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Thursday, April 12, 2012

SOKOINE AND NYERERE: CONTRASTS & COMPATIBILITIES

"Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere did have such rapport but it was top-down, paternalistic. Mwalimu did not see peasants as an agency for change; peasants could not bring about change, rather he saw change being brought to them. Edward Moringe Sokoine had a developmental conception of the village. Sokoine saw the village as a harbinger of self-reliant, national development and the peasant (a rich peasant?) as an agency of change. Whatever the differences, there was one fundamental thing common to them. Both men were persons of unimpeachable personal integrity, which endeared them to the masses and strengthened them against pressures from local reactionary and foreign imperialist forces. A fourth phase president who would make a difference would have had to combine the popular rapport of a Kambarage with the sober developmental vision of a Moringe. We therefore needed a JMK" - Issa G. Shivji at http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/panafrican/39045/print

2 comments:

Anonymous April 12, 2012 at 10:28 AM  

"A fourth phase president who would make a difference would have had to combine the popular rapport of a Kambarage with the sober developmental vision of a Moringe. We therefore needed a JMK"

Mbona haukuweka article nzima maana sijui kama Shivji maneno haya hajayakana given what JMK has achieved (not much at all)!

Chambi Chachage April 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM  

shivji hapo ameongea kwa tungo iliyopita hivyo sio kwamba alikuwa anamaanisha jmk alipaswa kuwa jakaya moringe kambarage, makala nzima ipo hapo kwenye hyperlink (bofya jina lake itafunguka).

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