Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

TANESCO's legal department incompetent, says Ngeleja

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Safari_ni_Safari, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Safari_ni_Safari

    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Messages: 19,759
    Likes Received: 1,872
    Trophy Points: 280
    Energy and Minerals minister, William Ngeleja yesterday criticised Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd (Tanesco) legal department for incompetence which has contributed to endless contract disputes with power investors.

    "Tanesco legal department is incompetent," said the minister and called for its restructuring during a meeting with Tanesco workers and management in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

    Citing controversial contracts such as the ones with Dowans and Independent Power Tanzania Ltd (IPTL), the minister said the firm's legal department has completely failed to assist Tanesco to efficiently negotiate contracts with investors.


    Ngeleja proposed restructuring the department with a view to building its contract negotiation capacity and competence in representing the company in court.

    According to the minister, talks on the restructuring process had started between the ministry and Tanesco managing director. The main focus, he noted, is to boost the capacity of the department in following up cases and settling legal and related disputes facing Tanesco.

    He faulted the company for lack of creativity, and urged management to adopt modern modules to resolve operational and administrative problems currently facing Tanesco.


    The minister advised the management to utilise the skills of private competent experts and professionals in running the company."While it is important to use these experts, they should not be turned into private managers running company affairs," said Ngeleja.

    He said that Tanesco needed to welcome the private sector as the government can hardly develop the company, single-handedly. He said he had been receiving complaints from private players interested in investing in the power sector that Tanesco was not willing to accommodate them.

    "They are saying that instead of helping them, Tanesco staff are discouraging them," he added.


    He also dismissed suggestions that the government pump more capital into Tanesco, saying the amount of money needed to implement Tanesco programmes was beyond what the government could provide.

    "We cannot do that alone. That's why we propose joint ventures or investor-owned power projects in enhancing effective implementation of Tanesco's strategic power programmes," said Ngeleja.

    For his part, the Tanesco Managing Director, William Mhando promised his company would also tackle the issues outlined by the minister.He said the company had short-term projects worth 4bn/- and others worth 20bn/- which it could not facilitate alone.


    "Time has come for all stakeholders to support government initiatives aimed at solving long-term Tanesco problems in collaboration with the private sector," he stressed.

    Minister's criticism against Tanesco legal department comes a day after the government agreed to pay USD 65.8m equivalent to 94bn/- to the owners of Dowans Holdings SA and Dowans Tanzania following the ruling of the International Court of Arbitration.

    It has also agreed to pay Richmond Development Company Limited USD 50,000 (about 75m) for defamation according to minister Ngeleja.

    Ngeleja told a press conference on Thursday that the monies for Dowans and Richmond would be paid by Tanesco.


    He said there were two charges according to the International Court of Arbitration ruling, saying in the first one, Tanesco would pay 94bn/- to Dowans, but that the amount would attract a 7.5 per cent interest rate charges if Tanesco delayed payment
     
  2. Mwalimu

    Mwalimu JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
    Messages: 1,417
    Likes Received: 86
    Trophy Points: 145
    So they are incompetent...then what? hakuna kuwajibishana hata kidogo?

    Bado wanaendeleza usanii tu......
     
  3. carmel

    carmel JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Messages: 2,842
    Likes Received: 3
    Trophy Points: 0
    Hapo ndo sijaelewa, waziri mzima ameshajua tatizo liko wapi anaishia ku-whine, get them fired once n for all. What a stupid narration.
     
  4. BiMkubwa

    BiMkubwa JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Messages: 530
    Likes Received: 5
    Trophy Points: 35
    Ngeleja just needs to zip it. Period!
     
  5. Safari_ni_Safari

    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Messages: 19,759
    Likes Received: 1,872
    Trophy Points: 280
    Je yeye kama mwanasheria ni competent?
     
  6. The Finest

    The Finest JF-Expert Member

    #6
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jul 14, 2010
    Messages: 21,711
    Likes Received: 33
    Trophy Points: 145
    He took how long kugundua kuwa they are incompetent???, I should also say Ngeleja is incompetent kwa kuitisha press conference na kututajia majina feki ya wamiliki wa DOWANS.
     
  7. bluetooth

    bluetooth JF-Expert Member

    #7
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
    Messages: 3,673
    Likes Received: 255
    Trophy Points: 180
    ngeleja.... sala za kakobe anazokuombea ndio zinakaribia kutua kichwani kwako .... yaliyoandikwa yatatimia
     
  8. Safari_ni_Safari

    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

    #8
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Messages: 19,759
    Likes Received: 1,872
    Trophy Points: 280
    Antufanya sisi hatuna akili sio?......nani alieleta DOWANS ni hao wanasheria wa TANESCO au tajiri yake Ngeleja?
     
  9. The Finest

    The Finest JF-Expert Member

    #9
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jul 14, 2010
    Messages: 21,711
    Likes Received: 33
    Trophy Points: 145
    Carmel huyu ni part and parcel kwahiyo anatafuta nani wa kumwangushia zigo lakini since watu wameishajua kila kitu and the whistle have already been blowed nothing that he says will change people's mind and thinking anataka kugueuza akili za watanzania waone kuwa makosa yalifanyika kwenye legal department sasa yeye kama mwanasheria ambaye pia aliishawahi kufanya kazi Vodacom what has he done??
     
  10. carmel

    carmel JF-Expert Member

    #10
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Messages: 2,842
    Likes Received: 3
    Trophy Points: 0
    Ngeleja is incompetent too, n number one in line
     
  11. The Finest

    The Finest JF-Expert Member

    #11
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jul 14, 2010
    Messages: 21,711
    Likes Received: 33
    Trophy Points: 145
    good question
     
  12. Kunta Kinte

    Kunta Kinte JF-Expert Member

    #12
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Messages: 3,550
    Likes Received: 56
    Trophy Points: 145
    Hana lolote huyu taahira wanatafuta scapegoats tu, na siku zote watu walioko chini yako ndio wa kubebeshwa mzigo, nani asiyejua kwamba waliteka mchakato mzima wa kutafuta wazabuni? nani asiyejua kwamba Richmond/Dowans ndizo zilizosababisha viongozi wakuu wakajiuzulu? Aaache kuonea wadogo- lawama apeleke kunakostahili
     
  13. carmel

    carmel JF-Expert Member

    #13
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Messages: 2,842
    Likes Received: 3
    Trophy Points: 0
    kimeshanuka, ndo mchawi anatafutwa. This time hatoki mtu, this time ngeleja must go.
     
  14. The Finest

    The Finest JF-Expert Member

    #14
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jul 14, 2010
    Messages: 21,711
    Likes Received: 33
    Trophy Points: 145
    He has just lost credibility
     
  15. Safari_ni_Safari

    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

    #15
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Messages: 19,759
    Likes Received: 1,872
    Trophy Points: 280
    He never had credibility
     
  16. carmel

    carmel JF-Expert Member

    #16
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Messages: 2,842
    Likes Received: 3
    Trophy Points: 0
    seconded
     
  17. Utingo

    Utingo JF-Expert Member

    #17
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Messages: 6,992
    Likes Received: 29
    Trophy Points: 145
    how can you be competent while all your competent decisions are ruled out by incompetent Minister of Energy, incompetent Prime Minister, incompetent Attorney General and an incompetent President???
     
  18. Safari_ni_Safari

    Safari_ni_Safari JF-Expert Member

    #18
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Messages: 19,759
    Likes Received: 1,872
    Trophy Points: 280
    Nataka aniambie jema lipi amelifanyia kwa umma wa Tanzania?....ahadi za uongo juu ya umeme wa uhakika na kutetea wahujumu ndio priority zake
     
  19. Utingo

    Utingo JF-Expert Member

    #19
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Messages: 6,992
    Likes Received: 29
    Trophy Points: 145
    Ohh Lord have mercy, Hata Ngeleja ni lawyer?? au mtu ukiisha jibu mitihani ya Law unakuwa lawyer automatically?
    no wonder we are f.uc.ked up in contracts day come day go!!
    Hii taaluma ya sheria tz in mdudu gani?
     
  20. m

    mbongopopo JF-Expert Member

    #20
    Jan 14, 2011
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Messages: 1,113
    Likes Received: 6
    Trophy Points: 135
    Huyu anacheo na bado anaogopa kutumia cheo chake kwani Tanesco inanini anawaogopa si apendekeze kwa raisi waondolowe

    Wote wezi tu
     
Loading...