Like Peter Msigwa’s June 20th, 2012 passionate comments during the discussion of last year’s budget, I too think the opposition’s purpose is to criticize government’s implementation of policy. Our democracy can only become increasingly vibrant and resilient if the opposition is strong in this regard.
In lieu of challenges raised in recent discussions about both the OAU golden jubilee and Tanzania’s draft constitution, this post will suggest how information is a key driver of cooperation.
Warioba and his constitutional review commission have presented their draft after collecting the views of the people. They conducted a total of 1,942 meetings, attended by 1,306,500 people, with 395,000 people providing face-to-face interviews, with 160 focus groups providing their views, and 43 current and retired national leaders. If these meetings took on average 2 hours, that constitutes 233,040 minutes or approximately 2,590 soccer matches.