Words, I now can confirm, do not amount to much. We used to proudly proclaim that we would run while they walked. Words, my friends, words. We then said binadamu wote ni ndugu zangu na Afrika ni moja. Ndugu zako how when you are regularly giving yourself a per diem of $200 while you attend meetings in the same compound as your office, and the rest of us have nothing? Words, man, words! So, it is ari mpya, kasi mpya, nguvu mpya? When will that start, as it certainly hasnt? I can see some kasi mpya around, but it seems to be limited to bankrupting us. The current account deficit has widened to an alarming rate of 10% per annum. So what do you do about that? You simply order more shangingis? I was going to say shame on you, but I remembered that you have no shame left. I wish we didnt have MKUKUTA. It seems to be a devise for getting yourselves more per diem only. Is MKUKUTA supposed to have something to do with us? Perhaps it does, for our life expectancy has suddenly dropped to 49 years! Is that thanks to MKUKUTA or not? We used to live to be 55 years. That was some 35 years ago, before the party was born. As the party lives, our years seem to be gobbled up ferociously. Now, thanks to the party, we are a 48 year old nation whose people live only 49 years. I would be very sad if I did not have hope. And I dont just mean hope in the resurrection. I hope that the party will disappear from the corridors of power one of these fine days, and then, and only then, we the people will liver longer and longer. Like I said, the average life expectancy in Tanzania is now just 49 years. Now hear this: our constitution requires that a president be at least 50 years old. It means that on average, we are not eligible to be president. If that is not ridiculous then I dont know what is! So, what am I saying? I am saying that we should have a constitutional conference to take in the fact that we live 49 years only and therefore we should not require our presidents to be at leat 50!