By The Citizen Reporter Dar es Salaam. What an embarrassment! Part of President Jakaya Kikwetes recent televised address to the nation about Kiwira Coal Power Limited (KCPL) was based on outdated information, The Citizen has found out.The blame goes directly to the ministry of Energy and Minerals for its failure to update the President appropriately on the current status of the company, in which the government has a 30 per cent stake and Tan Power Resources Company holds 70 per cent of the shares. In his end of February address, President Kikwete mentioned a plan to seek a $400 million loan for revival of the mine, but documents seen by The Citizen tell different picture on what is going on about the Kiwira coal mine.Apparently, the Presidents remarks about the loan were based on a document the ministry prepared in March 2010 about the transfer of KCPL ownership and procurement of credit for the companys development.The same document was presented to the Presidents secretary when Mr Kikwete demanded an update on KCPL during a cabinet meeting held on February 15 this year. I forward to you a copy of the statement by the minister for Energy and Minerals with reference number CDA.48/171/01 of April 1, 2010, so that you present the same to the President for his directive, reads part of a cover letter that accompanied the document, which was prepared one year ago. The Energy ministrys Permanent Secretary, Mr David Jairo, signed the cover letter, seen by The Citizen, with reference number CDA.48/171/01/13. It was also copied to the Chief Secretary and the minister for Energy.On the basis of that document, President Kikwete said in his end of the month address: The Kiwira project has been delayed by the process of changing its ownership and obtaining $400 million to enable the construction of a 200MW power station. The issue of changing the ownership is in final stages and there are high prospects of getting the loan.While the President talks about the loan, other documents seen by The Citizen, indicate that the process was ongoing last December for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to take over operations of KCPL. According to one communication from the ministry of Finances permanent secretary to the executive Ddrector of Tan Power Resources Limited, the government had already appointed Consolidated Holdings Corporation (CHC) to conduct a special audit of all assets and liabilities of KCPL. The audit was part of processing the NSSF application and the permanent secretary in Energy ministry was sent a copy of the same communication. The audit followed recommendations by CHC after going through the NSSF application as contained in another letter to the Treasury PS from CHC acting director general, Methusela Mbajo on January 6 this year, which was also copied to the PS in the Energy ministry.According to the CHC appraisal of the application, NSSF deserves to be praised for coming up with the good idea which may revive the Kiwira power project but, the way it appears, the Energy ministry did not pass on the information to President Kikwete. The Citizen tried to contact Mr Jairo for comment on why the ministry had sent outdated information to President Kikwete, but he was not reachable since Friday. According to the letter with reference number CHC/DV/1/13/280, CHC formed a divestiture technical team (DTT), as advised by the Treasury PS, to discuss the NSSF proposal and advise the government accordingly. Mr Mbajo told the Treasury PS that DTT held a meeting on December 23 last year and recommended an audit of KCPL. In order to ensure a smooth process in getting NSSF take over Kiwira Coal and Power Limited, the shareholders of KCPL should meet and resolve on the issue of government taking over the shares of Tan Power Resources Limited, reads part of the February 22 letter signed by Mr Mbajo.It is understood that Tan Power Resources Company shareholders have met and agreed to relinquish their shares in KCPL. CHC also hailed the NSSF proposal in the view that it would prevent Kiwira Coal Mine from being sold to an unfavourable purchase who may not be inclined to back the government initiatives for boosting electricity generation.After noting advantages of NSSF move, the DTT recommended that the Government, through the ministry of Energy and Minerals, fast-tracks the process of taking over Kiwira from Tan Power Resources Limited. Though the document on repossession of KCPL shares was prepared in March last year, it was forwarded to President Kikwete for approval on February 24 this year.