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Why do we say Nyerere was a visionary leader?

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Papa D, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Papa D

    Papa D JF-Expert Member

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    Nyerere piloted the Union. No body understands the intention and implementation of the union!! Evcerybody sees it as a total mess!!
    In this case; why should we praise Nyerere for this Union that brought another Colonialism to Tanganyikas?
     
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    sun wu JF-Expert Member

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    If the vision turned out to be a non starter because of utekelezaji does not mean that it could never worked (anyway it has worked for many years till now)

    He had also a vision of everyone living together, helped each other and shared resources (because it did not work does not mean it was a bad idea)
     
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    Mpanzi JF-Expert Member

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    If he was a visionary leader he would have known that socialism would fail, he branded Kenya "Nyang'au" but look at Kenya today, they are the fourth largest economy in sub Saharan Africa and the first in East Africa.
     
  4. Papa D

    Papa D JF-Expert Member

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    Thanx sun wu!
    I am working on your comment! I think its a constructive idea!

     
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    sun wu JF-Expert Member

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    No Worries Mkuu..., yaani tukiongelea visionary leaders in Africa walikuwepo wachache sana from the top of my head naweza kumzungumzia Kwame Nkrumah (aliyekuwa anachampion African Unity na Independence ) Na Nyerere ambae alikuwa anazo ideas nyingi tu za ku-make a better Tanzania and Africa (these leaders were thinking about generations ahead), tofauti na sasa all leaders are thinking about the next five years ni vipi tachaguliwa na ni vipi niibe haraka haraka kwenye kipindi changu ili nitengeneze pension yangu na wajukuu zangu
     
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    Shwari Senior Member

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    Remember Nyerere's response to that kind of reasoning:

    Has Christianity failed because the world is not all Christian?
     
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    mharakati JF-Expert Member

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    kenya had a head start of at least a dozen years ahead of Tanganyika. they had organized agro sector, tanzania had peasant economy. be careful with this anythime in the future.
     
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    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    Nyerere was neither a visionary nor a seer.
     
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    mharakati JF-Expert Member

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    ujamaa and self reliance was a visionary idea. it was nyerere's unique brand of african socialism
     
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