Saturday, 14 November 2009

Members of Eala raise concern

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Zephania Ubwani, Arusha

How old is the vessel purchased by the East African Community three years ago for millions of dollars but has since docked at Mwanza port?

This was the concern of almost all members of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) on Wednesday when discussing the EAC audited accounts for the financial year ending June 2008.

The legislators, currently meeting in Arusha, took to task the EAC secretariat for apparently hiding vital information on the ship which once plied Lake Nyasa waters.

Dr Amani Kabourou from Tanzania told the Eala on Wednesday evening that the vessel has remained idle and wondered if ever it was seaworthy.

"How old is it? How and when will it become operational?" he asked as he debated the EAC financial report.

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