September 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
My attention was caught up by this article online: http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/columnists/columnists/amby-lusekelo/10009-what-are-people-really-disappointed-with by Amby Lusekelo, and I thought I have something to say.
There are many answers to this question one basic is that those in power have failed to match peoples’ expectations. Expectations are set in peoples’ minds either by the reality presented to them or by their leaders. For good reasons or sometime just out of selfishness leaders make promises they know they can’t fulfill them. This creates high expectations among the people who get frustrated when these promises turn into empty noisy tins. You can’t deceive all people all the time, leaders need to change the approach and incline to telling the truth of what is possible and what is not. Mwalimu Nyerere once said Tanzanians know that a miracle won’t be wrought overnight to change their lives, but competitive politics are offering no alternative to us except competing…
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