Friday, March 04, 2011

Dowans wants to negotiate?

Huwa napenda sana kumsom Adama Lusekelo jinsi anavyoshambulia masuala ya kijamii kwa mtazamo mwepesi (with a light touch). Hapa anamchambua 'mmiliki' wa Dowans na uzanzibari-utanzania wake.

Adam Lusekelo


Al-Adawi mwenyewe

BY ADAM LUSEKELO
THE guy whom Tanzanians have been told owns Dowans electricity generator, Brigadier Mohamed Yahya Al Adawi, suddenly has hit town and some good investigative reporters have been doing some snooping. Just who is this guy?

Apparently Al Adawi is as Zanzibari as cloves. He was just a lowly cop in the Zanzibar constabulary under the Sultan's payroll back in 1964. He fled for his life, when the local natives were hunting for the oppressor during the bloody Zanzibar Revolution and went to his ancestral home in Oman.

Last week he came back as a businessman. "With good intentions and in the spirit of amicable resolution, it is my sincere hope that Tanesco, government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania will listen to us so that we can together see how to work to alleviate the current electricity crisis," Said Dowans owner retired Brigadier Suleiman Mohamed Yahya Al Adawi.

The Dowans chief surfaced mysteriously after Tanzanians were constantly being told that the company was owned by ghosts, represented by the MP for Igunga. Why? Because when the time was ripe the ghosts decided to give Mr Rostam the power of attorney to negotiate for them.

When did they meet? Only they know, for there is a huge age difference for them to have been childhood buddies.

In a show of goodwill, he said soon after the IOC judgment Dowans wrote to Tanzania and government seeking to engage them in discussion about available options but to date Dowans has not received any response.

Then the brig started tough talk. He has friends in international high places who could make life in Tanzania very unpleasant for us as a country that seeks to attract more foreign direct investments.

"I am deeply concerned about the future of foreign investment Tanzania would have if they seem to ignore or reject foreign direct investment," he said.

Expressing disgust at the way his company and personality have been 'wrongly depicted in the country,' and the media he insisted that Dowans was a duly registered company that was squeaky clean -- just like that. But then, he would say that, wouldn't he?

And this business of his having belonged to the sultan's coercive apparatus is not exactly comforting and raises quite a number of questions. So if he comes back three decades later in a sheep's skin, swearing that he loves Tanzania leaves eyebrows soaring.

One may wonder -- why is the brig coming now? For everyone knows that Arabia is experiencing serious turmoil. Is it a question of grabbing your loot and cutting and run? If that is the case then that is highly understandable.

You don't get rid of guys like Hosni Mubarak the pharaoh of Egypt until recently or former ruler of Tunisia, Mzee Ben Ali just like that.
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At 12:28 PM, Blogger Goodman Manyanya Phiri said...

For me the news is far from Dowans. It is closer home where the literary vibrancy and longevity that was bombarding mother earth even as early as the 80's, to be perhaps conservative, scintillates and sparks off to this day.

How one crater complete with nuclear fission comes to inhabit a human skull still baffles me.


I tell you, that fire of love shall never die out.


Isn't it high time, I therefore propose, Adam Lusekelo gave the likes of Dowans a break as he himself is the Doyen!


Let him pour the lava of his volcanic eruptions onto a book that young writers can dissect for the ever-elusive ingredients to literary viagra.

Oops, I've been for too long out of TZ to know if indeed already a book exists, for too long to maybe remember under-18s there read SAUTI YA BARAGUMU!

I hope to find forgiveness.

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger John Mwaipopo said...

i met Adam Lusekelo in mbeya in 2006 when he promised to publish a collection of his writings.he can't remember me as i had to introduce myself as an avid reader of his columns. he kinda complained about publishers not doing enough. may be this time he finds another publisher.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Goodman Manyanya Phiri said...

Sijui kama yeye ni mtumizi (kama wewe hapo Mkuu) wa "Blogger.com".

Kama ndiyo hivyo HE CAN ALWAYS RE-DO HIS WRITINGS ON HIS BLOG, SAY AS AN ANNIVERSARY FOR EACH ARTICLE WITH A PRIOR PUBLICATION ON PRINT MEDIA, GIVE HIS ONLINE READERSHIP THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND BACKGROUND TO THE REDO, AND TWO YEARS DOWN THE LINE HE WILL HAVE ALL HIS ARTICLES ONLINE.

THEREAFTER HE CAN JUST PRESS A BUTTON ON THIS SERVICE TO SAY "PRINT BLOG IN BOOK FORM" OR SOMETHING. OF COURSE HE WILL PAY A FEE TO HAVE BLOGGER PRINT HIS BOOK, BUT IT WILL BE NOMINAL, AS YOU YOURSELF PROBABLY KNOW, MKUU.

Namtakia mema katika jitihada zake!

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Malkiory Matiya said...

Goodman, maneno yako nayakubali kwa asilimia. Mimi na kwazika kidogo kusoma maka za Adam Lusekelo kwasababu tu ya gazeti analolitumia kuchapisha makala zake. Huwezi kuandika habari zenye kulenga changamoto zinazohusu serikali kwa kutumia gazeti lake.

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Goodman Manyanya Phiri said...

Unamaana haijawahi kutokea kumwambia mwizi au jambazi kinaganaga: "Wewe mwizi"?

Nakama mtu unayemdhania ni mwizi au jambazi akiwa na uhakika yeye hana hatia si atakwachia useme upendavyo bila kukasirika huk akijua kadri anapokupa uhuru wakusema ndivyo kadri wengine watakavyomwanini yeye siye mbaya?

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Malkiory Matiya said...

Bwana Phiri: Unajua gazeti la Dailynews ni gazeti la serikali. Nimetoa maoni mengi pale online lakini hata siku moja maoni yangu hayawahi kupitishwa, kisa nitaikosoa serikali.

Wewe ukitaka kuandika jambo against serekali tuma maoni pale kwa Michuzi blog uone kama hajaweka maoni yako kapuni. Kwahiyo mtu anayeandika uchambuzi wake kupitia dailynews ujue hata kama angekuwa mchambuzi makini, inabidi tu awe manamba wa serikali au la awe anapuliza huku na kule au kuwa neutral.

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Goodman Manyanya Phiri said...

Asante, Mkuu, kwa maoni yako. Umeniwezesha nami kuona upande wako.

Labda tumwachie Lusekelo mwenyewe atupe siri yake amewezaje yeye kama SQUARE PEG kuingia barabara katika ROUND HOLE!

 

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