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HDC Ltd is, as far as I am informed, the only company that is legally registered to own and run Mulbadaw Farm and the Central Maintenance and Service Centre.

HDC = Haydom Development Company Ltd.

HLH = Haydom Lutheran Hospital

FoH = (The Foundation) Friends of Haydom

About the conflict HDC vs. SHV/FoH 

Josephine’s story 

The medical students who lost their HLH- grants:

Haydom- director Olsens letter to Fanuel. D Bellet


Fanuel D. Bellets request for help to Halvdan Jakobsen

 T   Issues in the conflict HDC vs. HLH/FoH:

The unilateral physical take-over of Mulbadaw Farm and Central Maintenance and Service Centre by order from the  Foundation Friends of Haydom in Norway; without producing any court injunction or any legal document authorizing such a take-over.

The conduct of the chairman of the Board of Directors of Haydom Development Company Ltd; his lack of loyalty to lawful decisions made by the Board in 2006 and his unauthorized and secret dealings with Joseph Tadayo leading up to the unilateral physical take-over mentioned above.

The deceit by FoH in fulfilling their own board decision of October 2005 in financing HDC Ltd

The lack of registration of the entity running Mulbadaw Farm and Central Maintenance and Service Centre after 12th August 2006; how can a foreign foundation own and run businesses in Tanzania without being registered in Tanzania?

The suspicion of corruption aimed at avoiding the case to be considered by the court.

Read more about the conflict here.




FoH threats and why HDC Ltd. is the rigthtful owner of the Mulbadaw farm and CMSC.

“News” about new threats from Mulbadaw on 7th July 2010:

The employees have signed a contract of employment with “Haydom Farm and Development Limited”.  91 % of the shares of this company are owned by Friends of Haydom in Norway, the same “friends” who on 12th August 2006 gave order to the militia to chase out HDC Ltd from Mulbadaw with batons. Our search for registered companies under this name in Tanzania indicates that it had not been registered in BRELA by July 5th.

The Managing Director of this Norwegian company, Toralf Rugland, announced during morning prayers at Mulbadaw on 7th July 2010 that Mr Jakobsen and HDC Ltd should under no circumstances be allowed to return to Mulbadaw, unless he came with 2 billion TShs. It seems like the security guards have been instructed, if necessary, to again use their batons to prevent HDC Ltd to enter the gates at Mulbadaw.

Employees at Mulbadaw wanting HDC Ltd to return should leave; gates would be closed for such disloyal employees.

The present Managing Director of “Haydom Farm and Development”, Toralf Rugland, declared in May 2004 in a meeting with Friends of Haydom in Norway that he was interested in working at Mulbadaw only if Mulbadaw became a Lutheran mission farm. 

I understand that Mulbadaw by now is a Norwegian Lutheran Mission Farm run by a Norwegian company named “Haydom Farm and Development Limited”, a company that seems to operate without being registered as a company anywhere, not in Tanzania and not in Norway. Some people wonder how it recently managed to get a Tax Identification Number without producing a valid Company Registration Number.

HDC Ltd the rightful owner to Mulbadaw and CMSC

HDC Ltd is, as far as I am informed, the only company that is legally registered to own and run Mulbadaw Farm and the Central Maintenance and Service Centre.

In this context and on this day it might be relevant to remind our readers about the following:

1.                  HDC Ltd, registration number 50642, is legally registered for owning and operating Mulbadaw Farm (Title no 5103 of 1979, L.O. No 44084) and CMSC (Title 5393 of 1974, L.O. No 96526)

2.                  The two “companies”  created by Friends of Haydom in Norway named “HLH Farm and Development  Limited” and “Haydom Farm and Development Limited” are by 5th July 2010 not found to be legally registered to operate in Tanzania.

3.                  In spite of the above, pt 2, have Friends of Haydom in Norway carried out commercial farming at Mulbadaw during four years, using the name of Haydom Lutheran Hospital as the employer.HLH is not a legal entity that can own and operate a commercial farm.

4.                  The sales agreement dated 11th February 2005 between Joseph Tadayo, the Liquidator of Mulbadaw Wheat Company Limited and Haydom Development Company Limited (HDC) states that 52.92 % of the total purchase price was paid by HDC.

5.                  The sales agreement dated 22nd November 2005 between Joseph Tadayo, the Liquidator, and HDC Ltd states that 50 % of the purchase price was paid by HDC, from our account in CRDB held by HDC Ltd., with a loan from Friends of Haydom in Norway.

6.                  The two mentioned properties were officially handed over to HDC Ltd on Saturday 3rd December 2005 by the Liquidator Mr Joseph Tadayo in the presence of the Bishop of ELCT, Mbulu and the Hanang District Commissioner.

7.                  Being recognized as the rightful owner to the two mentioned properties, HDC Ltd paid land rent in 2006 for the two mentioned farms, ref receipt no 24259334 (Farm no 50 Mulbadaw) and receipt no 24259335 (CMSC) issued by the accounts, Hanang District

8.                  There is reason to believe that the two mentioned properties have been paid in full. The last instalment, less than 50 % of agreed price, is paid on an agreement (dated June 2006)  between the Liquidator and HLH but not signed by anybody employed by HLH or anybody given authority to sign by ELCT Diocese of Mbulu, the owner of HLH. Moreover; HLH is not a legal entity that can buy, own and run a farm.

9.                  The Title Deeds for Mulbadaw Farm and CMSC are still in the names of the respective NAFCO Ltd companies; the Liquidator has not yet issued the Titles to a new owner.

10.               The Board Resolution of HDC Ltd. dated in March 2005 describes the relationship between ELCT Diocese of Mbulu recognizing that 51 % of the shares of HDC Ltd to be controlled by the Trustees of ELCT Diocese of Mbulu.

Halvdan Jakobsen (08.07.2010)