The land of a thousand tribes where once enthusiasm was the initial step, a step taken with confidence and determination.
Somewhere along the way our inability to discern the future and plan and determine risks and threats and act accordingly, our lack of consideration and our ignorance of the important aspects of progress have diverted our attention and focus.
As has our lack of hard work, strategic planning, decisiveness and careful engagement with regional and international forces to ensure protection of our interests and resources.
The today we live in is a dark uncertain place. Enthusiasm alone is insufficient for progress.
I believe we are an angry people, frustrated and bitter, and everywhere one looks there is no evidence of positivity - doom and gloom are the norm, crime and filth, loitering and littering, corruption so blatant, humility and respect are absent and the future is very bleak.
Many people are asking if this is the future we envisaged when we gained independence 37 years ago.
We have moved into an obscure and unchartered area in our journey since independence.
The tomorrow we leave our children will be determined by our actions today.