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Old December 21st, 2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Tanzanian president sacks 4 ministers

* Dismissed ministers include defence, home affairs

* Analysts expect wider cabinet reshuffle in Tanzania

* Elephant population plummets due to poaching

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

Tanzanian president sacks 4 ministers over poaching abuses

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has sacked four government ministers following accusations of abuses committed by security forces during a huge operation against wildlife poaching.

The dismissals, which did not affect the key finance and energy portfolios, come after reports of arbitrary murder, rape, torture and extortion of innocent civilians by members of the anti-poaching crackdown dubbed "Operesheni Tokomeza" ("Operation Destroy")

Kikwete dismissed Defence Minister Shamsi Vuai Nahodha, Home Affairs Minister Emmanuel Nchimbi, Tourism and Natural Resources Minister Khamis Kagasheki and Livestock Development Minister David Mathayo.

"The president has agreed to nullify the appointments of all four ministers," Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda announced in parliament late on Friday to applause from lawmakers.

"The anti-poaching operation had good intentions, but the reported murders, rapes and brutality are totally unacceptable."

The dismissals come after a parliamentary inquiry uncovered the murder of 13 civilians, arrests of over 1,000 people and other abuses by members of the operation, which included soldiers, policemen, game rangers and forestry officers.

Kikwete sacked six ministers last year, including holders of the finance and energy portfolios, due to growing public and opposition discontent over graft allegations.

Investors have long complained graft is one of the main reasons for the high cost of doing business in Tanzania, which has made big discoveries of natural gas off its southern coast.

The president's latest intervention against officials seen to be abusing their positions could further strengthen his hand ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections in 2015.

Analysts said Kikwete was expected to announce a wider cabinet reshuffle in the coming days following growing criticism of the performance of other key members of his government, with more ministers likely to lose their jobs.

"Kikwete may now take the opportunity to reshuffle the entire cabinet but the Minister for Energy and Minerals, Sospeter Muhongo remains safe," said Ahmed Salim, senior associate at consultancy Teneo Intelligence.

"The focus will now turn towards the prime minister ...who has also been criticised, with opposition party members calling for his removal."

A new wave of poaching is threatening elephant and rhino populations in east Africa's second-largest economy.

Pinda said wildlife poaching had reached an alarming point, with a recent census at one of the country's biggest wildlife parks, Selous Game Reserve, showing elephant populations had plummeted to just 13,000 from 55,000 previously.

The government's anti-poaching exercise was suspended in November after just one month of the massive operation following reports of shocking brutality against innocent civilians. (Editing by George Obulutsa and Mike Collett-White)
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Hivi kawafukuza au wamejiuzulu wenyewe?
kagasheki alijiuzulu baada ya Bunge kumtaka afanye hivyo, ila nahodha, Nnchimbi na mwenzao ndio waliopigwa panga.

Ila kufuatana na kauli za wana ccm, kuna mawaziri waliowekwa kitimoto juzi juzi ambao kwa muda makada wa juu wa ccm wamewaita mzigo nao wamekalia kuti kavu.

Kuna kama wawili or watatu wengine wanaweza fuata.
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Ulifuatilia kile kikao cha bunge kilichosababisha hao jamaa wajiuzulu? kumbuka Baba Asha wakati huo hakuwepo bongo....
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Ulifuatilia kile kikao cha bunge kilichosababisha hao jamaa wajiuzulu? kumbuka Baba Asha wakati huo hakuwepo bongo....
yeah! Dizain mawaziri wengine wanasubiri panga, pia wabunge wanamkakati wa kumng'oa Pinda, wameanza kitambo inshu hiyo.

kwenye kikao cha Juzi bungeni mbunge mmoja alikua akitembeza form kwa wabunge kupiga kura ya kumng'oa.

Baadhi ya Wabunge wanadai kua Pinda ni mchawi number one wa maendeleo TZ

Sema hii timua timua ni nzuri coz inawafanya waheshimiwa kua active na kuacha kujisahau.
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Huyu bwana aliye fungua hii thread pia kafungua kama hii huko osis, umeona madudu aliyo andika???
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