Peace, reconciliation embrace Tanzania’s future

SO it is said that no man is so foolish as to desire war more than peace: for in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. Right!

In peace a country (read citizens) enjoy doing business, going about their activities and growth, sustainability, health, and education, you name it would flourish everywhere. We could summarize all of that with what we call “the standard of life” and that is what Tanzania is to all of us.

However, the same peace would not be there, if Tanzanians take for granted what unites us. Peace is sought and sacrificed for. It requires reconciliations and putting differences aside, especially on our leaders, who might be championing different ideologies in politics, religion and such like stuff in the country.

As Tanzanians, it should be the desire of all that the country’s interest comes first so that the people they lead enjoy what the founding Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and his team sacrificed their lives to attain.

Joined by other leaders ranging from different religions to those in the opposition parties, Tanzania’s peace has made the country to set a pace in the Great Lakes Region and world at large that differences in the society are not important in comparison to tranquility and patriotism.

Tanzania has been a peaceful nation right from independence and the same peace must continue for the economy to grow, children to go to schools and life to continue in general.

Peace is longed for in the country and beyond because trade hinges on it.  It builds, strengthens and restores the citizens’ spirit to work and build their nation.

Collectively as Tanzanians, we must be ambassadors of peace right from the grassroots to the national level and beyond our borders, wherever one is.

Peace building is an enabler- of development, security, social and economic justice, and reconciliation.

In a peaceful environment all good things are possible, whereas in the absence of peace, we cannot achieve anything of a positive nature, either as individuals, or as a community, or even at a national or international level.

It is the same peace that made the country to host the 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Dar es Salaam in 2019 and the list may be long.

It is the same peace that made the country to become a tourist destination of thousands of tourists from Israel, Europe and other parts of the world, something that has earned the government foreign currency as well as creating and sustaining job opportunities to nationals working in the industry.

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