Makonda has long been a laughing stock among Tanzania’s intelligentsia, and has proven beyond a doubt that he has no business in governance. The ban, according to past experience, could further trigger other sanctions against such targeted individuals, their families and even their close associates. Mr Makonda’s predicament immediately drew a frenzy on social media as Tanzanians tried to make sense of the ban. Secretary Mike Pompeo last week declared Paul Makonda and his wife, Mary Massenge, ineligible for entry into the United States. He was famously filmed leading armed security personnel in a midnight raid of a private television station in the city in a scandal which led to the sacking of then information minister Nape Nnauye when he took him head on. Aliyekuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, na mkewe, Maria, wamepata watoto wengine wawili ambao ni mapacha wa kiume na wa kike. According to the US, Mr Makonda was banned over several reasons related to gross abuse of civil liberties. Former Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda and his wife, Maria, have had two more children, male and female twins. Makonda is a France youth international having played for the under-18, under-19, and under-20 teams. Mr Makonda becomes the first government official in Tanzania in to be slapped with such a ban in recent history. From cracking on drug traffickers, smoking out deadbeat fathers and hunting down alleged homosexuals, Mr Makonda who emerged from the youth wing of the ruling party has stumbled from one controversy to the other. Regional Commissioner of Dar Es Salaam (RC) “Let Makonda come,” News Ghana (Ghana, 7 February 2020) Celebrities Forum: 23: May 3, 2019: Wana JamiiForums waliosoma na Paul Makonda: Celebrities Forum: 75: Mar 31, 2019: Picha: Huyu ndo mtoto wa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar, Paul Makonda..! This includes actions taken by the government that curtail freedom of expression, freedom of association and rights of peaceful assembly, target marginased people and the political opposition and jeopardise life,” the statement noted. انضم إلى فيسبوك للتواصل مع ‏‎Maria Makonda‎‏ وأشخاص آخرين قد تعرفهم. ALIYEKUWA Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda na mkewe, Maria wamepata watoto wengine wawili ambao ni mapacha wa kiume na wa kike. Paul Makonda alitoa kauli bungeni akimsifu Samia Suluhu kuwa ni mchapakazi na anastahiki kupewa nafasi ya umakamo wa rais. August 31, 2020 by Global Publishers. DAR ES SALAAM: Bado Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda (36) anaendelea kutajwa kwenye vinywa vya Watanzania wengi kufuatia madai ya kutumia vyeti ambavyo vinasemekana si vya kwake, lakini Amani sasa limebaini mambo 6 yanayomponza bosi huyo. On October, Dar es Salaam commissioner Paul Makonda, a fervent Christian and loyal ally of President John Magufuli announced plans to round up gay people. View the profiles of people named Paule Makonda. He is well known for promulgating harsh rules against homosexuality and prostitution. The result was panic in the East African country’s gay community and a massive outcry, which eventually prompted the government to distance itself, if only halfheartedly. Makonda Apata Watoto Mapacha, Asema Aliitwa Tasa. The drastic move on Mr Makonda left many questions unanswered and would likely also put the government, where he is a powerful figure, in unwanted spotlight. Join Facebook to connect with Paule Makonda and others you may know. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window). “Let Makonda come,” Voices 360 (South Africa, 7 February 2020) Since President John Magufuli took office in 2015, his government has arrested opposition leaders, shut down newspapers, and launched a legislative assault on free speech and political dissent. Makonda Apata Watoto Mapacha “Nilieitwa Tasa” August 31, 2020 by Global Publishers. It is important to have the ability to move freely in order to achieve goals that are central to a meaningful life. Paul Makonda is 38 years old. The Tanzanian politician Paul Makonda and regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, is a devoted supporter of President Dr. John Magufuli. There were heated arguments by netizens who were discussing the implications of the Makonda ban, with opinion divided whether it remained a personal challenge or affect the relations between US and the government. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The brave Tanzanians who are working to change that – and towards the day when people like Makonda will not be able to misgovern with impunity – deserve our admiration and full support. For example, one may wish to visit loved ones who live in a different place, pursue cultural or professional opportunities that are not available at one’s current location, or meet and exchange ideas with people at international conferences. If the purpose of the ban is to send a message about the importance of human rights, surely there are better and more credible ways than to infringe upon those very rights, without trial and without recourse. Efforts to reach out to the spokespersons of the relevant ministries were also futile yesterday. Yesterday, Mr Makonda’s ban would become apparently a hot potato for some, with the Legal and Human Right Centre forced to drop from its pages a photo they had taken of the RC during a visit to the organisation’s stand at the ongoing law day exhibitions in the city. Untrue and immoral speech tends to discredit itself, especially under scrutiny, and that is precisely why it should not only be permitted but welcomed. Mr Makonda rarely replied to these claims but in several accession claimed he was being attacked for doing his work well. View the profiles of people named Maria Makonda. Serikali ya Tanzania imejitenga na … “In my honest opinion this is a move by the super powers to push their agenda on poor countries but they should be wary of retaliation,” warned Dr Kitojo. Celebrities Forum: 177: Oct 24, 2018: M: Hongera Paul Makonda kwa kupata mtoto wa kiume: Celebrities Forum: 318: Jul 17, 2018 “Let Makonda come,” Nigerian Tribune (Nigeria, 7 February 2020) Makonda played in all four of the squad's matches including the semi-final, where they suffered elimination losing 3–1 in extra time to England. In 2007, speaking at Columbia University in New York City, then-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad memorably declared that there are no homosexuals in Iran, drawing derisive laughter from the audience. Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has suddenly found himself in a public storm following a move by the US government to ban him and his wife, Mary Massenge, from stepping foot in the country. Secretary Mike Pompeo last week declared Paul Makonda and his wife, Mary Massenge, ineligible for entry into the United States. Human rights protect essential human interests, and many such interests presuppose the ability to move freely, both within and across national borders. يمكنك عرض الملفات الشخصية للأشخاص الذين يحملون اسم ‏‎Maria Makonda‎‏. Through his Instagram page, Makonda has confirmed that his wife Maria has given birth to three children now thanking God for the gift as she was previously called barren but today she has seen the greatness of God. That includes Makonda. President John Magufuli on Wednesday, July 15, appointed Mr Aboubakar Kunenge the new Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, replacing Paul Makonda who is seeking an elective post. Having Makonda come to the United States would be an opportunity for the U.S. government to further emphasize its stance, including by denying him the honors usually afforded to visiting foreign dignitaries, and for people there to protest him and challenge his views without fear, which is not possible in Magufuli’s Tanzania. — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 31, 2020 “Makonda: Why US travel ban is counterproductive,” The Citizen (Tanzania, 12 February 2020). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 1.2m Followers, 204 Following, 1,311 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Paul Makonda (Mstaafu) (@baba_keagan) Dar es Salaam RC Paul Makonda addresses journalists after opening Law Day exhibitions in Dar es Salaam yesterday. The seriousness with which the US was viewing the ban was amplified on Friday by the US Secretary of State, Mr Mike Pompeo, who took to his twitter account to reveal to the world the decision to designate Mr Makonda a person of interest under the law. There is no reason to believe that Makonda would pose a threat to anybody if he were to visit, or that he would be a financial burden to the United States. Authorities in Tanzania were yet to make any pronouncements since the news broke out. Paul Makonda's height is Unknown & weight is Not Available now. The US usually leverages on visa bans on targeted government officials and businessmen all over the world to force action and accountability against them. Dar es Salaam. Paul Christian Bashite is the Former Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO | SALHIM SHAO. Ever since he was named regional commissioner, Mr Makonda has gone about his work with zest, but some of which his critics say has leaned toward the bizarre. In a statement released by the U.S. State Department, Pompeo said he was banning Makonda “due to his involvement in gross violations of human rights, which include the flagrant denial of the right to life, liberty, or the security of persons.” Secretary Mike Pompeo last week declared the Administrative Chief of Dar es Salaam Paul Makonda and his wife, Mary Massenge, ineligible for entry into the United States. Paul Makonda: Vita dhidi ya ushoga Dar es Salaam si msimamo wa serikali. ALIYEKUWA Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, na mkewe, Maria, wamepata watoto wengine wawili ambao ni mapacha wa kiume na wa kike. Former Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC) Paul Makonda recalled his best and worst moments during his days as the commercial city's leader, … He also made similarly outrageous remarks about the Holocaust and women’s rights in Iran. Makonda is regarded as a close ally of Magufuli, and the U.S. State Department notes in its statement that “he has also been implicated in oppression of the political opposition, crack-downs on freedom of expression and association, and the targeting of marginalized individuals.”. He participated in the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship with the under-19 team. Makonda is the administrative chief of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city and commercial center. Makonda’s crackdown on sexual minorities is part of a broader attack on civil and political rights in Tanzania. Some called for his axing from the government, arguing he was notoriously controversial and has cost the government’s image dearly. “The United States remains deeply concerned over deteriorating respect for human rights and rule of law in Tanzania. Lemutuz mobimba, Paul Makonda kakususa? Dar es Salaam. Chanzo cha picha, MAKONDA INSTAGRAM. In a statement released by the U.S. State Department, Pompeo said he was banning Makonda “due to his involvement in gross violations of human rights, which include the flagrant denial of the right to life, liberty, or the security of persons.” He did not state which right violations specifically led to the decision. Hii ni habari ya nyuma kutoka kwenye Bunge la Katiba ambapo aliekuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa DSM Paul Makonda aliomba watakaotia nia kumpa Mama Samia nafasi ya Umakamu wa Rais.Sasa hapa Ayo TV & Millardayo imekusogezea ujionee kile alichozungumza Makonda na pamoja na Rais Samia Suluhu kuhusu kauli hiyo. Paul Makonda's measurements, clothes & shoes size is being updated soon or you can click edit button to update Paul Makonda's height and other parameters. Last year, he said he would conduct a door-to-door search of gays in the city. Mr Makonda has not made any public statement yet and snubbed journalists yesterday when asked about the ban. 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That is why there is a right to freedom of movement, and one thing about human rights is that everyone has them equally. Mkuu wa mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, apigwa … Thousands protested, and the world saw him for what he is – an ignorant bigot who as president exhibited “all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator,” as the university’s president put it in his introduction. The Trump administration, to which Pompeo belongs, in fact has itself earned its fair share of being called out. “Despite the fact that Tanzania doesn’t rate poorly in the human rights ranking, there is a reason to worry…the government must rectify some of issues, some of which are being raised by the US,” said Mr Olengurumwa, adding that there signs the country was moving on the wrong direction on an election year. A country is not someone’s house, to which you may be denied entry arbitrarily, and the U.S. government would be morally justified in banning Makonda from entering only if doing so was to serve an extraordinarily important purpose that cannot be achieved otherwise. Should active enemies of freedom be allowed into free countries? “These actions against Paul Christian Makonda underscore our (US) concern with human rights violations and abuses in Tanzania,” the Pompeo statement read. Makonda is a human rights pariah, and Pompeo is to be applauded for not mincing his words and publicly naming and shaming him as such. Former chairman of the Tanzania Constitution Forum, Mr Deus Kibamba, said the government shouldn’t downplay the US decision to ban Makonda from entering the US. 5 Novemba 2018. He rose to international infamy in 2018, when he urged the public to report suspected homosexuals, so that they can be tracked down and arrested. Marekani inamshutumu Makonda kwa kushiriki katika ukandamizaji wa haki za binaadamu Tanzania. “Let Makonda come,” Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh, 10 February 2020) Join Facebook to connect with Maria Makonda and others you may know. Kupitia ukurasa wake wa Instagram, Makonda amethibitisha kuwa mkewe Maria amejifungua na kufanya idadi ya watoto wao kufikia watatu sasa huku akimshukuru Mungu kwa zawadi hiyo kwani hapo awali aliitwa tasa lakini leo … Right is High Court Judge Lameck Mlacha. I say, let him come, and treat him to some good old American free speech. Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition coordinator, Mr Onesmo Olengurumwa, said the US move should be an alarm to Tanzania, especially on the erosion of human rights. Among the charges were; “his involvement in gross violation of human rights, the flagrant denial of the right to life, liberty or the security of persons and his implication in oppression of the political opposition.” Other charges were “crackdowns of freedom of expression and association and the targeting of marginalized individuals.”. “Makonda’s issue is not an isolated one, we should look at the matter in a broader picture…we should address the matter through consensus before it gets worse.”. Versions of this article were published under the following titles: The world’s democracies have a moral duty to make human rights a cornerstone of international diplomacy, and to take human rights violations seriously, wherever they occur. Paul Makonda has been in the news over his abrasive leadership style and controversial orders. Today we assigned Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Christian Makonda as disqualified to go into the UNITED STATE for his participation in gross offenses of#humanrights We are deeply worried over weakening regard for civils rights as well as policy of legislation in #Tanzania. But it does not. Opposition party officials have accused the RC, who wastes no time to wield his power to attain his end, of leading a shadowy security team which they have blamed on kidnap and torture of their supporters and critics of the government. Political analysts and diplomacy experts who spoke to The Citizen on the development expressed mixed view, with the former Centre for Foreign Relations lecturer and currently a consultant on diplomatic affairs, Dr Kitojo Weitengere, saying that the US move intended at forcing the government to adopt some favourable policies. Mr Mompeo’s tweet was followed shortly after by a longer statement by the State department enumerating serious charges, some criminal, against the Dar RC. Speculations were rife what the US intentions were and what the move could portend to the government and the country. Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has suddenly found himself in a public storm following a move by the US government to ban him and his wife, Mary Massenge, from stepping foot in the country. Paul Makonda: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know | FamousDetails International career. 18 talking about this. Executive director Anne Henga apologized after a backlash on social media of appearing in public with Mr Makonda. The same is true for Massenge, who seems guilty only of being associated with her husband. In addition to orchestrating an anti-gay witch-hunt, questionable highlights of Makonda’s political career further include proposing a database of married men to curb infidelity, instructing nightclub owners in Dar es Salaam to allow church leaders to preach at their venues, and his involvement in the police harassment of comedian Idris Sultan in a row over face-swap photos of Sultan and Magufuli. Banning Makonda and his wife from entering the United States, however, betrays the very values the ban presumably aims to promote, and is plainly counterproductive. Apart from his work in politics, Paul Makonda also has a Youtube channel with about 3K followers.