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Wezi wanapowashuku wezi wenzao, au ni mpango wa kutupora mara ya pili?

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  1. Ruge Opinion

    Ruge Opinion JF-Expert Member

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    [h=1]Is BAE sidestepping Tanzania government over £29m compensation?[/h] Tanzania delegation visits London in pursuit of payment decreed by UK fraud office from BAE over radar equipment sale. The country had earmarked the money to improve education

    [​IMG] Tanzania still waiting to receive compensation payout from BAE over radar equipment. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    BAE System's sale of radar equipment to Tanzania in 1999 provoked outrage at the time. A debt relief deal had just been agreed to help Tanzania invest in its education system, and the expenditure of just over £29m on a standard of radar far in excess of the country's needs was widely criticised by many, including Clare Short, the then international development secretary. It is still a cause of deep resentment in Tanzania, and this week a cross party delegation of seven Tanzanian MPs was in London for a round of meetings seeking justice.
    In December, BAE was fined for concealing payments of $12.4m (£8m) to a marketing adviser in Tanzania in connection with the deal. BAE agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to make an ex-gratia payment of £29.5m to the Tanzanian people.
    The Department for International Development (DfID) and the Tanzanian government were both involved in drawing up plans on how to spend the payment by investing in education, particularly textbooks and teachers' accommodation.
    But six months on and no money has been paid, and the Tanzanian delegation wants to know why. Delegation members are due to meet Andrew Mitchell, the development secretary, and on Thursday they meet the legal team of BAE in search of answers. The delegation insists the money should be paid for education through Tanzanian government channels as had been planned.
    But BAE last week announced the formation of an "advisory board", chaired by Lord Cairns, who was for 10 years chair of the Commonwealth Development Corporation, which made substantial investments both in Tanzania and across other African countries. The board will guide the company on the best means of spending the money for the benefit of the Tanzanian people "in accordance with all applicable company policies".
    There is no mention of putting the money through the Tanzanian government. BAE announced that there are four company executives on the board. It goes on to claim that the company has "made sustained efforts to become recognised as a leader in responsible business conduct", and that the fund will reflect that. BAE even added that it "is willing to explore opportunities to enhance its overall contribution by utilising its advanced technological capabilities to maximise the effectiveness of projects supported by the fund".
    But Tanzanians argue that it is not up to BAE how the money is spent and that it should not backtrack on an agreement made with the SFO in December. "We are getting nowhere," Ayoub Mzee, a Tanzanian journalist travelling with the delegation told me. Mzee said the SFO and DfID convinced the Tanzanian government they were working on its behalf, and urged Dar es Salaam against taking legal action. "They have shortchanged [the government]," Mzee added.
    The House of Commons international development committee is conducting an inquiry into BAE's deal with Tanzania, and Global Witness, a UK-based NGO, has urged the committee to look into the role of Barclays in providing the Tanzanian government with the loan required to buy the radar equipment. The World Bank and the IMF had refused to fund the deal, which they regarded as a white elephant. The bank said a civilian radar system could be bought at a fraction of the price. Barclays's role was heavily criticised by Clare Short, while Norman Lamb MP suggested it may have arranged the loan in return for the granting in October 2000 of a banking licence to operate in Tanzania.
    Global Witness points out that existing regulations against money laundering don't cover the granting of loans, only of deposits. That leaves a gaping hole in terms of tracking corruption, as this case would seem to indicate. The loan arranged by Barclays was critical to the deal. The NGO also points to a request from the SFO to the Tanzanian authorities questioning a deposit of $1.5m into an account of the then attorney general of Tanzania, Andrew Chenge, in the Jersey branch of Barclays. The letter was leaked on the internet.
    Chenge resigned in 2008 to fight the allegations of corruption, and was declared innocent in the SFO agreement with BAE. He returned to politics and is now an MP.
    Global Witness argues that tighter banking regulations – and enforcement of those that exist – are critical if corruption is to be effectively challenged.
    Global Witness wants a requirement that banks disclose loans to sovereign governments and state-owned companies with sufficient time for the parliaments of those countries to scrutinise them.

    SOURCE: Poverty Matters development blog | Global development | guardian.co.uk
  2. Kisoda2

    Kisoda2 JF-Expert Member

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    Hapa Membe atueleze,tulipoibiwa mara ya kwanza Serikali ilimshitaki nani aliye husika na wizi huo unaopelekea yeye kuogopa kuibiwa kwa mara ya pili?
    Je katika kesi hii, serikali yetu ilishiriki vipi kuzidai hizo pesa ambazo anasema zikija tu mwendo kwenye elimu na hasa vitabu vya kiada!!!je,matumizi ya serikali huidhinishwa bila kupita bungeni,maana sijaona kwenye bajeti ya Mukuloo inaonyesha kuwa hiyo hela ni moja ya vyanzo vya mapato na ikifika itakwenda kwenye elimu.

    ni hayo tu,...
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    Re: The Settlement of the £29.5 Million to Tanzanian People

    I understand that BAE Systems has formed an advisory board on Tanzania chaired by Lord Cairns in line with the settlement agreement with the UK 's Serious Fraud Office (SFO), approved by the UK's High Court in December 2010. As part of the settlement BAE Systems agreed to pay the sum of £29.5 million for the benefit of the people of Tanzania.

    I am aware that a group of Tanzania all party parliamentarians have visited Britain to press for the payment of the settlement of 29.5 million pounds through the Tanzania's Government rather than Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

    As a Tanzanian citizen, I am monitoring this issue very closely, I want to express my strong support to BAE System for its decision to return the money to the Tanzanian people through NGO's instead of the same tainted corrupt Tanzanian Government officials. Please bear in that this all party parliamentarians visit in Britain is costing us already.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Your sincerely,


    Leonie Foster, BAE Systems
    Tel: +44 (0)1252 383777 Mob: +44 (0)7540 630168
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    Ruge Opinion JF-Expert Member

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    Zilizodaiwa kurudishwa kutokana na wizi wa EPA walituambia kuwa zimewekwa kwenye mfuko wa pembejeo. Hiyo ilifanyika nje ya bajeti ya serikali. Je, kuna ushahidi wowote ulioishapatikana kuthibitisha kama kweli zilirudishwa nakuwekwa huko? Hata kama kweli ziliwekwa kuna kizuizi gani cha kuwazuia wasizichukue tena?
  5. Ringo Edmund

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    membe asifikiri watanzania niwajinga sana miaka hii.anakaza uso bungeni utafikiri serikali ni waadilifu sana.
    mimi nasema hizo hela hata zisiporudi sawa tu.
    tuliibiwa wakiwa wanahusika leo anatuambia nini?
    serikali haiaminiki kwani waliohusika wamesafishwa na hiyo serkali.
    madalali walioshirikiana na viongozi wetu tunawajua mpakla leo hawajachukuliwa hatua yoyote.
    wabunge nawaomba mumkomalie membe na serikali yao watueleze muda wote kesi ikiwa inaendeshwa na serikali ya uingereza wao walikuwa wapi?
    na asilinganishe na pesa waliyolipwa marekani waliidai wao,ya kwetu hatujaidai.