''There is no substantive reason for the government to pay Dowans all that money, it is not fair''The International Chamber of Commercial (ICC) has recently ordered Tanzania Electricity Supply Company to pay Sh106 billion to Dowans Holdings SA and Dowans Tanzania Limited for breach of contract.An arbitration award will almost always be final. There there only limited circumstances where appeals to the High Court are possible to avoid an arbotration ruling i.e. where the tribunal did not have the jurisdiction to make the award or it made a serious irregularity in the conduct of the arbitration or on a point of law (although this is subject to the restrictions that the appeal will only be heard with the agreement of all parties or where the tribunal’s decision was obviously wrong).
Despite this the minister for East Africa Cooperation, Mr Samuel Sitta is urging that the ICC ruling not be adhered to stating "There is every indication that there is a group of people who are bent to sabotage the country's economy. There is no substantive reason for the government to pay Dowans all that money, it is not fair," he said without naming those whom he is suspecting to be behind the ruling....it is the same gang which has no mercy to Tanzanians... and if we allow it to grow, Tanzanians should expect more problems."
One substantive reasons may be to follow the rule of law, i.e. if you submit to an arbitration process you adhere to it's rulings !