I was surprised yesterday to hear that the President claimed that the country is in a "state of emergency" or "hali ya dharura". I don't remember when was the state of emergency was declared under constitutional process. As long as there is not a declared "state of emergency" according to Emergency Powers Act of 1986. The president should not be surprised that his subordinates do not take the energy situation in the country as seriously as they should. If he wants people to take the situation seriously he should issue a SE proclamation and direct individuals and institutions (private and public). Bila kutangaza hali ya dharura hakuna hali ya dharura. Sorry to point the obvious. Na bahati mbaya hali ya dharura haiwezi kutangazwa sirini! I stand to be corrected.