The good, bad side of Beijing’s billions in Tanzania
Tuesday August 12 2014
In one case, the tender was not advertised anywhere, contrary to the Procurement Act of 2004; the materials for the construction were procured from China
· BEHIND BEIJING GENEROSITY: For years the dominant story of China in Africa has been about Beijing’s insatiable thirst for natural resources. But China has given aid to East African countries especially Tanzania for more than half a century and backs projects in all five countries in the region. But, in all projects financed through loans, aid or grants, China issued strings attached to the financing, which among other things ensure that all tenders and supply chains are won by Chinese companies.