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Jenerali Ulimwengu: Hakuna cha maana cha kusherehekea miaka 50 ya Uhuru

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Zak Malang, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Zak Malang

    Zak Malang JF-Expert Member

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    Jenerali wetu tena ametoka na hii kali -- hakuna cha maana cha kusherehekea miaka 50 ya uhuru. nakubaliana naye, mie nitakaa nyumbani kuomboleza kwa machungu -- hasa ukisoma nilipo-highlight katika red:

    Tanzania at 50: Despair and despondency among the poor, nonchalance among the rich

    By Jenerali Ulimwengu

    This Friday, the people of Tanzania and their well-wishers across the globe will be marking the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Tanganyika, pretty much the same way human birthdays are remembered, depending on the circumstances surrounding the commemoration.

    Birthdays are a time to give thanks to Providence for having survived the vagaries of a cruel world, having faced and conquered adversity and having marked up a few achievements which, meagre though they may seem, could not have been registered had one perished in infancy.

    They are also times to look back with fondness and nostalgia to the days of carefree youth, when the world was our oyster and the sky was the limit, before reality set in.

    There is thus time for jubilation tinged with regret, celebration juxtaposed with cerebration, enthusiasm tempered with realism. At 50, a nation can afford to give itself space to stop a while, stand back a moment and take stock of what it's all about, where it came from, where it's at and where it intends to go.

    So, mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the meaning of it all? We have survived, but is survival enough? We see everywhere centrifugal signs that threaten our continued survival because the mere fact of being there for a certain length of time does not guarantee the repeating of that length of time.

    That requires constant nurturing, diligent husbandry and visionary stewardship.
    Have we had all of these, some of these, or none of these? There can be no clear-cut answer, and we may want to err on the side of nuance when trying to provide answers.

    Suffice it to say that we (as Tanganyikans of yesteryear and Tanzanians of now) can be proud of some solid accomplishments in our 50 years of existence, and the facts speak for themselves.

    At the same time, however, we are called upon to acknowledge that for wanting the nurturing, the husbandry and the leadership alluded to above, we have exposed our achievements to inclement weather, and the elements are hard at work eroding and withering what we thought we had secured. I suggest that we are not out of the woods yet.

    The national ethos has all but disappeared so that it's not easy to state what "Tanzanianness" stands for today as opposed to other "nesses." It cannot be wholly explained by belonging to a collective of humanity living within definite borders determined by foreigners, and enjoying certain citizenship rights ascribed to that collective and to those boundaries; there has to be something that sets us apart from the pack, as indeed there used to be.

    The union that is Tanzania is contested on both sides of the channel; Kiswahili, the putative national language, has been relegated to a lingua franca, good for making political noises and selling njugu, not for scientific enquiry; we are not as "tribalist" as some of our neighbours but our politics is pre-tribal, based on family and assorted friends; in 1967, we proclaimed a most humanising policy, Ujamaa, but today we accept a most primitive, predatory form of exploitation of our people by multinationals and their local puppets; we report huge school enrolment rates in "schools" that lack the very basic qualities of a school; the young are jobless, hungry, angry; poverty has heightened, broadened and deepened among the majority of our people, justice eludes them…

    There is despair and despondency among the majority poor; there is nonchalance and insouciance among the rich and powerful.

    Two nations are emerging, one huge, dirt poor, desperate and angry; another tiny, filthy rich, absentminded and blind to the dangers it has created for itself.

    Fifty years ago we lit a torch and placed it atop Mount Kilimanjaro to spread the ideals of Hope, Love and Dignity all over the world.

    Can we seriously repeat that mantra today?

    Still, Happy Anniversary!

    Chanzo: The East African
  2. JS

    JS JF-Expert Member

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    Natamani Al-Shabaab wangefanya mambo hiyo siku pale uwanjani......
  3. engmtolera

    engmtolera Verified User

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    MZEE analugha kavu kweli,ila si aliwahi kuwa waziri jamani kama sikosei,nae analipi kalifanya enzi zake akiwa ktk kiti?
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    Inkoskaz JF-Expert Member

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    yaani ijumaa ilitakiwa kuwa siku ya majonzi kwa kuweka bendera nusu mlingoti kuomboleza kifo cha mzee ***** mtozeni wa miaka kesho yake tungeaza na taifa jipya!
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    Mkandara Verified User

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    Now this is the main point - Let's commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence..Honoring the memory of struggle our elders fought for! - Hayo maswala ya ku celebrate sijui nini mtayajua nyie. Kwangu mimi, Aluta continua mapambano bado yanaendelea..
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    Uhuru na kazi ndugu zangu, kama umeajiriwa na mtasherehekea kwa kukaa nyumbani haya lakini mimi ntakwenda mzigoni kama kawaida. Sipotezi muda na hawa watu wasiotujali.

    Nitasherekea uhuru kwa kufanya kazi. Basi
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    Duuh,hii kali aiseee!
  8. simplemind

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    Uhuru Tanganyika 9 Dec 1961

    Uhuru Zanzibar 10 Dec 1963

    Mapinduzi 12 Jan 1964

    Muungano 26 April 1964

    Ndugu Watanzania bila ubabaishaji wowote Tarehe 9 Dec tunasherekea uhuru wa Tanganyika,Tarehe 10 Dec tutasherekea uhuru wa Zanzibar,12 Jan mapinduzi na 26 April tutasherekea muungano. Jamani tuache unafiki tuwe wakweli.
  9. MANI

    MANI Platinum Member

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    well said and actually correct
  10. Mzalendo80

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    Siku hiyo nitasheherekea kama bendera ya Tanganyika utapandishwa na wimbo wa taifa wa tanganyika ukipigwa
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    ni kweli kabisa........................WORDS.
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    Deo JF-Expert Member

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    Thank you very much Mr Ulimwengu, you have strengthen my reasons for not celebrating. Are there who can weep over our lost independence!
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    najua tar 10 dec zanzibar watasherehekea uhuru wa taifa lao kwa wimbo wao na kupandisha bendera ya taifa lao,vipi tanganyika ina bendera na wimbo wake? Tanzania ina bendera na wimbo.sasa hii tanganyika independence day wataimba wimbo gani na kupandisha bendera ipi?
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    waache wafu wazike wafu wao.
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    Mafie PM JF-Expert Member

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    Kwani hujaisoma ile barua ya 2858 waliompa JK siku 100 kuwa siku hiyo tusitoke majumbani maana watalipua? Jamani ni vyema kutokwenda.
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    akafie mbali huko huyo ulimwengu wako, kwani kwao burundi wana nini cha kujivunia!!! mbona hata hao mabwana zake wazungu bado wako hoi kiuchumi!!
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    Mzee Jenerali he is my best Political and Economic analyst
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    Achana na hiyo roho ya kishetani. Unawatakiwa Watanzania wenzako wauawe na Al Shabaab?
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    Nakubaliana nawe kwenye taasisi za serikali tumelazimishwa kuandamana siku hiyo na kubeba mabango ya kumsifia JK yaani natamani hata kuona siku hiyo inyeshe mvua asubuhi mpaka jioni,hivi tumsifie JK kwa yapi hasa ya mpaka muandike mabango?
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    Mkapa akisoma hii BP itapanda. Heko mzalendo Ulimwengu.