Tanzania... my beloved motherland.. How I long for you! I weep for you. To see your demise saddens me, enrages others and leads to many outcomes. Everytime I log onto JF the word I am most likely to see in the politics forums is "UFISADI", a word that I detest personally.. The reason being, badala ya watanzania kuwa tunaongelea jinsi gani tutaleta economic freedom and prosperity, education and truly modernising our society (in an African way) tunaongelea corruption.. But the central theme of tanzanian politics is corruption it would appear. Our country is young, very young indeed... the people who are in power right now are the few that were educated under the colonial system and the early Nyerere admnistration's improvised eduction system. Watoto wa wakulima even where theirs were chiefs and therefore they were the indeginous aristocracy if you like. Not so in everycase though. Wamesoma, na sasa wanajikomboa na umaskini.... kwa kujilimbikizia mali. Wamepata fursa ya kuishi maisha ya maraha na mastarehe ambayo hawakuweza hata kuota wakiwa utotoni. Well and good, watu wanasema CCM ndio tatizo, but I disagree. I would bet my life if I were one to gamble, kesho ukimpa, let me think, who is the most out-spoken advocate against the government, Zitto Kabwe for instance, serikali, it is in all likelihood that he would in time turn into the same thing that he is fighting. Sio kwasababu yeye ni mtu mbaya au FISADI (i hate that word with a passion)but simply because POWER corrupts, and in Tanzania, with a little money, and uchawi you can buy power. So corruption inazaa power ambayo inazaa grand-corruption. I know my opinion might insult some of the members of JF, lakini the truth is even the strogest critical voices in here, wakipewa nafasi watajipendelea. IT is HUMAN NAture to do so... Mara kadha wa kadha tumeona, hasa katika bara ya Africa, freedom fighters turn into dictators and mafisadi. Look at Kenyatta and the deaths which are happening now, simply because alipendelea kabila lake. People arent fighting for Raila or Kibaki, its the Land.. Watu wamefanya hii political forum yakujadili udaku, be it real or not. Power has a way of eroding and principles and most of the weak leaders we have have failed to resist. Most of the people wanaofaya ushabiki kwenye hii forum are just as weak but they dont know it... Viongozi wanajitajirisha wao na familia zao, not knowing that as they creat this false bubble of wealth, they are creating the massacre of their grandchildren. pale ambapo wananchi watachoka kuvumilia the ELITE ambayo inadevelop sasahivi.. expensive private school education and I'm not talking about st. mary's hahaha. Waterford in Swaziland, £40,000 schools in the UK, not even to mention University education. Nivizuri watu wasome, lakini wakulima nao watoto wao wawe wakulima wasiojua hata sheria zinazo wahusu, haki zao??? When you surround yourself with poverty, your wealth is nothing but a DANGER to you and your family. Hili hatulioni!!!!! Watu kwenye hii forum wanaandika Kikwete awawajibishe sijui Mkapa. Mkapa alipewa the Warioba report with names (my source is one of the commissioners) he did nothing, zaidi ya yeye nae kuiba. Huyu Rais wasasa nae ndio yaleyale. He got to power through corruption therefore he must uphold it.thts the deal. Mimi, kama ninyi ni mzalendo lakini je, nnaguvu ya kuvumilia mvuto wa power na utajiri na urasi mabao ubadhirifu na rushwa unaleta katika kujipa maisha bora kwangu na familia yangu..??? Tujiulize.... and greed!hilo hata silizungumzii maana there is a limit to the amount of money which you need maishani. At least for anyone who is smart. Mjinga tu ndio hua anajilimbikizia bila malengo. It really is an enigma.. sina JIBU.