Monday, January 24, 2011

TANZANIA MP THREATENS TO VOTE AGAINST GOV'T



Kigoma South MP David Kafulila has said he is going to table a motion on a vote of no confidence in the government if it pays a firm, Dowans, over breach of contract.

He made the remarks on Sunday when the members of the opposition camp in Parliament met reporters in Dar es Salaam.

In the press conference, the minority members asked the government to stop any plans to pay Dowans TSh94 billion (KSh5.2 billion) awarded by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) late last year for breach of contract.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, the MPs from the camp said the government should not affirm any conclusion until the issue has been returned to the parliament and deliberated by the law makers.

Late last year ICC ordered Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (Tanesco) to pay Dowans Holdings SA and Dowans Tanzania Limited a sum of TSh106 billion for breach of contract.

The secretary of the camp, Mr Mr David Kafulila (Kigoma South-NCCR) told reporters at a press conference that the issue must be discussed in the parliament to see the validity of paying the money. Mr Kafulila said should the government rush to pay Dowans, he would move a motion of no confidence on the whole government and not only the minister of energy and minerals Mr William Ngereja.

“Where does the rush to pay the ghost company Sh94 billion come from while we have teachers and former East African retirees who are demanding their money?’


DAILY NATION

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