New public letter to President Dr. J.P. Magufuli

Samantha Cole

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CHUI HAGEUKI MADOADOA !!

Dear Hon. President Magufuli

Last week, after the President’s meeting with John Thornton, we wrote a letter to you that we believe there is another agenda to Barrick’s sudden and urgent need to meet the President. We wrote Chui hageuki madoadoa – A leopard cannot change its spots and according to the media reports over the past few days, we see how correct we are about these Canadian and British millionaire businessmen.

Only five days ago, the following words from the Hon. President were quoted in the media worldwide:
"If they (Acacia Mining) accept that they stole from us and seek forgiveness in front of God and the angels and all Tanzanians and enter into negotiations, we are ready to do business." Even as Thornton flew across the world in his private jet, he could have thought long and hard about the Hon. Presidents words about the need to accept the theft and to seek forgiveness. We believe there was only one thought in Thornton’s head – to put on the best show for the world media so the company shares turn around and go up and the stock exchange analysts start looking positively again on Barrick Gold and Acacia Mining.

Thornton’s comments in his press release after meeting the President was telling us they will look at every claim of our Presidents two Committee reports and they discuss one claim after the next. He promised NOTHING else.
Mr. President, CHUI HAGEUKI MADOADOA and they will fight us and argue and dispute and use their media power to fight Tanzania. We can already see their arrogance and aggression in the media this weekend.

Please look at how they feed “The Economist” in London with lies and terrible insults about the Hon. President. And such insults not even 48 hours after the Barrick boss was hosted so warmly and elegantly by the Hon. President.
Is this the way they demonstrate “… accept that they stole from us and seek forgiveness in front of God and the angels… “?

The Economist in London wrote that the Hon. Presidents gesture to Thornton “could hardly have been more fork-tongued.” What a disgusting insult to the Hon. President!
Google defines “fork-tongue” as: to deliberately say one thing and mean another or, to be hypocritical, or act in a duplicitous (two-faced) manner.
Mr. President, do those people have no shame as to be so insulting? The Economist goes on to describe Tanzania as having “… initially wooed (Barrick) into the country by generous tax concessions.” As if to say there was no gold here and let’s not talk about the hundreds of millions (billions?) of US Dollars of dividends to overseas shareholders whilst they defraud our country of the little export royalty that should be paid. Thornton received warm hospitality from the Presidency and they feed these lies to the media? If anyone here is two-faced, it is Barrick – Acacia!

Even worse, Mr. President, please look at what Brad Gordon, CEO of Acacia Mining said in a telephone interview with MiningMx (a South African media company) the day after Thornton’s meeting with the Hon. President:
Brad Gordon rejected the claims made in a report by Bloomberg - that Barrick is ready “to pay all the money it’s expected to pay Tanzania”. Who is fork-tongued?
Also, Gordon said negotiations had yet to begin and the negotiating teams from both sides had yet to be appointed. So we see again (same as I wrote last week – they will continue to fight and dispute).
Also, Gordon said Acacia’s response to these assessments and allegations had not changed from the statement issued on June 12 in which Acacia said: “Acacia strongly refutes these new unfounded allegations. We have always conducted our business to the highest standards and operated in full compliance with Tanzanian law.” Who is fork-tongued? Barrick boss comes supposedly with one agenda (which is a lie anyway) and the Acacia boss has another agenda with no shame at all.
Finally, Gordon said “John Thornton wanted to experience the situation on the ground for himself and that’s why he was in the country.” Thornton did not come to Tanzania to fix the situation. He came to fix and boost their share prices!

Mr. President, Tanzanian’s were shocked on Wednesday after the meeting with Thornton when Mr. Ian Myles, Canada’s High Commissioner in Dar es Salaam said to reporters (on the video):
Canada is very proud that it expects all its companies to respect the highest standards, fairness and respect for laws and corporate social responsibility. We know that Barrick is very much committed to those values.
It is so insulting that these Canadians and British still think they can trick us with their fancy nonsense “spin” politics and dishonesty. What values is Barrick committed to? Have our nation not witnessed with our own eyes killings? rape? arson and burning our homes? destruction to our environment? poison in our water? corruption? fraud? hundreds of legal cases with local Tanzanian companies who are abused, bullied and suffer? and the list goes on. What “values” is Ambassador Myles boasting about? How dishonest and unethical to stand there and lie about values. He should rather say NOTHING because every country where Barrick operates has a long, long list of illegal activities and crimes.

Chui hageuki madoadoa – A leopard cannot change its spots.

The Tanzania People are behind you, Mr. President. Barrick will arrive with the most expensive specialists and lawyers and accountants that money can buy. Their intention and focus will be to belittle our two President’s Committee who prepared the two mineral reports. We trust that the Hon. President will prepare to have a Team of similar standing, experience and know-how, to oppose these Godless, shameless Canadians and British who have little or no values, standards, fairness nor respect for laws and corporate social responsibility.

May God bless our President with wisdom and understanding to see through these vicious business people who prey on our land, on our minerals and on our People.
Amen.


Samantha Cole
www.tanzaniabusinessethics.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/sam.cole.ethics
 

Geechie

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Kitu kimekuja na meli hiki.....lazima kikose wachangiaji,je kimekufikia mkuu ujumbe nimefikisha
 

Nkanini

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Thanks Samantha Cole,why did we allow the president of this company which we suspect they act in bad faith to visit our country?huwezi ukaa meza moja na mtu ambaye we already went public kuwa ametuibia,tumeshamhukumu tayari,ndio maana sometimes hawa maporefesa wetu sijui how they advice our no 1,why mazungumzo yasingefanyika kabla ya kuitangaza hii kampuni kuwa imetuibia?end of the day we left with humble pie on our face,hakuna tulichokipata,ni aibu tuu.
 

Al-Watan

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How can one confirm that the word of "The Economist" are fed to that magazine by Barrick Gold?

When Magufuli reportedly wants to tackle this issue, but at the same time says he will protect former presidents who signed these deals, some way back in their ministerial capacity and therefore without presidential immunity, doesn't that make Magufuli duplicitous and fork tongued?
 

Fundisi Muhapa

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Samantha Cole, your extensive public letter to the president failed to advise him one or two things which were so clear regarding fork-tongue as you call it.

While addressing the press regaring the proceedings of his meeting with Thornton, he was as jovial and all smiles including praising them as "hawa ni wanaume". The same people he called thieves. How should we read that?

Fine that he said they asked for forgiveness. But there was no promise nor acceptance that Barrick owes us that much. The president himself loudly and clearly said their will be negotiating teams to probe the findings and Barrick will be ready to pay all that is found to be owed to us.

Number two. The most demeaning of all. As he was talking about the meeting, as I noted above, he was all smiles and jovial. Then came ther turn to address the local press. This is where all his true nature came out.

Did you notice he raised the index finger pointing to and actually repriminding the local press? As an abusive father would to his kids. Did you notice the change, actually the raising, of tone? Did you notice the sudden disappearance of the 'all smiles face'? Did you? What does that tell you?

The same guy who was all jovial with the thieves, now turns out and starts dictating how the press should report former leaders. Same leaders where all this stuff originated. If you did not notice any of the above dictates, you are either an imposter of the govt or you chose to see only that which sutains your agenda. Whatever that is.

Samantha, the president is his own undoing. Today he says you are a thief, tomorrow you are on a round table with him. We now have patterns.

Remember Bakhresa and the ICDs, later he was given some farm for some plantation. By the president. Remember Dangote and closure of factory? Later he was given free coal mining rights. By the president. And you know very well in future years this will be subject of scrutiny. And the list doesn't stop there.

You do wish to question the purchase of a number of planes at a time when public hospitals have no medication, when public schools have no desks, when employment is at an all time high and when public coffers are at an all time low.

To add salt to the injury, the planes were bought cashy. Furthermore we have a ferry that never operated and a few other projects (in Chattle?) of less than adequate probity.

Suffice to say that he is his own problem. And he is good at it.
 

kobokocastory

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One thing that Mr. President did wrong i guess was accepting to meet with the people he claimed of stealing our wealth and making negotiations on how we should be re~paid.

I think the best way to deal with a suspect at first hand is to put him/her behind bars and as a matter of fact if the two reports are to be trusted then there's no need to negotiate but rather force them multinational pay our money back.
 

griffin griffith

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Samantha Cole, your extensive public letter to the president failed to advise him one or two things which were so clear regarding fork-tongue as you call it.

While addressing the press regaring the proceedings of his meeting with Thornton, he was as jovial and all smiles including praising them as "hawa ni wanaume". The same people he called thieves. How should we read that?

Fine that he said they asked for forgiveness. But there was no promise nor acceptance that Barrick owes us that much. The president himself loudly and clearly said their will be negotiating teams to probe the findings and Barrick will be ready to pay all that is found to be owed to us.

Number two. The most demeaning of all. As he was talking about the meeting, as I noted above, he was all smiles and jovial. Then came ther turn to address the local press. This is where all his true nature came out.

Did you notice he raised the index finger pointing to and actually repriminding the local press? As an abusive father would to his kids. Did you notice the change, actually the raising, of tone? Did you notice the sudden disappearance of the 'all smiles face'? Did you? What does that tell you?

The same guy who was all jovial with the thieves, now turns out and starts dictating how the press should report former leaders. Same leaders where all this stuff originated. If you did not notice any of the above dictates, you are either an imposter of the govt or you chose to see only that which sutains your agenda. Whatever that is.

Samantha, the president is his own undoing. Today he says you are a thief, tomorrow you are on a round table with him. We now have patterns.

Remember Bakhresa and the ICDs, later he was given some farm for some plantation. By the president. Remember Dangote and closure of factory? Later he was given free coal mining rights. By the president. And you know very well in future years this will be subject of scrutiny. And the list doesn't stop there.

You do wish to question the purchase of a number of planes at a time when public hospitals have no medication, when public schools have no desks, when employment is at an all time high and when public coffers are at an all time low.

To add salt to the injury, the planes were bought cashy. Furthermore we have a ferry that never operated and a few other projects (in Chattle?) of less than adequate probity.

Suffice to say that he is is own problem. And he is good at it.
Lack of nails to nail wood,yo just loiter to nothing,
 

mansakankanmusa

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it was like hell asking why that white pig giving speech in the state House. From that video I saw my president behind him.
and I was arguing myself why this bastard talking like that..fuc.k.n saying winwin asshole
 

amooh

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iandike kwa kiswahili bro wengi wetu hatujui kingereza na kinatia uvivu huu pia ni ukoloni tuachane nao jamani hii barua iandike upya kwa lugha yetu pendwa tamu na yakupendeza ya kiswahili ili watu wengi wajue ukeri huu mtaaaam pia itachangia kutuweka lamoja make saivi tuko kimakundi twarushiana rawama tu
 

ipogolo

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Hapa ni kimalkia hadi kieleweke Pakawa. Acha tuone uzi utafika wapi maana sioni watu humu kabisa. Japo Sam anaonyesha anajua kiswahili kwa methali yake ya Chui na madoa
Very impressing article in which Mr Cole wants all parties concerned to read and come up with win win solution( Hawa ni wanaume bwana).
Not only that,even passers by (those who are fond of english) especially Jf members may contribute regardless of any.
Good enough the words used are somehow readable.
 

ipogolo

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iandike kwa kiswahili bro wengi wetu hatujui kingereza na kinatia uvivu huu pia ni ukoloni tuachane nao jamani hii barua iandike upya kwa lugha yetu pendwa tamu na yakupendeza ya kiswahili ili watu wengi wajue ukeri huu mtaaaam pia itachangia kutuweka lamoja make saivi tuko kimakundi twarushiana rawama tu
Ikiandikwa kwa kiswahili mizaha itakuwa mingi. Watskuja Lumumba's ,Ufipas na Buguruni kutuharibia pose.
Only intellects.
 

SMU

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Shida sana hivi vinchi vyetu. Mwizi anaalikwa Ikulu, anaitwa mwanaume........huku mtaani kwetu wezi huwa tunatia kiberiti tu!
 

Fundisi Muhapa

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Shida sana hivi vinchi vyetu. Mwizi anaalikwa Ikulu, anaitwa mwanaume........huku mtaani kwetu wezi huwa tunatia kiberiti tu!
Uko sahihi. Kilichofanyika ni sarakasi tu za siasa kuboresha mtazamo chanya kwa serikali.
 

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