February 18, 2010

Mhh! JAMANI HAPA HATUJALANULIWA KWELI??

Tanzanian ruby valued at £11m sells for just £8,000 after being proved to be a lump of rock

A giant ruby once valued at £11million has sold for just a fraction of the price after documents proved it was a forgery, it emerged today.

The 10,700 carat Gem of Tanzania, once believed to be the largest ruby in the world, was sold for just £8,010 by administrators Ernst & Young.

The rock once underpinned the balance sheet of Shropshire firm Wrekin Construction and was listed as an £11million asset by the company's owner David Unwin.

But after the company collapsed last spring the estimated value of the 4.4lb purple rock dropped to as little as £100.

Some value could be recouped if the gem is broken up to release smaller rubies inside, but in its current form it is simply a lump of anyolite, a practically worthless grade of ruby.

The gem was sold off by administrators last week in an attempt to recoup some of Wrekin's £40million debts to their 1,000 creditors.

It was bought by Network Group Holdings whose Network Construction Services in Telford are owed several hundred thousand pounds by Wrekin.

Wrekin Construction was 'saved' by the stone in 2007 after Derbyshire entrepreneur David Unwin offered the gem in return for preference shares.

He produced a certificate of valuation assumed to be genuine and the gem was listed as an asset - transforming the fortunes of the company.

Sitta: Nipo tayari kwa hukumu yoyote CCM

SPIKA wa Bunge Samuel Sitta amesema yupo tayari kwa hukumu yoyote itakayotolewa na chama chake CCM, iwapo msimamo wake wa kupinga ufisadi, rushwa na maovu ndani ya chama hicho, utaonekana ni tatizo.

Sitta alitoa msimamo huo jana katika mahojiano maalumu na gazeti hili ambapo pia alibainisha kuwa hatua zilizochukuliwa na CCM kupitia kamati maalumu ya Rais Mstaafu Ali Hassan Mwinyi kwenye kikao cha Nec, itasaidia kupunguza uhasama ndani ya chama hicho.

"Nasema uhasama ni suala la moyo wa mtu na la kibinadamu kabisa na mifano ni mingi tu. Lakini, watu wanapokuwa na uhasama, imani inabaki vile vile. Mimi nitaendelea kukemea ufisadi, rushwa na kama hilo ndilo litakuwa ni tatizo kwa CCM, basi nitakuwa tayari kwa hukumu yoyote ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi," alisema Spika Sitta na kuongeza:

"Kama nikikemea ufisadi au nikisema kwamba lazima tuwe wakali zaidi ni tatizo kwa CCM, basi nipo tayari kwa hukumu yoyote, eeh".

Source: Mwananchi

Wanaharakati waliponda Bunge

WANAHARAKATI wa usawa wa jinsia, haki za binadamu na demokrasia, wamedai Bunge limeshindwa kutekeleza wajibu wake wa kuisimamia Serikali kwa kuridhia kuzika masuala ya Richmond na Kiwira katika mkutano wake uliomalizika wiki iliyopita mjini Dodoma.
Muungano wa Asasi za Kiraia zinazotetea Usawa wa Jinsia, Haki za Binadamu, Maendeleo ya Ukombozi wa Wanawake Kimapinduzi (FemAct), umetoa tamko ambalo pamoja na mambo mengine, linawataka wanaharakati hao waandamane kwa lengo la kuonesha kutoridhishwa na Bunge hilo.
Katika kile kinachoonesha ni kuibua mjadala na mgongano wa kimawazo kati yao na wabunge, wanaharakati hao wamesisitiza kwamba uamuzi wa kulinyooshea Bunge kidole, hauwezi kuwa mgogoro, kwani chombo hicho hakiko juu ya wananchi.
“Bunge haliko juu ya wananchi. Kimsingi wananchi tunataka. Huu si mgogoro, huwezi kuwa na mgogoro na mtu unayemwajibisha,” alisema mwakilishi wa Shirika la Fordia, Buberwa Kaiza na kusisitiza kwamba tamko hilo halitokani na kuwaridhisha wafadhili kama ambavyo imekuwa ikidhaniwa.
Wanaharakati hao katika tamko lao lililosomwa jana Dar es Salaam na wawakilishi wanne kwa nyakati tofauti, zaidi ya kusema Bunge halikutimiza wajibu katika taarifa zilizofikishwa katika mkutano wake wa 18, hawakuweka bayana kasoro za Bunge katika kushughulikia masuala ya Richmond, TICTS, TRL, taarifa ya uchafuzi wa mazingira kwa kemikali za sumu ulioathiri binadamu katika mgodi wa North Mara na ukiukwaji wa haki za binadamu katika eneo la Loliondo.
source: HabariLeo

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