It is already One Year since President John Pombe Magufuli died. He was the fifth President of the United Republic of Tanzania. President John Pombe Magufuli had somewhat strange names with his middle name Pombe meaning “Beer” while Magufuli means “locks”. His management style is said to have pushed out some business men and women who were not Tax Compliant. This made his to develop more foes than friends among the business elite yet he was more adored by the many ordinary Tanzanians who began to have the full benefits of his management style.
His Development agenda helped transform the Economy of Tanzania and catapulted them to be one of Africa’s biggest economies. Massive Infrastructure Development coupled with shrewd business policies pushed Tanzania to great economic heights
He was accused of ruling the country with a heavy hand that he never gave chance to disdain voices in the Democratic development of the United Republic of Tanzania. His main rival in the 2020 Elections Tundu Lissu accused President John Pombe Magufuli of attempting to assassin him. Tundu Lissu eventually left the country and disputed the re-election of President John Pombe Magufuli for the second term.
During his tenure as President of the United Republic of Tanzania, President John Pombe Magufuli never traveled out of Africa but insisted that this is why Tanzania had embassies around the World. He always delegated the Head of Missions to represent his government on many international Multilateral and Bilateral Engagements. He also always insisted on using Kiswahili even when he traveled outside of Tanzania. This stance led to many people to start believing in the term that was coined to represent his style of governance. “Magufulication”
Tanzania is certainly a different place to the way Magufuli found it and he left an indelible mark on the hearts of many Africans.
John Pombe Magufuli was truly a leader born for the development of Africa. Africa certainly misses John Pombe Magufuli. Continue resting Son of the Soil