Business

Dowans owner tours Dar


LITTLE known Oman-based owner of majority shares in the Dowans Holding SA and Dowans Tanzania Ltd, Brigadier General (rtd) Sulaiman Mohammed Yahya Al-Adawi, flew to Dar es Salaam Tanzania for an emergency meeting with the media and the government concerning his multi-million power project currently involved in political and legal controversies. He met selected media personnel at the Kilimanjaro Kempinski hotel, and issued a statement (see attached slides)

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. He took questions from journalists. To me, the following were important quotable quotes from Mr. Al-Adawi:

1. “I am here to find a happy resolution, a business decision. I am ready to offer something nice to Tanesco if it works out.”

2. “I don’t want to be known. I am a low-profile businessman. I walk free here in Dar es Salaam, and no one knows I own Dowans.”

3. “Rostam Azizi is a friend of mine. He invited me to come and invest here, but he didn’t put in any cent in the project.”

4. “I have businesses in 12 countries allover the world. I can’t go and represent myself in every country. That’s why I gave Rostam power of attorney.”

5. “We have not been tarnished, but we have been mixed up with something else (Richmond)”

6. “I do not need to be cleared by anyone; my electricity here will clear me.”Tazama Zaidi

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