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Rostam Aziz now said to be `damaging` CCM reputation

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  1. BAK

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    Rostam Aziz now said to be `damaging` CCM reputation

    -Ruling party stalwarts asking more and more questions

    THISDAY REPORTER
    Dar es Salaam

    CORRUPTION allegations surrounding business tycoon Rostam Abdulrasul Aziz, who holds senior leadership positions in Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), are ’’damaging the reputation of the ruling party ahead of the 2010 general elections,’’ according to ruling party insiders.

    The businessman-cum-politician currently serves as member of parliament for Igunga Constituency and member of the powerful CCM central committee, and was the party’s national treasurer for a lengthy period in the not-so-distant past.

    It has however, now come to light that Rostam’s status is steadily dropping in the eyes of an increasing number of senior CCM leaders, who believe he is becoming more of an ’’electoral liability’’ for the ruling party.

    ’’He mainly gained influence in the ruling party because of his various fund-raising abilities during election time. But he has now actually become an electoral liability for us, especially since he still occupies top leadership positions,’’ an official close to the CCM top leadership hierarchy told THISDAY.

    ’’It is no secret that Rostam has been thoroughly tarnished by allegations of corruption mounting up against him. In fact, he is now damaging the reputation of the ruling party ahead of the 2010 general elections,’’ the official said.

    Another ruling party insider remarked: ’’CCM can never dare ask him (Rostam) to address public rallies during election campaigns outside his Igunga Constituency. We know it would be a disaster because he is widely seen as lacking the moral authority to do so.’’

    A growing number of established CCM cadres seem to agree that the Igunga legislator has managed to maintain his leadership positions within the ruling party largely thanks to his strong influence among key members of the party’s secretariat and other crucial party departments.

    They point to the fact that while at least three ’heavyweight’ political heads tumbled as a result of the Richmond energy generation scandal, Rostam was left largely unscathed despite also being heavily implicated.

    The scathing Richmond report led to the resignations of former prime minister Edward Lowassa, and cabinet ministers Nazir Karamagi and Dr Ibrahim Msabaha.

    But despite being linked alongside them in the report, Rostam has continued to hold on to his ruling party posts regardless of National Assembly-approved recommendations that all individuals implicated in the scandal should be dropped by both party and government.

    ’’He became an MP in 1994 at the age of just 25. Some people now even describe him as a ’king maker’ due to the influence he apparently wields in the ruling party,’’ said another political observer.

    However, his available public records are scant. According to the National Assembly website, he was born on December 31, 1969, and holds a BA degree in economics. The name of the university he attended is missing.

    On Rostam’s employment history, the Bunge website says he worked at unspecified periods in the following companies:

    Research on Business (managing director), Africa Trade Development (director), Africa Tanneries Limited (director), Tanzania Leather Industries Limited (director), and Caspian Construction Limited (director).

    Although his official CV links him to the above-mentioned companies only, Rostam has also been associated with more than a dozen other companies with little-specified business dealings.

    Allegations of his involvement in some especially shadowy companies started to emerge after he was associated with proven fraudulent companies such as Richmond Development Company and Kagoda Agriculture Limited.

    Though the infamous Kagoda company was used to loot more than 40bn/- from the Bank of Tanzania’s external payment arrears (EPA) account, its owners have so far escaped indictment and prosecution by government organs.

    Karatu member of parliament Dr Wilbrod Slaa, from the opposition CHADEMA party, first linked Rostam to Kagoda in 2007 when publicly unveiling the infamous ’’List of Shame.’’

    And although the businessman-cum-politician denied any links with the EPA fraud, it has since been established that the contact numbers of two other companies linked to Rostam were identical to that used by Kagoda.

    Afritainer Limited and Africa Trade Development, both of which are associated with Rostam, used the same Dar es Salaam-listed telephone number (2861371) and fax number (2861372) as those used by Kagoda.

    Similarly, Dowans Holdings company - which inherited the dubious Richmond company - used an email address similar to Caspian Construction, yet another Rostam stronghold.

    According to official government records, African Trade Development (T) Limited lists its directors as Rostom A. Sakarri, Rostam Sakarri, Rustom Aziz Sakarri, Rustam Sakarri and Rustam Sakaari.

    Another name associated with Rostam, Gulam Chaka alias Gulam Chakar, also appears as one of the shareholders in the controversial Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS).

    It has also emerged that while Rostam has publicly acknowledged that he is proprietor of media house New Habari Corporation which publishes Rai, Mtanzania, The African and other newspapers, his name does not appear in the company’s official shareholders’ records.

    ’’It is quite clear that this fellow likes to operate in a shadowy manner. Everything about him is a mystery - his birthplace, his true nationality, his education background, the number of legitimate businesses he owns, etcetera,’’ said the CCM insider.
     
  2. Halisi

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    KULIKONI namba 661, Alhamisi Juni 4, 2009



     
  3. Zak Malang

    Zak Malang JF-Expert Member

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    Atawavuruga hao mithili ya mazezeta na nchi ikianza kuchapana yeye hyooooooo -- Iran! Ndiko huko alikokua kuanzia 1974 hadi 1988.

    Na waandishi wafuatiliaji wameshindwa kui-unravel "gap" hii katika history yake. Alikuwa ana-attend an Internatioinal School of Swindling?
     
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    Sauti ya Simba Member

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    Waache awavuruge ili CCM ing'oke madarakani kirahisi. In fact kama kungekuwa na serious opposition hoja ya kuiondosha CCM madarakani ni moja tu -- kuwalinda mafisadi wanaoongozwa na kinara wao Rostam Aziz. Ni matarajio yetu kwamba kuna wanaCCM watajiondoa kwenye chama cha mafisadi ili kwa ridhaa yetu tuwape nchi waiongoze. Haki ya Mungu tukifanya makosa kuiacha CCM iendelee kuwepo madarakani hata mbwa watatucheka. Sioni dalili ya CCM kubadilika, kwani hao mafisadi papa ndio wanaoipelekesha serikali watakavyo.
     
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  5. Miwani

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    No more vote to CCM, otherwise mafisadi watoke
     
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    hili likitekelezeka tutafika!
     
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    "According to party insiders," which ones? Taja party insider mmoja tu kama hukutunga.

    Hata mimi naweza kujiandikia "Mwanakijiji anashutumiwa kulipwa na CHADEMA." Anashutumiwa na nani? Nisipotaja, ina maana ni mimi ndio namshutumu. Magazeti ya kidaku ya Tanzania.
     
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    Hapana mkuu, unajua kuna source nyingine za habari zinakuwa held in confidence kwa sababu za kiusalama. Hiyo ipo na itaendelea kuwepo. Wewe unafikiri documents zote za kifisadi tulizo nazo, tumezipata wapi?? Ni kwa binadamu kama mimi mwenye jina na cheo, na kwa sababu ya kiusalama hata unishikie mtutu wa bunduki sisemi source, ni YAMINI hiyo Dilunga.
     
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    huyu jamaa mjanja anawapumbaza watu kwa sababu ya njaa zao! kuna watu wenye heshima zao lakini wanapiga magoti kwa huyu bwana mdogo! njaa mbaya watanzania wapole, mabwege, mazezeta wa mungu! hivi nimesoma baada ya balozi ferdinand Ruhinda(ana asili ya Rwanda hana uchungu na wa tz)kumaliza muda wake wa ukurugenzi VODACOM (kuganga njaa) mafisadi wamemteua mzee peter kisumo kuwa mkurugenzi mpya ili aweze kuganga njaa zake na afunge mdomo! hawa wazee aibu hawana na ndiyo waliokuwa wanafiki wakati wa uongozi wa mwalimu!
     
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    wangopa kuuawa, WE HUWAJUI SISIEMU
     
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    Game Theory JF-Expert Member

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    Boring....
     
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    makamba
     
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    ccm wanafiki hawana lolote.
     
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    Huyu bwana RA angetosha kabisa kuitoa CCM madarakani kutokana na haya mashutuma yote aliyonayo, ila tatizo watu wa vijijini ambao ndio wapiga kura walio wengi, hawana habari hizi, hawaelewi lolote, hawana elimu ya kuchanganua mambo na kibaya zaidi wana njaa kali. Kwahiyo uchaguzi unapokaribia ccm wanajimwaga huko na kuwapatia fulanas, kanga na pilau basi, kura zote wanazizoa. Ukichanganya na zile watakazoiba, wamemaliza biashara. BTW, I hope kwenye uchaguzi ujao JK hatakwepa midahalo (debates) kati yake na wagombea wengine kama alivyofanya last time. Nadhani watanzania wamlazimishe asilete misababu yake ya kitoto. Nina hakika kwenye mambo ya midahalo ni lazima ataangukia puwa maana mara nyingi namna yake ya kujieleza na kuelezea mambo anakuwa ovyo kabisa.
     
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    Hawa party insiders wanakuwa wanafiki. Mbona hawajawataja mafisadi akina Mkapa, Chenge, Makamba, Lowassa, Yona, Mramba na wengi wengineo ambao nao wana tuhuma nzito tu za ufisadi!? CCM yote sasa hivi ni chama cha mafisadi tu, kuna wachache sana ambao wanataka chama kibadilike lakini sauti zao ndani ya chama hicho hazina ngyvu hata kidogo.
     
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    Kituko JF-Expert Member

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    sio ndani ya ccm pekeyake, kuna mbuge kijana wa upinzani sasa amearibika kabisa, yeye ni kutetea maslahi ya mafisadi, mara Dowans na sasa kaingia TRL
    nitamwaga nyeti zake nuikimaliza mchakato wa kukusanya data
     
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    Mfalme!

    Asante sana kwa kuliona hilo. Rostam Aziz kwa lugha ya mjini ni DIGALA au kuwadi. He operates behind the scenes kama wale Mafia wa Cicily na Parlemo.

    His name doesn't appear in any transactions and this is done deliberately ili ikifika siku ya watu kunyongwa asionekane. this is crazy. Kwa Bahati mbaya ameweza kupenya mpaka kwenye System ya Ikulu na he is well informed of any moves done by the president!!

    Nawapa changamoto nani atanitajia mmiliki wa kwa mfano New Africa Hotel!! Go to BRELA utaona kinyaa in the same way as RA operates Ali Hasan Mwini na Arap T. Moi ndio wamiliki hao wahindi ni agents... the list is long naweza kuweka hapa yote and if it goes to the open media CCM watakuwa kaburini by February 2009.

    Ask JMK aka Matonya mbona Mkapa alitumia polisi na Mahita kumwua marehemu Amran Kombe for dissent only and can't he use the same method kuwaondoa akina Rostam Azaiz na Teddy Lowasa ambao hawampi usingizi and the rest ambao they are more a liability than an asset to CCM
     
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    Tunazingoja....
     
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