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How Kagoda man made secret BoT visits at night

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Iteitei Lya Kitee, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Iteitei Lya Kitee

    Iteitei Lya Kitee JF-Expert Member

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    A PROMINENT business tycoon linked to Kagoda Agriculture Company made frequent night visits to the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to finalize plans for the looting of more than 40bn/- from the central bank’s external payment arrears (EPA) account during 2005/06, it has now been revealed.

    A former BoT employee revealed exclusively to THISDAY that the well-known individual (name withheld) used to enter the central bank’s Twin Towers headquarters in Dar es Salaam under cover of darkness and hold secret talks with the then BoT governor, Dr Daudi Ballali (now deceased), along with other senior bank officials.

    ”This man is the only person in living memory to have come to the central bank to do business at night," said the ex-BoT employee, often a direct witness of the business tycoon’s apparently clandestine night visits which occurred in the months leading up to the 2005 general elections.

    ”He would come in the dark when the bank is closed for official business and other workers have gone home...It was almost like he owned the place...”

    It is understood that BoT security personnel were under specific instructions to let the man in whatever time he arrived at the main gate.

    It is now believed that these nighttime meetings provided the conspiratory backdrop for the forging of various documents to facilitate the systematic siphoning of a cool 40bn/- plus out of the BoT-EPA account and into Kagoda company coffers.

    The same business tycoon also made regular visits to the Ministry of Finance during the same period, said the ex-BoT employee who has preferred to remain strictly anonymous:

    The man understood to be the principle architect behind the Kagoda company created a reputation for himself as someone who could influence high-level appointments in government - Cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, CEOs of state-run enterprises, and so on.

    According to various government insider sources, the self-proclaimed ’king-maker’ all but threatened senior government officials at both the central bank and the finance ministry that they would not get to keep their jobs in the incoming fourth phase government if they didn’t do exactly what he wanted.

    ”He would give orders to senior officials in the Mkapa (third phase) government, who would usually comply since they were under the impression that this man could get them re-appointed to their positions in the fourth phase government,” one government insider has told THISDAY.

    Amongst those Mkapa government stalwarts who are said to have come under the tycoon’s spell was the late Ballali himself, who was reportedly promised re-appointment as BoT governor in the incoming fourth phase government.

    Official government records show that Ballali personally endorsed several fraudulent payments to Kagoda from the EPA account, and also fired the then BoT auditors PriceWaterHouse Coopers when they raised audit queries about the same payments made to Kagoda.

    He also famously lied to the then finance minister Zakia Meghji, telling her that the payments made to Kagoda had been authorized by Mkapa’s State House for a 'confidential' government project.

    It has further been stated that it was Ballali who, during 2004/05, notified the business tycoon of the existence of vast amounts of money inside the central bank’s EPA account.

    Said one government insider to THISDAY: "That’s the point where the plot began to be hatched for the subsequent looting of the EPA funds. And it is this man’s self-professed influence in current government corridors that surely explains why the Kagoda case has yet to be prosecuted...despite the presence of clear evidence of fraud

    Investigations by THISDAY have established that more than half of the 40bn/- looted by Kagoda was paid to the company just days before the 2005 general elections were initially scheduled to be held on October 30 of that year.

    The BoT released a total of 25,759,769,275.10/- to Kagoda on October 27, 2005, in four separate installments and via different bank accounts within Dar es Salaam.

    One week later (November 3, 2005), the central bank made six more transfers of funds to the same company’s bank accounts, amounting to more than 8bn/-.

    About a month afterwards (December 5, 2005), Kagoda was yet again the beneficiary of hefty BoT disbursements amounting to over 800m/-.

    All these payments made by BoT to Kagoda occurred in the final days of the Mkapa government, before the elections were held and the fourth phase administration of incumbent President Jakaya Kikwete took over.

    Our investigations have also established that at least six separate bank accounts opened at different CRDB Bank branches in the city were used by Kagoda to grab the EPA loot.

    The use of separate bank accounts maintained by the apparently shell company is understood to have been specifically designed to avoid raising the suspicion of authorities by spreading the huge sums of money around.

    It is understood that the CRDB Bank accounts were opened at the same time and therefore have a similar sequence of numbers. The six bank account numbers maintained by Kagoda at different CRDB Bank branches within the city, are as follows:

    Holland House (A/C No. 01J1021795700), Azikiwe Branch (A/C No. 01J1021795701), Tower Branch (A/C No. 01J1021795702), Kijitonyama Branch (A/C No. 01J1021795703), Lumumba Branch (A/C No. 01J1021795704), and Vijana Branch (A/C No. 01J1021795705).
  2. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    what the hell..? why don't just say Rostam?
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    Njimba Nsalilwe JF-Expert Member

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    Who is to be blamed? Read this paragraph!

    The actor or the whistle blower?

  4. Freetown

    Freetown JF-Expert Member

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    of course whistle blower
  5. Nemesis

    Nemesis JF-Expert Member

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    hahaha king maker = Rostam, the BOT owner, ishi!
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    August JF-Expert Member

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    CCTV records zipo au wameisha zifuta?
  7. MwanaHabari

    MwanaHabari JF-Expert Member

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    Rostam Aziz, wanaogopa mpaka leo kusema....Kagoda---->Rostam, Apson, Lowassa
  8. Kaniki1974

    Kaniki1974 JF-Expert Member

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    Walah nchi hii kwa sasa ni kishawishi kikubwa sana!
  9. Lekanjobe Kubinika

    Lekanjobe Kubinika JF-Expert Member

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    Basi kama alikwenda usiku tu ni lazima atakuwa ni mwenye dhamana na benki hiyo ambaye hata Bilal alikuwa chini yake. Hata asipotajwa jina tutajua ni nani, ama aliyetumwa na mwenye dhamana au ni mwenye dhamana mwenyewe.

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    Haki sawa JF-Expert Member

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    Rostam anasitahili kunyongwa hadharani, na anapaswa kujua kuwa wengine tunasoma kwa taabu sana sana ,sasa asifanye mchezo na watu masikini kwani hawatakuwa na huruma kama yeye asivyokuwa nayo kwetu.
  11. MwanaHabari

    MwanaHabari JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu Rostam hana tofauti na wale wezi wa mitaani...so should get the same treatment kutoka kwa wananchi...tena wananchi wanafahamu sana kushughulikia mwizi...
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    mfianchi JF-Expert Member

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    Natamani ingekuwa China
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    Haki sawa JF-Expert Member

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    Subiri siku chama ngangari kitakapoingia madarakani na kushikilia usukani , itakuwa zaidi ya China.
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    Kilasara JF-Expert Member

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    Bw. Iteitei Lya Kite,

    Mimi "Kilasara" nimefurahia sana jina lako na linanifanya nicheke licha ya kwamba ni mambo mazito na muhimu kwa taifa, unayozungumzia. Kama wachangiaji wengine walivyosema, kama ni kweli mtu huyo anajulikana ni Rostam, basi achukuliwe hatua na serikali ya sasa mara moja.

    Watanzania jasiri na wenye uchungu na nchi yao pia wanaweza kumvisha ushanga wa tairi na kumwasha moto, kama Serikali inasitasita kumchukulia hatua; ni second alternative.

    Akisubiri mpaka chama m'badala kichukue madaraka, awe na hakika, atatiwa mbaroni; ikiwa ni lazima, Katiba ikibadilishwa, ili summary detention irudishwe na imhusu. Hakuna kulala mpaka nchi ikombolewe kutoka katika makucha ya mafisadi.
  15. The Invincible

    The Invincible JF-Expert Member

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    Rostam, the king maker! Wallah, serikali yote ameitia mfukoni.

    Watanzania tumeufyata mbele ya hili lijamaa.
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    mwanamasala JF-Expert Member

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    External Payment Arrears (EPA)Allegedly Involved:US$ 131 millionFrozen So Far:-Traced So Far:-Recovered:US$ 63,000,000Origin:United Rep. of Tanzania
    Case info

    Countries Involved

    The following countries are linked to this case:

    Visit the country profile of these countries: United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, United Rep. of Tanzania
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    Pasco Platinum Member

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    Invi', jamaa hawakufoji, wametumia document za ukweli kabisa kuonyesha fedha zilihitajika kwa shughuli maalum, barua ya ukweli ikaandikwa, dokezo likapelekwa kwa Mama Meghji, pesa zikatolewa, kazi maalum ikafanyika kwa mafanikio ya asilimia 100%. Hii ni ishara ya briliant planning na excellent implementation.

    CAG ndie nuksi, akalazimisha lazima aijue hiyo kazi maalum kwenye ukaguzi, alipogomewa, ndipo ikaitia na kampuni ya Kagoda kwenye list ya EPA. Hata hivyo baada ya kelele, paperwork za bank (M) zikatumika huku sasa zimeonyesha Kagoda karudisha fedha zote, hadaiwi hata senti tano na ndio maana hakuna kesi na wala haitakuweko kamwe. Bado kuna tatizo hapa?.

    Hivi jamani, hebu tuwe wakweli, mtu akiazima pesa kwa ajili ya kazi maalum, baada ya kuifanikisha, akazirudisha hizo fedha, ana kosa gani. Jamaa waliazima na sio mkopo, wamerudisha, kazi maalum imefanikiwa tatizo liko wapi?.

    Pia tusimlaumu JK, ni mtu mwenye shukrani na kukumbuka fadhila, tulimtegemea afanye nini, kama ni hiyo kazi maalum ndiyo iliyomfikisha hapo alipo?!.

    Kudumu Chama Cha Mapinduzi, Adumu The King Maker!.
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    taffu69 JF-Expert Member

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    Natamani Tanzania irudi kwenye kipindi cha miaka ya 70 na 80 ambapo viongozi wa nchi nyingi za afrika walikuwa hawana amani wawapo madarakani. Kipindi hicho pindi walipofanya ndivyo sivyo vijana wa jeshi walipaza sauti na kuwaambia kaeni pembeni na pale wanapoonyesha jeuri kidogo vijana waliwalipua na maisha yanaendelea.

    Nafikiri kwa sasa Tanzania tunahitaji mtu wa kutumia mabavu zaidi ya diplomasia vinginevyo ni mwendo wa kurudi nyuma badala ya kusonga mbele kwa maendeleo ya taifa.