TANZANIA – POLICE ABUSE BRITISH INVESTORS


WELCOME TO ‘INVESTOR FRIENDLY’ TANZANIA In 2004, Benjamin and Millie Mengi sold though their company Fiona Tanzania, the lease to Silverdale & Mbono Farms in the Hai District of the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania to Silverdale Tanzania Ltd a company in which British investor Stewart Middleton ownes a controlling interest. One year later, after being paid in full and signing a receipt Benjamin Mengi began negotiating with another British investor Konrad Legg, of Tudeley Estates, to sell the lease to him a second time. Mengi demanded that the British investors handed the lease back to him stating that he had not been paid in full and that $7000 was still owing to him. When the investors refused a four year campaign of terror, legal abuse and harassment was unleashed against them which was and continues to be facilitated by the Tanzanian police force, judiciary, State institutions and government Ministers. The police have persistently terrorised, imprisoned and unlawfully arrested and imprisoned Stewart Middleton and his Tanzanian staff. In the main the abuse has ben led by the Moshi police headed and directly facilitated by Mr Lucas Ng’hoboko the Regional Police commander for the Kilimanjaro region who the investors describe as an overtly corrupt police offcier supporting the criminal actiivities of Banjamin Mengi. President Kikwete has promised the British government that the situation would be fairly resolved. He reneged on his promise and the investors had to flee for


 

 

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