Tanzanian Parliament Orders Arrest of 2 Company Officials

6 November 2014

Two top officials at Tanzania’s state-owned oil agency were arrested Nov. 3 on charges of failing to give parliament the oil and gas contracts the government signed with foreign and local investors, according to an article by Kizoto Makoye for the Thompson Reuters Foundation.

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts instructed police to arrest James Andelile, acting director general of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp (TPDC), and its board chairman Michael Mwanda.

The committee had ordered them to release 26 oil and gas contracts by Nov. 3, but TYDC refused.

The government has insisted on keeping terms of production-sharing agreements secret, “raising suspicion over whom they benefit,” Makoye reported.

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