The money was to be paid to Kalinzi organic coffee group of Kigoma region for the 2011/12 agricultural season.
The order was issues over the weekend after meeting with the TCCCo Ltd leadership as a part of implementing the Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa’s directives issued July 30, 2018, when he visited a coffee plantation at Nyarubanda ward in Kigoma region.
The minister issued the order over the weekend after meeting with the factory leadership, in fulfillment of the Prime Minister's resolution dated July 30, 2018, when he visited a coffee plantation in Nyarubanda County in Kigoma.
However, during his visit, the directed the deputy minister for agriculture to make a good follow up of 150m/- which was paid to other group instead of Kalinzi organic coffee group.
The deputy minister explained that, the investigation revealed that the money was mistakenly paid by the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) to the Kalinzi Farm Coffee instead of the Kalinzi organic coffee growers association who supplied the coffee to the factory.
"We have taken into account that the money was mistakenly paid to the Malinzi Farm Coffee instead of the Kalinzi organic coffee growers group but the leaders hadnot taken any action for the past eight years," the deputy minister said.
In addition, he said in the 2011/2012 coffee season, Kalinzi organic coffee growers group based in Kigoma supplied their coffee to TCCCo, but the money was transferred to another group, that the fifth phase government decided to intervene and bring back the money to the group which was supposed to be paid.
For his part, the TCCCo manager, Japhet Ndosi admitted that they received coffee from Kalinzi organic coffee group. form.
"It is true that the mistake was done by the TCCCo through the former leadership who were supposed to be accountable so that the farmers could be paid”, the manager said.