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and open dialog.
According to the purchase agreement of June 2006
between the Liquidator of the former NAFCO farms and HLH, which HDC
regards as invalid, HLH is owner. As
far as we are informed by Tanzanian Authorities, the Title has not been
issued to HLH; the reason could be that HLH is not a legal entity that can
own a farm. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT), Mbulu
Diocese is the owner of HLH and also a legal entity that might own a farm.
Therefore ELCT can and must decide who in the end shall be the real
owner and manager of the properties and in what name the deeds shall be
We would like to remind the readers of what was
published on this web- site three weeks ago: “Issues of ownership are
better discussed in Mbulu, providing transparency and local participation
in the process, and not in Norway.” The time has now come for all
involved parties (ELCT, HFD and HDC) to come together and discuss how
Mulbadaw Farm and CMSC best are managed and who is best suited to do it.
We have been made to understand that representatives of Haydom Farm and
Development (HDF) don’t want to meet HDC in an open dialog with ELCT. If
this is the case, two questions arise: What is HDF afraid of and what has
HDF to hide?
According to the website of the Norwegian foundation
Friends of Haydom (FoH) the Mulbadaw farm and the Central Maintenance and
Service Centre (CMSC) is today financed by a loan of 6 mill NOK (=1,4 bill
TSH) in a Norwegian bank.
All stakeholders, including ELCT
Diocese of Mbulu and FoH in Norway should be aware that HDC has never at
any point refused to take responsibility for financing the purchases.
It was FoH, not HDC, who refused to sign the proposed loan
agreement between HDC and FoH of 30th August 2005.
When HDC in August 2006 had negotiated alternative financing from a
Tanzanian bank administrating World Bank funds, FoH took Mulbadaw and CMSC
HDC Ltd is prepared to negotiate
with HLH, FoH, ELCT Diocese of Mbulu and others in order to find a
sustainable solution to the problems we all have faced during the last 4
years, including the financing. Unless
FoH in Norway has as the main objective to own and control Mulbadaw Farm
and CMSC, it is difficult to understand why FoH should take economic risks
and use resources on this; the constitution of FoH states that it shall
support the Haydom Hospital and nothing else.
The Foundation Friends of Haydom
is not registered anywhere, neither in Norway nor in Tanzania, for owning
and operating commercial enterprises.