Taswira za matukio ya kutisha kutokana na mvua zinazoendelea kunyesha zinatawala vyombo vya habari vya aina zote, hasa vile vya kijamii. Je, unaweza kueleza vipi hali inayowakabili wakazi wa jiji la Dar es Salaam pamoja na jiji lenyewe. … Mimi naona kuwa wananyanyasika na jiji limenyanyasika kutokana na mvua zinazoendelea kumwagika katika vitongoji mbalimbali na wilaya za jirani. Pengine hii ndio bei ambayo wakazi tunalipa kwa kukosa mipango miji? Pengine hii ni gharama tunayoingia kwa sababu za uzembe wa watu fulani? Kila mmoja atafakari nafasi yake katika haya yanayoendelea sasa jijini … je, unaweza kufanya nini kupunguza makali ya madhira haya?
Nyerere Square in Dodoma.
A street in Dodoma municipality.
Meal at Nyerere Square.
A street leading to CCM headquarters.
Dar es Salaam Road
LAPF structure cropping up.
Chuo cha Mipango Dodoma at Miyuji.
To say the least, Dodoma is developing very fast — in terms of structures and infrastructure. The main challenge, however, is development of the people — it is virtually for the very few as things stand. Walking in the streets, one meets with hundreds of hawkers. One could argue that they too make a living — but is this how things are supposed to be? No. Talk to those who are in formal employment — they cry of the huge burden of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax.
So, it is imperative to seek to bring back the required balance — development of the people (decent forms of employment) alongside other forms of development. Now, as the new Katiba is being formulated, Constituent Members should seek to address the current imbalance.