Barua ya wazi kwa Rais Magufuli kuhusu Barrick Gold


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Samantha Cole

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By Samantha Cole of Tanzania Business Ethics

(The English version follows below)


BARUA YA WAZI KWA RAIS MAGUFULI


Mpendwa Mheshimiwa Rais,

Mheshimiwa Rais, kutokana na mafanikio makubwa katika majadiliano na Barrick Gold wiki chache zilizopita, ulitoa hotuba ya kihistoria katika sherehe za kukabidhi vyeti maalum kwa wazawa (wazalendo) walioshiriki kwenye majadiliano na Barrick Gold kwa miezi kadhaa.

Katika hotuba yako ya kihistoria, ulihaidi kuwasaidia na kuwaunga mkono wazawa ambao wanafanya ama wanataka kufanya biashara kubwa kubwa, kwa mfano madini, mafuta na gesi asilia n.k.

Mheshimiwa Rais, tumefanya tafiti na kuandaa ukweli ufuatao hapo chini ambao unaonesha ni jinsi gani biashara za wazawa wa kitanzania zinaumizwa na Acacia Mining/Barrick Gold.


THE FACTS IN ENGLISH FROM ACACIA MINING WEBSITE:

In the Acacia Mining website, there is a section with past financial information. Here is the link
2017

Let us look only from 2012:

2012

30 June 2012 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 201 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 31.5 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.

31 December 2012 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 235 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 30.3 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.


2013

30 June 2013 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 254 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 73.3 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.

31 December 2013 - Financial Statements
Total number of lawsuits : approx. 333 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 142.8 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.


2014

30 June 2014 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 316 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 163.6 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.

31 December 2014 - Financial Statements
Total number of lawsuits : approx. 289 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 184.7 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.
The following companies are listed amongst those fighting for their rights against Barrick:
Diamond Motors Ltd : US$ 17.2 million
MDM Engineering : US$ 15 million


2015

30 June 2015 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 333 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 286.7 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.
The following companies are listed amongst those fighting for their rights against Barrick:
Diamond Motors Ltd : US$ 17.2 million
MDM Engineering : US$ 15 million

31 December 2015 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 341 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 280 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.
The following companies are listed amongst those fighting for their rights against Barrick:
Bismark Hotel Limited : US$ 115 million
Diamond Motors Ltd : US$ 17.2 million
MDM Engineering : US$ 15 million


2016

30 June 2016 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 255 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : US$ 234.9 million
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.
The following companies are listed amongst those fighting for their rights against Barrick:
Bismark Hotel Limited : US$ 115 million
Diamond Motors Ltd : US$ 17.2 million
MDM Engineering : US$ 15 million

31 December 2016 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : approx. 185 legal cases
Total amount of legal claims : They did not disclose. What are they hiding?
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold.
The following companies are listed amongst those fighting for their rights against Barrick:
Bismark Hotel Limited : US$ 115 million
Diamond Motors Ltd : US$ 17.2 million
MDM Engineering : US$ 15 million
Petrolube : US$ 35.1 million.


2017

30 June 2017 - Financial Statements

Total number of lawsuits : They did not disclose. What are they hiding?
Total amount of legal claims : They did not disclose. What are they hiding?
These exclude legal claims from our TRA against Barrick Gold - Acacia Mining.
The following companies are listed amongst those fighting for their rights against Barrick:
Bismark Hotel Limited : US$ 115 million
Diamond Motors Ltd : US$ 17.2 million
Petrolube : US$ 35.1 million.

Every financial report they write the same story that Barrick-Acacia Management are of the opinion that the claims do not have substance and that they will be successfully defended.

In other words, Mr. President – in the eyes of Barrick Gold, all these hundreds of legal claims against Barrick are all invalid and our People will all lose.

How can it be that every Tanzanian with a legal claim against Barrick is wrong?

Tunakuomba Mheshimiwa Rais, kwa niaba ya mamia ya watanzania wazalendo ambao wanamadai yao kwa Acacia Mining/Barrick Gold ambapo wanasheria wa kampuni hii ya kibepali (ambao wengi wao ni kutokea nchi za kibepali) wanatumia mabavu na mabilioni ya pesa kuwadidimiza wananchi wetu.

Wabepali hawa wa Acacia Mining/Barrick Gold wameishika mifumo ya kisheria ya kimataifa na hivyo wanadharau watanzania na mifumo ya sheria ya kitanzania.

Mheshimiwa Rais, tunashukuru jitihada zako katika kusimamia rasilimali za nchi ya Tanzania. Tunaomba uangalie mifano hapo juu ya jinsi Acacia Mining/ Barrick Gold wanavyowaminya wazawa wa Tanzania kwa kutumia mabilioni kulipia wanasheria wa kimataifa ili kuminya haki na sheria kwa watanzania. Hivyo wazawa wanaishia kudhulumiwa haki zao sababu hawana uwezo wa kifedha kushindana na wabepali wa Acacia Mining.

Mheshimiwa Rais, tunaomba huu ndio uwe mwanzo mpya kati ya nchi yetu ya Tanzania na Barrick Gold, katika kufanya kazi kwa kuheshimiana na kuelewana, na inabidi Barrick waweze kumalizana na wananchi wa Tanzania walionyanyaswa na Acacia Mining kwa muda mrefu.

Ahadi yako ya kuwajali na kuwasaidia watanzania wanaonyanyaswa ni ya ujasili mkubwa sana na inabidi Barrick waendelee kufanya biashara ya madini wakiwa wameshamalizana na wazawa wanaowadai.

Ahsante sana Mheshimiwa Rais.
Mungu akubariki, na Mungu aibariki Tanzania



ENGLISH VERSION



OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT, DR. JP MAGUFULI

Dear Mr. President

Following your brilliant negotiation with Barrick Gold a few weeks ago, you made a historic speech at the ceremony to award certifictaes to those special people who were involved in the Barrick Gold case during the past months.

In your historic speech, you promised to our People that when they do their business, then you will support them 100% whether it is mining, oil, and gas and anything they do, you will support our business people.

In this spirit of your promise, Mr. President, we appeal to you to look at the following facts regarding how terrible our local business people suffer in the legal spider-web of Barrick Gold - Acacia Mining.


THE FACTS IN ENGLISH FROM ACACIA MINING WEBSITE:


In the Acacia Mining website, there is a section with past financial information. Here is the link
2017

Let us look only from 2012:

(Please see above all the facts from 2012)

Every financial report they write the same story that Barrick-Acacia Management are of the opinion that the claims do not have substance and that they will be successfully defended.


In other words, Mr. President – in the eyes of Barrick Gold, all these hundreds of legal claims against Barrick are all invalid and our People will all lose.

How can it be that every Tanzanian with a legal claim against Barrick is wrong?


We urge you, Mr. President, on behalf of the hundreds of Tanzania people who are stuck inside Barrick Gold's legal spider-webs - they are stuck because Barrick Gold's lawyers know how to "play the legal game" and how to cause more damages and disappointments for our Peoples.

They know how to extend legal cases for years and years (as you see in the facts above).

They know how to do tricks to cause our People more damages so that our Peoples will eventually be forced to accept small settlements because the legal fees are killing our people.

Please Mr. President - let us all begin (Tanzania and Barrick Gold) with a clean plate, with peace and understanding, and with no legal cases.

Your promise to support our people is not to interfere with Justice but at least to make Barrick stop their legal tricks and focus on gold mining and they must stop hurting our Brothers and Sisters trying to do honest business with Barrick.

Thank you, Mr. President.
God Bless you, and God bless Tanzania and God bless our Nation.
 

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