September 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
Corruption in Tanzania is almost like charity, it begins at home – we celebrate corrupt relatives and friends, what if we stop” — Kadulyu
Let’s learn to discourage early corruption signs from relatives and friends close to us. When we see our husbands, wives, sons, daughters, nephews, brothers, sisters, aunties, close friends etc engaging themselves in corruption or living beyond there legal means etc, let’s have a courage to tell them it is wrong! Let us protest alms they are trying to lure us with. The war against corruption will not succeed unless we tackle it from its very base, and that is home.
We know them more than PCCB, we have solid evidences which are shockingly provable in the court of law. We don’t need resources to investigate them neither do we need a special parliamentary commission to probe them. Let us tell them that we are not happy and we wouldn’t continue to be indirect partakers of such heinous crime.
Shall WE? Yes, it begins with us!
September 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
As much as we are keenly following up politics and other social life in our local context and global I urge you to also keep your hearts and minds to the spiritual things, for where our treasure is our hearts are there too. Of recent we have seen events unfolding in the global, major ones being violence of an imaginable scale. Also we are seeing geopolitical system being redefined. Scotland for example has been part of the United Kingdom for the last 300 hundred years, yet today they want to be independent. This is happening at the time when Europe’s agenda is about unification. Will really Europe become one state again? Will Africa one day become United States of Africa? Within our context here will East Africa unite politically and become one state? What about Tanganyika and Zanzibar, is one government a possibility in the near future?
Please take your time to understand the prophecy casted over 2500 years ago through a dream by king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. The kingdom which ruled the world at the time. God gave wisdom to a young man in a name Daniel to interpret the King’s dream. Below Daniel is giving the the interpretation of the fourth kingdom which in history is the Roman Empire which was the last to rule a single European empire. Alexander the Great took over but later on Europe collapsed into ten states including the modern states of the current Europe. Follow Prophet Daniel’s interpretation in Daniel chapter 2 below to get answers to the questions above.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
There are few Tanzanian colleagues who have revealed their intentions to vie for the topmost post in the country, Presidency. It is an inalienable right for any citizen who has attained the minimum age allowed in the provisions of our constitution to vie, aspire or seek leadership at any level of governance of this country including the Presidency. Though the ‘haves’ played some gymnastics meant to curtail the right of individuals to independently seek for leadership save through associations (aka political parties), every citizen through such associations or even independently has right to seek leadership.
There have been so far several debates about individuals who have directly or indirectly shown interest to vie for the post. Some friends have insisted we debate issues and not people. However, it is difficult to separate issues from people as our elders said in the past, issues are a result of people not trees. So it is important to assess the intentions of those who aspire to become leaders of this country by interrogating their purposes, their track records in general and at times when they were exposed to leadership, and more crucially their stand on key national issues. What are their alternative policies on areas we have seem to stagnate.
We still believe that to develop as a country we need the following:
– People (with sound education imbuing them with life or professional skills)
– Good policies (Which allows everybody to equally and fairly participate in issues of the nation)
– Good governance/leadership (with efficient and effective delivery of services while zero tolerance on corruption)
– Land and waters (which has natural resources sustainably exploited for the benefit of all citizens)
Since independence our traditional enemies believed to prevent us from developing have remained to be:
– Diseases (preventable and treatable)
– Poverty (abject poverty in a real sense)
– and Ignorance – we have measured ignorance by the level of literacy (the quality of education is going down. There are more illiterate persons now for every shilling spent on education; we have more illiterate adults than in 80s when we had a world record of achievement in literacy).
In all of the things I have mentioned Tanzania will never register equitable economic breakthrough unless we get leaders who are ready to pay some individual price for the sake of the nation and commit their hearts and minds to resolving all our entanglements. They are ready to take some extra mile for the second liberation of our country. They are not many in our midst, how shall we identify them?
Amongst key questions we would like our fellow citizens who aspire for presidency to respond wholeheartedly and truthfully to are these three. (I will add more and more as they come in and post them in the social networks)
1. So you want to be the next President of Tanzania, ‘What is it motivating you really?’
2. So you want to be the next President of Tanzania, ‘Our economy is growing at 7% averagely yet abject poverty is rampant amongst the majority, what is it going wrong? How do you intend to fix it?’
3. So you want to be the next President of Tanzania, ‘The recent constitution re-writing process clearly seem to put Tanzanians into different polarities for the first time since independence, what do you intend to do to restore unity?’
September 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Kuna baadhi ya Watanzania wameanza kutangaza nia ya kuwania cheo cha juu kuliko vyote nchini, Urais wa Tanzania. Ni haki ya kikatiba raia yeyote mwenye akili timamu na aliyetimiza Umri tajwa katika katiba kuomba au kutaka uongozi wa ngazi yoyote ikiwemo Urais. Tena japo kuna sarakasi imechezwa na wenye nacho wanaotaka kuhodhi uongozi wa nchi hii, mtu yeyote ama binafsi au kupitia kikundi cha watu (chama) ana haki ya kuomba kuongoza nchi hii.
Kumekuwa na mijadala kuhusu majina ya watu walioonyesha nia hiyo na baadhi ya watu wanataka sana tujadili masuala na siyo watu. Japo ni vigumu sana kutenganisha masuala na watu maana kama wazee wangu wa kale walivyowahi kusema maneno hayaendi kwa mti bali kwa mtu. Twaweza kuwapima wanaotaka uongozi wa nchi hii kwa nia zao, rekodi zao za maisha na uongozi, na hoja zao juu ya mambo muhimu katika nchi yetu au wengine huita sera, wanasemaje juu ya mambo hayo.
Ili nchi iendelee inahitaji:
– Watu (wenye elimu yenye ustadi),
– Siasa safi (Zinazotoa haki kwa wote kushiriki katika mambo ya nchi),
– Uongozi bora (wenye ufanisi na usio na chembe ya ufisadi),
– Ardhi na maji (yenye rasimali zinazotumika kwa manufaa ya kila mwenye nchi)
Tangu tupate uhuru maadui zetu wakubwa wameendelea kuwa:
– Maradhi (magonjwa yanayokingika na ikishindikana basi yatibike)
– Umaskini (tena uliokithiri)
– Na Ujinga (Elimu inazidi kudorora watu wasiojua kusoma na kuandika wamekuwa wengi kuliko miaka ya 80)
Katika mambo niliyotaja hapo Tanzania haitasonga hadi tumepata viongozi wa kuyashughulikia hayo mambo kwa dhati ili kuleta ukombozi wa pili wa nchi yetu.
Baadhi ya maswali ambayo wenzetu wanaotaka Urais inabidi watujibu kwa dhati kabisa kwa leo ninayo haya matatu:
Unataka kuwa Rais ajaye wa Tanzania, ‘Ni nini hasa kinakusukuma?’
Unataka kuwa Rais ajaye wa Tanzania, ‘Uchumi wetu unakua kwa wastani wa 7% lakini bado kuna ufukara wa kutisha miongoni mwa walio wengi, kitu gani kinaenda vibaya? Utakirekebishaje?
Unataka kuwa Rais wa Tanzania ajaye, ‘Mchakato wa katiba umeenda ndivyo sivyo na unaelekea kwa mara ya kwanza kuwagawa Watanzania, utafanya nini kuleta umoja tuliojivunia tangu uhuru?