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Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Indume Yene, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Indume Yene

    Indume Yene JF-Expert Member

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    A row is brewing over the circumstances under which the Ministry of Infrastructure Development directed the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to pay millions of shillings to a UK-based consultancy firm for services it rendered to third parties.

    The British firm, DLA Piper, was paid for services it had rendered to the Tanzania Airports Authority, which -although also falling under the ministry - is a totally different entity.


    DLA Piper was asked to carry out a consultancy at the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) on two worn-out Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) and Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems at the Dar es Salaam port as well as a consultancy on construction works at the Kilimanjaro and Mwanza airports for the Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA).

    TAA and TPA both fall under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development. But it is the TPA that was asked to pay for consultancy services towards not only the revival of the SBM and SPM but also the two airports plus another assignment for the Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company Ltd (Kadco).

    The EastAfrican has learnt that former infrastructure development minister Andrew Chenge - who was recently forced to resign over alleged improper payment in the Watchman radar scandal - is alleged to have asked the TPA to pay for the services rendered for the two airports and Kadco despite the fact that the cost was to be incurred by the TAA.

    The Ministry of Infrastructure Development directed the TPA to pay DLA Piper $398,322.60 for the consultancy services, although it had already paid $62,956.62 for the consultancy on the SBM and SPM at Dar port.

    The TPA management initially paid the $62,956.62 in September last year as consultancy fees for services rendered for airports at Mwanza and Kilimanjaro, and the SPM oil-offloading facility at the port.

    However, it refused to pay the remainder of the money and instead asked the ministry to explain why it was being made to pay for services that were rendered in connection with the two airports, "which had nothing to do with Tanzania Ports Authority and its activities."

    TPA Director General Ephraim N. Mgawe, in Memo No 5/2008S addressed to the TPA board of directors, said that the authority received the request from the ministry via letter No CMC 13/141/02/Vol.IX/5 of April 9 to pay the $398,322.60 balance owed to DLA Piper.

    This firm [DLA Piper] was asked by the ministry to provide consultancy on the way forward as regards policy and other legal matters linked with involving the private sector. Besides, the UK firm was also advising the ministry on projects on expansion and construction of airports together with the SPM project at Dar es Salaam port," said Mr Mgawe.

    According to the TPA, it was neither involved in negotiating the contract with DLA Piper nor was it party to the agreement signed between the parent ministry and the law firm.

    "The Tanzania Ports Authority wasn't involved in entering the contract with the UK firm. In addition, the Authority wasn't furnished with procedures that were used to employ the consultant and whether the procurement law (PP Act 2004) was followed," said Mr Mgawe.

    In view of the fact that the beneficiary of the consultancy was the Tanzania Airports Authority, the TPA advised that the request to pay the consultant be directed to TAA.

    "We don't have any funds that were set aside for such an undertaking as we have a host of other projects that need our attention," said Mr Mgawe.

    A breakdown of the payments indicates that there were four bills to be settled for consultancy work on Kilimanjaro Airport, while one was for Mwanza Airport.

    The total for Kilimanjaro Airport was $320,925.41 and that for Mwanza Airport was $77,397.20.

    The immediate former permanent secretary at the Infrastructure Ministry, Dr Enos Bukuku, who is now one of the three Deputy Governors of the Bank of Tanzania, wrote to the UK firm saying he had directed the TPA to pay them.

    "I have asked M/S Tanzania Ports Authority to pay your bills on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development for consultancy work that you have done for the Ministry on Mwanza Airport, SBM, KIA/Kadco and others," said Dr Bukuku in the letter to DLA Piper.

    Charles Morrison represented DLA Piper, one of the biggest law firms in the UK, in the consultancy.

    Contacted for comment, the chairman of the TPA board, Raphael Mollel, told The EastAfrican that they had written back to the ministry, indicating that they were not in a position to pay the $398,322.60 that the ministry had asked them to settle.

    "We told the parent ministry that we couldn't afford to pay the almost Tsh400 million because it wasn't budgeted for and the $62,956.62 we paid was also not our debt," he said.

    He added that he was not in a position to say whether it was right or wrong for the ministry to instruct TPA to pay for services that were rendered to the Airports Authority.


    "The two institutions fall under the same ministry and it was the minister's decision to instruct us to pay the debt but, like I said, we weren't in a position to pay," said Mr Mollel.

    DLA Piper UK has over 2,800 employees and eight offices in major UK commercial centres.

    In 2006, the firm accepted Ishengoma, Masha, Mujuzi and Magai, Advocates as a member firm in Tanzania of the DLA Piper Group, an alliance of legal practices that includes firms with offices in Australia, Egypt, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and Zambia that are affiliated to the organisation but are not themselves members.


    Ndugu msomaji naamini utajiuliza ni vipi TPA iamrishwe kulipa deni la TAA wakati wenyewe hawakuingia nao mkataba wa Consultancy (PLA Piper) for TAA. Yule yule fisadi Mzee wa Vijisenti, aliyekuwa mshauri Mkuu wa serikali kwenye masuala ya sheria akatumia nafasi yake kama WAZIRI Mawasiliano na Uchukuzi kuwaamuru TPA kulipa deni ambalo si la kwao (Deni la TAA). Na hawa akina Masha, Mujilizi bado tu hawakuona kama kuna mapungufu hapo? Kuna nini hapo jamani.......

    Nina amini pale KIA kuna mbia, yeye kama mfanyabiashara ambaye vilevile atakuwa kanufaika kwa njia moja au nyingine, yeye mchango wake ulikuwa nini. Kama kuna mbia nafasi yake naye ni vizuri ikawekwa wazi. Isije ikawa kama mambo ya Shirika la Reli.
     
  2. Mzee Mwanakijiji

    Mzee Mwanakijiji Platinum Member

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    hivi hiyo KADCO ni ya nani.. nakumbuka kulikuwa na ka kashfa ka aina fulani pale..
     
  3. Pundit

    Pundit JF-Expert Member

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    The buck stops with JK,

    JK is the head of state, he is responsible for the appointments of Chenge and Mgawe.Because JK is a mediocre president, his appointments are also mediocre.Chenge is a known corrupt bureaucrat, Mgawe was an assistant port manager (he was not even on TPA's board of directors prior to his appointment and has no senior management experience, for all I know he is still grateful to JK for appointing him out of the blue and can hardly be said to muster the courage to question some nonsensical ministerial directives.

    Hapa hakuna cha kusema Waziri aliniambia, kama kweli wewe ni mtu wa integrity na Waziri anakuambia utumbo unajiuzulu halafu unafanya press conference unamshtaki kwenye court of public opinion.

    Kwa kukubali directives za kijinga unakuwa part ya hizo directives.

    JK, Chenge na huyu Mgawe wote bogus tupu.Board ya TPA nayo bogus kwa kutotetea maslahi ya shareholders wake, sisi wananchi.

    Wanaleta michezo ya kitoto, sasa kama walijua $ 62, 956.62 sio deni lao kwa nini walilipa?

    They all should be accountable.
     
  4. Indume Yene

    Indume Yene JF-Expert Member

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    Pundit,

    Serikali ya Tanzania hi uozo mtupu, huwezi kuingia mkataba na kampuni au taasisi huku ukijua kuwa huna pesa kwenye bajeti yako kulipa. Yaani ni udanganyifu wa mchana mchana. JK na watu wake ni PANTUPU.
     
  5. Shy

    Shy JF-Expert Member

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    KADCO INAMILIKIWA NA WATU ZAIDI YA 3 WENYE HISA PALE MMOJA WAO NI ANALD KILEO HUYU NAFIKIRI UNAMJUA , KUNA MWINGINE JINA LAKE NIMESAHAU LAKINI MAARUFU ZAIDI NI MMOJA ANAYEITWA DAVID MOSHA , YEYE PIA ANA HISA KATIKA BENKI YA AKIBA NA NDIO KATI YA WAANZILISHI

    KWA UFUPI TU DAVID MOSHI NI MSHIRIKA KATIKA KUANZISHA KAMPUNI MOJA YA CONSULTANCY INAYOITWA INTER CONSULT IKO PALE KIJITONYAMA PAMOJA NA HAYO ALIWAHI KUKOPA ZAIDI YA BIL 1 AKAENDA KUANZISHA KAMPUNI KAMA HYIO MJINI MOSHI DENI HILO BADO HAJALIPA NA KATIKA KASHFA YA EPA MOJA YA KAMPUNI ZAKE ZINAHUSISHWA KWAHIYO WAKATI WOWOTE ANAWEZA KUFILISIWA
     
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    saa zingine unachekesha sana
     
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    Blac kid JF-Expert Member

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    kulikoni tena? toka 2008 ndo unakuja kumshangaa leo!!
     
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