EASY FRIDAY: No big fish wants Ballali back SIMONI MKINA DAR ES SALAAM THE Tanzanian skies are filled with cries. Adams sons and daughters are crying every minute because they are starving. They cry because their children are going without food. No good education. Not enough clean water. Not enough medication and not enough money to buy anything. Tears do not help as salty water continues to flow down their cheek. No one to sacrifice his/her handkerchief to clean our faces. One bin-Adam has tried to draw his piece of cloth to swab our tears, but failure is obvious, as one hand cannot do for 35,000,000-plus individuals. No one gives a helping hand for the job, as they are happy seeing others suffer for their benefit. Is that bin-Adam Jakaya Kikwete? Read this column next week to see who is that. I?m seeing those who are happy rubbing shoulders in town and in pubs raising their glasses full of wine for being sure that Daudi Ballali will not be brought back to open the Pandora box which has a lot of corrupt deeds. They know that each one of them is part and parcel of that EPA fraud at our Bank of Tanzania and that Ballalis return exposes them. They dont want that to take place at all. Some ministers, some ruling party top officials, and those we see as tycoons were involved in the spree to steal our money. They are now busy making sure that Ballali is not coming back to Tanzania alive. And am told Ballali himself and his family understand that. They are giving him maximum protection; handling him with care as if he were brittle. Swindlers want Ballali to come back dead so that his lips would not be able to say a word that could alter their situation. It is a pity knowing that many swindlers in the group of BoT scandal are our kin and kith. They are eating our fresh while we are still alive. They have got satanic hearts. Shame on them! In this jungle of corruption, some may argue with justification that high-ranking officials dealing with EPA would be victims of political armed robbery. If so, it would be a matter of semantic sophistry trying to argue the difference between political armed (Corruption for that matter) robbery and the routine armed robbery. Am told that these officials were blackmailed when they signed a contract that facilitated the withdrawal of our money from government coffers to help one political party campaign in the last general elections. The BoT scandal, in my view, is but the greatest abuse of power since Tanzanias independence. Going by the various reports in the media, the BoT scandal is gargantuan not only in size, but also in terms of the figures involved. It really hurts! Now it is high time President Kikwete made sure that all those involved in the scandal are brought before the law no matter how high he/ she is or was in the government. Because they are the ones who make our country poor despite its enormous natural wealth. The country is ranked among the worlds 10 poorest nations with half of its population living on less than a dollar a day; all because of corrupt individuals we know very well.