Monday, 13 January 2014

Taunts and boos: Is it you Prof Tiba-ijuka?

Dear Prof Annae Kajuamlo Tiba-ijuka,
Allow me to humbly touch base with you seeking some explanations about a couple of things. I hope you’re recovering from the shock after some fyatus in Mbeya jeered at and booed you so much that the DC had to zero in to aid you in this fracas. Firstly, I thought it’s untrue. After reading the story all over the place, I truly felt very bad. I wished I were there to teach these sons, and possibly daughters of bin-Adam, a very good lesson.
Again, I believe you still remember me. If yeah, cool. If not, I’m the author of an epistle that asked you what’d happen if the Uhindini building you condemned didn’t come down as it happened. Sadly, you didn’t reply. To remind you I wrote another epistle in the defense of the same building. Thanks.  You heard my prayers and spared that expensive and magnificent building which stands to be a symbol of ‘good governance’ in our hunk.
The other day I penned a piece asking you how you’d deal with moneyed people who built mansions on legally forbidden areas. One of these creatures answers to the name Gettie Rwakatarehe. Again, you didn’t reply.  This didn't kill my oomph to see to it that you reply to my inquiries.
Once again, I’m penning another piece specifically aimed at you.  You know what. Boozers are saying that your promise of retrieving their land from an investor will end up a cropper just like the one on demolishing that killer house. How were you able to privatize the whole village as if villagers didn’t exist? Does this need a PhD to know really? How can a govt act like a traditional healer?
Though I got it from boozers at our swallowing joint, I still want to know more. Is it true that you cowardly hared to the car when you saw charged farmers baying for your blood? For, one boozer left us in stitches when he said that you warned furious guys to reckon with the fwact that you’re a porofwesa and a minister whom they’re duty-bound to respect and protect even if it meant to shed their blood like those who died in Uhindini building saga. They did not buy it though. They just booed and booed and booed till you escaped.
Boozers are wondering why you didn't know the real situation. There are some complains that some ‘investakers’ are even subletting the land they acquired to develop. It is the same with those guys who buy our factors to end up turning them into godowns that keep illegals. If a Prof doesn't know such simple and open issues, he or she must be doomed. The right thing boozers can do to him or her is to just boo and jeer at such a creature.
When I remember and compare what I read in your book, “Poverty and Social Exclusion in Tanzania”, to what you’re doing as a minister, I truly end up disheartened and marveled. As the sage has it, is it better said or written than done?
I also read your paper in the International Development Magazine titled, “AIDS and Economic Welfare in Peasant Agriculture: Case Studies from Kagabiro Village, Kagera Region, Tanzania.” You wrote,
“Economic reforms introduced in 1986 in the context of the World Bank supported economic recovery Programs have led to the liberalization of agricultural services and thereby improve farm prices by breaking the monopoly previously enjoyed by the state- controlled market institutions.” You’re dead right prof. You’d not let people of Kapunga monopolize the farm whose price is attractive especially to investors who can offer you kitu kikubwa and kidogo so as to forget those earthlings.
          True, had these fyatus read your publications, they’d not have thought that you’d support them by frying an investor. I wonder. Why didn't they see that your all eyes were on the investor instead of being on them! One thing many, especially those who goof, don’t underscore is the fact that being referred to as a prof is only a big deal in Africa. One boozer left us shocked when he dressed professors down just easily saying, “Sometimes I don’t see the border between professors like Ju-ma Kapuyanga who’s alleged to have raped a girl recently, J4 Majembe who messed every docket, Kajuamlo, Sossie Muhongo who’s messing our gas currently and many more and quacks like Maji Marefu.”
          Before going on I heard another boozer saying, “Wewe, don’t mess up with nshomile profwesor.”
The guy replied, “Go way. Yes she might be. Her actions dress her down. Do you remember how she changed stances?”
Another asked how, “She firstly agreed that the investor had all rights to the land in dispute. Thereafter, she changed her statement and said there were mistakes in issuing a title. How and when did she know this new truth? My foot! Bribe’s behind all this sellout. How can professionals make such grave mistake?”
In a nutshell, boozers wanted the major question to be answered before reaching to the conclusion that there were some mistakes in issuing the title deed. Logically, how does the prof know that it’s a mistake but not a deliberate move to mint and print money by those who issued the title deed? Mistaking a thousand of hectares easily?!!!! Rushwa tupu! Mtazomewa sana tu. Kapunga’s but a drop in the ocean of corruption.
Source: Thisday Jan 13, 2013.

4 comments:

Jaribu said...

I have nothing but contempt nay, loathing for these bungling professors. Idi Amin used to kill his intellectuals whereas Dr Clueless has co-opted them by giving them a piece of the pie. The net effect to the masses is the same; we are being taken to the cleaners by a gang of bandits.

NN Mhango said...

So Jaribu do you mean that killing or giving them a morsel is just the same sir?

Jaribu said...

The net effect is the same, although I would not advocate violence. The professors might be breathing but they are dead professionally and ethically. The good doctor may not be Einstein, but he knows if you throw them a morsel, there will be a stampede of these sycophants eager to help him fleece the masses.

NN Mhango said...

Wow! Better facing hunger resulting from lack of food than mental one whereby educated guys are behaving like tarts just because they want to have their fills filled with spoils and loots.