It's been an interesting five years since the election of Jakaya Kikwete in 2005 until now. We have seen a political enlightenment from a people who in these short five years have seen scandals of corruption, the fall of grace of a prime minister and just recently an emergence of a new political party. The question on the mind of many is what's next? From different threads on JF I have noticed one matter which seems to be the focus of many, the failure of CCM and what the right party is to take the mantle of government. I see people discussing ways in which they feel the opposition can take leadership and ways to remove CCM from power. Well no opposition party is at the moment capable of taking power and even if they did not much change will be seen. People just don't get it. The problem is not CCM, the problem is the generation which inherited the country from those during the struggle for independence. Yes it's not a political party failure its a generational failure. As a twenty year old I can say for my generation that our fathers have let us down. There maybe be many reasons as to why the current generation of leaders have acted the way they do. Maybe they think that the same strategies used during the Nyerere era will still work today. Maybe in there mind they had a destiny to fulfill but it seems that advancing Tanzania was never part of their destiny. And now that their time is winding up and non of the potential and promise they once had is showing any signs of being achieved they are in a race of time. A race of time to create some sort of lasting legacy. It is this desire to leave a mark in the midnight hours of their careers that is causing them to do all sorts of things, things which to people with no rush of time see as ludicrous and insane. My fellow Tanzanians, the way forward, the answer to our questions is not whether the next party in power is CCM, Chadema or CCJ. The way forward is for the next generation to finally get its chance to solve the problems of an age they know most of. If Nyerere and his generation willingly gave up power to the new generation 25 years ago, why are our fathers not ready to do the same? JF members you can debate all you want as to who or which party should be in power but I guarantee you as long as the current generation is still in power nothing will change. True change will only start to be seen once the handout of power is complete from the current generation to the next. I'm not saying that it's a guarantee that "Generation next" will bring any any changes but I can guarantee that no change will ever come from the present generation. Their heyday is over and most of them are heading for retirement except of course for those few who are still trying to cling on to political power. So to all of you who feel that a different party is the one to bring change I'm sorry but you are preparing yourself for disappointment. Real change will come with the passing of the current leadership generation and the dawning of the next one.