May 26, 2010

Beginning of the End?

So, today the Tanzanian Shilling was trading at TZS 1542 to the US Dollar! Are these the testing times we used to envisage a few years ago?

Today, the scenario is challengingly facing us. The impetus lies with the people of the nation than the government if I am to opine. In my view, it is preferably time for the residents to challenge the policies, actions and conduct of the ruling party - CCM, in power to tackle the prevailing circumstances. The way facing the nation of present is one of struggle, hardship and laundering for the elite to sustain themselves amidst the crunch felt, especially by the middle-income earners.

The gap has ever so widened in the last decade or so, but hardly have measures been instituted to tackle the anomaly. The people of the country have been known to be dormant and reluctant to nurture aggressiveness to express their dissent at the actions of the government.

It is NOW that the Tanzania will face torrid times in the face of social hardship caused by the economic downturn. Job security will plummet, while the disposable incomes continue to slope downwards. Industries will face challenging times whilst increasing the cost of goods produced. Infrastructure has been ever so weak and ineffective.

The onus is on Tanzanians' to make use of their solidarity to confront the leaders in power and be held accountable for their misdemeanor.

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