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STATEMENT BY Mark J. MWANDOSYA on the occasion of the launch of the book “Tanzania in the age of Change and Transformation” authored by Balozi Juma V. MWAPACHU. 17 May 2018

STATEMENT BY Mark J. MWANDOSYA on the occasion of the launch of the book “Tanzania in the age of Change and Transformation” authored by Balozi Juma V. MWAPACHU New Africa Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 17 May 2018
Balozi Juma Volter Mwapachu, Author of the book, and Man of the Day; Dr. Juliana Masabo, Associate Dean, School of Law, representing Prof. Chris Peter Maina, Distinguished Professor and Colleague as Guest Speaker; Ms. Elieshi Lema, Publisher, Managing Director E& D Vision Publishing House; Distinguished Invitees; Friends; Ladies and Gentlemen.
What an auspicious moment it is that I should be brought out of retirement, literally out of the bush, from Lufilyo village in Busokelo, to officiate at the launch of the book aptly titled “ Tanzania in the Age of Change and Transformation”, authored by none other than Balozi Juma Volter Mwapachu. Balozi Mwapachu is, without doubt, a distinguished scholar, a prolific writer, a diplomat, an internationalist, a politician and a lawyer all r…
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Comrade Chris, To an ordinary mortal it would seem odd that I should communicate with you, us being worlds apart. To a Christian, such as I am, and to you, born a Catholic, being a committed member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), notwithstanding, the belief in and notion of life in the world after comes naturally. Furthermore, very African as both of us are, we firmly believe in the presence in our midst, of the souls of the departed, residing in, among other places, the hills and mountains, the valleys, the pristine forests and woods, and in our homes, among other beauties mother nature has endowed mother Africa. I therefore have no hesitation whatsoever in undertaking this mission of communicating with you Comrade Hani, coming as it does, on the 25th anniversary of your departure.
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