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Quality Group facing eviction from building it once owned

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  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Quality Group facing eviction from building it once owned
    Dar es Salaam

    THE Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) has moved to evict Quality Group Limited from its Quality Plaza building in Dar es Salaam, following failure by the private company run by controversial businessman Yusuf Manji to pay rent.

    Ironically, Quality Group - which is PSPF's single biggest tenant - sold the same building to the pensions fund in 2004 for a staggering 36bn/-, in a transaction that raised many an eyebrow.

    For one thing, the building was sold to PSPF with a condition that a 100 per cent occupancy rate would be maintained, and Quality Group became the biggest tenant in order to further sweeten the deal.

    Also under the terms of the deal, PSPF was to earn a total of $173,789.50 (approx 240m/-) per month in total rent from the building, which amounts to $2,085,474 (approx. 3bn/-) per annum.

    However, it has come to light that Quality Group has fallen far behind in rent arrears, leading to PSPF authorities to now be working on a strategy to remove the company from the premises.

    It is understood that apart from Quality Group, other companies also reportedly linked to Manji - Gaming Management Limited, Q-Consult Limited, International Transit Investment Limited, and Quality Logistics Company Limited - have also failed to pay their due rent for tenancy within the building.

    Subsequently, PSPF on January 5 this year issued 30-day notices for all five companies to either cough up a total of $1,268,058.56 (approx. 2bn/-) in rent and service charge arrears, or face eviction.

    According to latest THISDAY findings, Quality Group and the four other tenants of the Quality Plaza building have now filed a suit with the High Court's Land Division to challenge PSPF's stated intention to evict them from the property.

    The building is located on Plot No. 189/2 along Nyerere Road in the city. The case, which is before Judge Atunganile Ngwala, is scheduled to come up for mention on Thursday next week.

    In their application, the tenants are requesting the court to declare unlawful the eviction notices issued to them by Image Properties and Estates Limited, on behalf of PSPF.

    The property management firm is understood to have been appointed by the pensions fund to run the Quality Plaza building, including regular collection of rent from the tenants.

    The tenants claim that PSPF's actions have been contrary to the lease agreements signed between them and the pensions fund.

    Furthermore, the court has been asked to order PSPF to pay Q-Consult Ltd some $373,024.16 (approx. 500m/-), being arrears of building management fees.

    The tenants also demand that the pensions fund pays each of them $135,300 (approx. 200m/-) for damages caused by rain from a leaking roof.

    They claim that they suffered damage and loss to equipment, stationeries, furniture, fixtures, and also man-hours through work stoppages as a result of the leaking roof in the building, which allegedly allowed rain to destroy the various properties.

    They also demand that PSPF accounts for $646,450 (approx. 900m/-) already received from the tenants as charges for rent and services, but the services not rendered.

    The tenants claim in their suit application that the PSPF move to serve them with eviction notices constitutes a breach of their lease agreements.

    In 2005, PSPF entered into various agreements with each of the tenants to rent office space in various parts of the Quality Plaza building.

    It is understood that the pensions fund also entered into a property management agreement with Q-Consult Ltd, a company believed to be linked to Manji.

    Under the agreement, Q-Consult was required to manage the Quality Plaza building for a period of one year, later renewed for a period of two years.

    Q-Consult is understood to have received a monthly fee from PSPF for managing the property.

    The company now claims that PSPF has yet to pay a sum of $373,024 (approx. 520m/-) for services rendered between 2006 and 2007.
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    Niwechoka na hawa wahindi kila kona wanatuibia, hawa baba zetu wana matatizo gani?
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    najaribu kusoma lakini sielewi, huyu aliwauzia hawa hili jengo kwa bei ya wizi wa mchana, yeye mweneywe akateua mtu wa kukusanya kodi, estate agent, kwa niaba ya mnunuzi , halafu yeye ni mpangaji, na hataki kulipa kodi, anataka alipwe kwa kuwa nyumba ilikuwa inavuja, nyumba aliyouza
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    Mengi, alishawahi jaribu pambana na manji juu ya magodown aliyo wauzia NSSF kifisadi lakini bahati mbaya Mengi hakupata watu wakumsupport kwani kasi ya wananchi kupambana na ufisadi ilikuwa bado ipo chini sana. Hii imenshangaza sana inamaana jamaa kachota pesa nyingi sana kwenye mifuko ya hifadhi ya jamii basi (NSSF, PSPF,..). mmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhh
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    2009-03-06 08:37:00

    Company files suit against eviction
    By Rosina John

    A Quality Group company Limited has filed an application at the Land Division of the High Court objecting the impending eviction from the Quality Plaza building in Dar es Salaam.

    The case given number 5/2009 filed by the quality Group and four others will be mentioned on March 12 before Judge Atuganile Ngwala.

    The plaintiffs in the case are asking the court to declare illegal the notice of eviction served to them by Image Properties and Estates Limited who owns the building on plot number 189/2 along Nyerere Road.

    Other plaintiffs are Gaming Management Limited, Q-Consult Limited, International Transit and Investment Limited.

    They are also asking for an order restraining the Image Company from interfering with the quiet atmosphere enjoyed by the plaintiffs of the suit premises according to the terms of the lease agreements.

    They are also asking for an order compelling the defendant to specifically comply with the terms of the lease agreements and diligently provide to the plaintiffs those services as envisaged under the lease agreement.

    The plaintiffs also pray for an order that the defendant pay them US$1,154,774 (more than Sh1.5 billion) being arrears of building management, damages caused by rain due to defendant reckless and negligence and recoverable under the lease of agreement and as part of rent and service charges but not applied.

    The defendant is a limited liability company registered under companies with its head quarters in Dar es Salaam dealing in business of properties managers and it has been appointed by the Quality Plaza (QPC) as the property manager for its building on plot 189/2 along Nyerere road.

    The company has authority to demand and recover rent, effect eviction, take legal proceedings on behalf of its principal and otherwise manage the day-to-day activities and utilities in the building.

    It was alleged that sometime in 2005 the plaintiffs entered into various lease agreements with the defendant�s principal where by the plaintiffs leases various parts in the suit premises.

    On the said year the third Plaintiff (Q-Consult Ltd) entered into a property management agreement with the defendant�s principal to manage the suit premises for a period of one year and the agreement was renewed for a period of two years.

    It was an express and implied term of the agreement that the 3rd plaintiff would be paid a monthly fee and also that the plaintiff would be entitled to reimbursement of any monies paid by him on behalf of the defendant�s principal.

    On January 5 last year the defendant gave the plaintiffs a 30 day notice to pay a sum of US$ 1,268,058 (more than Sh1.3 billion) as purported arrears of rent and services charges or they would evict the plaintiffs from the suit premises.
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    KWA HIYO SASA WAZEE WEZANGU WA JANGWANI itakuwaje?kama jamaa hataweza kukikwepa kikombe hichi cha mateso?
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Other White Elephants za NSFF!!

    Hizi ni pesa za wafanyakazi..hivi nani ana maamuzi ya mwisho over matumizi mabaya ya pesa za wafanykazi??

    Are the wafanyakazi consulted before making such risky investments???

    Who takes responsibility?
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    Sabode Senior Member

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    Do kuna vijisent vyangu NSSF
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    dah dah dah....
    mama wee ... thisday newspaper is always after Yusufu Manji