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Wagombea wa CUF waahidi neema Mji Mkongwe

In Kiswahili on September 30, 2010 at 12:07 am

Mgombea Uwakilishi wa Mji Mkongwe kwa tiketi ya CUF, Ismail Jussa, akiungana na wananchi kusherehekea uzinduzi wa kampeni za chama hicho katika jimbo hilo zilizofanyika Malindi (Kwa Sheha), Jumatatu ya tarehe 27 Septemba, 2010 (Picha kwa hisani ya Martin Kabemba)

Na Salma Said

VIJANA wa Mji Mkongwe Zanzibar wameahidiwa kupatiwa jumla ya shilingi millioni 81 za kununuliwa boti na mashine zake kwa matawi tisa ya mji huo na wagombea wa ubunge na uwakilishi muda mfupi baada ya kuapishwa endapo wataibuka washindi wa jimbo hilo.

Fedha hizo zimeelezwa kukabidhiwa kwa wananchi hao katika mkutano wa hadhara utakaofanyika siku chache baada ya kutangazwa washindi wa jimbo, Ibrahim Mohammed Sanya (Mbunge) na Ismail Jussa (Mwakilishi).

Akizungumza na wafuasi wa Chama Cha Wananchi (CUF) na wakaazi wa Mji Mkongwe, Sanya alisema fedha hizo ni ahadi kwake na ahadi kwa Mwenyezi Mungu ambapo alisema siku chache baada ya kuapishwa ataziwasilisha kwa vikundi hivyo ambavyo vitakuwa chini ya usimamizi wa kamati za maendeleo ambazo zitashirikisha vyama vyote vya siasa.

Akichambua matumizi ya fedha hizo alisema katika matawi hayo tisa kila tawi litanunuliwa boti na mashine za kuvulia samaki ili vijana waweze kujiajiri kwa kuuza samaki wengi.

“Ninaahidi kuwa mkisikia nimeshaapishwa tu kule Dodoma na Mheshimiwa Jussa ameapishwa Baraza la Wawakilishi basi tutaitisha mkutano mkubwa kuwakabidhi millioni 81 kwa matawi tisa na hili kama hatujalitekeleza basi…nawaruhusu mje kunitoa kwangu kwa mikwaju…” alisema na kuacha kicheko na vigeregere.

Akina mama kwa upande wao waliahidiwa kuendelezewa utaratibu wa kulipiwa fedha wanapotaka kujifungua sambamba na kutunziwa watoto wao kwa muda wa miezi sita tokea kuzaliwa kwa watoto hao kwa wakaazi wote wa Mji Mkongwe ambao hawana uwezo.

Mgombea huyo alisema sera ya CUF ni kuwasogezea wananchi wake huduma muhimu za maendeleo hivyo aliwataka wanawake kukiunga mkono chama hicho ili waweze kufunguliwa kituo cha huduma za akina mama waja wazito (Clinic) katika Mji Mkongwe ambao ni urithi wa kimataifa.

Sanya alisema wanawake wengi wanajazana Hospitali Kuu ya Mnazi Mmoja ambayo wananchi kutoka sehemu mbali mbali mjini na vijijini wanaitegemea hospitali hiyo lakini chini ya uongozi wa serikali ya umoja wa kitaifa itakayoongozwa na CUF itahakikisha inawasogezea huduma hiyo katika eneo lao la karibu badala ya kwenda Mnazi Mmoja.

“Hizi ahadi zetu ni za kweli, nasema kuanzia nitakapoapishwa tu iwe ni mwiko kwa akina mama kujifungua bila ya kupata zana za kujifungulia na mambo muhimu ya huduma yote tunataka tuwahakikishieni kuwa yatapatikana chini ya uongozi wetu…tupeni kura zenu ili tuwatumikieni” alisema Sanya ambaye anatetea nafasi yake ya ubunge katika jimbo hilo .

Akizungumza kwa hisia za kuwavuta vijana wengi, mgombea Uwakilishi wa Jimbo hilo, Jussa aliahidi kupambana na madawa ya kulevya na kuwaomba wazazi wa jimbo hilo kutowadharau vijana wao waliojiingiza kwenye utumiaji wa madawa kwani wengi wao hawakuingia kwa hiari bali ni kunatokana na kukosa ajira na kukata tamaa za maisha.

Alisema vijana wengi wamemaliza masomo yao lakini kutokana na umasikini wa wazazi wao wameshindwa kuwaendeleza jambo ambalo limechangia vijana hao kujiingiza katika matumizi ya madawa ya kulevya.

“Vijana wamekuwa adha kwa familia, adha kwa jamii na adha kwa yeye mwenyewe, na baadhi yao wameingia sio kwa kupenda lakini kutokana na maisha kuwa magumu na kukata tamaa. Lakini tunakuahidini vijana tutawapa kila support waondokane na madawa haya” aliahidi Jussa na kuongeza kwamba iwapo hadi hizo hazikutekelezwa kwa muda mfupi basi wananchi wasiwachague tena katika chaguzi nyengine zitakazofuata.

Aidha alisema sekta nyengine muhimu ya kuangaliwa ni elimu ambapo asilimia kubwa ya vijana wa Mji Mkongwe hushindwa kuendelea na masomo ambapo aliahidi kuzindua Mfuko wa Amana kwa ajili ya Maendeleo ya Elimu katika Jimbo la Mji Mongwe (Stone Town Education Trust Fund) wa kuwaendeleza vijana wasiokuwa na uwezo.

Alisema kazi za Mfuko huo zitakuwa ni kuhakikisha hakuna kijana atakayekosa elimu kutokana na umasikini wa wazazi wake na vijana ambao wameshindwa kujiendeleza kielimu watapatiwa mafunzo ya kazi za ufundi ambapo aliahidi kufungua kituo maalum cha mafunzo ya kazi za amali.

“Tutafungua kituo maalum cha kazi za amali na tutawapa mafunzo na wakihitimu tu mafunzo yao kila mwanafunzi atakabidhiwa kisanduku cha zana zake (tool kit) za kufanyia kazi na watu wanaotaka kufanyiwa kazi watakuja pale kuwafuata.

Akiwageukia akina mama, Jussa alisema watawezeshwa ili waweze kufanya biashara ndogo ndogo zitakazowasaidia kuondokana na utegemezi kwa waume zao.

“Akina mama muweze kuuza biashara zitakazowanufaisha na msiishie kuuza ubuyu na chips za mihogo tu ingwa tunajua bidhaa hizo zinauzwa na zinatafutwa hadi Ulaya lakini mjishughulise na bishara nyengine za ufundi zikiwemo biashara za kutengeneza bidhaa za kazi za mikono” alisisitiza Jussa huku akipigiwa vigeregere.

Mgombea Uwakilishi huyo alisema Mji Mkongwe licha ya kuwa ni urithi wa kimataifa lakini umekosa haiba yake kutokana na bidhaa zinazouzwa katika mji huo kuwa haziendeni na asili yake kutokana na kuzagaa kwa vinyago katika maeneo yote ya mji huo.

Alisema asili ya mji mkongwe ni bidhaa za asili zinazotengenezwa kwa mikono lakini hivi sasa kumejaa vinyago jambo ambalo linapoteza sura na haiba ya Mji Mkongwe ambao ni maarufu duniani kote.

 

Source: Mzalendo.net

Lipumba vows to strengthen agriculture, improve markets

In Politics, Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm

CUF Union Presidential Candidate, Prof. Ibrahim Lipumba, articulating the party's Vision for Change during a meeting with the Editors' Forum held at the CUF headquarters in Dar es Salaam.

Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:45

By Frank Kimboy

 

The Civic United Front (CUF) presidential hopeful Prof Ibrahim Lipumba will strengthen markets for agricultural produce and train more experts as a way to improve agriculture in the country, if he will be elected to form a new government.

Prof Lipumba said that the agricultural sector under the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) regime has stalled because the government has failed to tackle major challenges that face the sector, which is depended by the majority of wananchi.

He mentioned other challenges that hinder agricultural sector apart from lack of market and experts as lack of modern farming technology, farming equipment and poor infrastructure.

“We will make sure that farmers are imparted with modern skills by experts who will be supervising the activities throughout the country.

He said although farmers in some parts of the country produce a lot of crops, they have been hindered by lack of local market.

He said that if he will be elected into the country’s top office, he would make sure that enough funds will be set to purchase agricultural products.

Mr Lipumba made the promise on Friday evening at Maramba in Mkinga District during his second day of campaigns in Tanga Region.

He accused the current government for changing names of development projects, describing them as’ putting an old wine in a new bottle’.

“We had the Iringa Declaration and then agriculture was declared the countries backbone something that did not bear any fruit before Kilimo Kwanza  was introduced…you should elect CUF if you want to benefit from your work,” Prof Lipumba said.

Prof Lipumba who was campaigning for Mkinga constituency Member of Parliament candidate Mr Kassim Mbega and twelve councillor seat candidates promised wananchi that if elected they will ensure that construction of the district headquarters will be completed within a short period of time.  

Currently, the district headquarters is located in Tanga District.

 

Source: The Citizen

Seif promises to liberalise clove trade

In Politics on September 25, 2010 at 3:17 am

CUF's Zanzibar presidential candidate, Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, addresses a campaign rally at Mpendae, in Zanzibar Town. (Photo: Courtesy of Fidelis Felix of Mwananchi/The Citizen)

 

Monday, 20 September 2010 09:19

by Mkinga Mkinga, Pemba

 

The Civic United Front (CUF) presidential candidate in Zanzibar, Mr Seif Shariff Hamad, has promised to liberalise the clove market if he is elected.

Speaking to thousands of people at Tibirinzi grounds in Chakechake, Pemba, Mr Hamad said the first decree that he woule sign after being sworn in would be to allow each farmer to sale his cloves where he likes.

He said he would review the functions of the Zanzibar State Trading Corporation (ZSTC) and establish a one-stop centre that would end bureaucracy in the clove trade.

Mr Hamad said according to research Zanzibar loses a lot of investors just because of the bureaucracy. He said it takes up to six months for an investor to have all documents signed and granted licences for doing business. He said this is different from other developing countries which have simplified processes to register new investors.

“One stop centre will enable investors to complete all processes within short time and setting their investment for Zanzibar development. Investors currently are delayed because there are many institutions dealing with licensing and registering them,” he said.

Mr Hamad, who was addressing a first campaign in his native Pemba island believed to the CUF stronghold, said he was also going to capitalise on the recent political reconciliation to turn Zanzibar economy.

He told the rally that even investors have been pleased with recent developments in the country and they have shown their readiness to invest as there will be no more political turmoil in the Isles.

He said his government would also focus on reducing government expenditure, an option which will ultimately see the government saving a lot of money.

Specifically, he said, he will put more controls on procurement and tendering process, where most of the government officials have been benefiting.

“I’m irked by how we lose a lot of money in two areas of tendering and procurement. I warn those who have been benefiting from these two areas to find other occupations as I will not tolerate them in my government,” Mr Hamad said.

He also insisted on improving the Zanzibar port by making sure it becomes a free port which would attract more shipping lines. He said there are surveys going on to see if Mkumbuu natural harbour can be developed.

“Establishing a free port will not be a new thing as ten years ago Zanzibar was a free port and we were collecting then Sh7 billion every month compared to now where the collection has gone down to Sh800 million a month,” Mr Hamad noted.

Mr Hamad pledged to easy transport between Pemba and Unguja islands through fast ferries as there were many people who wanted to invest in the area.

He said if the small port will be established in Mkokotoni in Unguja and Mkoani in Pemba it will enable farmers to sell their products.

“Now people have no reliable markets due to lack of reliable transport between the islands,” he said.

The new government under CUIF would also establish a system that would enable common wananchi to directly post their queries to the government which will be answered promptly.

He said such system would create an opportunity for people to put make the government which they have put in power responsible and accountable to them.

Before the political rally, Mr Hamad received a red carpet welcome by thousands of people who turned at the Karume Airport in Pemba and conducted a peaceful demonstration to Tibirinzi grounds.

 

Source: The Citizen