Thursday, 3 July 2008

Zitto:ATCL leasing defective airplanes

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Rodgers Luhwago in Dodoma

The Opposition yesterday accused the national carrier, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), of entering into a suspect agreement and leasing defective aircraft. The Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Mr Zuberi Zitto Kabwe, who is also the Kigoma North MP, demanded a government explanation on the condition of the airline's newly-leased planes in the National Assembly.

The Chadema MP, raising the issue in his capacity as the Shadow Infrastructure minister, said the opposition had received reports indicating that last year, the airline leased two Boeing 737-200, both of which were defective.

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