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Local detectives in US hunt for Ballali

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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    -Fresh interest in ex-BoT governor as EPA probe deadline approaches

    THISDAY REPORTER
    Dar es Salaam


    A TEAM of local investigators is currently in the United States attempting to trace the whereabouts of former Bank of Tanzania governor Daudi Ballali, as part of ongoing investigations into the theft of over 133bn/- from the central bank's external payment arrears (EPA) account, it has been revealed.

    Well-placed sources say at least seven detectives are combing Washington DC, the US capital, and Boston in a bid to locate the ex-BoT governor a central figure in the EPA investigation who has surprisingly not been officially questioned by authorities thus far.

    But with less than eight weeks to go before the expiry of the six-month deadline given by President Jakaya Kikwete to the EPA investigations team led by Attorney General Johnson Mwanyika, the focus now seems to be firmly shifting onto Ballali.

    ''There is a team of Tanzanian investigators in the US right now, apparently trying to locate Ballali. It isn't clear if their orders are to arrest him or just question him,'' said a source familiar with the investigation.

    ''The clock is certainly ticking for the EPA probe team to wrap up its work, and there have already been suggestions that the AG (Mwanyika) will ask the president for an extension of about two months to finish the job,'' the source added.

    Due to the secretive nature of the EPA investigation, it could not be immediately established when the detectives are expected to return from the US.

    It is understood that a number of law enforcement agencies and government departments are involved in the investigation, including the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), the Tanzania Intelligence and Security Services (TISS), the Tanzania Police Force Criminal investigations Department (CID), and the Attorney General's Chambers.

    A senior government official confirmed to THISDAY that the US government has offered ''full cooperation with Tanzanian authorities in tracking down Ballali.''

    The US government revoked Ballali's visa shortly after he was sacked from his job as BoT governor by President Kikwete back in January, as a direct result of the EPA scandal discovery.

    The latest reports of a team of local sleuths presently in the US, come amidst much public speculation on the current state of Ballali's health.

    There are growing suggestions that the condition of the ex-governor, who has reportedly been undergoing medical treatment in the US since last year, is becoming quite critical.

    The Mwanyika team, which says it has so far recovered about half of the 133bn/- embezzled from the EPA account, has also come under strong criticism for failing to make any arrests so far.

    Among other things, the high-level EPA probe team also incorporating Inspector General of Police Saidi Mwema and PCCB Director-General Dr Edward Hoseah was ordered by President Kikwete to institute criminal charges against proven culprits in the scandal.

    Ballali is believed to have been one of the key architects in the scandal. Apart from authorising the dubious payments as central bank governor, he is also understood to have gone out of his way to get rid of the bank's former external auditors Delloite & Touche of South Africa, after they uncovered suspicious payments from the EPA account in a 2005/06 audit.

    Former Finance Minister Zakia Meghji also told THISDAY that Ballali had deliberately misled her about the nature of one of the payments, over $30.8m (approx. 40bn/-) paid to a virtually-unknown company called Kagoda Agriculture Limited.

    Ballali is said to have lied to Ms Meghji to the effect that the payment to Kagoda was aimed at financing a secret national ''security'' project.

    However, it has since emerged that the Kagoda funds were pocketed by various high-profile individuals, as part of the massive fraud.
     
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    Wanamtafuta Balali au mwili wa Balali?
     
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    Why did Rweyemamu lie to Tanzanians that SIRIKALI is not looking for Ballali?

    A TEAM of local investigators is currently in the United States attempting to trace the whereabouts of former Bank of Tanzania governor Daudi Ballali, as part of ongoing investigations into the theft of over 133bn/- from the central bank's external payment arrears (EPA) account, it has been revealed.
     
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    Mkuu hizi habari ni credible?
     
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Labda yule msanii Rweyemamu wa pale Ikulu anaweza kutusaidia kwa hili, ili tujue wanatafuta nini hasa
     
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    Bubu soma PM yako!
     
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    US walishaiuliza serikali ikasema kuwa haimuhitaji!
    Sasa sioni kwanini eti watume makachero kutoka bongo kuja kumsaka hapa na wakati wamekataa msaada wa FBI!
    Wiki imebaki hivi sasa na mimi nina move forward na mission!
     
  8. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    Watarudi na kusema hawakuweza kumpata.. watafanya hivyo bila jitihada za kuwauliza wenye uwezo wa kujua.
     
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu, THIS DAY wana reputation nzuri. Kwa hiyo kutokana na reputation hiyo, naamimi hizi habari ni za kuaminika.
     
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    Rwabugiri JF-Expert Member

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    Usanii juu ya usanii wanaendela kufuja hela zetu kwa kujilipa ma perdiem ya dola kibao!

    Balali akiwa muhsika wa skendo la EPA No. 1 iweje yeye ndo atafutwe dakika za lala salama?
     
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Labda wanataka kujionyesha kama mashujaa. Kichwa cha habari katika gazeti la sirikali la habari leo, "Makachero wa Tanzania wamnasa Ballali katika jiji la Washington"
     
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    Vipi kuhusu wao kumtafuta wenyewe na kukataa msaada wa wale ambao wanae??(USA)
    Hapo kuna maluwe luwe!
    Halafu sisi tutakuwa na uthibitisho gani?
    Hao wanaoitwa maafisa usalama wa taifa mbona hawakumkamata Balali alipokuwa huko Bongo?
    Again how credible can this be?
     
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    detectives saba (7) wote hao kumtafuta mgonjwa mahututi Balali? du anaogopwa sana basi, utafikiri timu ya kumtafuta jasusi fulani hivi.

    Mkuu Mwanakijiji, Assumption yako inaumiza!
     
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    Bubu,
    The problem is not This Day, the problem is the source of this information. They have a tendency of speaking from both sides of their mouths.
     
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    jmushi1 JF-Expert Member

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    Weka link!
     
  16. Mzee Mwanakijiji

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    Nilitoa wazo; wampe kinga!! Hata kama ni mimi baada ya kufanywa kuwa ndiyo mjukuu wa shetani na kilichobaki ni kutupwa motoni tu kuna haja gani ya mimi kuja hadharani? Wasije wakadhani wataweza kumkwapua na kumrudisha Tanzania bila kufuata sheria za Marekani. Zaidi wanachoweza kufanya ni kumhoji tu hapa hapa kwani hawezi kurudi katika mazingira haya yaliyomdemonize.
     
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    wow.. yaani wakimkosa huko si watasema hayupo US?
     
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    If this is true,

    JK anatafuta ku-counter aibu ya watu wa SFO kuja kumshurutisha Chenge kusaidia uchunguzu wa BAE.

    Kwa hiyo na yeye anataka kujifanya ki-sovereign state with security organs kinachoweza kwenda Marekani kwa kutumia security ppl wake, kwa permission ya Wamarekani, na kumkamata Balali.

    Hata kama ikiwork this is re-inventing the wheel, kama Wamarekani walikubali kumdaka na kutuletea bila bill yoyote JK atakuwa anawabebesha walipa kodi mzigo wa bure.

    Pia, inawezekana watu wa security wanataka kumsomesha, kum prep, kupata guarantee kwamba hatasema, kum blackmail, kumpa assurances etc.

    Kama deal wangepewa FBI/ CIA au watu wengine wa security wa Marekani basi ingekuwa siyo rahisi kuwahusisha katika shenanigans za kifisadi za Tanzania.Wao wangemchukua na kum dump kwetu halafu watuangalie tutafanya nini.

    What a circus!
     
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    jmushi1 JF-Expert Member

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    Ni wazi kuwa hatutaki rumours ama sijui gazeti gani ambalo halina link!
    Habari yenyewe inaonyesha kuwa ni ya zamani na imefanyiwa marekebisho kuonekana current pamoja na vikorombwezo vingi ambavyo mtu kama una intelligence ya kutosha unaweza baini!
    Waweke link!
    Ama kwanini habari haziko huko habari leo kama wallivyodai?
     
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    Halafu haya madai eti to try and trace..Wapi?
    Si walisema wanajua alipo tatizo lilikuwa ni kwamba hawamhitaji?
    Sasa hunting down ama pickin him up?
     
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