‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’

Written by EmmyRose | Posted on  11 Mar 2016.

Czeslaw Milosz a polish poet said ‘in a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence one word of the truth sounds like a pistol shot’. Every day we read in the news that thieves have been caught, drug dealers are being taken to court even corrupt leaders!, very impressive right? But the most forgettable crimes are the most painful crimes. In Simanjiro in Arusha, Lindi and even Dodoma our capital city young girls are being married even before turning 18yrs. Who is held accountable? Who follows up on this? How do we practice the government for the people? Who represents these young girls who are sexually and mentally abused at a very tender age?

Abraham Lincoln said, elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on fire and burn their behinds, then they will have to sit on their blisters’. So are we going to maintain the conspiracy of silence while 4 out of 10 girls in Tanzania are being denied of their right to education and even their right to grow and sit the itching and painful blisters?? Or we are going to stand up and make a call for help for these girls even if it sounds like a pistol shot?? It’s for us to decide. As for me, I will not seat on the blisters because the pain will be too much for me to handle, so I will make noise on the behalf of these girls till the government hears, till they pay attention and do something about it because I can and because these girls are more than brides, they are the future engineers, doctors, teachers and the Hillary Clinton’s of Tanzania.