Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (METL), the Tanzanian fake investor who bribed President Edgar Lungu with US$15,000 to boost his PF campaigns is merely specialised in trading and took advantage of the weak business laws in the country to bring in some goods without paying tax.
Even the fertiliser which State House aide Lucky Mulusa unearthed on Friday and has landed him into problems from Lungu is Chinese made but dubiously imported into Tanzania in bulk and repacked into the company’s branded bags. METL merely takes advantage of Tanzania’s access to the sea and gets the fertiliser in large quantities then repack it.
In Zambia, they saw a weak and poorly managed agriculture system and signed a memorandum of understanding with PF government to exempt them from paying duty on raw materials being brought in for their purported textile industry (In textile industry, fertiliser is used at some stage in processing and finishing the fabric).
With that MOU influenced by Lungu under the influence of alcohol and greed, METL managed to find a ready market for their goods, in short they wanted to turn the Mulungushi Textiles plant into a huge Ntemba.