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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stop Flocking in South Africa, President Mugabe


Heads of State and government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe yesterday condemned the recent attacks against African migrants in parts of Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa.
The summit meeting was reacting to a briefing by South Africa President Jacob Zuma on the nature of the xenophobic attacks and measures taken by his government to restore peace.

According to a communique issued after the meeting, "Summit commended the measures that the government of South Africa has put in place and resolved to work together to deal with the situation and ensure it does not recur."
The attacks affected the citizens of SADC member countries of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania, which were forced to evacuate their people.

The violence heightened tension between South Africa and its neighbours, some of whom threatened retaliatory measures.
But briefing the media after the summit yesterday, The SADC Chairman, President Robert Mugabe, said the situation should not be blamed on South Africa alone.
He said an virtually unchecked influx of migrants from neighbouring countries was stretching resources to the limit in South Africa, where the majority blacks were living in dire conditions.

"Only the whites are living well there. Our people should not have the instinct to rush to Johannesburg in the false hope that it is heaven," he said.
The SADC Chair said one way to arrest the influx was for SADC member countries to improve their economies and attract their youth to stay and work at home.
Hundreds of Zimbabweans, Malawians, Mozambicans and Zambians were evacuated following the attacks, but millions more, who are largely unskilled, remain in South Africa.

Twenty six Tanzanians were facilitated by the government to return home last week and the Tanzania High Commission in Pretoria is looking for others who may wish to return home. There was no Tanzanian among eight foreigners reported to have been killed in the attacks

President Zuma has been quoted in the media as saying he would address the root causes of the xenophobic attacks, which he said were poverty, unemployment and immigration.

An estimated 53 percent of the South African population lives below the poverty line, according to the United Nations.

(Ends)
 

Arrival of Dr. Bilal in Zimbabwe 

Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal is received by Tanzania Government Officials when he arrived at the Melkles Hotel in Zimbabwe. Dr. Bilal represented President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at the SADC Heads of State Extra Ordinary Summit on Industrialization held in Harare yesterday.

 

High Commissioner of Tanzania to Zimbabwe, H.E Adadi Rajab makes a briefing to the Vice President prior the SADC Summit. On the left is the Minister of Industry and Trade, Hon. Dr. Abdallah Kigoda (MP).

High Commissioner of Tanzania to South Africa, H.E Radhia Msuya contributes a point during a briefing session towards SADC Summit.


Government Leaders and Officials during the briefing session.

 

Ubalozi wa Tanzania nchini Malaysia washerehekea Miaka 51 ya Muungano

Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Malaysia, Mhe. Dkt. Aziz Ponary Mlima akiwa  na mkewe Mama Mkola Mlima pamoja na Wafanyakazi wa Ubalozi wakiwapokea wageni waalikwa kwenye maadhimisho ya miaka 51 ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar. Ubalozi wa Tanzania nchini humo uliandaa sherehe fupi kuuenzi Muungano.
Balozi Mlima akitoa hotuba fupi wakati  wa maadhimisho ya miaka 51 ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar
Balozi Mlima akikata keki kuadhimisha miaka 51 ya Muungano wa Tanganyika na Zanzibar. Anayeshuhudia ni Mgeni rasmi kwenye maadhimisho hayo ambaye ni Naibu Waziri wa Biashara ya Kimataifa na Viwanda wa Malaysia, Seneta Deto' Lee Chee Leong.
Juu na Chini ni Wageni waalikwa wakimsikiliza Balozi Mlima (hayupo pichani) alipowahutubia wakati wa maadhimisho ya miaka 51 ya Muungano wa Tanganyika  na Zanzibar
Zawadi ya Muungano

Rais Jakaya Kikwete apokea hati za Utambulisho za Mabalozi wa Nchi nne Ikulu Jijini Dar es salaam


Mkurugenzi wa Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa azungumza na Mabalozi wa EU, Ujerumani na Ufaransa hapa nchini

Balozi wa Umoja wa Ulaya hapa nchini, Mhe. Filberto Ceriani Sebregondi (mwenye tai nyeusi) akizungumza na Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa katika Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Balozi Celestine Mushy (wa pili kulia). Wengine katika picha ni Balozi wa Ufaransa hapa nchini, Mhe. Malika Berak (kulia kwa Balozi Filberto) na Bi. Eliet Magogo, Afisa Mambo ya Nje
Mazungumzo yakiendelea
Balozi Sebregondi akiwa na Balozi Berak na Mhe. Egon Kochanke (mwenye tai ya kijani), Balozi wa Ujerumani hapa nchini na Wajumbe waliofuatana nao wakimsikiliza Balozi Mushy ambaye hayupo pichani.
Balozi Sebregondi akifafanua jambo wakati wa mazungumzo yao na Balozi Mushy (hayupo pichani) huku Balozi Berak na Balozi Kochanke wakimsikiliza.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Zimbabwe yaipa majengo SADC kwa ajili ya Kituo cha Kufundishia Walinda Amani

Makamu wa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Dkt. Mohamed Gharib Bilal (kulia) akishuhudia Rais wa Zimbabwe akikabidhi majengo kwa ajili ya mafunzo ya ulinzi wa amani kwa Katibu Mtendaji wa SADC.


Rais wa Zimbabwe na Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Maendeleo ya Nchi za Kusini mwa Afrika (SADC), Mhe. Robert Mugabe akiangalia Hati Miliki ya Majengo ambayo Serikali ya Zimbabwe imetoa kwa SADC kuwa Kituo cha Kufundishia Walinda Amani. Hati hiyo ilikabidhiwa kwa Katibu Mtendaji wa SADC, Dkt. Stergomena Tax anayeonekana kushoto. Majengo hayo yapo kwenye kiwanja chenye ukubwa wa ekari 16 ambayo Zimbabwe imetoa bure kwa SADC kama mchango wake wa kuhamasisha amani na utulivu barani Afrika.





SADC Stops for Mbita


Vice President of The United Republic of Tanzania (red tie), Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal with other delegates observe a minute of silence in honor of Brigadier Mbita during SADC Summit in Harare.

President of Zimbabwe and Chairman of Southern African Development Community (SADC), H.E Robert Mugabe (C) here looks sad following the death of Brigadier Hashim Mbita. President Mugabe before, He led the Summit to observe a minute of silence in honor of Brigadier Mbita, reminded the Summit on major activities that Late Brig. Mbita did during liberation struggle of African Continent.




Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, today paid glowing tribute to the late Brigadier General Hashim Mbita.


The SADC Chairman, President Robert Mugabe, led the Summit in observing a minute of silence in honour of Brigadier Mbita, who was the Executive Secretary of the OAU Liberation Committee for nearly two decades from 1974.



"He supriintended the programme of all liberation groups (from Southern Africa) in Tanzania. He oversaw the formation and organization of the groups, sourcing of materials, programme of training and deployment," recalled Predident Mugabe, who was a beneficiary.

He said they received the news of Brigadier Mbita's passing with "a deep sense of sorrow."
During the last SADC Summit in August, President Mugabe awarded Brigadier Mbita the highest national honour of Zimbabwe, "The Order of Munhumutapa" and 100,000 US dollars for his contribution to the liberation of that country as well as Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Cape Verde and Sout

SADC Heads Of State adopt Industrilization Strategy

President of Zimbabwe and Chairman of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), H.E Robert Mugabe delivers an opening speech at the SADC Extra Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Vice President of The United Republic of Tanzania, H.E Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal (R) represented President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at Summit.


Part of Heads of State and Government who attended the Summit follow up the opening statement. Right is the President of South Africa, H.E Jacob Zuma

A Cultural group entertains the Heads of State and Government and other delegates in the Conference hall. 




Heads of state of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today adopted an Industrial Development Strategy to leverage the region's resources for sustainable development The strategic plan and roadmap was developed by a Ministerial Task Force mandated by the Heads of State last August.


It is a three-phase programme emphasizing efficient use of resources, value edition, diversification and competitiveness to propel the region into a high tech industrial entity by 2063.



The summit directed secretariat to compile the requisite budget and the Ministerial Council to prepare implementation plan. The Heads of State also approved revision of the Indicative Regional Development Plan, which now gives industrial development top priority.Development of infrastructure, including energy, water, roads and railways and ICT is ranked second while peace and security is third, followed by social services.




The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, was represented by the Vice-President, Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal at the Summit, which was attended for the first time by newly elected Presidents Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Philip Nyusi of Mozambique, Hage Geingob of Namibia and Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.




The Summit chaired by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was also attended by the President South Africa , Jacob Zuma, King Mswati of Swaziland and Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth.



The Heads of State and Government Further endorsed a plan to inaugurate  the tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA) combining the SADC, EAC and COMESA blocks in June.




They agreed that the creation of a continental FTA earlier scheduled for 2017 be pushed back to 2020.




In her remarks to the Summit, the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, said the Industrial Development Plan would boost the region's gross product and income per capital.
Chairman Mugabe said member states should brace to finance the plan because western countries were unlikely to help. "Those who benefit from our underdevelopment cannot be expected to help us," he said.
He lamented that although SADC countries ranked highly in global mineral and agricultural output, more than two thirds of their population was below the poverty line.




President Mugabe formerly handed over the Regional Peace Training Centre (RPRC) facility to Dr. Tax as part of the Summit opening ceremony.
The facility for the training of military personnel, police and civilians has been donated to SADC by the Zimbabwe government.

Afrika yamuaga Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita


Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mhe. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwa pamoja na Mama Salma Kikwete, Waziri wa Ulinzi, Mhe. Hussein Mwinyi (wa tatu kushoto), Mkuu wa Majeshi, Generali Davis Mwamunyange na Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Balozi Ombeni Sefue ( wa kwanza kushoto) wakisikiliza hotuba ya Waziri Membe (hayupo pichani) wakati wa shughuli za kitaifa za kumuaga Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita zilizofanyika katika Viwanja vya Lugalo Jijini Dar es Salaam tarehe 29 Aprili, 2015

Waziri Membe akitoa salamu za rambirambi kwa niaba ya Serikali wakati wa shughuli za kuaga mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Mhe. Bernard K. Membe (Mb.) akitoa heshima za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita wakati wa shughuli za kitaifa za kumuaga zilizofanyika katika Viwanja vya Lugalo Jijini Dar es Salaam.
Waziri Membe akimpa pole Mjane wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita, Mama Ngeme Mbita.


Mhe. Membe akimpa pole mmoja wa watoto wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita wakati wa shughuli za kitaifa za kuaga mwili zilizofanyika katika Viwanja vya Lugalo
Naibu Waziri Mkuu na Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje wa Namibia, Mhe. Mama Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah akiwa ameongozana na Balozi wa Namibia hapa nchini, Mhe.....kutoa heshima za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita wakati wa shughuli za kitaifa za kumuaga zilizofanyika katika Viwanja vya Lugalo. 
Mhe. Mama Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah akimpa pole Mjane wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita, Mama Ngeme Mbita. 
Baadhi ya Wawakilishi wa Serikali ya  Msumbiji nao wakitoa heshima zao za mwisho kwa mwili wa Marehemu Generali Hashim Mbita
Waziri wa Ulinzi wa Zimbabwe, Mhe. S. Sekeramayi (kulia)  akiwa pamoja na Mkuu wa Majeshi wa Zimbabwe, Valarios Sibanda (mwenye sare za jeshi) pamoja na Balozi wa Zimbabwe hapa nchini, Mhe. Edzai Chimonyo (katikati) akiwa na Wawakilishi wengine wakitoa heshima zao za mwisho
Kaimu Katibu Mkuu wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Balozi Simba Yahya nae akitoa heshima zake za mwisho huku akiwa ameongozana Katibu Mwenezi wa CCM, Bw. Nape Nnauye. 
Balozi wa Tanzania nchini Kenya, Mhe. John Haule akiwa ameonozana na Balozi Celestine Mushy, Mkurugenzi wa Idara ya Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa katika Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa kutoa heshima zao za mwisho.
Kiongozi wa Mabalozi wanaowakilisha nchi zao hapa nchini ambaye pia ni Balozi wa DRC, Mhe. Juma Halfan Mpango akitoa mkono wa pole kwa watoto wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita
Balozi wa Zambia hapa nchini, Mhe. Judith Kapijimpango nae akitoa pole kwa wafiwa
Mkuu wa Kitengo cha Mawasiliano ya Serikali katika Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Bi. Mindi Kasiga nae akitoa mkono wa pole kwa wafiwa.


...........Matukio mengine kwenye shughuli za kuaga mwili wa Marehemu Balozi Mbita

Waziri Membe akisaini Kitabu cha Maombolezo
Sehemu ya Mabalozi na Wakuu wa Mashirika ya Kimataifa yaliyopo hapa nchini wakishiriki shughuli za kuaga mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita
Mwakilishi wa Serikali ya Msumbiji ambaye ni Mwakilishi wa Kamati Kuu wa FRELIMO, Bw. Zaimundo Domingos Pachinuapa akitoa salamu za rambirambi za Serikali hiyo wakati wa shughuli za kitaifa za kuaga mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita


Mwakilishi wa Serikali ya Afrika Kusini ambaye ni Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje, Mhe. Nomaindia  Mfeketo akitoa salamu za rambirambi kwa niaba ya serkali yake.
Sehemu ya waombolezaji wakifuatilia matukio
Waziri Membe akiwa na Naibu Waziri Mkuu na Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje wa Namibia, Mhe. Mama Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah wakifuatialia hotuba mbalimbali wakati wa shughuli za kumuaga Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita


Viongozi wa Skauti hapa nchini nao walikuwepo kumuaga Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita
Juu na Chini ni sehemu ya  waombolezaji wakati wa shughuli za kuaga mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita.
Waziri Membe akisalimiana na Mkuu wa Majeshi, Generali Davis Mwamunyange
Jeneza lililobeba mwili wa Marehemu Brigedia Generali Hashim Mbita likiwa limebebwa na Wanajeshi

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SALAMU ZA RAMBIRAMBI ZA MHE. BERNARD MEMBE,
WAZIRI WA MAMBO YA NJE NA USHIRIKIANO WA KIMATAIFA
WAKATI WA SHUGHULI ZA KUMUAGA MAREHEMU BRIGEDIA JENERALI HASHIM MBITA, TAREHE 29 APRILI, 2015





Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu;


Mheshimiwa Benjamin William Mkapa;
Rais Mstaafu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania;

Mheshimiwa Mizengo Peter Pinda (Mb)
Waziri Mkuu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania;


Mama Ngeme Mbita

Mke wa Marehemu;

Watoto wa Marehemu;

Wanafamilia;

Mheshimiwa Hussein Mwinyi
Waziri wa Ulinzi na Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa;

Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange
Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi;


Mheshimiwa Abdulrahman Kinana
Katibu Mkuu wa CCM;



Viongozi Mbalimbali mliopo hapa;

Mabalozi;

Waombolezaji;

Mabibi na Mabwana;



Nianze kwa kutoa salamu za rambirambi kwa niaba ya Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa na Serikali kwa ujumla. Kifo cha Brigedia Jenerali Hashim Mbita ni msiba mkubwa sio kwetu tu hapa Tanzania, lakini pia kwa nchi za Kusini mwa Jangwa la Sahara na bara lote la Afrika. 

Nimelazimika kusimama na kuzungumza mbele yenu kwa kuwa pamoja na heshima kubwa aliyoipata kama mwanajeshi na nafasi zingine kubwa alizowahi kushika, lakini pia Mheshimiwa  Hashim Mbita alitumikia Taifa lake kama Balozi wetu katika jiji la Harare nchini Zimbabwe kuanzia mwaka 2003 hadi mwaka 2006.

Kama ilivyoelezwa, Mheshimiwa Mbita atakumbukwa zaidi kama Katibu Mtendaji wa Nchi za Mstari wa Mbele (Frontline States) kwa miaka 22 akiwa nguzo muhimu katika harakati za kupinga ukoloni na kupigania Uhuru kwa nchi kadhaa za Kusini mwa Afrika. Iliyokuwa OAU na kwa ridhaa ya Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Ofisi za nchi za mstari wa mbele ziliweka makao makuu hapa Dar es Salaam ambapo Jenerali Mbita aliitumikia kati ya mwaka 1972 hadi hadi mwaka 1994.  

Ni harakati hizi hizi ndio ambazo zimepelekea Mhe. Mbita kupatiwa tuzo ya “Medali ya Sir Seretse Khama”, tuzo ya Umoja wa Afrika ya “Son of Africa” na pia “The Royal Order of Munhumutapa” iliyotolewa na Rais Robert Mugabe wa Zimbabwe mwaka 2014.

Ingawaje Mhe. Mbita ametutoka lakini Mawazo na uzoefu wake utabaki nasi daima. Kupitia SADC, “The Hashim Mbita Project” ambayo imeandika na kuhifadhi uzoefu, fikra na kazi zake itakuwa ni hazina kubwa ya Mwanajeshi, Mpigania Uhuru na Mwanadiplomasia Mtanzania. Ameiletea heshima nchi yetu na huyu ni Mkombozi wa kweli wa kupigwa mfano.

Tunajivunia utu wake na ndio maana leo, pamoja nasi tunafutwa mchozi na wenzetu.  Naomba kuwatambulisha  kwenu.

·    Kutoka Namibia, Mheshimiwa Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, Naibu Waziri Mkuu na pia Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje.

· Uwakilishi kutoka Zimbabwe, Mheshimiwa Dr. Sydney Selelamayi, Waziri wa Ulinzi na Ujumbe wake.

· Uwakilishi kutoka Afrika Kusini, Mheshimiwa Nomaindia Mfeketo, Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje wa Afrika Kusini.

· Kutoka Msumbiji, Mheshimiwa Raimundos Domingos Pachinuapa, Mwakilishi wa Kamati Kuu wa FRELIMO.

Tunashukuru kwa kuweza kujumuika nasi katika msiba huu.

Kwa heshima na taadhima, tunatoa pole kwa familia na Watanzania wote. Mwenyezi Mungu ailaze roho ya Marehemu Mheshimwa Balozi Brigedia Jenerali Hashim Mbita mahala Pema Peponi.


Amina!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rais Kikwete amkaribisha Rais Clinton (Mstaafu) Ikulu

Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwa ameambatana na Rais Mstaafu wa Marekani Mhe. Bill Clinton mara baada ya kuwasili Ikulu, na kufanya mazungumzo naye. Kushoto ni Waziri wa Mambo ya nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa Mhe. Bernard Membe (Mb.), ambaye pia alishiriki mazungumzo hayo. Rais Clinton yupo nchini kwa ziara binafsi ya siku tatu.  

Rais Kikwete akiwa katika Mazungumzo na Mhe. Clinton. Wa kwanza kulia ni waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushikiano wa Kimataifa Mhe. Bernard K. Membe ambaye alishiriki kwenye mazungumzo hayo pamoja na Waziri wa Afya na Ustawi wa Jamii Mhe. Dkt. Seif Suleiman Rashid (hayupo pichani)

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje akiwa katika picha ya pamoja na Rais Mstaafu wa Marekani Mhe. Bill Clinton, Ikulu Dar es salaam, leo tarehe 28 Aprili 2015. 




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