My respectful readers, I beg you to forgive me by writing the longest letter. For the past two years I have never written such long articles as this. It was written for the purpose of reaching our President or his assistants through various instruments especially in the newspapers. I sent the article to editors three weeks ago but most of them when I contacted them, they told me they are still editing, the last thing I saw it would lose real meaning and my goal. I decided to write it here on blog. I urge you to read deeply and see if what I am trying to tell Mr. President is logical.

Your comments are important after reading to improve my next articles. For advice and comments

Dear President Magufuli,

Permit me to draw your attention to a few pertinent facts.

Mr. President when you took office as President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 5th November, 2015 a huge responsibility fell to you and with it much expectation.

Mr. President, I’m writing this short letter today for reasons some of which you may probably know already from your own personal observations and readings. But before I go further, kindly permit me to set some records straight before some conspiracy specialists step forward to ascribe other people’s opinion because the biggest threat to Tanzania today, is ignorance. It’s a pity we are in this suffocating political union called Tanzania where questions to a leader is considered disrespect.

I shall clearly expose my personal views and state where I belong or stand for any avoidance of doubt.

Hon. President, I have never enrolled as a member of any political party in this country but I admire Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) of Uganda because of its leader, Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, truly a man among the men of his time. He is fearless, decorous and a real patriotic. Subsequently, I have not heaved a canine into any political brawl anywhere. I have supported and voted for individuals, not political parties. In Tanzania, I have voted for someone in the CCM party and I have voted for another in the UKAWA parties. The easiest way to lose my patronage politically is to say hateful words because I am averse to hatred. I prefer to vote for an ‘evil’ person with a human face, than an ‘angel’ full of hatred.

Mr. President, many of your opponents have not gotten over the thrashing you gave them and would forever seek everything and anything to smear you with. It is therefore not surprising that there has been so much noise about what you’ve done or left undone. Whether they are right or wrong in their assessment, I feel it is right and proper to let you know what people are saying about you including your most ardent fans and supporters.

Mr. President, please let’s not dismiss them as mere rabble-rousers. A groundswell of public opinion can easily metamorphose into an ocean of disenchantment and cataclysmic confusion. In short, I believe your enemies are skillfully setting you up for failure in order to be able to taunt your supporters later by saying “we told you so!” In this regard it is pertinent to always bear in mind the saying “the enemy lurk outside in the backyard but your foe resides inside your house.”

What is the matter this time? Many Tanzanians are lamenting that the change you promised them is fast becoming a mirage. It is certainly not what they are seeing right now. They insist that your style and methodology appear too slow for a nation in dire straits and in need of urgent and miraculous deliverance. They are worried that the mandate of five years they gave you is being unwittingly frittered away and before you know it all the goodwill you garnered would have evaporated and vamoosed. Time, they say, waits for no man!

The economy has become worrisome. There are all manners of rumours that may make matters worse, if true, about the current status of our banks. Though the Central Bank of Tanzania has come out forcefully to dispel the dangerous rumours, I wish you to unleash your economic plan as soon as possible, so that what was once a baseless rumours does not somehow become harsh reality. We are expecting “something” that would guarantee a farewell to poverty.

Mr. President your Government should be telling the world that we are so broke that we are on our knees. The world laughs at us and treats us with derision because we have resources which should make us one of the richest in the world if we properly harness them. We must stop giving the impression that we are so impoverished when it is leadership and lack of focus that has failed us.

The other matter that continues to embarrass Tanzanians is the issue of Coast Region. The matter is made worse by the fact that we have a qualified police force which should know and have what it takes to drastically reduce if not exterminate the killings. But rather the menace has exacerbated. It has snowballed into a seemingly unquenchable conflagration. I had argued repeatedly that the police alone cannot achieve a needful result. Intelligence seems to be the key word here. Also identifying and locating some of the cells and prominent sympathizers is crucial.

The Coast Region saga has defied every effort made so far and it is time to expand the options for the sake of our fellow citizens in the heart of this conundrum. This should tell us that this issue is not a joke and that we need to keep all windows open. Sir, Tanzanians want to see government show a different approach and better compassion than what we had in the past. They are waiting to see how you will do this with minimum collateral damage. Sir, you have a herculean task ahead but it is not a mission impossible. Other nations are experiencing almost similar challenges and they are forging ahead. The first indicator to exhibit our seriousness is when we stop the business as usual syndrome and tighten the belts of government officials and politicians. If the idea is to continue along the path of profligacy then Tanzania is contagiously jinxed.

The biggest problem facing most African leaders is their inability to learn from history. I won’t bother advising you Mr. President to monitor some of your advisers. You have also similarly surrounded yourself with a legion of sycophants. None of them is prepared to tell you face to face that you are dragging this country to the precipice. Those around you are thinking more about their gains; so, they are not prepared to drag you out of your delusion.

Only you and those benefiting from your administration believe you are making progress in the war against corruption, the economy and other countless challenges facing this country. How can you say that you are making progress in the war against insecurity when the situation in the Coast Region has gone from bad to worse? The earlier you face the reality of your failure and change your strategy, the better for this nation. Mr. President, your Minister Hon. Mwigulu has shown without any doubt that he is a qualified economists and he can do nothing with protecting our lives and property.

The last months have been horrendous for residents of Kibiti, Mkuranga and Rufiji in general. Almost 30 leader’s lives have been lost to unknown persons. We have never had it so bad. It is a shame that nobody is telling you Mr. President that you are not doing well in this area. Your Minister of Home Affairs has suddenly become mute. Each time you make your unworkable statement this sycophant hails you through social media.

I am obviously not feeling the impacts of your statements. Mr. President I had spent the last two years agitating for this; those around you are not patriotic to tell you this truth. As normal in this part of the world, those around you are still saluting you. The economy of our nation is sliding and nobody around you Mr. President is prepared to tell you the truth. Several homes across the nation are struggling to survive. Many homes are sliding below poverty line. Inflation hit a 5.4 percent in June. Our currency is battered. Our GDP is sliding. Industrial capacity utilization is plummeting. Companies are throwing out thousands of people into the labour market. Just look around you and you will see thousands of jobless youth.

Mr. President, an army of jobless youth is a time bomb that may consume this country if the government fails to act appropriately. Governance is not just about making noise about anti-corruption. A good government must create an enabling environment for industrial growth and optimum capacity utilization. Promotion of commercial agriculture is also pertinent.

Mr. President nobody is telling you that all economic indices are on the negative side in Tanzania. The market capitalization of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange depreciated by billion in the third quarter of 2016 as it fell at July. Cautious trading by investors has continued to pervade the market as a lot of them continue to watch from the sidelines, awaiting a clear economic direction from you (President). It is important to note that what an average Tanzanian desire at the moment is for the ‘Change’ they voted for to be translated into a significant positive impact on the real sector and the economy in general but those around you would not allow you to read honest remarks like this one from the real sector.

The economy is now faced with a scenario where there is much pressure to move funds out of the economy than moving funds into the economy. This can be likened to a run on a system. This is a typical scenario which a confidence crisis would create. It has come to a point where they want us to lie like them about growth in economy saying we are spreading bad news when the reality of the hardship is affecting them more than us. Why are we like this? When will we know that our words are our bonds and we should attach values to them because in the end they are our worth?

Mr. President you have always quoted that you are making progress in the war against corruption and those around you are hailing. There are too selfish to tell them that they are just deceiving themselves. None of them is prepared to ask you to point to one high profile conviction you got in the last nearly two years. Anti-corruption is not just about the number of people invited by the TAKUKURU. What we have been witnessing in the last months are mainly media trials and convictions of mainly your opponents. Nobody around you is prepared to tell you that, most people around you have big questions hanging on their necks.

Aside from ministerial appointments, 80% of your political and non-political appointments are lopsided in favour of CCM Elite. You are so happy with this. You do it with so much impunity. Those around are telling you to ride on with your skewed appointments.

Mr. President, I can understand some of us are naive for lacking knowledge of Tanzania’s history and its laws. Sadly, that cannot be said of Mzee Mwinyi and others who between them have ruled this country as President and minister when many of us were youths or toddlers. So each time I see these men calling on a civilian government to “constitution amends to rule for life”, I see only naked attempts at deceiving their countrymen. In short, “#MagufuliAbaki” is an empty slogan, take it or leave it. But we can achieve better governance through other means.

For the avoidance of doubt, I support the corruption war for the betterment of this nation but guys are biting more than they can chew. If we continue with this proposed system by Mzee Ruksa, something tells me that Tanzania will be going in circles. How devolving more responsibilities can be achieved under this democracy with all constitution provision is what I don’t know. We may go around in circles seeking another ‘Magufuli’ to help solve our problems but should we continue with the same approach by the same set of leaders, it wouldn’t be long before we have another operation ‘Makinikia type’.

There is basically nothing wrong with #MagufuliAbaki if it will mean creating an environment that will free enough resources for development, engaging our people to contribute both socially, economically and intellectually. But first we must define what it is. As far as I am concerned though, the cacophony of noise is just to usher in seeking for party political gain knowing well isn’t going to be possible for any rule for life in this country. I doubt if Mzee Ruksa and others give a damn about anything other they signify “I am alive” so that people do forget they are still relevant.

Hon. President, to me it is simply not talking of good governance when you tell me about #MagufuliAbaki that is what is precisely missing. How does staying in power for life can solve our main problem? If staying in power means creation of more solutions to our keen problems, we are subject to failure. If its resource control we fail too, because we (people) never question how our government squander the resources rather it is them (Government) that is our problem.

I have always said that, this RULE FOR LIFE of a thing is another dubious way projected to make the voters of few who don’t have strong terms when it comes on thinking their future and do not understand the brain behind their agitation. We are too big to be dragged along by any person or group of persons. Our people should please differentiate the voice of God from the voice of the devil.

Mzee Mwinyi is making a fool of himself; very soon his paymasters will distance themselves from him. He and his illiterate minions will be dancing alone in the market square naked. To be “Praise Singer” is when you follow a leader who will lead you nowhere, and you are still screaming “MagufuliAbaki” brothers and sisters, it’s time to see you think!

If we don’t hold our leaders accountable now with the resources they are currently collecting will even you (Magufuli) continue be the panacea to the problem. Let the politicians change their ‘heads’ so that they can have better perception about leadership and our surrounding resources.

What we need is to change our behavior and attitude to be keepers and eradicate corruption, sentiments and uphold comment to nation building. In short, it smacks of mischief or extreme naivety for any Tanzania to think that a government runs by politicians can change Tanzania through amending one or two, but multiple items in the 1977 Constitution and get the “proposed one sided national constitution”.

How many constitutional amendments have been attempted by our National Assembly and at what cost? I believe the shouts for #MagufuliAbaki is another avenue for making money; CCM members are always looking for new ways to fleece the country.

I don’t know the Tanzania political meaning of the word #MagufuliAbaki but if we should engage in that debate; the compromise or consensus that will be reached will fall short of most people’s expectations and another cycle of clamor will begin. That’s the nature of constitutionalism.

Am also surprise about the so called “#MagufuliAbaki” from Tanzania by prominent Tanzanians those ruled Tanzania for good solid ten years and during their Era nothing by then did think of the issue of continuity, when does the need for Magufuli continuity arise? Is it yesterday, last month or last year? And what do they mean? They just want to play politics with the issue, thinking maybe it will favor them politically; they are just wasting their time.

As Tanzanian we should build Tanzania where everywhere in the country will have a sense of belonging, where all of us (Tanzanians) will carry our own destiny in our hands and will be able to develop our pace under its our set of beliefs, orientation and natural inclinations.

Rule of Law to us should mean Tanzania that recognizes that unity is a state of consciousness grown through fairness, equity and justice and not political affiliation through force of subjugation.

I wish to remind all those who think you (President Magufuli) are doing great so that you can rule this country for unspecified time that before they speak, let these words pass through two gates for them to have peace. 1. IS IT TRUE? 2. IS IT NECESSARY?

Hon. President, common sense tells us that even if we want to start debating, it’s a process that will take years. However, government makes money every day and spends money every day. Why should we overlook accountability issues of how money is generated and spent in favor of talking about new constitution writing?

Mr. President, the list of alibis has seen for your government keeps increasing. There are those who have started making alibis for the government in the failed corruption fight.

People are wondering whether we are in the right way, they are thinking of the seizure of Masamaki and his colleagues as it is a war of corruption, they have come to the point and wonder if you publicly declared that the Corruption Courts is ready but we wonder Mr. Rugemarila, Seth “Singasinga” and all who are accused of corruption cases why their cases not opened to the Corruption Court instead of these Ordinary courts?

There are those who have made alibis for the failing economy. And now, another one, for the failure of the government to deliver an item which is written in the manifesto, yet to be removed and used as a campaign subject – teen mothers (girls going back to school after birth). But it seems no one cares. Most of teen who get pregnancy are daughters of poor family and mostly they get it from rich family. Teens of the rich family and unlighted manage to go back to private schools. I never heard a stop order to private schools receiving the same. This should be addressed. As Tanzanians we must stand shoulder to shoulder and resist these hegemonist and devils with every fibre of our being.

Hon. It is even in the 2015 CCM Manifesto. It was among many reasons why someone had hope in you. So, if you fail to implement a program you promised, only an alibi would do.

Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania and is not different from Tanzania Mainland. It’s an African country (sovereignty state) who has learned from their past mistakes. Tanzania (Mainland) hasn’t learned; that’s what makes the difference. And the effect shows. As Tanzanians we should transit from “mind poverty” nation to go about the fastest growing economy. We are really fortunate as the past ills are corrected. I believe we can also correct our own mistakes too, if we care, not only Zanzibar but everyone can. Tanzania Mainland can too.

Hon. President your party (CCM) has said if it is elected into the Presidency come 2015, Tanzanians can expect that they will solve the problems of corruption, food security, power (electricity), transportation, education, ensure accelerated economic growth as well as affordable health care. The party made the declaration in their rallies. We have the CCM manifesto as well as your campaign promises and believe it or not, neither promised to curse our country when elected to office.

However, Honourable President accountability and transparency in the management of government businesses, due process in contract award and personnel recruitment; pedantic enforcement of laws, rules and regulations are clamors or agitations that have not for once taken place in this country as a movement but those are actually our problems. They are easily attainable and don’t need constitutional amendments.

These are the fundamental requirements which ought to be the civic responsibility of all Tanzanians. But it is most unfortunate that our thinking capacity of majority of us has been mortgage based on political sentimentality. The earlier we understand and wear back our thinking cap to use our tone in counting our teeth the better for all Tanzanians. Activist still have a lot to do, ensuring that they put the common sense back to us.

Hon. President never deny opinions if you let it out its only normal for others like myself to tell you how different we feel about it so don’t feel bad about owning opinion. You must hear the piece of others minds as long as you speak out unless you want to keep it in your head were no one will see it to counter or oppose.

All we hear these days is war against corruption. Nobody around you is prepared to tell you that in almost five months, you are yet to impact on key areas like security, welfare, the economy, agriculture, housing, etc. They keep massaging your ego that you are doing very well and my dear President you are enjoying all the salutations.

The final and lasting solution to our numerous problems is to complete and put the proposed Warioba’s Constitution to the implementation of what has come to be known as the “Tanzanian solution” where the expectation are at the very best.

My message to you Mr. President is very simple: Wise leaders listen more to their critics than supporters and friends. It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make. Nor does it give you a right to accuse someone of poorly expressing their beliefs just because you don’t like what they are saying. Learn to recognize good things when you hear it, even if it means overcoming your pride and opening your mind beyond what is comfortable 

I wish you well as always Sir.

By Abdul Noor

Twitter: @abdul_noor

A dynamite and dynamic young man, mentally resourceful, intellectually equipped, visionary and responsible sensitive citizen, committed to personal and national development, creative writer and an activist.


Party changes by Tanzanian politician are not a new phenomenon but one that has been with us as a nation since the first republic in the decade leading to independence of Tanzania as a sovereign nation. We have seen it availed some political parties in the past and also it has spelled doom for other. The question now is that does parties change hold prospect for vibrant opposition? It does not because Tanzanian politician’s parties change for a number of reasons:-

  • To have better access to power and the spoils of office.
  • To escape political oppression and persecution.
  • As a result of a breakdown in the aims and objectives amongst the founding fathers of a party.
  • As a tactical and strategic political retreat to re-launch a political agenda on another platform.
  • For ideological reasons, when the initial platform has derailed from the ideals which inspired like minds to join the party and bring to bear these lofty ideals in the service of the people. Defection based on this ideal is few and far between in Tanzania.

The Tanzanian situation is in sharp contrast to the practice in the more established democracies like USA or Britain. In the USA generations of families vote and belong to one party and it is seen as political apostasy for a member of a party to change party to the other party; imagine a member of the Kennedy family becoming a Republican or a member of the Bush family becoming a Democrat or even a Clinton becoming a Republican, that will cause political earth-quake. The same attitude prevail in Britain imagine a Labour Member of Parliament MP defecting to the Conservative (Tory) party or Vice versa.

All these ideological consistency have no relevance to Tanzania, our political leaders change parties at will according to their present needs and fancy, some of our leaders under the present dispensation have changed parties more than 3 times in less than 10 years. The then MP of Kasulu Mosses Machali is a classic illustration of this rolling stone tendency.

A number of reasons have been adduced for this fair weather attitude to politics the most reasonable being the lack of ideological base by most Tanzanian parties, for the most part there is no ideological difference between Tanzanian parties, even parties that make a big show of being radical and progressive when it comes to the nitty-gritty show a lack of understanding of the basic tenets of democracy absence of free and fair primaries; imposition of candidates, lack of internal democracy and transparency. Carpet cross hold no prospect for vibrant opposition it only undermines what they stand for.

By Abdul Noor

Twitter: @abdul_noor

He is a dynamite and dynamic young man, mentally resourceful, intellectually equipped, futuristically visionary and responsibility sensitive citizen. A man who is committed to personal and national development. He is a Creative writer, and an activist.

We are one despite our political affiliations differences. We have to use every means to educate our fellow Tanzanians. We cannot separate for any reason, our nationality link us as one. Several months I came up with an idea of ​​inviting the Guest Columnist to contribute to this blog and today the idea start with my brother and friend Beatus Kisusi contributing a few about the required negotiation between the Government of Tanzania and Barrick. I believe his message is a long notice that will enable our leaders to think about the elaborated key strategies in our ”makinikia saga”. Young folks you need to understand that, we all can disagree without been disrespectful or violence towards each other. Guys let join him to know his thoughts.

As marketing, economics and insurance consultant, as well as passionate politician negotiations is part and parcel of my professional life. Below are my experience inputs in mastering the art of negotiations as the country is heading to the toughest one since independence. I decided to call it the toughest ever because as a nation we all know any positive outcome over this matter will be our economic game changer. Herewith are some of the key basic factors for a successful negotiation meeting:-

  1. Preparation
    A well prepared team of corporate business/economist and legal consultants with enough know how as well as proven track records per each individual into international negotiations. Strong team always attracts good results.
  2. You must know what exactly you want before entering into a discussion. Being uncertain over what you really want makes you a goalless negotiator. Negotiators with factual, persuasive and emotional techniques always have an upper hand on the table to attain their determined goal.
  3. Right people for the job.

Well detailed informed, skillful, sharp brains individuals with the ability to turn the table into their favor at anytime during negotiation process are real needed. The war strategy “ART OF MANEUVER” as described by Sun Tzu in his book The Arts of War is very applicable. Remember negotiation is all about sharpness of the brains between two opposite parties.

  1. The key rule of any negotiations is give and take… our circumstances balancing is very essential without compromising the main goal on hand. A team should lie down different options before as guidance during negotiating.
  2. Know exactly what kind of people you are dealing with. In war knowing your enemy very well is a half win battle.
  3. Mastering the language to be used.

Fluent enough into the agreed language to be used during negotiations is very important. Many European countries always exploit fully the disadvantage of our poor English skills and beat us by experience. Our negotiators must be very good in communication skills. Refer the battle between a snake and an eagle, the eagle always forces the snake to change the battle group from land to air beat him by experience. In our case language and exposure always destroy us on the table.

  1. Confidence
    This will is good and real required but it should not undermine the opposite side.
  2. Reasonable stand

        Don’t be too rigid to avoid a collapse of the entire negotiations.

  1. Listening
    Listing to each other tentatively will make the entire process much easier.
  2. Team work.

I stand to be corrected forks.
Beatus Kisusi

Dear Readers.

I have always said it that our problem in this country is not politics, religious or tribe; it is our leaders who to blame as they have been deceived themselves.

Leadership has been proven to be the bane of our national development and over the years we are still scrambling and browsing for credible servant-leader, honest and a man and woman with integrity that can be there to push through and lead us into the Tanzania of our dreams. Few civilians upon have tested the stage but for 55 years now the story is still the same. If Tanzania can get a visionary, purpose-driven leader and a man/woman with leadership capacity to tackle our various problem I think our story will change.

Leadership everywhere in the world provides direction and gives people a sense of direction but unfortunately reverse is the case in Tanzania. Until we get the right people into the right place of leadership in Tanzania we will never leave this pitiable and despicable state we found ourselves as a country. Tanzania need leadership with intentional thinking and intelligent actions, by so doing this will cause a shift in our paradigm. Tanzania deserves better leadership than the looters we have now.

Secondly the other problem of our country is we people. We have failed in asking serious questions from those we have elected to serve us. We have used politics as an excuse for failure. We have turned corruption into a culture such that you might be disowned by your immediate family and your community if you hold a political office and you are not corruption. In fact people will hail you for stealing billions from the government coffers and even shame you when you don’t steal enough. As if that is not enough, they will pack themselves and go as far as “Kimanga” to hail on your behalf if you are unfortunately or fortunately caught. As you will be hearing slogans like “this is witch hunting”, “He is our son”, “is he the first person to steal?”, “is he the only one that stole?” And so on and so forth.

Until we wake up in this country to face our real enemies who are our political leaders (especially CCM leaders) and stop the escapist’s tactics of playing petty politics, we might not get it right in this country.

In a nutshell, patriotism simply means loyalty to your country as a whole, not your president as an individual. The president of your country deserve your support ONLY to an extent to which he is doing only the things that are in the best interest of your country. The moment he starts working against the interest of your country, you owe it to yourself, your country and your fellow citizens as both moral and legal duty to withdraw every form of support for such a president and start treating him as the number one enemy of your country because that is exactly what he has become.

Placing the interest of your president over and above that of your country is anything but patriotism. Your country is bigger than your President who is nothing but your employee elected to serve you for a fixed period of time after which he will vacate the office. Supporting your president and urging him on even when it is beyond argument that he is progressing in error IS NOT patriotism. It is nothing short of mindless sycophancy.

Choosing your president over your country and supporting him in RUINING your country is tantamount to treason. It becomes worse when your much touted love for this president was borne out of illicit gains your association with him is gifting you with. It’s even worst when you, a private citizen, collect monthly pay from the government or its representatives through the backdoor just so you would churn out satanic lies and demonic propaganda in support of the government, thereby riding roughshod over the pains, wars and woes of your fellow citizens inflicted upon them by the same government.

No sane citizen of a free nation should ever confuse blind loyalty to his president or any other government official, elected or appointed, as patriotism. Blind loyalty is no loyalty. It is as criminally deceitful as the peace of the grave yard which is no peace at all.

If a conflict arises between the personal interest of your president and that of your country, there can be no argument that every citizen with even the tiniest strand of grey matter upstair should consider the interest of his country paramount and even sacrifice the President if need be, in order to save his country. This, right here, is the right and sensible thing to do because while you can easily replace your President, you cannot replace your country.

A man who spend most of his time looking for errors in the way and manner his government pilots the affairs of his country IS NOT an enemy of his country. He is the most patriotic of them all, his intention notwithstanding, because in a government presided over by men whose brains were not located in their poo-poo hole, the fault-finding mission of such a man will almost always keep the government on its toes, thereby bringing out the very best in them to the benefit of the entire country.

When a man spend most of his time supporting EVERY action of his government and doing hashtag of supporting president every now and then including when this president of his is clearly hurting the entire country, such a man is a certified enemy of his country and the people there-in. He is no patriot. Matter of fact, mentioning the term “Patriot” and the name of this blind supporter of the president in the same sentence amounts to subjecting patriotism to mockery.

As a citizen, you don’t need to stand with your president or any of your elected representatives. The only time it is okay to stand, sit, jump, run, crawl, walk or even fly with your President, Member of Parliaments or any other representatives is when they are contesting election because then, they are candidates soliciting for votes from you. But the moment they get elected to serve you, they stop being your candidate and start being your employees who should be closely monitored and held to their campaign promises.

Your government is the people you employ to use the instrumentalities of state and your resources (not theirs) to protect your lives and properties and provide basic services for you. Your president is as much your employee as your personal driver, cooker, gardener etc.

By casting your vote for your president, you have already gifted him with enormous power to make or mar your collective destiny as a people. He has the entire armed forces at his beck and call. He is comfortable beyond words. The notion that an employee who has been so empowered still need you, his employer who live a life very distanced from the comfort he enjoys, to stand with him before he could do the same job for which he is receiving outrageous salaries and allowances, is a very silly notion. Idiotic, even! You certainly don’t need a certain Abdul to break this down for you, do you?

No president, no matter how powerful, should be considered greater or more important than a whole country.

Nothing kills a government faster than surrounding itself with a very large horde of unthinking political idiots and ‘arseholeric’ leeches far drunk in the highly poisonous wine of bottom-less sycophancy laced with blind partisanship.

There is no task more tedious than rescuing a country where the number of sycophants far outweighs the number of patriots.

Regardless of your political affiliation, as long as you are a Tanzanian or you have any stake in this country, you owe it to both men and God to rise up and contribute your quota towards rescuing this country from the firm grip of these dark hearted men who have hijacked it and are currently playing Russian Roulette with the destiny of nearly 50 million of us using the name of JPM who it has been proven beyond doubt, he his performing in errors.

To Restructure or break up, you must retrieve your country from conscienceless usurpers first, even if that country of yours has always been a fraud.

‘Winter’ is almost upon us. If we keep cowering in fear of these unlucky political leaders, we might just wake up someday and discover that we no longer have a country to restructure or dissolve.

Time to act is now!

Enough is Enough

Posted: April 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

I think the Tanzanian electorate has been patient enough. For two years now all they are hearing from the government is that….we are aware of your suffering and the hardship you are facing. The issue is cant there be succor even for once at least to assure the electorate that the leadership is concerned? I am tired of hearing new negative and detrimental policies on the lives of Tanzanians in the name of putting the economy on sustainable growth and development. Why should prices farming essential continue to rise in a country that is trying to boost food production? Why should the cost of communication/internet or air time be increased in a country where aggressive research is needed to bring out home grown solution to the country’s economic problems?

This and many other issues are forcing me to believe that some people somewhere are misdirecting the President to go against the country and its people. I hasten to add that the President should try to reflect back and see the sacrifices made by Tanzanians because of their love for him and in anticipation of something positive coming out of it but still to no avail. I call on the President to as a matter of urgency and in his own interest desist from further subjecting the people into hardship otherwise he risk losing his good reputation and integrity. Tanzanians are tired and if they cannot get some relief, they may most certainly not be able to take further hardship. Enough is Enough.

Our current politics is small, ethno-divisive and rejects intellectual acuity. Both the smallness and the polarity of our politics bother me at times. I’m pro-participation. If not all Tanzanians, I expect the size of participants to increase and be inclusive. But most importantly I expect the patrio-intellectual content to improve. That being said, I wish Tanzania would come to acknowledge the fact that political participation doesn’t starts and ends with election alone, rather it has it origin(root), branches, tributaries, laws, constitution, institutions, and terminal in ideology. It is unfortunate that our current political elites are known for nothing, not even the weakest and idiotic ideology.

It is my childish view that a stupid ideologue is better than a non-ideologue, for in the world of politics such idiot can win election and advance idiocy why the non-ideologue does nothing to stop the idiotic ideologue, simply because the non-ideologue believes and acts on nothing.

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