KUWAOMBEA WAOVU NI DHAMBI

Posted: February 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Moja ya sifa ya kuwa kiongozi wa chama cha upinzani duniani lazima kuwa na uwezo wa kusema ukweli kwa nguvu bila kujali gharama na pia bila kujali matokeo kama yanaweza kutowapendeza watawala.

Katika mjadala wangu wa leo naomba kuwashirikisha katika kutambua ukweli ambao wengi wa viongozi hawawezi kuusema kama ulivyo, kama siku zote ninavyoandika na kujitambulisha kama mwenye mawazo ya upinzani na anayependa kuona upinzani unapiga hatua, nalazimika kuwashirikisha kwenye machache ntakayoyagusia kwenye andiko langu la leo.

Baadhi ya viongozi wetu wanapendekeza kuwa kila Mtanzania afanye maombi kwa Mungu kwa ajili ya Rais wetu mpendwa na serikali yake. HAPANA. Natofautiana nao. Si kwamba namuombea  mabaya ikiwemo magonjwa HAPANA na wala sijawahi kuwaza kumtakia mabalaa ila wakati huo huo mimi sikubaliani na mtazamo wa namna ya kumuombea.

Binafsi naona bora kuelekeza nguvu za maombi yangu kwa mamia ya mahabusu kote nchini ambao wanateseka na hasa ambao wamekamatwa kwa sababu binafsi au hata za kukomoana na hasa wale waliokamatwa kwa sababu za kisiasa. Afadhali kuelekeza maombi yangu kwa ajili ya nafsi na familia za wale wote ambao wamepotea ndugu zao wapendwa.

Kwenye Biblia Takatifu wanasema ni lazima tuombee viongozi wetu, nadhani mwandishi alikuwa akimaanisha viongozi wanaomcha Mungu na viongozi wenye wito wa Mungu na si madikteta.

Biblia inasema ni lazima ‘kushindana na uovu’ na wachache wangeweza kujadiliana ukweli kwamba pamoja na uchumi kuonekana kwenda hali jojo, na mfumuko wa bei unapopaa, na kiwango cha ukatili katika serikali na kwa kasi ya mateso, wanasiasa wa upinzani kukamatwa na kufunguliwa mashitaka wakionekana kutumia vita dhidi ya madawa ya kulevya, JPM na Serikali yake wanaweza kuwa waovu safi kutumia vita hii na wapinzani.

Wataonekana kweli wao ni serikali ya kulaaniwa kwamba hawapo kufanya lolote zaidi ya kusababisha vilio, magonjwa, umaskini, machozi, ugumu wa maisha, mateso, mgawanyiko, chuki, udhalimu, uharibifu na uonevu.

Kwa wale ambao wanasisitiza kuwa hata madikteta au viongozi wabaya wanastahili maombi yetu na ukarimu naomba kuwauliza maswali yafuatayo:-

1.   Je, ungewaombea watu kama Herode, Farao, Belshaza, Nebukadreza, Yezebeli, Ahabu, Athalia, Nimrod, Adolf Hitler au Idi Amin?

2.   Je, ungeharibu usingizi wako usiku au kufanya maombi kwa ajili ya Mfalme Bokassa, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Nero, Caligula, Sennacherub, Mfalme Leopold 11 wa Ubelgiji na Tsar Ivan wa Urusi iliyotisha?

3.   Je, ungefanya Misa Takatifu au kushika Rozari yako kwa Osama Bin Laden wa Al Qaeda, Muhammed Al Baghdadi wa ISIL au Abubakar Shekau wa Boko Haram?

 

4.   Je, ungekuwa wewe wa kufunga na kuomba kwa Atilla Hun, Genghis Khan, Kaiser Wilhelm 11 wa Ujerumani, Inca na Aztec Wafalme wa Amerika ya Kusini, Borgias wa Hispania, Darius Mfalme wa Uajemi na makatili wengine wengi zaidi katika historia na wanyama hai kubaki kuendelea kuwatesa na kutawala watu wao?

5.   Je, unajua kwamba wale waliotajwa hapo juu kwa pamoja waliua au wamesababisha vifo vya watu zaidi ya milioni 500 kati yao?

6.   Je, unaamini kwamba walikuwa chaguzi za Mungu na kwamba ilikua ni kosa kuomba kuwaombea kubaki madarakani au kuwaombea kuondoka madarakani au kuwatoa kwa nguvu?

7.   Je, Mungu alifanya kosa kumuua Firauni na kuua Herode kwa uovu wao na uovu dhidi ya wana wa Israeli BAADA ya waathirika wao kuondoka kabla ya sala na vilio vya kelele kwake ili kuwakomboa?

8.   Je umewahi kusoma mahali popote katika Biblia kwamba mitume watakatifu na waumini kuwaombea WAFALME WAOVU na WATAWALA ili kuendelea kutawala?

9.   Je, Elia si alimpinga Yezebeli na Daudi na Samweli si walijinyima na kusimama dhidi ya Sauli?

10.    Je, hamjui tofauti kati ya mtawala mwenye haki ambae Mungu anampenda na amtakaye amewekwa na pia mtesaji, mbaguzi na jeuri ambaye shetani kutumia?

Tunapohimizana kuombea viongozi tuyakumbuke yote yaliyotajwa kwenye vitabu vitakatifu.

Nawatakia usomaji mwema.

Abdul

Twitter: @noor_abdul

Madawa ya kulevya leo ni moja ya matatizo makubwa yanayosumbua karibu nchi zote duniani ikiwa ni pamoja na Tanzania. Matokeo ya madawa za kulevya aina hiyo, uraibu, ulanguzi au hata ulimaji inaweza kuleta; athari kubwa na kwa bahati mbaya vijana wanaathirika zaidi juu ya dawa za kulevya na hii huleta athari kubwa na mbaya kwa jamii.

Cha kusikitisha, madhara ya madawa ya kulevya nayaona katika nyanja mbalimbali. Watu wanaotumia dawa za kulevya wanakumbana na madhara ya kimwili kutokana na madawa hayo ya kulevya. Watumiaji wengi wa madawa ya kulevya kushiriki katika vitendo vya kihalifu, kama vile wizi na ukahaba ili kupata fedha za kununua dawa hizo, na baadhi ya dawa zinahusishwa na tabia za vurugu. Madawa ya kulevya husababisha utegemezi wa kisaikolojia na utegemezi wa kiuchumi. Matumizi ya madawa muda mrefu ni kiashiria cha kujichimbia kaburi bila kujali kama wewe binafsi ni tegemezi, kwa ujumla watumiaji wengi ni wachanga katika kufikiri, wanaosumbuliwa na hali ya hatari kiafya, kiakili, kimwili na kihisia kusumbuliwa kunakotokana na asili.

Zaidi masuala binafsi ya afya, zaidi ya madhara makubwa kwa familia, zaidi ya takwimu za uhalifu katika jamii, madawa ya kulevya yana athari kubwa katika uchumi wa Tanzania. Kusema kweli Mamlaka ya Kuzia na Kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya, Mamlaka ya Chakula na Dawa Tanzania (TFDA), wataalam katika matibabu na watunga sera, Mashirika binasfi n.k nadhani ni dhahiri wataunga mkono hoja yangu juu ya athari mbaya za madawa ya kulevya katika kujenga uchumi wa Tanzania. Hii ni pamoja na gharama za utekelezaji wa sheria, kufungwa jela, matibabu, majeruhi yanayotokana na ubebaji au majeraha yanayotokana na ajali za barabarani, wanaopotea wakiwa katika sehemu za kazi, n.k. Tukiweka baadhi ya mambo pamoja yanayohusiana na pombe na madawa ya kulevya utaona vifo vinavyoongezeka miaka hadi miaka, na hatari kubwa ya maambukizi ya VVU kwa kutumia sindano zinavyozidi kupukutisha jamii. Ukiachana na vifo katika familia zetu mtumiaji ambaye ameishazoea madawa ya kulevya kwa kawaida ni ngumu kubadilika kitu ambacho kina uwezekano wa kusababisha matatizo ya ndoa na kutokua na mahudhurio mazuri kazini na kujikuta akishuka utendaji wake na kupelekea kuachishwa kazi. Madawa ya kulevya yanaweza kuharibu maisha ya familia na kujenga mifumo ya uharibifu ya ushirikiano tegemezi; tatizo hili ni kubwa sana na linaweza hatimaye kuzuia maendeleo katika jamii.

Ingawa katika jitihada zinazoendea kufanywa na serikali imedhamiria kupunguza kasi ya makosa yanayohusishwa na dawa za kulevya Tanzania, ikiwa ni kuongeza mapambano dhidi ya matumizi ya madawa ya kulevya na usafirishaji wa madawa hayo kadri itakavyowezekana kama ilivyotajwa hivi karibuni na Rais Daktari Magufuli wakati akimuapisha Kamishna Mkuu wa Mamlaka ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya Bwana Rogers Siyanga.

Mara nyingi, baadhi ya wasafiri wamekuwa wanakamatwa katika viwanja vya ndege vya kimataifa au bandari na mizigo mikubwa ya mihadarati, hasa cocaine au heroine. Lakini licha ya ukamataji mkubwa wa wahusika na washukiwa mbalimbali, biashara ya madawa imeendelea kushamiri, hasa hapa nyumbani (Tanzania) hutumika kama kituo cha usambazaji kupitishia biashara ya madawa kimataifa. Moja ya sababu za kwa nini biashara hii iliendelea kushamiri ni ukosefu wa jitihada za dhati kutumia chombo kilichoundwa kwa mujibu wa taratibu na sheria lakini kikawa hakifanyi kazi japo kimekuwa kikitengewa fedha kwenye bajeti zetu kwa ajili ya kutekeleza majukumu yake, pamoja na bidii kubwa ikihitajika kwa upande wa wakala wote na mahakama kuwafungulia mashitaka wahalifu pale wanapokuwa na ushahidi wa kujitosheleza. Naamini kuwa na haraka na kwa bidii wahalifu kushitakiwa kwa kujihusisha na biashara ya madawa ya kulevya kwa njia yoyote kama unao ushahidi idadi ya kesi itapungua na haki kutendeka.

Aidha Mamlaka ya Kuzuia na Kupambana na Dawa za Kulevya, bado wanaweza kuendelea na tempo (kama alivyoeleza Bwana Kamishna Mkuu wakati wa Awamu ya Tatu ya RC Makonda) ya ufanisi wake kwa kuwekeza zaidi kwenye vifaa vya teknolojia ambavyo vinaweza kuongeza uwezo wake wa kuchunguza wafanyabiashara au watumiaji kuzuia na kukatisha tamaa jitihada zao. Kutokana na uharibifu mkubwa unaosababishwa na mihadarati kwa jamii, hakuna jitihada za lazima zitakazoachwa na serikali yoyote makini kukabiliana na hatari yake. Njia nyingine ya kuhakikisha Mamlaka inafanikiwa katika malengo yake ni kuhakikisha kuwa mkuu wa shirika lazima arejeshe vijana kujitambua na jamii itambue madhara ya dawa hizo, na njia zinazoweza kutumika ni kutangaza kampeni dhidi ya biashara ya madawa ya kulevya. Watu wapate mafunzo ya kutosha ili kujenga uzoefu na utaalamu. Zaidi mamlaka inaweza kuongeza hamasa ya vita dhidi ya biashara haramu ya dawa tajwa inayofanywa na kupiga vita uendelevu wake kwa kuelimisha umma kwa kutumia mbao za matangazo, radio, televishen, vipeperushi, nk, yote yalenge katika jitihada za kuonyesha hatari ya madawa ya kulevya. Napendekeza pia kuanzishwa kampeni dhidi ya matumizi ya madawa katika mitaala ya shule za sekondari pia wanapaswa kuwajulisha vijana haja ya kujua kwa undani kasumba na ujumbe wa kupambana na madawa ya kulevya. Hii ni vita dhahiri ambayo jamii ya Watanzania hawawezi kumudu kupoteza, inauimiza moyo zaidi kusikia kwamba kuna tani za madawa ya kulevya katika mzunguko ambao ni dhahiri unalenga kumaliza jamii ya vijana wengi.

Karibu kila siku katika vyombo vya habari ni vijana wa Kitanzania ambao wanakamatwa wakati wa majaribio ya kusafirisha madawa ya kulevya kama cocaine na heroin ndani na nje ya nchi. Inafikia sehemu ambayo ukijitambulisha kama Mtanzania unaona kama na wewe utahisiwa kuwa mmoja wa vijana wanaotumia, wanaosafirisha au wanaofanya biashara ya dawa za kulevya. Vijana wameharibu sura ya Taifa iliyojengwa kwa muda mrefu na kwa gharama kubwa.

Umoja wa Mataifa Ofisi inayoshughulikia Madawa ya Kulevya na Uhalifu (UNODC) iliwahi kufafanua madawa ya kulevya kama biashara haramu ya kimataifa ambayo inahusika na ulimaji, utengenezaji, usambazaji na uuzaji wa vitu ambavyo vimekatazwa chini ya sheria ya dawa za kulevya.

Asili ya matatizo ya dawa za kulevya Tanzania inasemekana chanzo chake ni kipindi tu baada ya Vita Kuu ya Pili. Askari wetu aliyekuwa akihudumu huko Burma, India, alirudi na mbegu za mimea ya bangi. Askari huyo alikwenda mbele zaidi akafanya majaribio la kupanda mbegu yake na kugundua kwamba ilikuwa imefanya vizuri sana katika baadhi ya maeneo ya Tanzania, na hii ilisababisha kupamba moto kwa kilimo cha mmea huo.

Ilikuwa ni suala la muda tu na uwezo kabla wa idadi ya biashara ya mmea huo kuwa juu, baada ya kuboresha uchumi na kuongezeka kwa mfumo wa usafiri wa anga ikawa nafasi nzuri kwa vijana wachache wa Kitanzania ambao walikua na uwezo wa kujua masoko ambapo madawa ya kulevya wanaweza kuzalishwa na kusambazwa.

Kadri miaka ilivyoenda, Tanzania akawa msafirishaji na kituo muhimu cha usambazaji wa uhakika kwa cocaine, heroin na vitu vingine haramu lengo kwa ajili ya Ulaya, Asia ya Mashariki na masoko ya Amerika ya Kaskazini. Madawa yanayosafirishwa kwa wingi ni cocaine, heroin, bangi na mirungi. Ila kwa hapa nyumbani watu wengi sana wanasafirisha bangi ikiwa katika hali yake ya mitishamba kwa sababu ni nafuu kabisa na ni rahisi kutokana na ukweli kwamba ni zao linalolimwa na linazalishwa ndani ya nchi.

Mihadarati ni kawaida kusafirishwa kinyemela kuvuka ardhi, anga na bandari za bahari na maziwa yetu. Wale wanaosafirisha kinyemela kwa njia ya anga ni kawaida kwao kuonekana kama wafungwa katika filamu na kukata tamaa, kwa kuwa hawana uhakika wa kufika safari waliyotumwa au wanayoenda kuifanya wenyewe au wataishia mikononi mwa mikono ya dola.

MAMBO yanayofanya vijana kujiingiza kwenye biashara ya dawa za kulevya.

Watu wako tayari kuchukua tahadhari kubwa ya kuendeleza biashara za madawa ya kulevya lakini wanaangalia katika nchi kama Tanzania yenye mizigo mingi ikiwa ni pamoja na uhaba wa ajira, umaskini, rushwa na hasara ya jumla ya matumaini katika serikali, vinakwanza na kuona njia pekee ya kujitengenezea pesa ni katika biashara hiyo haramu lakini wafanyaje?

Sababu nyingine ni jitihada ya vijana wengi kuhitaji fedha nyingi na ya haraka bila kua na mpango unaoeleweka. Biashara ya madawa ingawa kwa ni hatari kwa muhusika lakini ni njia ya haraka ya kupata fedha. Vijana dhaifu ambao hawakuwa na mundo mzuri wa maadili kwa urahisi hujikuta wanaangukia kwenye uovu huu.

Nitumie fursa hii kulipongeza Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania  kwa ushirikiano mlioonyesha kwa pamoja kupinga ukiukwaji wa sheria uliokua ukifanywa na Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam Bwana Makonda. Nchi yetu ilijengwa kwa amani kwa sababu ya sheria, taratibu na kanuni mbalimbali zinazotungwa, tukiacha kila mtu kufanya anavyojisikia hatuwezi kufika tunapopataka.

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Africa Union is a big club of mediocre, tyrants and loser. In the last decade, having reviewed the performance of the union, I know its a huge failure.

For ICC, I think the idea is good but not now. Until we refurbish our judiciary to deal decisively with crimes. We still maintain the ICC as our criminal justice system for crimes against humanity.

Funny enough ordinary Africans are rejoicing over the decision of African Countries to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Despite it’s shortcomings, only the threat of the ICC has kept African leaders responsible. The peaceful elections and democratic transitions in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria owes largely to the threat of the ICC to haul instigators of violence before the Court.

So the ordinary Africans are the victims of any withdrawal as we don’t have systems to deal with violators of international criminal law.

Funny enough, some Africans will ignorantly ask if Americans presidents can be tried by the ICC? My response is can an American president massacre ordinary Americans to be in power like what is happening in South Sudan, Congo and Burundi? Even if they do, do we have a justice system like America or Britain that can hold them accountable?

It’s OK. When the trouble start, even the African Union (AU) will usually protect leaders and not citizens being massacred by power mongers.

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Leadership is a momentous endeavor. It transcends being the lucky official who heads a flock of uninformed followers. It surpasses the unmerited personal comfort sustained by the commonwealth of the people. It outstrips the ephemerals of lights, cameras, microphones, shimmering convoys, and overzealous defenders. It exceeds dwelling in a marble castle adjacent to the shantytown crammed by the conventional people. It is about having the gift of integrity; to be in charge of people’s treasury without looting it. It is okay to be critiqued for being a firm leader, and it is even worth dying for. The head who is not willing to die, for the people to live, is not a living leader. Leadership is about the affection, appreciation, and space created for the trailblazer in the hearts of an appreciative people. It is about what posterity has in stock for the real leader.

 Abdul

At a time when my own generation ought to be preparing to take the baton of leadership in the nearest future, they are busy submitting themselves as bows and arrows to political leaders to use in fighting their battles, then you know what kind of future lies ahead of us as a country.

You will see youths, they so called LEADERS OF TOMORROW fighting each other, hating each other all because some political leaders disagree, not minding to think of what becomes of them after these warring political leaders settle their differences which is likely to happen eventually, as we see in democracies across the world.

What if they settle their differences and become co-travelers? Does that mean you will also automatically forget all the targets you hit, all the enemies you made? Are you a kind of programmed robot?

How can you spend all these years going to school and graduate with the same or even better result than someone, only for you to be his dog that he unleashes on his enemies? You are a waste to your generation, a disappointment to your parents who laboured to send you to school, and a disgrace to the schools you attended.

If you must interfere when political leaders are fighting, let it be to appeal to the warring parties to settle their disputes and not to aggravate the situation. If you succeed in fueling the crisis, it is you that will suffer the consequences in the end.

Please my fellow youths, stop embarrassing us.

Abdul.

POLITICS IS NOT ALL TO LIFE

Posted: January 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Let me make it clear to you that everybody must not be a politician; your breakthrough must not just be expected from politics. Some youths do not have anything they are known for, but following one politician after the other. I see those youths as beggars, and nothing more. Let me add, that any youth who is involved in politics without any other verifiable means of living is a political thug, and nothing more. It is your right to play politics, it is even correct to identify with a big politician as a role model, but you must have a mainstay, you must have a name. A youth without profession, without job, without trade is a dangerous criminal looking for how to steal from the people, should he/she have the slightest chance at political power.

Abdul

NEW YEAR (2007) RESOLUTION

Posted: January 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Memo to Corrupt Tanzanian Lawmakers, Ministers, Judges, Heads of Parastatals, etc.

It is a shame that 55 years after attaining political independence from the British colonialists, Tanzania is yet to be truly independent politically, economically, culturally, socially and even mentally. Over the years since independence, virtually all the critical areas of the economy and national life have continuously been neglected by successive administrations. Unpleasant happenings concerning rapidly decaying infrastructure, collapsed health sector, deteriorating education sector, rising rate of unemployment, increase in level of crime and other forms of criminality all over the country.

The country is moving dangerously and aimlessly and if care is not taken, the result may be disastrous. Why has Tanzania been unlucky to have honest, trustworthy, dynamic, selfless and disciplined leaders that can serve the country with unwavering commitment, determination and impeccable integrity and effectively motivate the followership towards achieving meaningful national goals and aspirations?

Why is it that since independence, especially from inauguration of multipatism in 1992, it has been difficult to ensure democracy works successfully in Tanzania? Why should Tanzania’s form of democracy be different from the one in civilized and sane climes across the world? The reason nothing seems not to be working in Tanzania is that many of those charged with the responsibility of directing the affairs of the country at various tiers are there, not to serve but to pursue their selfish interests and also corruptly enrich themselves. Election riggers and political misfits, as well as political prostitutes now dictate the tune while politics has become the most lucrative business.

We mortgaged our own future and that of our offspring – now, we are reaping the wild oats of complacency we sowed years ago. A nation, they say, gets the kind of leadership they deserves. A truthful nation gets truthful leaders, and a corrupt nation gets corrupt leaders. The leadership of a nation is an antecedent of their character, because the nation usually tolerates the leaders whose moral fibers reflect those of the people.

TRUTHS: Segments of the industrialized realms continue to pigeonhole Africans and the descendants of Africans as the derisible primates in the jungle. As the most peaceful nation in Africa, Tanzania remains the bull’s eye for the revulsion propelled at Africa and Africans. The loathing sectors of the developed world are not amused by how many of our Lawmakers, Ministers, Heads of Parastatals, and even Judges receive bribes or steal the funds budgeted for developing their own country and hiding them in the developed world, where nobody respects the officials and their loots. They are not mesmerized by how our officials procure foreign pleasures with the cash projected for elevating disadvantaged Tanzanians.

The United Kingdom (UK) was built by the altruistic citizens who treasured their Motherland. The United States of America (USA) was engineered by the thoughtful Americans who valued their Fatherland. The United Arab Emirates’ city of Dubai, where the Tanzanian prodigals waste the money, mostly embezzled or appropriated through inducements, was fashioned by the Arabs who placed their homeland before themselves. On the contrary, Tanzania was ruined by the bantam-brained officials who treasured and bragged about vacationing in the UK, USA, and UAE, where nobody respected them and their spurious wealth. No entities are more tactless than those who display opulence overseas with the wealth pilfered from their own people.

MY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION, therefore, is to remain a longer, sharper, and itchier bone in the throats of the lethargic, immoral, and opportunistic Tanzanian officials who shamelessly accept the insults hurled at Africa. I am resolute in my resolve to NEVER watch soundlessly as the insensitive, materialistic, and treacherous leeches on the corridors of power degrade my place of birth. I am committed to combating the low-esteemed officials who raid the nation to cover their insecurity and inability to thrive on their personal efforts. I SHALL NOT capitulate to those who perpetuate sleaze, disrepute, and retrogression in Tanzania. Once again, the die has been cast and the line has been drawn for another year. Tanzania must flourish!

Before you talk with an average Tanzanian, he/she tells you “by God’s grace”. What that means, I do not know. We steal, cheat, kill, discriminate and on Fridays and Sundays, we flock to mosques and churches, paying 10 percent of our loot to some funny characters called men of God……. Shame on this nation.

My dear friends, I would never dare to bias you with my writings! I am being totally straight when asking them to lead us in this matter concerning our future. Nothing will change without the promptings of civil society. Those politicians differing of parties are only interested in getting as much of the national cake for themselves; they have no interest in alleviating our plight and poverty. Believe me, I may live elsewhere in the world but everything I am, I owe to Tanzanians. So my request is earnest.

It’s the high esteem in which I hold you, confident of your integrity that prompts this request. For Tanzania to move with times, we must invest in our future by investing in YOU!

Tanzanians need change right from the highest to the lowest, the richest down the poorest, the wisest through the foolish ones, and the ables and the disables. The change is yet to come.

Happy New Year 2017

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