Is this true - did the people of Tanzania ever hold a referendum ? It is now over 35 years and Dar-es-Salaam remains not only the Chief Port and Commercial Capital but the undisputed Centre of Government Business. Meanwhile billions are set aside each financial year to this ghost endeavour with no end in sight and government officials keep on criss-crossing between the two centers spending millions daily. This project has been a breeding ground for millionaires and billionaires (including our current speaker of the house) with little or no sign of ever letting up. May be initially there was really a political will to see through this project but now it has been turned into just another clever plot to loot the country's coffers as has been the practice of our ruling clique. The impunity of our leaders will never cease to amaze me, when will it ever stop ?