Democracy are PEOPLE

Written by Angela Francis | Posted on  11 Mar 2016.

If Democracy we say is the system that people agreed on how to be lead, so it means Democracy is people and they are involves on making decision for their affairs typically by voting their representative as Member of Parliament or assembly.

As political scientist Larry Diamond state Democracy consists of four key elements, one is a political system for choosing and replacing the government free and fair election. Second the active participation of people, as citizens, in politics and civic life. Three, Human Rights of all citizens should be protected. Fourth A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizen.

In Tanzania, I believe we live in the democratic system but I can’t say fully because it’s still debatable to most of citizen, that we still live in communal society but what I love most about my people we always stand together and at the end of this discussion what hold us down is peace, freedom, harmony and concord that we have for one another. It’s very important to have established ground especially during Ujamaa philosophy by our late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. We are self-democracy because we choose to be.