Posts tagged Tanzania

Suing the poor

As if botching a water project in one of the world’s poorest countries weren’t bad enough, UK company Biwater is now taking the Tanzanian government to court for cancelling its contract. Here are a few things that make me want to hand in my British passport right now: 1. Water privatisation was imposed on Tanzania as a condition of debt relief.2. Biwater has opposed the tribunal taking place “on African soil.”3. Before the original contract was signed, the British government gave British consultancy Adam Smith International £273,000 of UK taxpayers’… Read More