GIVEN that the season of politicking for the 2015 elections has started, all aspirants will be out and about. I recently heard Jan Makamba, the deputy minister for Comm., Sci. & Tech liken himself with Prophet Nehemiah whom God ordered to take up the ministry at tender age.
Makamba quoted Jeremiah 1: 4-10: 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you before you were born; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
How dare he compare himself with Nehemiah who’s selfless and God-fearing. Nehemiah wasn’t a self-seeker scheming for mundane power in a country of Richmonduli, EPA, IPTL, UDA and other scandals whereby the high and mighty eat with both hands, unwashed?
Please Jan, fear God! Do you mean God appointed you to become Govt. minister? If I were President Jake Kiquette, I’d fire you and see if God'd reappoint you!
Is Makamba showing 'u-Dini' on a mission to become president?
Surely, he should find another way of attaining his goal(s).
God and prophets have nothing to do with the power hunger of mortals. Why doesn’t Makamba tell us unequivocally that he wants to run for President?
But then again, one observer said he sees no qualities in Makamba as such to make him President – even of a country like Tanzania!
Although boozers like the writer are seen as 'fyatus,' they nonetheless do have a point once in a while!
Apart from being a rookie, Makamba needs to tell us what good, positive, he has ever done for our country!
Makamba was quoted quoting the Bible, saying that “God in His holy book wants a leader or deacon not to be quarrelsome, not to love money. He must manage his own family well. If one does not know how to manage one's own family, how can one take care of a church or a country?”
Well, well, well... Our country is looking for a president, not a cleric. Ironically, if looking after one’s family well would be one of the qualifications for a State President, some of those enjoying 'ulaji' at the Magogoni White House wouldn’t have even got close to the place in the first place!
Again, saying that a leader shouldn’t love money is a big lie. In our country, power means money-making, period!
Given that boozers know everything the 'vi-Gogo' and their offspring do, it's time to tell wishy-washy presidential aspirants that we don’t want them in the Highest Office in the Land.
One boozer left us in stitches when he quoted (Biblical) Hebrew 3:12, saying, 'take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the Living God.'
Before anybody could chip in, another quoted Genesis 6:12, which says, '...and God saw the Earth and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the Earth!'
Another wound up the story by quoting John 8:44, in which Jesus addresses the masses: 'you are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies...'
Source:Thisday Jan., 10, 2014