Mdau Kigwa wa Dar ameanzisha mjadala kuhusu chimbuko la matatizo Tanzania. **********************************************
As I was walking from the Parliament office building in Dar es salaam today, heading to my office located in Makunganya, I passed through the twin towers, and for a second there a feeling of patriotism emerged and I begun to think very seriously on some major political scandals of our times, of course I remembered Dr. Daudi Balali and the sequential sagas he died with.
From the committee meeting I was thrilled to have learnt of a lot of policies, plans and strategies put in place by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. I had a lot of hopes then. But on crossing down the twin towers, I got put off. When I reached my office the spirit for work had vanished, so I decided to read newspapers and books. They could never rekindle my work spirit either. For a moment there I asked myself what is wrong with this country? Is it laws, policies, plans, people who make and implement them or the famous Watson was right?
I decided to then look on some documents...first I passed through the constitution? Except for a few clauses, which I already know are deficient, I learnt that, the founding book would never be a reason for our failure. I decided to scan through the MKUKUTA, wow, what a beautifully crafted book! Complete in all 'sectors'. I went through the Vision 2025, same thing...then what? Why are are we still there? As I was reading the vision 2025, I got interested to read and read and read! Of particular interest in the document was a section on 'MINDSET'. Je, do we really have the right mindset as a nation? Probably this could be the reason for being where we are today! What do you think? What should be done?
"Section 4.1 DEVELOPMENTAL MINDSET AND EMPOWERING CULTURE
High priority must be given to education and continuous learning. Equally, the effective transformation of the mindset and culture to promote attitudes of self-development, community development, confidence and commitment to face development challenges and exploit every opportunity for the improvement of the livelihood is of prime importance. The effective ownership of the development agenda coupled with the spirit of self-reliance, at all societal levels, are major driving forces for the realization of the vision.
Tanzanians should learn to appreciate and honour hard work, creativity, professionalism and entrepreneurship and strive to develop a culture of saving and investment. " ...and on and on...
Best regards, Kigwa.
-- "Vision is the ability to see the invisible!"
Hamisi A. Kigwangalla, MD, MPH, MBA