My top 5 mistakes that made Tanzania one of the Poorest Countries in the world Colonial Hangover: This has led us to believe that we cant do anything without the West; regardless of the fact that we have never had a mutually beneficial relationship with the West in the history of the World. Socialistic Hangover: We are in a state of Economic paralysis and still have a mentality of How can I be helped and not how can I help myself. We always believe the state should take care of everything for me. Lack of Sensitization from Socialism to Capitalism: Awareness and implementation of the Transition from socialism to capitalism was non-existence hence benefiting very few in the urban areas and living the rest of the Nation still believing that we are practicing Ujamaa. Failure to Dissolve Ruling Party before embracing Multi-Party System: The ruling Party should have been an Interim party (Proxy organ) and the creation of Independent Parties should have been formed to have a level democratic playing field from Day 1. Procrastination of Constitution changes: The state of the constitution has been used as a political weapon to oppress the opposition and in doing so has allowed the ruling party to oppress Tanzanians (Socially, Economically and politically) and has enabled lack of accountability and untold losses at the expense of Taxpayers.