4 July 2017. The Citizen (Dar es Salaam
Tanzania: Government Seeks Answers in Locomotives Saga
Dar es Salaam — The government has ordered the Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) and the Ports Authority (TPA) to prepare a report to explain the circumstances that led to the abandoning of eleven locomotives at the Dar es Salaam port.
The deputy minister of Works, Transport and Communications, Edwin Ngonyani issued the order yesterday, a day after President John Magufuli had hinted on „dirty games“ in the procurement process of the locomotives that arrived at the port a week ago.
Launching the Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project (DSMGP) on Sunday, President Magufuli blamed TPA for poor coordination that led to clearing of consignment of locomotives at the port despite lack of appropriate documents. President Magufuli, then, ordered the ministry of Works, Transport and Communications to take action.
Efforts to reach TRL officials yesterday to clarify reasons for abandoning locomotives which had cost Tanzanians billions of taxpayer’s money proved futile.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201707050152.html (aufgerufen 29.7.2017)