Thursday, February 22, 2007

Soksi za Rais Zimetoboka: Vidole Vinachungulia

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz may be dedicated to freeing the world from poverty - but he seems unable to afford a new pair of socks!!Mr. Wolfowitz's sartorial deficiencies were revealed when he took his shoes off while visiting a mosque in Edirne, western Turkey. The guy's torn socks were there for all to see!!......By the way, zako zikoje leo!!? For records purposes, the last World Bank annual report, for 2006, puts the president's salary as of 1 July, 2005, at $391,440 (£200,279)....... An almost/equivalent of Tshs. 300,020,925 per month!!........

(Imetumwa kwangu na mtu aliyekuwa anaizungusha kwa marafiki)

Monday, February 19, 2007

'Mchemsho' wa Uhuru: Uingereza yawa Marekani

JUMAMOSI Februari 17, 2007 Rais Jakaya Kikwete alikuwa nchini Uingereza na alikutana na badhi ya Watanzania waishio nchini humo na kuzungumza nao. Cha kushangaza, gazeti la Uhuru linalomilikiwa na Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ambacho yeye ni mwenyekiti, lilitumia picha zake na kuwaeleza Watanzania na dunia nzima kwamba Rais alikuwa Marekani, na kwamba Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Marekani ni Mwanaidi Maajar. CAPTION ya picha unayoona hapa iliyotumika katika tovuti ya gazeti la Uhuru 19.02.2007 ilisema hii:
RAIS Jakaya Kikwete akisisitiza jambo alipozungumza na Watanzania waishio Marekani, kwenye hoteli ya London's Royal, juzi Kushoto ni mke wa Rais, Mama Salma Kikwete na kulia ni balozi wa Tanzania nchini Marekani, Mwanaidi Maajar. (Picha na Freddy Maro).

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Ndiyo. Tuchukie, Tuchukue Hatua

Ndesanjo ametema cheche katika gazeti la Mwananchi Jumapili Februari 18, 2007. Makala yake niliiunganisha hapa, lakini baada ya Jumapili kupita, ikawa haipatikani tena. Sasa ukibofya, inakuja nyingine mpya; nikaamua kuhariri na kuiondoa. Nadhani wataalamu wa tovuti ya Mwananchi wanapaswa kujua kuwa tovuti yao haitunzi kumbukumbu za nyuma; warekebishe kasoro hiyo. Lakini hoja ya Ndesanjo ni kwamba Watanzania wasiwe wanachukia tu maovu ya watawala wao, wanalalamika, halafu uchaguzi ukifika wanawarejesha madarakani. Wawaondoe. Anasema ni vema waanzie kwenye serikali za mitaa, si Ikulu tu. Makala inasisitiza kile ambacho mwandishi mwingine, Ndimara Tegambwage, hupenda kukiita 'kuchukia na kuchukua hatua.' Kama unaweza itafute uisome mwenyewe. Ni tamu!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sijanuna; natafakari

Usitazame glasi. Mtazame huyo anayekutazama, mwenye glasi. Unaweza kumtambua katika picha ya pili? Hiyo ilikuwa Novemba 11, 2006 baada ya mkutano na mafunzo ya uandishi wa habari za sayansi ulioandaliwa na kudhaminiwa na Shirikisho la Waandishi wa Habari za Sayansi duniani (WFSJ), 4-10 Novemba, 2006 Nairobi, Kenya. Nilirejea UK kesho yake. Washiriki wengine, katika matukio tofauti, wapo hapo chini. Picha kwa hisani ya WFSJ.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mbiki Shujaa

Mrembo Mbiki Msumi ameamua kuwa shujaa. Apongezwe; aungwe mkono. Soma hapa.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Ya Lowassa kama ya Sumaye?

Usishangae. Boksi hilo limejaa pesa taslimu. Lakini hiyo si hoja yangu hapa.
INASEMEKANA kuwa rada iliyonunuliwa na Tanzania kwa bei ghali, na ambayo inanuka rushwa, sasa ni mbovu. Ndege ya Rais, yenye utata na kunuka rushwa pia, haitumiki ipasavyo na inazidi kutafuna mabilioni ya wanyonge. Sasa limeibuka hili la magari ya kifahari ya Waziri Mkuu, Edward Lowassa. Kwanza ni ya bei mbaya; lakini si ya lazima. Zaidi ya hayo, wataalamu wanasema hayafai! Kwa mara nyingine, tumeliwa! SOMA HAPA. Hata Frederick Sumaye alianzwa hivi hivi.

Tunaelekea kujifananisha na Nduli Idi Amin

VINGOZI wetu wameanza pole pole kwenda mwendo wa ki-Amin Amin. Tunawaeleza, hawasikii. Au wanasikia lakini ndiyo hulka yao? Ona sasa tunaanza kuwafananisha na Amin.

This is why we see some boiled seeds sprouting

This message was forwarded to me by a friend, who also received it from someone else. I have posted it here so as to expose it to readers of this blog. It is a never miss. Want to prove me wrong? Read on.

An aging king woke up one day to the realisation that should hedrop dead, there would be no male in the royal family to take his place. He was the last male in the royal family in a culturewhere only a male could succeed to the throne - and he was aging. He decided that if he could not give birth to a male, he would adopt a son who then could take his place but he insisted that such an adopted son must be extraordinary in every sense of the word. So he launched a competition in his kingdom, open to all boys, no matter what their background. Ten boys made it to the every top. There was little to separate these boys in terms of intelligence and physical attributes and capabilities.

The king said to them, “I have one last test and whoever comes top will become my adopted son and heir to my throne.” Then he said, “This kingdom depends solely on agriculture. So the king must know how to cultivate plants. So here is a seed of corn for each of you. Take it home and plant and nurture it for three weeks. At the end of three weeks, we shall see who has done the best job of cultivating the seed. That person will be my heir-apparent.” The boys took their seeds and hurried home. They each got a flower pot and planted the seed as soon as they got home. There was much excitement in the kingdom as the people waited with bated breath to see who was destined to be their next king. In one home, the boy and his parents were almost heartbroken when after days of intense care, the seed failed to sprout.

He did not know what had gone wrong with his. He had selected the soil carefully, he had applied the right quantity and type of fertilizer, he had been very dutiful in watering it at the right intervals, he had even prayed over it day and night and yet his seed had turned out to be unproductive. Some of his friends advised him to go and buy a seed from the market and plant that. “After all,” they said, “how can anyone tell one seed of corn from another?” But his parents who had always taught him the value of integrity reminded him that if the king wanted them to plant any corn, he would have asked them to go for their own seed. “If you take anything different from what the king gave you, that would be dishonesty. Maybe we are not destined for the throne. If so, let it be but don’t be found to have deceived the king,” they told him. The d-day came and the boys returned to the palace each of them proudly exhibiting a very fine corn seedling. It was obvious that the other nine boys had had great success with their seeds. The king began making his way down the line of eager boys and asked each of them, “Is this what came out of the seed I gave you?” And each boy responded, “Yes, your majesty.” And the king would nod and move down the line.

The king finally got to the last boy in the line-up. The boy was shaking with fear. He knew that the king was going to have him thrown into prison for wasting his seed. “What did you do with the seed I gave you?” the king asked. “I planted it and cared for it diligently, your majesty, but alas it failed to sprout.” The boy said tearfully as the crowd booed him. But the king raised his hands and signalled for silence. Then he said, “My people, behold your next king.” The people were confused. “Why that one?” many asked. “How can he be the right choice?” The king took his place on his throne with the boy by his side and said, “I gave these boys boiled seeds. This test was not for cultivating corn. It was the test of character; a test of integrity. It was the ultimate test. If a king must have one quality, it must be that he should be above above dishonesty. Only this boy passed the test. A boiled seed cannot sprout.”

We live in a society that has become obsessed with success and many show success at any cost. We say the end justifies the means. It is the tragedy of life. You see, failure often is an invitation to God to show that he is all powerful and does not need help to make us great or to bless us. You know, sometimes God looks for people who will trust him completely no matter what so he could show the world that it is not by might or by power but by his spirit. Failure is sometimes ordained by God. But many seek to circumvent divinely ordained failure by resorting to dubious means.

When a civil servant builds a big house and sends his five children to expensive schools when hedoes not have a second source of income, is that not a case of a boiled seed sprouting? When a minister of state is able to sustain a lavish mistress and at the same time put up houses from his income as minister, is that not a case of a boiled seed coming to life? We should stop cheering rogues in this world.

I believe that not all marriages are meant to have children. I believe that some women would stand before God with their children and God would say, “That’s strange. I did not give you and your husband children so how did you get these?” I believe that not every student should make it to the university. So, many would stand before God with their certificates and God would say, “Now that is strange. How did you get to the university when I closed the door to the university to>you?” I believe that not all people are supposed to marry. But there are those who would throw away their scruples just to get a spouse. Now before God’s judgement throne, they would hear, “Now that is strange. You were to remain single to honour my name. So how did you get a spouse when I did not give you one?”

The Bible says the race is not for the swift and the battle is not for the strong. So, how come, that in this world, the swift wins the race and the strong the battle?

Boiled seed does not sprout.

Monday, February 05, 2007


Nimepokea mzigo huu kutoka kwa watu, nikaona niuweke hapa labda atapatikana mteja; nami niambulie kamisheni!

Maelezo yake haya hapa kwa Kiingereza:

* Metallic blue
* 5 Passengers
* 6 Cylinder power
* Customised Suspension
* Engine Noise completely harnessed
* KAR registration
* Efficient fuel consumption 10ml/bm

Serikali kuua 'chuo' hiki?

Iruhusiwe? Iachwe ifanye itakalo kunyonga bongo za Watanzania? Huyu HATAKI. Wewe je?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Huu ni ushindi wa wadau?

NAONA serikali imetambua uchafu wa muswada wa uhuru wa habari unaopingwa na wadau wengi nchini. Imeamua kurudi kwa wadau. Ngoja tusubiri staili mpya ya serikali ya kuwatambua, kuwapata wadau hao, na kuwasikiliza. Soma stori hii.

Bado kuna mengi mbele ya CCM

Mengi yapi hayo? SOMA HAPA

CCM haina cha kusherehekea

Mwandishi mkongwe Yusuf Halimoja anatukumbusha kuwa Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (pichani juu), mwasisi wa CCM, alisema chama hicho kilianzishwa kujenga ujamaa, kulinda heshima ya Tanzania na kuwatetea wakulima na wafanyakazi. Baada ya miaka 30, je, kimefanikiwa? CCM ina cha kusherehekea? PATA JIBU.

Miaka 30: Hukumu ya CCM

Uchambuzi huu murua, ulioandikwa na Mwandishi Wetu wa gazeti la Mwananchi, umechukuliwa kutoka gazeti la Mwananchi Jumapili, Februari 5, 2007 ukiwa na kichwa cha habari MIAKA 30 CHAMA TAWALA KIMESAHAU NGUZO ZILIZOKIJENGA. Kweli. Tukiihukumu CCM kwa miaka 30 ya umri wake, tuna kila sababu ya kukubaliana na mwandishi huyu. Endelea.

CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), leo kinaadhimisha sherehe za kutimiza miaka 30 tangu kuanzishwa kwake. Mengi yamezungumzwa kuhusu historia ya chama hiki, lakini kubwa ni kuwa, sasa CCM imegeuka na kuacha nguzo zilizo katika bendera yake.Kwa namna yoyote ile, chama hicho kinaonekana hakichangamani kimatendo na nembo zinazokipambanua katika bendera yake.

Bendera ya CCM ina nembo ya jembe na nyundo, jembe likiwakilisha wakulima na nyundo wafanyakazi. Rangi ya kijani inabeba bendera ya chama hiki, ikiashiria maisha bora kwa wanachama wake, lakini pia maana hii inazua maswali zaidi sasa ambapo hali ya maisha ya wananchi hasa kundi la wakulima na wafanyakazi inazidi kuwa duni kuliko ilivyokuwa huko nyuma.

Wakulima wameweka rehani kazi yao kwa wafanyabiashara na serikali, hasa inapokuja suala la bei za mazao na uzalishaji wenyewe. Ukame umekuwa kero na hakuna mkakati wa kilimo cha manufaa, kilimo kinachozingatia umwagiliaji na chenye kutumia zana za kisasa na chenye muelekeo wa kuboresha uzalishaji.

Mfano, zao la korosho linakosa ununuzi na serikali, inaonyesha kushindwa kuwadhibiti wanunuzi ambao ni wafanyabiashara wa zao hilo. Mazao kama pareto, katani, karafuu, pamba na mengine ya biashara hayawanufaishi tena wakulima. Ulimaji wa mazao haya umebakia wa rasharasha na hakuna mikakati ya wazi ya kukuza uzalishaji wake. Bei za mazao hayo zimekuwa zikishuka bila kuwiana na kupanda kwake, huku gharama za uzalishaji zikionyesha wazi kupanda hali inayowafanya wakulima kutoona faida.

Huku ni kushindwa kwa CCM, chama ambacho kimeendelea kunufaika na kutawala dola tangu kuzaliwa kwake, licha ya kuwa Tanzania sasa inafuata mfumo wa vyama vingi, mfumo uliopitishwa na kuanza mwaka 1992. Hali hii ni tofauti na nchi za jirani kama; Malawi, Kenya na Zambia ambazo vyama vyao vyenye umri unaokaribiana au kuzidi ule wa CCM vilishapigwa mweleka katika chaguzi za vyama vingi.Kama kuna mafanikio katika maisha ya watanzania hakuna uwezekano wa kuyatenga na sera za CCM, na kama kuna kudorora kwa maendeleo CCM inahusika pia.

Ukweli kuna kushindwa katika muendelezo wa sera za CCM na chama sasa hakiwezi kusimama na kutangaza itikadi yake na mikakati yake ya muda mrefu kama ilivyokuwa wakati wa uanzishwaji wake mwaka 1977.Wafanyakazi wa Tanzania wako katika hatihati siku zote tangu kuingia sera za ubinafsishaji, sera zilizoambatana na upunguzaji wa wafanyakazi, kupungua kwa ajira katika sekta rasmi na pia kufa kwa viwanda mbalimbali nchini.Eneo pekee ambalo linaonekana kuwa kauli mbiu ya viongozi wa CCM ni biashara, nchi haijaweza kuzalisha soko la ndani kwa ajili ya bidhaa za humu lakini imezidi kuzungumzia suala la ujasiliamali.

Wafanyabiashara wana nguvu ya maamuzi katika chama kufuatia uwezo wao wa kukifanya chama kifanye kazi. Chama hiki licha ya kujirithisha mali zote zilizozalishwa wakati wa mfumo wa chama kimoja, bado hakijaweza kujiendesha na uhakiki wa mali zake unazua maswali.Miradi mbalimbali ya chama hiki ilikufa na baadhi ya mali zake kutumiwa na wajanja wachache.

Chama sasa hakitegemei tena ada ya wanachama wake badala yake michango ya wafanyabiashara na matajiri. Chama sasa kinazungumzia sera za ustawisho kwa matajiri maana ndio wana nafasi pia ya kuchaguliwa kuliko ilivyokuwa huko nyuma. Mwana CCM maskini anabaki na nafasi ya kupiga kura tu na hawezi kuchaguliwa.

Chama sasa kinawatumia matajiri katika kuwania nafasi mbalimbali ili kurahisisha wao kutumia nguvu zao kiuchumi kujipigia kampeni na pia kusaidia wagombea wengine wa chama hicho. Inachikifanya sasa CCM ni kusaka viti vingi katika nafasi za uwakilishi na sio kugombania kupata viongozi bora, wenye dira na nia ya kuendeleza nchi na watu wake.Kwa hali hii nafasi ya maamuzi kutoka kwa raia wa chini, wakulima na wafanyakazi ni finyu.

Hali hii inahatarisha maisha ya kundi kubwa la watu ambao ni maskini nchini, kufuatia wawakilishi kutokuwa na mipango ya wazi ya namna ya kuendeleza vipaumbele vya maendeleo katika nchi.

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Nimechongwa na mambo haya: Falsafa, Fasihi, Muziki, Habari na Harakati. Sifuati mkumbo. Napenda kuhoji na kudadisi - hulka ya kifalsafa ya kuusaka ukweli - 'UKWELI ULIO UCHI.'