Why do we choose to have a government? -To prevent war -To prevent chaos -To secure our riches (properties, resources, culture etc) -To create law and order -To assure our security etc. Looking at our current government, they are not making any of these things a reality. It has never been part of their agenda as to whose interest they are there to serve but fulfillment of their own personal interests. Surely we are not in the middle of a battlefield, but people are dying due to our supposedly leaders' irresponsibility. Our economy is going down by the minute, crime rate is going up,the police are killing innocent people, in other words we are living in chaos. I am so tired of hearing the ''we have a peaceful country'' nonsense. As if that is supposed to make everything batter. What's peace with no food, water, electricity or proper health care? What's peace if people are not feeling safe in the comfort of their own home? What's peace if people are dying from bombs knowing very well we are not in the middle of Palestine?? It's high time things change. Right now the people are afraid of the government whilst it should be the other way around.After all, it is for the people that they are there. At the moment our country is being run as if it is a Single Party State which it isn't. CCM should be working their butts off to sustain the position they are in now by improving things so that, the people won't revolt. Obviously they do not fear or feel threatened by the people or the opposition party enough to stop worsening our lives and make it better for a change. What scares me the most is the fact that we are being ripped off every single day! While some of us starve, die of malnutrition and poor health care our lovely government is spending our taxes like there is no tomorrow. I can not stop wondering how their doings could be so far from what the Arusha Declaration was all about, given that it was published by Mwl. Nyerere who was the original founder of CCM. The declaration called for: 1. A commitment to economic self-reliance. Evidently our economy depends largely on foreign aid. 2. A leadership code which obliged government and party officials to give up all sources of income but their salary. Instead of cutting off on their unnecessary luxuries they are ripping off the people that gave them power. As Mwl. himself said ''In acquisitive societies, wealth tend to corrupt those who posses it.It tends to breed in them a desire to live more comfortably than their fellows,to dress better and in everyway outdo them.'' This being the perfect perception of our current leadership, no one could have said those words better. ''The best leader is the enlightened despot who knows and interprets the will of the commonwealth.'' With that being said, as much as I would love to avoid saying this, we need change,be it peacefully or forcefully. We need a government that we can rely on.