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Tanzanian Regional Commissioner Mr. Paul Makonda has been Banned From Entering the United States of America

March 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Isakwisa Amanyisye Lucas Mwakalonge

Numbering: Issue 1.B, Idea: African Freethinking

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Title: African Freethinker

Web Domain: http://www.in-sightjournal.com

Individual Publication Date: March 1, 2020

Issue Publication Date: TBD

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 509

Keywords: Dar es Salaam, Isakwisa Amanyisye Lucas Mwakalonge, Paul Christian Makonda, Michael Pompeo, Regional Commissioner, Tanzania.

Tanzanian Regional Commissioner Mr. Paul Makonda has been Banned From Entering the United States of America[1],[2]

Social media and online television in Tanzania have reported that the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam, Paul Christian Makonda, has been banned to enter the United States of America.

Sources have reported that this has been due to the reasons that the Regional Commissioner is connected with matters of violations of human rights in Tanzania since he was appointed as the Regional Commissioner.

In his recent tweet, the United States of America Secretary of state Michael Pompeo writes, “Today we designated Dar es salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Christian Makonda as ineligible to enter the U.S for his involvement in gross violations of #human rights. We are deeply concerned over deteriorating respect for human rights and rule of law #Tanzania.”[3]

Paul Christian Makonda is blamed for oppressing and violating the rights of the minority groups. For example, sometime, a year ago, he organized a campaign and mobilized people all over the country to come out and hunt homosexuals[4] in Dar es Salaam.

Paul Christian Makonda is also blamed for denying the rights of people to conduct peaceful demonstrations and peaceful political rallies in Dar es salaam. Makonda has been against people’s freedom of expression, for example.

Once, in last year, he was captured by CCTV Cameras with four armed men in uniforms carrying guns in the midnight invading a radio station owned by a cloud media group and harassed radio presenters that night in Dar es salaam without following the laws of the land.

There have been claims here and there by local and international bodies that Tanzanian records in human rights and rule of law have deteriorated.

References

Mwakalonge, I. (2018, November 22). On the Ongoing Campaign Witch-Hunt Against Homosexuals in TanzaniaRetrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/tanzania.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Assistant Editor, African Freethinker (Tanzania). Dar es salaam, Tanzania, he can be contacted here: isamwaka01@gmail.com.

[2] Individual Publication Date: March 1, 2020: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/america-mwakalonge.

[3] Secretary Pompeo, @SecPompeo, 9:10 PM, January, 2020 Twitter.

[4] Mwakalonge, I. (2018, November 22). On the Ongoing Campaign Witch-Hunt Against Homosexuals in TanzaniaRetrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/tanzania.

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