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  1. Nyambala

    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    Hii article ya Makwaia wa Kuhenga from daily news ni kama inamuua JK vile, does this tell us that this guy too hamkubali JK kwa sasa?

    Who amongst us fits into the shoes of Nyerere?

    By MAKWAIA WA KUHENGA,
    14th October 2010


    ON Thursday was the eleventh anniversary of the death of the Father of this Nation, Founder President Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Going by African tradition, one does not mark the death of a dear one by any festivities such as going on holiday!

    It is always a somber and not festive moment. For African animists, they have their own mode of prayers, normally invoking on the spirits of the ancestors of the deceased to either keep well the departed loved one or invoking on them, including the spirit of the departed one, to bless those left behind.

    As for the religious ones of today's major religions, they either say special mass for the deceased or invoke special prayers - du'a or hitma. One is not sure how we marked the 11th anniversary of the departure of the Father of this Nation yesterday, which was a public holiday.

    Coming into the midst of campaigns towards elections, the anniversary was certainly low key with only presentations by activists at the University of Dar es Salaam and publishing of bumper editions by the major dailies like this newspaper, which published special editions. But as I have had occasion to point out in this column in the past, it may be appropriate in the future to commemorate Mwalimu's birthday and death anniversaries separately in compliance with African culture and tradition.

    So we could have April 13th every year to celebrate posthumously his birthday anniversary and October 14th his death anniversary. For Mwalimu Nyerere deserves such commemoration because he lives with us and indeed, is a living comprehensive textbook in terms of personal conduct, leadership and vision for this country and the wider world. For today, let us address the question constituting the theme of this subject: Who amongst us fits into his shoes?

    Well, if I have included you, the reader of these lines into trying his shoes to see whether we fit into them is for a good reason. As everybody may agree, Nyerere offers a good example for emulation, even by ordinary individuals if one was to take his personal conduct at private level in terms of humility and integrity.

    These virtues of humility, especially integrity, makes one stand tall and distinguishes one from others in the pack, isn't it? But these two virtues can make a huge difference, wouldn't they, if they are seen in a leader of a nation, especially of poor people like us. Those who saw him in his lifetime may remember that Mwalimu always scorned pomposity in his life style.

    He could have opted for top of the market western suits especially tailored for him directly from France or Italy. But he didn't. He preferred simple suits, easily affordable, the type of suits we called those days ‘Kaunda' or ‘Chou En Lai' suits. Such was his life-style – simplicity couched in humility. (What about JK?)

    A graduate of Edinburgh University, where he earned his Masters Degree, many a reputable universities across the globe had honoured him with honorary doctorate degrees. When people began addressing him, ‘Dr Nyerere', Nyerere cut them short by these words: "….Oh! No! I will have none of this stuff… I am a teacher (Mwalimu) by profession anyway. (What about JK?)

    So please just call me Mwalimu…' In power, Mwalimu never allowed his family to run for political office or run Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), least of all his wife and children (What about JK?)

    If they did, it was only when he had formally retired as Head of State. He also never allowed himself to be overpowered by the trappings of power like awarding himself tenders or businesses.

    Seeing the poor condition of his simple house at his home village as he moved closer to retirement, some public institution offered to rebuild and renovate the house for him! One can go on and on in one's memory lane in so far as Mwalimu's humility and integrity is concerned. Today, what ordinary people can say without blinking is that Mwalimu Nyerere was not personally a thief.

    This explains why even after his retirement he continued to wield unprecedented moral clout and power. He spoke what he himself practised and people believed him because they had empirical evidence in his person! But there is one aspect in his person that made a huge difference and which literally put this country on international map. He knew exactly where to draw the line between personal likes and dislikes and matters of leadership in ethics and national principles. (What about JK?)

    For the two things, ethics and principles are the ones, which transcend one given leader – they also embody a given nation because they literally translate for a given nation's self respect. Your memory lane and mine would remember that Tanzania was principled on the question of liberation of other countries in Africa and the principle of relationships with other nations based on sovereignty and genuine independence based on equality and not appendage.

    On the latter, Tanzania was taken seriously in all international forums as ‘Africa's moral voice of conscience.' The super powers of this world knew the stand of this country, much earlier and they dared not push this country to their line of thinking! (What about JK?)

    At home, everybody knew there was no "friendship" with the president on matters of ethics and national principles and bad leaders knew their place. (What about JK?)

    The questions to ask ourselves apart from whether we would ever fit into the shoes of Mwalimu Nyerere is what of the many aspects of the qualities of Mwalimu as a human person and a leader have we been able to emulate 11 years on after his death. Of course, there will and there can be only one Mwalimu Nyerere. But surely we have to try, at all levels, to emulate even one aspect of his many virtues, isn't it?

    As Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda asked the other day, does it make sense for a leader or an agricultural field officer to visit peasants at their small farms clad in a three-piece suit or top of the market blazer while the peasants he is visiting are clad in tatters or clothes which have not seen soap for six months (What about JK?)

     
  2. Pakawa

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    msg. sent
     
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    The piece is hugely superficial and shamefully sentimental.

    1. Jamaa kampiga vijembe Kikwete, mambo ya NGO na fam ndiyo kabisa kaamua kusema wazi, kafanya spelling K.I.K.W.E.T.E.

    2. Jamaa anamhusudu Nyerere religiously, huwezi kusema Nyerere alivyostaafu hakukubali trappings za power wakati kawaachia wabongo wampe zawadi kemkem na jeshi limemjengea jumba kubwa huko kwao, kama angekuwa kweli hataki trappings za power angekataa zawadi na kusema ile service ilikuwa ni wajibu wake, angeishi kwa royalties za vitabu vyake ba pension ya urais.
     
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    Mkuu naomba nirekebishe hapo kidogo, navyokumbuka zawadi nyingi alizopewa Nyerere alizigawa, mfano kuna Trekta alipewa zawadi na akaipa JKT Makutopora, pia suala la nyumba alikataa katakata kujengewa na jeshi mpaka walipomsihi kwamba ni kwa ajili ya mchango wake kwa taifa. Akakubali lakini pia aliikataa proposed plan ya mwanzo ambayo ilikuwa ni kujenga sort of a mansion.

    Kama unakumbuka akatania kwambna yeye si tembo lijumba likubwa loote la nini????
     
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    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    Lakini mwisho alikubali kujengewa nyumba , siyo ?

    By the way, to the best of my information, hiyo mansion aliyoibeza kwa kusema "nyumba kubwa kwani mimi tembo" ndiyo hiyo hiyo aliyojengewa na jeshi, hakuwakataza kujenga. Nyerere is a contradiction.
     
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    International begger begging from the Super Power
     
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    Wewe Kiranga hamnazo kabisa, zamani nilidhani una akili kumbe huna tofauti na MS... Unapomzungumzia nyerere unamzungumzia kiongozi ambaye hakuwahi kuishi ikulu, aliifanya ikulu ofisi tuu ya kwenda na kurudi.

    Nyerere alijenga nyumba yake ndogo msasani kwa kukopa benki ya nyumba na alishiriki kuijenga na ilikuwa nyumba ya kawaida

    Nyerere alikuwa akizidiwa mishahara na Gavana wa BOT, Mkuu wa Majeshi na Jaji Mkuu

    Nyerere alikuwa na busara, alipostaafu alikwenda butiama kulima, Unapozungumzia nyumba ya kujengewa na JKT wakati amestaafu jiulize kwa nini hakuchota mapesa kama akina Chenge na kujenga? hata unayoita palace kumbuka ni jumba la makumbusho kwa ajili ya vizazi

    Pale msasani mafisadi wamesubiri afe na sasa wamemjengea jumba kubwa wakati amekufa maana ile nyumba yake pale msasani ilikuwa mfano wa kukompare viongozi wa sasa na Nyerere lakini wameamua kufuta ushahidi, kila nikipita pale nikiangalia huwa nasikia uchungu sana maana wameondoa kumbukumbu ya Taifa hili.

    Nyerere unayemzungumzia kama wewe ni muislamu msomi basi kumbuka kuwa ndiye kiongozi ambaye baada ya nchi kupata uhuru na kugundua kuwa shule karibu zote zilikuwa ni za seminari aliamua kupitisha sheria ya shule hizo kupokea watu bila kuangalia dini zao, lakini alienda mbali zaidi baada ya kuzitaifisha na kuziweka chini ya serekali, leo Serekali yako inaomba misikiti na makanisa yajenge shule na matokeo yake ni kwamba makanisa yanajenga shule bora na maradufu ya misikiti, sisi waislamu lile pengo ambalo nyerere alilimaliza linarudi.

    kinachoniuma mimi kama muislamu ni kwamba anayeruhusu mpasuko huu ni Rais mwislamu anachekacheka na maaskofu na kuwaomba wajenge shule kila kukicha wkati Nyerere alitaifisha shule za makanisa kama hiyo ya Forodhani na Mkwawa ambayo sasa ni huo kikuu

    Siku nyingine ukithubutu kumsema vibaya Nyerere ntakutafuta nikuchape makonde labda ubongo wako utazibuka na kuwa na akili ya kuchambua mambo
     
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    Lakini kama utakumbuka vizuri, Nyerere alistaafu mwaka 1985 na hiyo nyumba alikuja kujengewa 1999, baada ya kuikataa kwa miaka yote hiyo. Na nadhani alihamia kama kwa wiki mbili nasikia kabla ya kwenda kwa matibabu Uingereza. Tofauti na wa sasa ambae katika miaka mitano ana nyumba mpya kubwa pale Regent Estate, na Kijiji kipya kule Msoga.
     
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    Ujumbe umewafikia wapiga kura.
     
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    katika picha hizi mbili nimesoma kitu kimoja kwamba Viti na madhali ya Sehemu ilipopigwa picha ya JK na Bush na JK na Obama haijabadilika ila kinyago cha Bush ni cha mtu mweupe cha Obama cha mtu mweusi anayefanana na aliyekuwa Mpigania haki za watu weusi martin Luther King. safi sana
     
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    ....mwathirika wa al-nnur na al-husda huyo!!!
     
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    jk wa tommy hilfiger,travota,van hussein,guci,clarks!mzee wa elimu na afya bure haviwezekani
     
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    kweli mujusi ur geneous,lkn kwa JK kila mwaka ni kubadili samani kwa bajeti kubwa!!
     
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    Umeongea ukweli mtupu!
    Hiyo sentensi ya mwisho imenifanya nicheke...maana kwa mtu mchumia tumbo kama huyu bwana kweli ni busara kumzaba kidogo apate akili ya kudfanya kazi badala ya kutumia muda mwingi kuwafisadi wenzake!
     
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    Safi sana Reyes hapo juu. Umedhihirisha kuwa, watu hawahitaji kukurupuka kujadili na kuchangia kila mada. Nyingine, unasoma, unaelimika, unaenda zako.
     
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    Thanks Reyes kwa kumuelewesha, lakini usimtafute umchape makonde, wapo wengi na wanahitaji waelimishwe, hawawezi kutofautisha jema na baya kwa jamii!
     
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    kiranga ameweuka kabisa, fikra na aina ya maisha aliyoishi mwalimu havitasahaulika katika historia ya Taifa letu, pumzika salama mwalimu nyerere wale uliowakataa ndo wanafaidi Nchi sasa wamebomoa kila ulichojenga mbayu wayu wakubwa hawa, na hata baadhi ya waliokuwa wafuasi wako nao wamebadilika kabisa akiwamo msekwa na mkapa, tunakukumbuka sana mwalimu.
     
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    [As everybody may agree, Nyerere offers a good example for emulation, even by ordinary individuals if one was to take his personal conduct at private level in terms of humility and integrity.

    These virtues of humility, especially integrity, makes one stand tall and distinguishes one from others in the pack, isn’t it? But these two virtues can make a huge difference, wouldn’t they, if they are seen in a leader of a nation, especially of poor people like us. Those who saw him in his lifetime may remember that Mwalimu always scorned pomposity in his life style.

    He could have opted for top of the market western suits especially tailored for him directly from France or Italy. But he didn’t. He preferred simple suits, easily affordable, the type of suits we called those days ‘Kaunda’ or ‘Chou En Lai’ suits. Such was his life-style – simplicity couched in humility. (What about JK?)

    A graduate of Edinburgh University, where he earned his Masters Degree, many a reputable universities across the globe had honoured him with honorary doctorate degrees. When people began addressing him, ‘Dr Nyerere’, Nyerere cut them short by these words: “….Oh! No! I will have none of this stuff… I am a teacher (Mwalimu) by profession anyway. (What about JK?)

    So please just call me Mwalimu…’ In power, Mwalimu never allowed his family to run for political office or run Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), least of all his wife and children (What about JK?)

    If they did, it was only when he had formally retired as Head of State. He also never allowed himself to be overpowered by the trappings of power like awarding himself tenders or businesses.

    Seeing the poor condition of his simple house at his home village as he moved closer to retirement, some public institution offered to rebuild and renovate the house for him! One can go on and on in one’s memory lane in so far as Mwalimu’s humility and integrity is concerned. Today, what ordinary people can say without blinking is that Mwalimu Nyerere was not personally a thief.

    This explains why even after his retirement he continued to wield unprecedented moral clout and power. He spoke what he himself practised and people believed him because they had empirical evidence in his person! But there is one aspect in his person that made a huge difference and which literally put this country on international map. He knew exactly where to draw the line between personal likes and dislikes and matters of leadership in ethics and national principles. (What about JK?)

    For the two things, ethics and principles are the ones, which transcend one given leader – they also embody a given nation because they literally translate for a given nation’s self respect. Your memory lane and mine would remember that Tanzania was principled on the question of liberation of other countries in Africa and the principle of relationships with other nations based on sovereignty and genuine independence based on equality and not appendage.

    On the latter, Tanzania was taken seriously in all international forums as ‘Africa’s moral voice of conscience.’ The super powers of this world knew the stand of this country, much earlier and they dared not push this country to their line of thinking! (What about JK?)

    At home, everybody knew there was no “friendship” with the president on matters of ethics and national principles and bad leaders knew their place. (What about JK?)

    The questions to ask ourselves apart from whether we would ever fit into the shoes of Mwalimu Nyerere is what of the many aspects of the qualities of Mwalimu as a human person and a leader have we been able to emulate 11 years on after his death. Of course, there will and there can be only one Mwalimu Nyerere. But surely we have to try, at all levels, to emulate even one aspect of his many virtues, isn’t it?

    As Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda asked the other day, does it make sense for a leader or an agricultural field officer to visit peasants at their small farms clad in a three-piece suit or top of the market blazer while the peasants he is visiting are clad in tatters or clothes which have not seen soap for six months (What about JK?)
    [/QUOTE]

    This is what I call LEGACY and is what Kikwete has failed to build....If its possible to have something like 'negative legacy' then Kikwete can be remembered for smilling at everything and patronising corruption, family and friends, etc
     
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    If you read it carefully,you can note that the author was trying to woo electrorates to elect good readers who will rule the country in good faith as it was done by the founding president of united republic of Tanzania,Nyerere.The incumbent president has had done nothing to demostrate this.The current regime,put more emphasises on safeguarding the interests of few businessmen and petty bourgeises, as well as backing of culprits of corruptions.This will not help ordinary Tanzania to reduce poverty.
    I urge all my fellow tanzanians to elect good leaders who will devote thei time working hard in order to enable Tanzania to excel economically and in other impontant aspects.
    Please vote for Dr SLAA
     
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    If u question nyerere's integrity and honesty,u must have personal problem with him or u need to be rushed to the mental institution...nyerere could have looted all the money from the central bank if hwe wanted to..but he didnt,he was a true socialist
     
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