- November 20, 2023
- Posted by: Adminct
- Category: Twitter-Space
MALIASILI ZETU ZAGEUKA SHUBURI KWA WANANCHI, LOLIONDO
#MariaSpaces #WenyeNchiWananchi #KatibaMpya #ChangeTanzania
Tangu uwekezaji binafsi ulipoanzishwa nchini tumeaminishwa faida nyingi ambazo zingetokana na uwekezaji lakini kama wananchi tumeshuhudia tukibaki patupu. Mikataba imekuwa ni kaa la moto kwa Watanzania, kila kunapokuwa na mkataba kinachotokea ni Taifa la kigeni au kampuni la kigeni kuchukua faida na Tanzania kubaki na majuto. Wanasiasa wanaingia mikataba ya kuuza nchi, wamekuwa wakitumia kigezo hichi cha uwekezaji kama njia ya kuuza nchi kwa wageni.
Baada ya haya yote bado serikali inangangania mikataba mibovu ya uwekezaji. Tumeshuhudia wananchi wa Loliondo wamefukuzwa kwenye makazi yao kwa nguvu kwa vigezo vya uhifadhi lakini tumeona wawekezaji wakijenga hoteli za kitalii kwenye maeneo hayo hayo huku wananchi waliohamishwa kwenye maeneo yao kupelekwa kwenye maeneo yanayomilikiwa na watu wengine, jambo linalopelekea migogoro isiyo na mwisho na majonzi kwa wananchi. Katika kufanikisha shughuli za kulazimisha wananchi wa Loliondo kutoka kwenye maeneo hayo, serikali imeendelea kuzuia huduma za kijamii na hivi karibuni kuna ripoti za wananchi kuendelea kuvamiwa kwenye maeneo yao.
Kwa sasa tunashuhudia sakata la bandari baada ya Serikali kusaini mkataba wa uwekezaji na kampuni ya DP World. Mkataba wa bandari umivanje katiba ya nchi na haujalenga kuinua Tanzania kiuchumi bali umeuza rasilimali za bandari kwa wageni. Pamoja na sifa za kampuni hii ya DP World kuwa mbaya kwenye mataifa yaliyowahi kuwekeza na wananchi kupinga mkataba huu, bado Serikali imeshupaa kuendelea na mkataba huu. Swala la bandari inahitaji maamuzi ya haraka ya kurekebisha ama kuuvunja kabisa. Ni wakati wa watanzania kuamka na kuendelea kudai na kupigania maslahi ya nchi yao.
Since private investment was introduced in the country, we have been assured of many benefits that would result from various investments, but as citizens, we have witnessed being left empty-handed. Contracts have been a burning coal in the heads of Tanzanians, every time there is a contract, what happens is that a foreign country or company takes advantage and Tanzania is left with regrets. Politicians are entering into contracts to sell off the country, they have been using this investment criterion as a way to sell the country to foreigners. After all this, the government is still struggling with bad investment deals. We have witnessed the citizens of Loliondo being forcibly evicted from their homes for conservation criteria but we have instead witnessed investors building tourist hotels in the same areas where native citizens were evicted, leaving them displaced from their areas to areas owned by other people, which leads to endless conflicts and sorrows amongst the people. In continuing to force the people out of Loliondo, the government has continued to block social services and recently there are reports of continuous invasion in the area.
We are currently witnessing the port saga after the Government signed an investment contract agreement with DP World. The port contract violates the country’s constitution and has not aimed to raise Tanzania economically but to sell short the country’s port resources to foreigners. Despite the reputation of DP World being bad for the countries that it has invested in prior and the people opposing this contract, the Government is still determined to continue with this contract. It is a no-brainer that the Tanzanian government needs to make a quick and right decision of accepting that it has sold off its resources to foreigners and make amendments to rectify the contract with DP World or terminate the contract altogether. It is also time for Tanzanians to wake up and continue to demand and fight for the interests of their country.