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Sakata la RADAR Mahakamani leo

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Egongos, Dec 20, 2010.

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    Jamani hii nchi ina matatizo makubwa sana. Kumbe ndiyo maana akina Chenge hawawendi mahakamani. Na ndiyo maana takukuru walimsafisha mzee wa vijisenti!
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    MOds: Tafadhali naomba hii iwekwe kwenye jukwaa la siasa, suala zito sana hili na lina uhusiano na siasa za Tanzania.
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    Dick JF-Expert Member

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    Hapo imekula kwetu. Ukiwa samaki mdogo, ukatuhumiwa rushwa unabanwa mbavu, samaki mkubwa pita salama...
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    [​IMG] President Jakaya Kikwete, pictured with George Bush in 2008, had his commitment to fighting corruption questioned, according to the cables. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The Tanzanian prosecutor investigating worldwide misconduct by BAE, Britain's biggest arms company, confided to US diplomats that "his life may be in danger" and senior politicians in his small African country were "untouchable".
    A leaked account of what the head of Tanzania's anti-corruption bureau, Edward Hoseah, termed the "dirty deal" by BAE to sell Tanzania an overpriced radar system, is revealed in the US embassy cables.
    BAE is to appear in court in London tomorrow, when their system of making secret payments to secure arms contracts, exposed by the Guardian, will be officially detailed for the first time.
    Every individual involved in the BAE scandal in Britain and Tanzania has escaped prosecution.
    But the arms giant agreed with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to pay £30m in corporate reparations and fines, provided the word "corruption" did not appear on the indictment. A corruption conviction would debar the company from EU contracts.
    The former overseas development secretary, Clare Short, said at the time: "It was always obvious that this useless project was corrupt."
    Hoseah met a US diplomat, Purnell Delly, in Dar es Salaam in July 2007, and claimed (unrealistically it turned out) he would be able to prosecute guilty individuals in the BAE case. The US cable reports: "He called the deal 'dirty' and said it involved officials from the Ministry of Defence and at least one or two senior level military officers."
    Hoseah spoke gloomily about the prospects for Tanzania's anti-corruption struggle and his original hopes to prosecute the "big fish" of corruption.
    "He told us point blank ... that cases against the prime minister or the president were off the table ..." The cable then details allegations against former leaders and their inner circles, saying they would be "untouchable".
    "He noted that President Kikwete does not appear comfortable letting the law handle corruption cases which might implicate top-level officials." The cable then says Kwitke "does not want to set a precedent" by going after any of his predecessors.
    There were "widespread rumours of corruption within the Bank of Tanzania", Hoseah said, and the island region of Zanzibar was also "rife with corruption".
    The diplomat noted: "Hoseah reiterated concern for his personal security ... saying he believed his life may be in danger ... He had received threatening text messages and letters and was reminded every day that he was fighting the 'rich and powerful'."
    He might have to flee the country. He warned: "He said quietly: 'If you attend meetings of the inner-circle, people want you to feel as if they have put you there. If they see that you are uncompromising, there is a risk.' "
    The US embassy noted in a "cynical" aside, that probably the only reason Hoseah felt obliged to attempt a BAE prosecution was because the SFO had presented him with "a fully developed case file, brimming with detailed evidence".
    Today's court appearance by BAE is the culmination of lengthy attempts to bring the company to justice since the Guardian exposed its worldwide secret payment system.
    The prime minister at the time, Tony Blair, intervened in 2006 to halt an SFO investigation into payments to members of the Saudi royal family.
    The US department of justice has had more success than the SFO, forcing BAE to pay $400m (£260m) in penalties under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
    £28m radar deal 'stank'

    Tanzania, on Africa's east coast, is one of the poorest states in the world, formerly controlled in turn by Arab slavers, German colonists and the British.At the time of the radar deal, life expectancy was 45.
    Tanzania was forced to apply for debt relief from the west and was heavily dependent on aid. It is ravaged by HIV/Aids and its GDP per head is just $723 (£465).
    President Benjamin Mkapa, whose regime did the deal, was succeeded in 2004 by his political colleague Jakaya Kikwete.
    Tanzania, which has no air force, bought the military air defence radar from BAE in 2001 for £28m.
    It was claimed the Commander system, which was portable and festooned with anti-jamming devices, could also be used for civilian air traffic control.
    The country borrowed the cost from Barclays, adding to its debt burden. Both the World Bank and the International Civil Aviation Organisation called the purchase unnecessary and overpriced.
    In London, the then development secretary, Clare Short, temporarily blocked aid payments in protest. "It stank," she now says of the sale.
    She urged an export licence be withheld, but was overruled by Tony Blair himself. Robin Cook, then foreign secretary, recorded bitterly in his diary that Dick Evans [of BAE] seemed to have "the key to the garden door of No 10 [Downing St]".
    In January 2007 the Guardian disclosed that BAE had used an offshore front company, Red Diamond, to secretly pay £8.4m, 30% of the radar's ostensible price, into a Swiss account.
    The account was controlled by Tanzanian middleman Sailesh Vithlani. His "consultancy" agreement was, it is alleged, formally signed off in London by Evans.

    SOSI:WikiLeaks cables: Tanzania official investigating BAE 'fears for his life' | World news | The Guardian
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    Nakushauri uwe unapitia baadhi threads kabla hujapost ya kwako, hii thread yako iko hapa jamvini tangu asubuhi
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    asante lakini tayari tushaiona humu, kesho jaribu kuwaahi kuja na ya kwako mapemaaaaaaa!
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    A judge at Southwark Crown Court has suggested that part of a secret £7.7m payment made by BAE Systems to a businessman in Tanzania was a bribe to help secure a radar contract.
    Mr Justice Bean said the "obvious inference" was that "part of the money was used to bribe decision makers" in Tanzania.
    BAE has admitted paying the money to its agent, Sailesh Vithlani, for his part in securing the £28m contract.
    However, BAE denies any corruption.
    BAE also conceded that most of the money paid to Mr Vithlani was funnelled through a secretive company it set up in the British Virgin Islands.
    It has also admitted that it did not keep proper accounts of the transactions, which it disguised as "payments for technical services".
    However, the judge said the arrangements meant the company "would have no fingerprints on the money".
    He added: "They didn't want to know how much was paid and to whom."
    He described BAE's behaviour as "hear no evil, speak no evil".
    The company is in court for sentencing over its behaviour.
    It has already agreed a deal with the Serious Fraud Office, under which it offered to make an ex-gratia payment of up to £30m to Tanzania, and admitted failing to keep accurate records of the payments to Mr Vithlani.
    The case continues.

    Source:BBC News - BAE Tanzania deal money 'used as bribe'
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    Mfwatiliaji JF-Expert Member

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    Hii nchi haiwezi kuendelea kwa sababu inatawaliwa na walafi waliokosa hata chembe moja ya uzalendo..hawana uchungu na maendeleo ya wananchi.
    Wapo tayari kuuza nchi endapo kuna maslahi yao binafsi..
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    1) BAE has ... admitted failing to keep accurate records of the payments to Mr Vithlani.

    2) BAE also conceded that most of the money paid to Mr Vithlani was funnelled through a secretive company it set up in the British Virgin Islands. (A w...hopping 30% of the deal value!!)

    3) However, BAE denies any corruption.

    I totally don't follow logic of their denial of corruption!
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    sasa Tuwasubiri serikali ya JK itamfanya nini Mzee Chenge
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    Si wabongo tayari tulikwisha achana na hii kesi. Kwani kesi namba 1474 ya 2007 aliyofunguliwa Vithlani tarehe 30/8/2007 hazungumzii chochote kuhusiana na mlungula huu. Jambo analoshitakiwa nalo Vithlani ni kutoa taarifa za uongo kwa Afisa wa TAKUKURU katika tarehe mbili tofauti; 25/7 2006 na 27/12/2006.
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    Hofstede JF-Expert Member

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    If BAE convicted for corruption it will be barred for any EU contracts. That is where the business is and what BAE is fighting for.
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    Ahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa that was kicks
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    unajua hii issue waingereza wenyewe wanalinda maslahi ya kampuni na yao ndio maana zinazpigwa dana dana . Lakini walau wangereza ambao hawana hasara wamekwenda further miles.

    Sasa huku kwetu Chenge anasema pesa ni za NGO.

    Inasikitisha sana . Hii nchi ni ya wachache

    Ndio maana nchi kama USA, Israel, UK Rasi au hata viongozi wakiwa tishio kwa maslahi na usalama wa tifa wanaweza kuuwawa na sio wanachi lakini huku kwetu ni vice versa wananchi wanaotetea maslahi ya taifa wanauwawa na vyombo vya dola kwa manufaa ya serikali na wala sio maslahi ya taifa .
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    I lov this line.
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    Yetu macho...
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    u got it, that is what it is, BAE is fighting for this, not about radar scandal only, they can pay TZ all that money said, but worried to be banned in EU contracts and some other countries as well, they want to regain their trust, no trust no bussiness, pure & simple
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    Watakutia kidole machoni.