My open letter to the president J.K. of Tanzania: Your Excellence, I am humbly honored to take this opportunity to communicate with you via Jamii Forum, Mr. President. I would have used a conventional way to reach you but the system does not permit me to do so. To start with, I have to thank you for your personal will to fight corruption even though ‘the system' might be working against you. Thank you for following your conscious to fight corruption, but Mr. President, I need to remind you that what about the list of drug dealers and the war against them? Mr. President, I don't want to delay you from your busy schedule so let me derive my points home. Mr. President, I know you have heard about the global economic crisis and some recommendation from Wall Street or from U.K. I know the suggestions echoed to you sound too good to be true. My argument is that yes it is true that the world economy is in crisis. I know you know that when the developed world likes U.S. when its economy sneeze our economy mush catch flu. Generally, it may sound like that but Tanzania economy is more than that. I have studied the working of decision makers and arrived to the conclusion that they are the committing our economy to the knees and make the general public suffer from economic malnutrition. This has been caused by lack of responsibility by many of your subordinates. I always not only identify the problem but I am also honored to offer you my solution on the problem I have raised. Mr. President, we believe in the rule of law and good governance which is butter and bread for any social and economic development. Mr. President, you have all the power to make things possible for the sake of the nation and its people. There is a need to make your appointment to be subjected to the other arm of government I mean to be subjected to the scrutiny of the parliament. Mr. President, many of African countries have failed because of not having a political will to drive changes an example of ANC and South Africa. Mr. President, you can steer the process by initiating the constitution review process. Constitution has to meet the need of the day. Any law is supposed to be a living thing and not static. Mr. President, let us look at the appointment of the cabinet ministers. Mr. President, the power of appointment granted by the current constitution, does not reflect a free and democratic society. Mr. President, you will be remembered if you revamp some of your powers of appointment. I am not asking you to loose your power of appointment but I am asking you to shy away from those provisions which suit a single party system and can not be applicable to any democratic society. Mr. President, there is a need for you to initiate a motion to amend the constitution to give power to the parliament to vet and scrutinize the competence of all senior appointees. Furthermore, let us make law that a minister must not be a serving member of parliament to avoid conflict of interest. The same can be applied to all regional commissioners and district commissioners. Mr. President, if you do that then we might get some sort of ‘clean' ministers and avoid several cabinet reshuffles. Mr. President, I know you receive vetting for these ministers but I am pretty sure that the public will do a very good job to make sure that dirty person does not sail through to the cabinet level. If you live by your conscious, I hope you will give some weight to this proposal. Once again, Mr. President, help the Tanzanians by making the cabinet ministers serve you and not being selected among the Member of Parliament. Make all senior civil servants be subjected to parliamentary approval. Let the parliament ‘assist' you on this issue. Mr. President, I hope to come back later with some other burning issues. Thank you and God bless Tanzania, Shadow.