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Chama Cha Mafisadi kimeyaruhusu malipo ya DOWANS

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by BAK, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. BAK

    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    CCM-CC blesses Dowans payment

    By BILHAM KIMATI, 21st January 2011 @ 16:00, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 114

    JUST a day after the CCM Youth Wing (UVCCM) denounced payment of 94bn/- to Dowans, the party's Central Committee (CC) has insisted that the decision by an international arbitration tribunal must be honoured.

    The CCM Ideology and Publicity Secretary, Mr John Chiligati, told a news conference in Dar es Salaam on Friday that the CC met on Thursday and agreed that it was wise for the government to comply with the ruling.

    "The matter was settled by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where the government was found to be on the wrong side of the law and the only option now is to pay Dowans," Mr Chiligati said.

    However, he said, the CC has advised the government not to hasten the payment pending determination of an injunction filed by activists at the High Court contesting the ICC decision.

    UVCCM leaders issued a statement on Thursday advising Tanesco not to settle 94bn/- awarded to Dowans Tanzania Limited over a disputed contract inherited from Richmond Development Company.

    Richmond was awarded a controversial tender for emergency power supply to Tanesco.

    UVCCM leaders said the matter should be referred to the National Assembly, which had earlier refused to acknowledge legality and propriety of the inherited contract.

    They suggested suspension of all other proceedings including registration of the ICC ruling at the High Court, which was a precondition prior to the payment of 94bn/-.

    Addressing the Editors' Forum in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, Acting National UVCCM Chairman, Mr Beno Malisa requested the government to help identify owners of Richmond Development Company, saying they should foot the bills instead of squeezing Tanesco to bear the burden.

    According to official records by the Business Registration and Licensing Authority, BRELA, there are six directors of Dowans Tanzania Limited.

    These are Andrew James Tice (Canadian), Gopalkrishnan Balachandran (Indian) and Hon Sung Woo (Singaporean).

    Others are Guy ArthurPicard (Canadian), Sulaiman Mohammed Yahaya (Omani) and Stanley Munai (Kenyan).

    Asked whether the conflicting opinions between UVCCM and the CC could jeopardize the party's cohesion, Mr Chiligati said the youth had the right to express their views just like any other citizens.

    "There is no conflict between UVCCM and the Central Committee. The party has chosen the right path (payment). Nonetheless, the government has learnt a lesson in signing contracts to avoid repetition of similar mistakes in future," he said.

    Meanwhile, Mr Chiligati said that the CC has expressed deep concern and sympathy to all victims of fatal clashes between police and Chadema on January 5.

    He said the CC has appealed to politicians to avoid making statements that were likely to incite violence and breach of peace.

    He said the mayoral election for Arusha District Council were properly conducted in accordance to procedures and regulations, where Mr Gaudence Lyimo (CCM) won and Mr Michael Kivuyo (TLP) was elected Deputy Mayor.

    Mr Kivuyo later resigned from the post.

    He refuted claims that Chadema councillors were prevented by the police from taking part in the election, adding that since the delegates' quorum was attained the exercise continued as usual.

    "There are 19 wards in the Arusha District Council. Out of the number CCM during October elections secured ten seats, Chadema eight seats and TLP one seat," he explained.

    Adding, " Inclusion of six special seats councillors nominated by the two major parties increased the number of CCM seats to 16, Chadema 14 seats and TLP remained one bringing to 31 the number of voters for the mayor post," he explained.

    Since the number of voters (17) exceeded the required quorum and the fact is that no election procedures were violated, he said.

    "There is not justification for rerun of mayoral election in Arusha," he said.

    The publicity secretary also announced the timetable for celebrations to mark the 34th anniversary of CCM saying inauguration would be marked in Dar es Salaam on February 1, and the climax would be marked in Dodoma on February 5.

    Activities throughout the week will include public rallies to give thanks to the voters who have re-elected CCM into office.

    The CC has also decided that since 60 per cent of the 260 CCM members of parliament were new comers, they should attend a three- day orientation seminar opening today in Dar es Salaam.

    "The Vice-Chairman of CCM and former Zanzibar President Amani Abeid Karume will officiate the opening session of the seminar and the national chairman, President Jakaya Kikwete, is scheduled to officiate at the closing ceremony of the seminar on Monday.
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    God Forbid .......?
  3. BAK

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    Revealed: The cost of paying Dowans

    By ThisDay Reporter

    19th January 2011


    THE decision by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals to agree to pay Dowans Holdings SA/Dowans Tanzania Limited a staggering $65 million plus interest (approx. 100 billion/-) for an illegal power generation contract could have far-reaching and potentially devastating consequences for President Jakaya Kikwete's government, it has been revealed.

    The Richmond/Dowans contract with the state-run Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) was terminated following recommendations of a parliamentary committee chaired by the Kyela Member of Parliament, Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, that probed the dubious power generation deal signed in 2006.

    The report of Mwakyembe's committee, which was unanimously endorsed by the National Assembly, called among other things for the termination of the contract because it contravened the Public Procurement Act of 2004.

    After carefully studying the parliamentary resolution, a team of legal experts at the Attorney General's Chambers concurred with the Bunge recommendations and the contract was duly terminated.

    But in an unexpected move, the same Attorney General's chambers has now reversed its initial decision and advised the government to now pay Dowans more than $65 million for the same illegal contract.

    "If the government pays Dowans, it means it has effectively gone against its own decision and that of the Tanzanian Parliament to declare the contract null and void and call for its termination," said a senior legal expert in government.

    "Parliament declared that the Dowans contract was illegal. A parliamentary resolution to this effect was unanimously approved by all lawmakers. Any payments by the government to Dowans would contravene a valid parliamentary resolution."

    There are sharp divisions among senior government officials, including Cabinet ministers, over a controversial ruling of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) that ordered TANESCO to make questionable payments in favour of Dowans.

    The Minister for Energy and Minerals, William Ngeleja, surprisingly announced that the government had agreed to pay Dowans as per the ICC ruling without even seeking prior Cabinet approval.

    Under normal circumstances, Ngeleja would need to get the approval of Cabinet before making any final decision unilaterally regarding such a massive financial liability to the government.

    Apart from creating divisions in the top echelons of the Kikwete administration and eroding the government's moral and ethical standing, the Dowans saga could have a devastating blow on the nation's economy.

    "The Dowans situation has already caused shock waves in interbank trading. The market has panicked, thus pushing the shilling downwards towards further depreciation," a trader at a state-run bank told THISDAY.

    Commercial banks quoted the shilling at 1,485/1,490 to the dollar last Thursday compared with 1,469/1,475 at the close of trading the previous week.

    "There is a scarcity of dollars in the market right now. Therefore, an outflow of 65 million dollars from the market will mean the shilling could slide sharply to 1,500 or even 1,800 levels."

    "Paying Dowans will mean exporting $65 million out of the country. This will seriously hurt Tanzania's economy."

    A weaker currency could push up the inflation rate and undermine the government's goal of achieving a 7.2 percent economic growth this year.

    "There is one golden rule about weak currencies – they affect the economies of poor countries like Tanzania that are import-oriented and carry huge debts," said the bank trader.

    "This means that Tanzanians could end up paying more for basics such as food, consumer goods, kerosene and petrol, as a direct result of the Dowans payment. This is something that any sensible government should avoid."

    While some government officials are seemingly in a rush to pay Dowans, the Minister for Finance, Mustafa Mkulo, has declared that government coffers have already dried up.

    It has been suggested that Ngeleja's ministry and TANESCO could make re-allocations of their existing budgets and try to raise the $65 million, which government bureaucrats admit would be a difficult thing to achieve.

    "TANESCO is cash-strapped and has huge debts. Where will the money come from to pay Dowans for a contract that is illegal in the first place?" Asked one well-placed government official.

    Several government development initiatives, such as construction of roads and other infrastructure projects, have now been put on hold because of budget constraints.

    Some analysts warn that the government could land in a political quagmire if it persists in paying Dowans for the illegal contract.

    "Any payments to Dowans could have a major political backlash on the government. Parliament will need an explanation on why the government chose to disregard a valid Bunge resolution on the matter and there is growing public resentment on the move," said one political commentator.

    "Donor countries are closely watching the government's next move and could free funds for the 2011/12 budget if it is revealed that the government squandered $65 million on an illegal contract."
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    pcman JF-Expert Member

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    Naanza kumuelewa Mch Mtikila kidogo kidogo, Kwamba Mungu ameachilia Dowans ili JK ang'oke!.
  5. Mungi

    Mungi JF Gold Member

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    Hivi nani alikuwa anaiwakilisha TANESCO kwenye kesi kule ICC?
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    For sure, Vitukuu vya wajukuu wetu watakuwa wanashangaa sana wakati wanasoma somo la historia. Watamuuliza mwalimu, hivi hawa watu walikuwa wanafikiri kutumia vichwa au miguu au wakati huo kulikuwa na ugonjwa uliothiri bongo za hawa watu?

    Vizazi vijavyo vitatulaani milele na asilani???????
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    ngoko JF-Expert Member

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    TANESCO ni kampuni tanzu ya sisiem, sisiemu ilituma wanasheria wa chama (kama sikosei mmoja wa wenye kampuni hiyo kafungua matawi mengi ya chama London)... ili kuhakikisha mambo yote yakae vizuri kisheria na chama kipate nguvu ya kunena mbele ya Umma ( refer CC jana )
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    Time will tell....:A S-fire1:
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    Huu ndio mwisho wao, wanawadharau watoto wao, hii itakula kwao.
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    Hakika CCM wamejimaliza kwa hili.

    Hii inathibitisha kuwa CCM imekwisha,imefuliwa,imeoza na inanuka harufu ya UFISADI.

    CCM-CHAMA CHA MAFISADI lazima kishinikize Serikali ilipe hilo DENI kwasabu ukweli wenyewe ni KUWA KINACHOFANYIKA HAPO NI KUHAMISHA PESA YA WALIPA KODI KWENDA KWENYE akaunti za CCM na MAFISADI wake kina RA na EL.

    Kuna vitu ambavyo ni dhahiri. Kuwa CCM wanazitaka hizi pesa kwa mambo mawili muhimu:
    1. Kulipia gharama za Uchaguzi Mkuu wa 2010. Tunajua walitumia pesa nyingi sana kwenye KUKODISHA HELIKOPTA 2 kwa vila hali ya Mgombea haikuwa nzuri baada ya kuanguka pale Jangwani. Kulikuwa na gharama za MASHANGINGI ya Kampeni ambayo CCM walitaka kuyaingiza kinyemela ili kukwepa KODI na CDM wakawashtukia.Pia kuna gharama za mabango,pesa ya Takrima(RUSHWA) ,T-shirt,matenge,khanga na kofia! Ukikaa ukachanganua mahesabu hapa ni Zaidi ya Bilioni hizo 94/-Tshs.
    2. Ukizingatia kuwa CCM baada ya Uchaguzi walipoteza viti vingi na hivo KUPELEKEA RUZUKU KUPUNGUA toka 1.2bilioni/-Tshs. kwa mwezi mpaka 800m/-Tshs. kwa mwezi. Nimewahi kusikia malalamiko hivi karibuni kuwa CCM wana kabiliwa na ukata wa pesa za kuendesha Chama baada ya Ruzuku kupungua. Kwa maana hiyo MALIPO YA DOWANS kwao ni MTAJI. Piga ua hiyo pesa lazima ilipwe. Kuipeleka hiyo kesi Mahakama Kuu ni gheresha tu. Tunajua maamuzi yalishafikiwa. Nimesikia wakisema kuwa hiyo pesa siyo lazima ilipwe kupitia Mahakama Kuu YAWEZA KULIPWA NJE YA MAHAKAMA!!!
    Kwa hiyo hizi kelele za Watanzania wakiwemo Wanaharakati,Wanasheria,UVCCM n.k hakika hazitawez kuzuia malipo ya DOWANS. Serikali ina baraka zote za CCM kuendelea na malipo.
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    Mwasi JF-Expert Member

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    Dawa ni kuandamana tu! Hiki kiburi chao dawa yake people's power tu!
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    Otimistic thinking....mmewaza sahihi wakuu!
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    Shingo Senior Member

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    Hakuna mtu aliyetarajia CCM iseme tofauti na hivyo ilivyosema kwani hiyo ndiyo CCM! Watakuja kulalamika miaka kadhaa ikishapita. Hilo deal kila mtu anajua kuwa wenye nalo wamo humo, tena kwenye hiyo CC na NEC. Sasa ulitarajia wenye deal lao waseme kuwa wasilipwe? Ungekuwa kichaa kutarajia hivyo!

    Ndo maana nakubaliana na wanaosema huwezi kuwa CCM ukawa msafi. Yaani huwezi kuwa unaogelea kwenye bwawa lililojaa kinyesi halafu wewe unasema "mini ni msafi". Wanaovisumbua vichwa vyao watajiuliza kama kweli wewe unajua maana ya usafi ni nini?

    Hayo ndo maamuzi ya chama na chama hakioni tatizo. Manake mbali na kukubali kuwa Dowans walipwe hakijasema waliosababisha hiyo hasara wafanyiwe nini!! Kwa CCM hapo hakuna hasara yoyote, kwani mshiko si unagawanwa ndani ya familia? Nilitarajia angalau waseme CCM inafikiria nini juu ya walio sababisha hasara hiyo?? Angalau wajisafishe hata kidogo mbele ya macho ya watu. Lakini kwa CCM hapo hakkuna tatizo. Hizo fedha zipo! Wanajua zilipo na wana uwezo wa kuzichukua na kuzilipa!

    Hii ndo CCM. Kwenye hili CCM haioni tatizo. Tulipe kwa mujibu wa hukkumu ya ICC, basi yaishe, tugange yajayo! Na bado wanao uhakika wa kurudi madarakani kwani wachaguliwe au wasichaguliwe watashinda tu!!