Zifuatazo ni dondoo zitokanazo na mjadala wa Wanazuoni: Tanzania's Intellectuals ulioibuliwa na makala hii Ayub Rioba ' Zitto, Januari na umri wa rais: Mjadala uliopotea njia'.
"Old age is not synonymous with failure in leadership. Churchill, Xiaoping, Mandela, etc, were not young men when they rose to power. On the other side, Alexander the Great was not old either- but I doubt if his style of leadership would have made him that popular in this post-WW2 world. (Museveni and Kagame can choose to object though...) Maturity is the key. Young men can be capable but naive. The risk to the nation for putting an immature leader at the top can be significant. A President needs to understand the dynamics of politics, economics, security, social psychology, international relations, policy, and a hundred other things. The President also needs to be proven in many areas. Instead of electing novices who will try to be Presidents in the offices, I wish they learn to be one before they become one. After all, anybody who thinks that it will be late for him/her to become president at 40 should probably not be elected to the office. You don't want impatient people at the helm of power...If there is a discussion which has lost its way, then it is the fact that we are discussing reducing the lower age limit instead of setting the upper age limit for people to be elected into power. Biology has a lot to say about the upper age limit. Think Mugabe. You have got to feel for Zimbabweans!" - Charles