All’s well at Tingatinga camp
There are no conflicts between members of the Tingatinga Cooperative Society, it has been revealed.
Contrary to rumours, all members of the Oyster Bay-Dar es Salaam-based enterprise the ‘Daily News’ spoken to, said there is no disagreement whatsoever between the current and former team of leadership. “The former leadership had not finished their threeyear term but were asked to move aside so that another team could be given the chance to straighten-out the books.
These had been neglected for a long period of time and when all our members sat to decide on a plan of action, it was thought a new team should be given this task,” the current Chairperson, Mohamed Kolumba said yesterday. However, he also went on to quickly emphasise that there neither was nor is any conflict between members of the former leadership and his.
After all is said and done, they are all members of the same society, for which they want the best results. Now that they understand the shortcomings of the previous leadership, they will be better able to put things right. He made a point of saying that people are different, so it is expected that his team stands a good chance of doing better were the former one had failed.
Kolumba also said that his team has been given six months to put the books in order and if they are not able to do this within this period, in line with the laws that govern the society, they will also have to step aside for another team. However, he is confident that they will be able to do what is required of them within this period.
To prove his point he also mentioned that over 85 per cent of the books have been sorted out so far, only two months since they took over the reigns. When the ‘Daily News’ spoke with the former Vice-Chairperson, Abbasy Mbuka, he agreed with Kolumba’s words and added that neither him not any member of his team have any bad feelings towards the current leadership.
His team’s mistake, he maintains only happened out of their ignorance and not because anyone was involved in any foul play.
By IMAN MANI, Tanzania Daily News
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