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Nashukuru sana kwa Picha Nzuri ya Kumbukumbu
Huyo Mhe. Dereck Bryceson alikua Waziri wa Nini?
Film info:Lovingly dubbed Mwalimu (Teacher) in his homeland, Julius Kambarage Nyerere is equally fondly remembered as "The Father of the Nation". The architect of Tanzania's independence in 1961, and later that of the island of Dar-es-Salaam, Nyerere was a leader of pan-African vision. This insightful documentary traces his beginnings in rural northern Tanganyika, to his student years at Edinburgh University that led to his political career. Nyerere's legacy as a wise politician and profound thinker is captured through historical footage and testimonies from a wide range of publishers, journalists, academics and politicians.
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Bruceson alikuwa waziri wa kwanza wa fedha
[h=1]The fight for independence led by Mwalimu Nyerere in the then Tanganyika (Tanzania mainland) was a peaceful affair. Even in those very early days, Mwalimu had the foresight and vision of harnessing utilising all the human resources available to him regardless of race, religion or gender. One of his top lieutenants in the struggle was Bibi Titi Mohammed (above right, with Mwalimu), a woman and a Muslim. He practised equality long before the word had entered general consciousness. In the picture below, Mwalimu with members of the Omani community in Tanganyika whose support and that of other communities he actively sought. Behind, on the wall, can be seen the portrait of [/h]
The multi-racial first cabinet of newly independent Tanganyika. While this sort of thing was seen as strange in other newly independent African countries, for Nyerere this was a matter of course. People were appointed on merit, based on their ability and commitment to the cause. The issue of skin colour did not feature. Amir Jamal (far right, seated), the first of many Tanzanians of Asian origin to serve in Nyerere's cabinet was a long-serving member, for many years holding the powerful portfolio of Finance Minister. He continued to hold high office beyond Nyerere's own retirement, including a five year stint as Tanzania's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva from 1988 to 1993. His close working relationship with retired President Nyerere continued as he became his personal representative when Mwalimu Nyerere was Chairman of the South Commission and then on the South Centre, and the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation of Uppsala, Sweden. Amir Jamal was continually re-elected to Parliament by his Morogoro constituency with ever greater margins. This is despite the fact that members of his racial group comprised less than 1% of the population, testament to Mwalimu's success in making his country a truly non-racial society. Mr Jamal died
Former President Nyerere (fourth left)queuing to vote in a general election. The ordinary people in the queue were his real neighbours in Msasani, Dar es Salaam and not bussed in for a photo-op. In that, Mwalimu Nyerere was truly a man of the people but his faith in one-party ‘democracy' was proved to be fatally-flawed