Discussion in 'Jamii Photos' started by Leornado, Dec 22, 2010.
Wale maosafirisha silaha mpoo??
Ona sisi tunaandamania nini mkuu:
Huyo mwenye bango "Evil is not a foregn Policy" hajui hata lengo la maandamano wala maana ya alichoandika.
"..on the basis of the documents shown to me it seems very naïve in the extreme to think that Mr Vithlani was simply a well-paid lobbyist"
"In any event, the suggestion that Mr Vithlani was merely a well paid lobbyist using his valuable time to hold legitimate meetings with decision-makers in Tanzania with no money changing hands is inconsistent, in my view, with the wording of the basis of plea that "there was a high probability that part of the £12.4m would be used in the negotiation process to favour BAEDS"."
"The victims of this way of doing business, if I have correctly analysed it, are not the people of the UK, but the people of Tanzania. The airport at Dar-es-Salaam could no doubt have had a new radar system for a good deal less than $40million if $12million had not been paid to Mr. Vithlani."
The judge noted that the then chairman of BAE, Richard Evans, personally approved Mr Vithlani's appointment. While he accepted that there was no evidence that BAE was party to an agreement to corrupt, he noted, there "did not need to be" because the company had explicitly structured its payments to the marketing adviser in Tanzania via offshore companies so that they were "placed them at two or three removes from any shady activity".
Despite the judge's strong words, he was left with no power to impose stricter penalties. He further condemned the fact that the structure of the plea bargain means BAE cannot be pursued for offences committed before February this year, even if it has concealed evidence.
BAE may be off the hook technically, but neither the judge, the media nor campaigners are "naive in the extreme". BAE's reputation has taken another battering and we will keep up the pressure on this huge arms company until its privileged position close to governments and above the law is brought to an end.
US embassy cables: BAE's 'dirty deal' to sell radar to Tanzania revealed<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Sunday 19 December 2010 21.30 GMT <o></o>
Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 14:06
C O N F I D E N T I A L DAR ES SALAAM 001037
AF/E FOR B YODER AND D MALAC
MCC FOR G BREVNOV AND M KAVANAGH
EO 12958 DECL: 07/23/2012
TAGS PREL, PGOV, ECON, EAID, KMCA, PINR, TZ
SUBJECT: BIG FISH STILL RISKY CATCH IN TANZANIA
REF: A. A. DAR ES SALAAM 1009 B. B. DAR ES SALAAM 00085
Classified By: D. Purnell Delly, Deputy Chief of Mission, for reasons 1 .4(b and d).<o></o>
1. (C) SUMMARY. Tanzania's Prevention of Corruption Bureau (PCB) has never successfully prosecuted a high-level corruption case involving either the private or public sector. On July 14, the Director General of the PCB, Edward Hoseah, assured the DCM that the PCB was now prepared to prosecute a milestone corruption case: the U.K.-Tanzanian BAE radar deal. Beyond plans to prosecute the BAE case, Hoseah painted a mixed picture regarding the Government of Tanzania's (GOT's) progress toward addressing the country's endemic corruption problem. On one hand, Hoseah highlighted recent legal reforms and the increasing willingness of both Parliament and press to level corruption charges against the government. On the other hand, he noted the unabated corruption in Zanzibar, weak capacity of his bureau, and President Kikwete's reluctance to implicate former President Benjamin Mkapa or members of Mkapa's inner circle in corruption scandals. Finally, Hoseah reiterated deep concern about his personal safety, explaining that he frequently received threatening letters. In the event of increasing threats to his life, Hoseah said he would not hesitate to seek refuge in another country. END SUMMARY.<o></o>
PCB: Ready to Prosecute the BAE Radar Deal<o></o>
2. (C) Edward Hoseah, Director General of the Prevention of Corruption Bureau (PCB) told the DCM that the PCB was almost finished with its investigation of the U.K.- Tanzanian BAE radar deal and that it intended to prosecute the case. "We are focused on the 31 percent commission paid to BAE. We understand that businessmen need commissions but the question is whether 31 percent is lawful or not," Hoseah said. He called the deal "dirty" and said it involved officials from the Ministry of Defence and at least one or two senior level military officers.<o></o>
3. (C) Hoseah said that the two primary suspects, XXXXXXXXXXXX and Shailesh Vithlani, CEO of Merlin International, were currently out of the country but that when they returned the GOT would begin to prosecute. "I have obtained President Kikwete's support to prosecute the culprits once they return to Tanzania," he said, stressing<o></o>
that prosecution of the case would mark an important milestone in the PCB's struggle. "The real signal of the GOT's political commitment will be when we take this radar case to court," Hoseah said.<o></o>
4. (C) Note: Shailesh Vithlani is a British citizen who reportedly grew up in Tanzania. He heads Merlin International, a Dar es Salaam based company. Merlin International has been implicated as the agent for Britain's BAE Systems which sold a USD 40 million military radar system to the GOT in 2002. Beyond the BAE radar deal, Merlin has been linked in the media to a range of other high profile government deals including the sale of a Gulfstream presidential jet to former President Benjamin Mkapa. According to a July 13 report in This Day, a local newspaper, at the time of the BAE deal, Vithlani's local partner was Tanil Somaiya of Shivacom Tanzania Ltd.<o></o>
Promising Signs on Anti-Corruption Front: Legal Reform...<o></o>
5. (C) In addition to the possible prosecution of the BAE radar case, Hoseah emphasized that there were other promising signs in Tanzania's fight against corruption. First, he noted that as of July 1 the Anti-Corruption bill had become fully operational, laying the legal groundwork to accelerate the prosecution of corruption. He said that the GOT had almost finalized its "whistle blowers" legislation and that the relationship between the PCB and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had improved. "I have a good working relationship with the new DPP and he appears serious about prosecuting corruption." XXXXXXXXXXXX<o></o>
Stronger Parliament, Press, and Public Support<o></o>
6. (C) A second promising sign regarding anti-corruption efforts which Hoseah stressed was increased support within<o></o>
the Parliament, press and the general public. "Parliament is now our ally. Members of Parliament are no longer just<o></o>
spectators; they are starting to ask the tough questions to unveil corruption schemes," Hoseah said. He explained that the media was also making a crucial contribution, showing politicians that they could not hide: "The press has started to bring allegations against XXXXXXXXXXXX. This signals to all politicians that no one is immune." Awareness is growing among the general public too, Hoseah noted, as evidenced by the increased trust in the PCB and the decline of negative news articles about the PCB and its staff.<o></o>
Initiatives Stemming from the UNCAC<o></o>
7. (C) Finally, Hoseah noted Tanzania's participation in the UN Convention Against Corruption as another reason for<o></o>
optimism on the anti-corruption front. As a signatory to the UNCAC, Tanzania must not only follow international standards, but will take part in several anti-corruption initiatives in the near future. For example, Tanzania will be subject to a peer review and a gap analysis on its compliance with the convention.<o></o>
Troubling Signs on Anti-Corruption: Impunity at the Top....<o></o>
8. (C) Hoseah then turned to his concerns regarding Tanzania's anti-corruption struggle. He noted that President<o></o>
Kikwete does not appear comfortable letting the law handle corruption cases which might implicate top level officials.<o></o>
According to Hoseah, President Kikwete is hesitant to pursue cases which may implicate XXXXXXXXXXXX.<o></o>
9. (C) Referring to the widespread rumors of corruption within the Bank of Tanzania (Ref B), Hoseah remarked that<o></o>
XXXXXXXXXXXX In Hoseah's view, Kikwete's recent appointment of three new deputy BOT governors was XXXXXXXXXXXX. The DCM remarked that XXXXXXXXXXXX responses to allegations<o></o>
XXXXXXXXXXXX were opaque and even projected a sense of impunity. "Your perception is correct," Hoseah responded, adding, "there is a sense of impunity with XXXXXXXXXXXX because he and XXXXXXXXXXXX are so closely intertwined. Kikwete would find it very difficult to fire him."<o></o>
Complacency on Zanzibar...<o></o>
10. (C) The ongoing, if not accelerating, level of corruption on Zanzibar is another cause for pessimism in Tanzania's<o></o>
fight against corruption. While establishment of Tanzania's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) would indeed force changes on Zanzibar in the long term, Hoseah admitted that he did not believe Zanzibar's current leadership was committed to fighting corruption. With a "free port" and government officials routinely on the payroll of foreign investors, Zanzibar is rife with corruption, Hoseah emphasized. With the momentum of anti-corruption efforts on the Mainland, Zanzibar will have to follow suit, Hoseah said. He added, however, that "in the short term, Zanzibar's President faces the end of his term and it appears that there is actually an acceleration of corruption through acquisition of land and other assets."<o></o>
Continuing Capacity Constraints...<o></o>
11. (C) Hoseah raised the PCB's lack of capacity as another key challenge to Tanzania's anti-corruption campaign. He<o></o>
stressed that support from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Threshold Program has assisted the PCB immensely with training prosecutors and investigators. Still, institutional capacity at the PCB is weak and additional capacity building is needed. One area which Hoseah specified for additional training was intelligence or evidence gathering. "Cooperation among law enforcement agencies is still limited and we need to improve our intelligence capabilities," Hoseah told the DCM.<o></o>
Threat of Stepping on the Wrong Toes<o></o>
12. (C) At the end of the meeting, Hoseah reiterated concern for his personal security (Ref A), saying he believed that his life may be in danger. He told the DCM that he had received threatening text messages and letters and was reminded every day that he was fighting the "rich and powerful." While Hoseah maintained that he was not scared to do his job, he said that he could not be seen as "uncompromising." Toward the end of the meeting, he said quietly to the DCM, "If you attend meetings of the 'inner-circle,' people want you to feel as if they have put you there. If they see that you are uncompromising, there is a risk." Finally, he made clear that if the threat to his life reached a certain point, he would flee the country.<o></o>
Comment: PCB's List of Untouchables: Growing?<o></o>
13. (C) In our January 2007 meeting with Hoseah (Ref A), he said his primary goal as the newly appointed Director General of the Prevention of Corruption Bureau would be to prosecute "big fish." He told us point blank, however, that cases against the Prime Minister or President were off the table.<o></o>
Now, he has revealed that XXXXXXXXXXXX may also be untouchable, many of whom have ministerial or sub-ministerial posts in Kikwete's government. Thus, while President Kikwete's talk against corruption might be tough, he is clearly treading carefully and the jury remains out on his commitment to tackling high-level corruption.<o></o>
14. (C) Even if the Kikwete administration does prosecute the BAE case, it is important to note that the U.K. Serious<o></o>
Fraud Office conducted the lion's share of the investigation. According to Hoseah, after the Fraud Office confronted the GOT with evidence, PCB officials were invited to spend one month in London working with the Serious Fraud Office to finalize the case. Therefore, although the GOT may ultimately point to BAE as a landmark case reflecting commitment to combating corruption, the decision to prosecute may actually reflect the notoriety of the case in the UK, its notoriety and prominent press play here, and most importantly, the fact that a fully developed case file, brimming with detailed evidence, was presented by UK investigators to the Prevention of Corruption Bureau. In short, to the cynical eye, the GOT may have little recourse other than to prosecute. END COMMENT.<o></o>
Tunakoelekea lazima kila aliyefanya upupu awekwe hadharani! hatuwezi kuendelea kuwa nchi ya mazuzu! tutaanza na hosea na boss wake.
Angalia pia jinsia, utagundua tofauti kati ya picha hizi mbili. Sijui unajifunza nini?
This is what I have been saying all along. Hii kitu ya radar is about TZ being ripped off!!
Lakini hukumu iliyotolewa inaonyesha ku-protect biz interests za BAE zaidi.
Let's (TZ) do something jamani....for once! Mwee!!
Kaliokota kwenye mitumba labda
Picha ya kwanza:
Watu watulivu wanaotumia akili zao ipasavyo kuchambua pumba na mchele, hapan'shaka wakiongozwa na reason na nia njema.
Picha ya pili:
Kikundi cha wahuni wenye jazba, wasiotumia akili, wasiomjua adui yao ni nani, wasioongozwa na reason bali nguvu ya brainwashing na dogma.
Hapo tu utagundua kuwa waTz tuko kama tumerogwa. Hata viongozi wetu hakuna hata mmoja aliyeonyesha kuwa kuna tatizo katika suala hili, zaidi ya kuteteana tu. Ni aibu kuona mwananchi wa kawaida kabisa wa nje anapigania maslahi yako wakati wewe mwenyewe hata habari huna. Huu ubwege sijui utatuisha lini. Na viongozi wetu nao waanze kusikia aibu kwa mambo kama haya.
mweeeee waaache watusaidie tuu!!
Baba mwenye shati la kitenge katikati ya picha pembeni ya babu mwenye sharubu nyeupe, sio profesa mmoja wa U niversity of Dar es Salaam?? jina lake limenitoka kidogo.....kama ni yeye basi tena.
Ni aibu kubwa kwa demokrasia na utawala wa sheria kwa wahusika wa sakata hili kukwepa mkono wa sheria kwa kuinunua haki, sidhani kama makosa haya wangefanyiwa watu wa Uingereza kama ingekomea kuwatoza faini pekee bila kuwawajibisha wahusika, walitakiwa wote walionufaika na hujuma hii wafilisiwe (as individuals) na wafungwe jela kuliko kampuni kulipa fidia. Kuna watanzania wengi walinufaika na mgao huu ambao leo wanaitwa waheshimiwa!!
ni yeye naomba nisikutajie jina mkuu! Ninamheshimu sana huyo.
Sio Rwaitama huyo, au ni macho yangu
At least waingereza wameonyesha nia na tunarudishiwa mzigo wetu na zaidi lakini wa kwetu wanadunda wanaoshana na wanadiriki kugombea mpaka sehemu nyeti huku mkuu wa nchi akisema hayo ni matatizo ya waingereza
Huo mzigo wenyewe utakaorudishwa watagawana wakubwa wenyewe. Bora tukose wote aisee