Nyalandu in trouble, Tshs. 32bn/- loss levels against him
NATURAL Resources and Tourism
Minister Hamis Kigwangalla has ordered investigations against Lazaro Nyalandu
(pictured) over loss of 32bn/- in hotel concession fees. Dr Kigwangalla told
the National Assembly here yesterday that he had directed the police and
Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to probe the former
occupant of his portfolio. Debating the 2018 National Development Plan, the
minister accused his predecessor of intentionally refusing to sign the
government notice that had to effect the hotel concession fees. As a result, he
said, the government had been losing 16bn/- annually, with the total loss
accumulating to 32bn/- during the two year period that Nyalandu reigned in the
Former Tourism Minister Lazaro Nyalandu who recently defected and joined the opposition chadema party
Speaking amid deafening applause from CCM MPs, Dr Kigwangalla charged
that Nyalandu who defected to the opposition last week was allegedly having
close links with some hotel owners. “While he was supposed to sign the
government notice, he was spending in hotel with the people who were against
the notice,” the minister claimed in parliament. He alleged that Nyalandu had
close links and deals with hunters and some companies accused of poaching,
calling on the government agencies to probe the former minister to establish,
if any, misconduct as minister. Dr Kigwangalla accused Nyalandu of close bond
with Thomas Freidkin whom he said has dubious hunting blocks “I am conducting
general house cleaning before putting things in order...it’s not that I am
trying to revenge but I want to see things being done as per rules and
regulations,” he said. Kigwangalla’s charge sparked a series of interruption,
with legislators on the opposition offering information, which however the
minister dismissed, arguing he had literally worked on claims raised by the
same people before Nyalandu crossed over to their camp.
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