The socio-economic and political development that has taken place in my area since independence

The author’s area is Rungwe district. In the political structure there tremendous changes occurred after independence. Chiefs were dethroned and replaced by Executive Officers. Membership of TANU became the most important qualification. Members of other tribes were introduced into the local authority services. These changes helped to detribalize society and paved the way for the realization of TANU objectives. The dethroning of traditional Chiefs, who were not only leaders of society but also spokesmen in matters of worship, made them loose face with as consequence that the people lack leadership in widely believed things. With the exception of improved educational and medical facilities, the social developments are not the work of any organization but a sequel to political and economic development. Associated with these are rise of marriageable age and the disappearance of wedding ceremonies. This is also due to the stopping of migrant labour to South Africa. Economic development has also been slow. The author recommends: understand the present feelings of the people before starting development activities.

Title: The socio-economic and political development that has taken place in my area since independence
Author: Ipyana, A.
Year: 1966
Periodical: Mbioni: The Monthly Newsletter of Kivukoni College
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Pages: 30-34
Language: English
Geographic term: Tanzania
Abstract: The author’s area is Rungwe district. In the political structure there tremendous changes occurred after independence. Chiefs were dethroned and replaced by Executive Officers. Membership of TANU became the most important qualification. Members of other tribes were introduced into the local authority services. These changes helped to detribalize society and paved the way for the realization of TANU objectives. The dethroning of traditional Chiefs, who were not only leaders of society but also spokesmen in matters of worship, made them loose face with as consequence that the people lack leadership in widely believed things. With the exception of improved educational and medical facilities, the social developments are not the work of any organization but a sequel to political and economic development. Associated with these are rise of marriageable age and the disappearance of wedding ceremonies. This is also due to the stopping of migrant labour to South Africa. Economic development has also been slow. The author recommends: understand the present feelings of the people before starting development activities.