Taifa na kucho cchea maendeleo ya nchi nimeamua kutonyamaza na kuwa muwazi kabisa, ingawaje mimi ni mwanasiasa niliyestaafu. Kwa hiyo NASHAURI mambo yafuatayo:
5.1 Utaratibu sahihi wa kupanda madarasa kwa ufaulu ( achievement based progression) uliowekwa na waraka wa Elimu Na. 1& 2 wa 2002 urejeshwe na uimarishwe bila kuchelewa kuasnzia Darasa la kwanza, la pili na la Tatu ambayo Mwalimu Mkuu siku zote anayo madaraka ya kukalilisha, kama mwanafunzi hajazijua “K” 3: kusoma, kuandika na kuhesabu.
5.2 Tume ya Mhe. Waziri Mkuu ifanye kwanza REJEA ya maandiko ya Wizara ya Elimu niliyoyataja akatika 4(a) na (b) hapo juu yaliyomo maboresho ya elimu ya 2002-2005 yaliyofanikisha kufaulu vizuri katika Elimu ya Msingi na Sekondari miaka ya 2004-2007; badala ya kutumia muda mwingi na fedha n=yingi kugundua upya gurudumu.
5.3 Taasisi ya Elimu Tanzania ( Tanzania Institute of Education –TIE) iagizwe na iachiwe kutekeleza wajibu wake wa kisheria chini ya Sheria ya Elimu ya 1995 wa kuandaa na kuboresha mitala.
5.4 Wanasiasa tuache kuamua bila kuzingatia ipasavyo utafiti na ushauri w kitaaluma kuhusu Elimu ya Taifa letu.

Kutokana na uamuzi mbaya na kuchelewa kuchukua hatua ya marekebisho kila inapobidi; Elimu yetu imerudi ilikokuwa kabla ya mwaka 2000. Rika zima la kielimu limepotea!!!sasa tunavuna kilichopandwa vibaya. Kwa hiyo TUJISAHIHISHE kwa kuacha kuingilia na kuamua bila kuzingatia utafiti na ushauri fwa kitaaluma ili tusije kuumbuliwa tena na matokeo mabaya kama hayo ya kidato cha Nne ya mwaka 2012. Aidha inafaa matokeo ya mitihani yawe yanatangazwa kwa uwazi hata kama ni mabaya kwa sababu, narudia “ anayeficha maradhi kifo kitamuumbua”


BARUA Joseph J Mungai MB mstf


Prolific writer Chinua Achebe, the author of well renouwn and sold novel things fall apart has falled this year. His actual name was Albert Chinualumogu Achebe He was born on 16 November 1930. The author has dies at the age of 82 in

Boston Massachusetts, USA. It is said more than 10 million copies of the book have been sold globally.  Other books that he has authored include

  • No Longer at Ease (1960)
  • Arrow of God (1964)
  • A Man of the People (1966)
  • Anthills of the Savannah (1987)

R.I.P. We know you rejected death

Chinua Achebe Mwandisho maarufu wa Fasihi Afrika Afariki dunia katika umri wa miaka 82 huko Boston Marekani alikokuwa akiishi. Mwandishi alieandika riwaya na tamthilia mbalimbali na machapisho mengi atakumbukwa sana kwa kazi yake ya Things fall apart ambayo imeuza zaidi ya nakala milion 10 duniani kote. Kitabu hiki kimefasiliwa katika lugha zaiidi ya 50. Ameandika pia vitabu vingi kama hivyo hapo juu. Twakumbuka alikataa kifo kwa matendo tendo hilo litamfanay aishi milele.

chinua achebe

Is Mr. President Joking or Kidding??? Rais Anatania?????

The President of Tanzania has declared water crisis in Dar es Salaam to be a history.

Repetitively the president is declaring the matter to the residents of Dar city.

1. Early 2010 when he had an official visit on the city, he proposed that water crisis would be over before 2013.

2. On 27 October 2010 promised water crisis will end by the following year (2011, there was good help from our uncle USA and Norway)

3. On 21st March 2013 He promises the problem will be solved next year (2014). This is on another special visit of Dar. It happens less than a week since John Mnyika (MP) mobilized the residents to demonstrate for water demand.

I am just curious whetherMr. President, Honorable, His excelecy, Dr.  JK is serious?? mocking?? or what exactly is he doing??? By the way what is History?? what does he mean when talking making it a history?? Is it not that the crisis will dominate our history and life???

Nauliza tu mie

Rais ameahid maji kuwa historia kila mara kabla ya uchaguzi na baada ya uchaguzi ameendelea kuahidi maji kuwa historia walau nakumbuka mara tatu hizo. Au hatujui maana ya kuwa historia au tunashindwa tafsiri anachomaanisha??? pengine Mhesimiwa Ndugu Rais Dokta JK anatuahid hili litakuwa sehemu ya historia ye Jiji la Dar ktk maiha yetu yote. Nauliza tu mwenye jibu atupe

UTAFITI WA NINI TANZANIA???? Research!!! For What??

The president of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete is asking researchers to undertake serious scientific researches. am wondering how will that be possible while the research budget is <1% of GDP. but again for what are they needing research while is not part of their planning??
He said it as He visited agriculture research Institute in Mikocheni. I am just asking