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Hunting firm illegally leased block to uranium miners

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by BAK, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    `Hunting firm illegally leased block to uranium miners`

    By Patrick Kisembo

    12th July 2012

    The Opposition camp yesterday told the National Assembly about an alleged scam involving two uranium exploring companies and a hunting firm. They are said to have entered into a fraudulent contract apparently facilitating the subletting of the blocks contrary to the law and regulations.

    This surfaced when the opposition tabled its "alternative budget estimates" Game Frontiers of Tanzania Limited, was alleged to have sub-leased Mbarang'andu village in Namtumbo benefiting some of USD6m payable in two phases.

    An additional 250,000 US dollars was set to be paid upon commencement of actual mining activities. Meanwhile, the local villagers are estimate to at best have had a mere s living in the surrounding villages 10,000 USD go into their meager financial capital circulation.

    Shadow minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Halima Mdee named the exploration companies as, Uranium Resources PLC and Western Metals Limited. She also unveiled that the contract was done by a Tanzanian law firm, Rex Attorneys and signed on March, 23, 2007.

    As a result of its presumed illegality, the confidential document is out for all to see and it names, Mohsin M. Abdallah and Nargis M. Abdallah as the owners of Game Frontiers of Tanzania Limited, the leasing party. "…another 55,000 USD is to be paid annual, on every first of March to compensate the opportunity cost…" Mdee went on to unravel the scandal.

    "I have gone through the Wildlife Conversation Act of 1974 and The Wildlife Conservation Act Number 5 of 2009. These acts allow a person with a hunting permit to only carry hunting activities and not otherwise…" she further explained.

    She added that in accordance to the land laws of 1999 should a piece of land allocated for other purposes and then later be found to contain minerals then ownership returns to the government or the individual.

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    FJM JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna haja ya bunge kukaa chini na kuangalia tena namna law firms za Tanzania kuwa regulated. REX Attorneys wako sana kwenye mambo ya utata na mikataba ya kuhujumu uchumi. Lazima kuwepo na clause kwenye sheria zetu za nchi zitakazo saidia wanasheria kushiriki kuandaa mikataba ambayo ni kinyume na katiba/sheria za nchi.
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    MtamaMchungu JF-Expert Member

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    Tukisema kina Pascal Mayala wanadai tunalalamika sana! Jamani $10,000 vs $6m, tutafika kweli.

    Vyombo vyetu vya usalama na upelelezi viko wapi? Kesho wanakijiji wakivamia watapigwa risasi kama swala!
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    Gagnija JF-Expert Member

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    Hawa REX Attorneys ndiyo firm ambayo mmoja wa Partners ni yule Maajar wa DC?
  5. Mzalendo80

    Mzalendo80 JF-Expert Member

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    Haya yataendelea kutokea ikiwa nchi bado inatawaliwa na CCM, ni CCM peke yake ndio wanoweza kufuga huu upuuzi. Kama ingikuwa nchi nyingine hawa REX wameshapigwa BAN pamoja na hiyo Kampuni ya mawindo
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    124 Ali JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa ufafanuzi zaidi hapa ishu si hiyo ratio ya $10th -$6mil tu bali pia wahusika wa deal yenyewe ni batil-wawinda wanyama na wasaka madini wapi na wapi?