Heshima wakuu,siku chache zilizopita liliwekwa bandiko juu ya waraka wa wazi wa mtu aliyejitambulisha kama US BLOGGER kwa SHY ROSE BHANJI katika soma soma yangu nimekutana na waraka huu hapa chini ukijibu waraka ule wa US BLOGGER nimeona ni vyema niulete hapa Dear US Blogger, Thank you for your reaction to my Facebook status which has won a lot of positive support from various interested readers and stakeholders. ... For the sake of wider readership I have decided to put below my previous post on Facebook so that all the readers to revisit my status: Dear Mr. President HE Jakaya Kikwete: In 2005 we gave you a victory of over 80% because we had high expectations of your performance. By 2010 your popularity had slipped to just over 60% and it seems your popularity is taking a further deep due to various reasons including vacuum on the leadership direction as a CCM cadre and a passionate citizen, I feel a sense of big letdown after some seven years of your leadership. What answers do you offer in order to put to rest your peoples outcries? From the outset, I want to reassure you that I am a sincere CCM cadre, passionate citizen and ardent fan of President Jakaya Kikwete as well as an activist. Like in sports, a fan is disturbed by non-performance of the team and coach; I am equally disappointed with JK. While in 2010 elections, the President meant well, the current challenges have proved him wrong. As such, if elections were held today, more than 39% will vote against the President. Please consult senovate presidential opinion poll which were published recently. It is my sincere conviction that the 61% including myself were right in choosing both the party and this president, only the challenges betray my belief. In other words viable solutions are not forthcoming. Just like in 2005 my loyalty and support for our President was the same and intact in 2010 elections. To me, our party, the presidential candidate and the nation are in total eclipse by design and not by default. The party manifesto is impeccable, supreme and pro poor. In support of our manifesto, we campaigned for our candidate and won. It is a popular belief that in our country politics and national interests goes hand in hand (hand and glove) you will be extremely wrong and suffer the consequences to separate the two. Unless you subscribed to American ideology of governance. Today, I clearly see there is a vacuum on JKs leadership direction given the style of his first five years and the subsequent second term. Ideally, one would exploit the learning curve of the first term to better the experience curve. In his own words the first term was a learning curve (kwa maneno yake miaka mitano ya mwanzo ilikuwa ya kujifunza-tanuru la moto) so one would have expected a better output on the experience curve. Look the following burning issues: power supply syndrome, Jairo saga, water crisis, petrol pricing, sale of UDA, cost of living, political disarray in CCM, corruption, just to mention a few. Who shall we depend on for clear direction?? Who shall we cry to?? For your information, one year let alone one month in politics is a long time for one to show the public that there is light at the end of the tunnel. But in this case, the public is disappointed. As an activist and sober citizen the facts are evident, weather you live in Tanzania or outside. Ideally, one would have expected to see a clear direction in all those burning issues currently affecting our nation, but the President is too quite. The public is only awakened by the press and the parliament why? The public including activists would like to know the status of all the burning issues that cause the letdown!!! Where is our President during such times? Where is he? What does he know? What does he say? And to who? Just when shall he speak to us about these issues? In your view activists are branded as traitors and anti-party for their stand. If you were to advise the President, what would you say? And how? Do you think Tanzanians are happy with the status quo? Are you in touch with the reality? You appear to be a theorist, critique with far-fetched rhetorics. It would seem that your political model is more American than Tanzanian and that is why you seem to be blind to the genuine concerns of our country. We need solutions. Can you give us a sense of reality that a common Tanzanian faces every day? To be sincere, all our concerns are a wake up calls to the President and the party and the nation. One cannot remain silent, while still four years lie ahead of us under this regime. To recap, I am neither the first nor the only one to show concerns to party and the Presidents poor performance. These reflections are expressed by most Tanzanians in different forums. Kindly also refer to Mwalimu Nyerere`s opinion on CCM party performance and his frank outburst on the second phase government of President Ali Hassan Mwinyi `s leadership. No one called him a traitor. It is my conviction you will appreciate that I am a political cadre who wishes well our country under the ruling party. In view of the above, your opinion on political sophistication and leadership is handicapped and disabled to accommodate other views. MY AMBITION Both before and now I have been a satisfied and able professional who can go along without political ambitions. Having travelled all over the country, I have acquired a wider understanding of what ails our people in this country. My political ambition is to bring value added experience to the benefit of our nation. Lastly, I have no grudge with the results of 2010 elections where I had contested for a parliamentary seat for the Kinondoni constituency. Assuming I would have won, I would still take to task the current leadership failures in the relevant forums within the party and, as a patriot. My patriotic opinion is genuine and is not meant for winning any political favors whatsoever. GOD BLESS TANZANIA!! Shy-Rose Bhanji!