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WikiPedia on Kikwete's government (Corruption)

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  1. Ta Muganyizi

    Ta Muganyizi JF Gold Member

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    Ukitaka kumjua Jakaya Kikwete ni nani...................uta google na chanzo kimojawapo cha habari kinachotumiwa sana hapa duniani kiitwacho wikipedia, the free encyclopedia kimeandika habari nyingi kuhusu Jk zikiwemo na degree zake sita alizonazo. Tano ni honoraria na moja ndiyo ya darasani kweli. Kuhusu ufisadi na Rushwa dunia nzima inasoma haya yafuatayo

    Corruption and other controversiesKikwete's presidency has been marked with wide range of corruption, some of which happened during the presidencies of his predesesors. Some of his supporters claim that to be a sign of transparency that was brought in by Mr Kikwete. Other cases, like deaths, have also been brought up such as Tanzanian police killing people on Tanzanian streets and getting away with it. Some of the leading known corruption scandals are:
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    • BAE Security Radar Scandal
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    [TD="align: center"]1999[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]£28 million[/TD]
    [TD]The Tanzania government agreed to buy an overpriced radar, which it cannot maintain now. It came to be known later that more than a third of the total purchasing price was paid to a middleman of British citizenship to secure the contract. Also based on an Interpol report, one government minister had siphoned more than £1m to his bank account in Jersey. After many international legal actions, BAE was ordered by court to pay £30m to Tanzanian government.[SUP][1][/SUP][/TD]
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    • EPA Scandal
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    [TD="align: center"]2005-2006[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]US$116 million[/TD]
    [TD]The scandal consists of fraudulent payment of about TSh133 billion ($116 million) made by the Bank of Tanzania to 22 companies in the financial year 2005/06 involving the repayment of the country's external debt.[SUP][2][/SUP] After the transactions became wildly known, the President sucked the Central Bank Governor and asked "kindly" those who looted the national treasury to return the money. A few month later, according to a government pronouncement, nearly half of the money (Tsh 60 billion) had "mysteriously" found its way back into sate coffers. The Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police have refused to disclose the names, pleading for patience because the investigation is still going on. So far, not all monies have been returned, and the government has neither released the names of the culprits nor decided to take any legal actions against them. [SUP][3][/SUP][/TD]
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    • Kiwira, Meremeta and other mining related scandals
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    [TD="align: center"]2000 - present[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Unknown[/TD]
    [TD]Government officials in the previous administrations had taken advantage of the privatization policies and privatized national mines to themselves. A good example is the Kiwira mines, which were privatized to two individuals: the president and his minister for Energy and Natural Resources. The President of that time, Benjamin Mkapa, was rather "smart", registering his shares as AnBen Company; AnBen standing for first names of his wife Ann and himself Benjamin. [SUP][4][/SUP][/TD]
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    • Richmond, Dowans Electricity Scandal
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    [TD="align: center"]2006[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]US$150 million (TSh172 billion)[/TD]
    [TD]In 2006, Tanzania faced a serious crisis in electricity supply and, as an emergency measure, Richmond was awarded a contract to supply generators to provide 100 megawatts at a cost of TShs 172 billion. The generators failed to arrive on time and, when they did, they did not work as required. The pipeline was never built and the generators were provided by another company. Under part of the contract, however, the government agreed to pay some $137,000 a day regardless of the amount of electricity provided. Opposition MPs began to smell a rat and the House of Assembly set up a Select Committee to investigate the whole saga under the chairmanship of the ruling CCM Kyela MP, Harrison Mwakyembe. The committee worked diligently and eventually came up with a 165-page report. Parliamentary findings showed the Prime Minister(Edward Lowassa) to be involved in awarding the contract to nonexisting US-based company, and the Prime Minister resigned. However, the Tanzanian government had to keep the contract and keep paying a non-existing company $137,000 US a day without any power being generated. And now it has become to Tanzanians as they are facing the problem of repaying the debt and the government has increased electricity bill by
    40% [SUP][5][/SUP][/TD]
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  2. Chali wa Moshi

    Chali wa Moshi JF-Expert Member

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    nimeshaisomaga iyo siku nyingi sana.
     
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    Ta Muganyizi JF Gold Member

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