Kabale district council approves a resolution for the adoption of the Public-private partnership initiativeTobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda
Kabale district council has today approved a resolution for the adoption of the Public-private partnership (PPP) initiative, as part of the district’s socio-economic development strategy aimed at achieving the National Development Plan III (NDP111).
The Public-private partnership (PPP), is often defined as a long-term contract between a private party and a government agency for providing a public asset or service, in which the private party bears significant risk and management responsibility (World Bank, 2012).
The Public Private Partnerships Act, 2015, was enacted on 5th August 2015. The Act is the prime law that regulates the development and implementation of PPPs in Uganda. It establishes the PPP Committee which directly oversees and approves all projects under the PPP modal and the PPP Unit which serves as the secretariat and technical arm of the Committee.
The motion to approve the Public-private partnership (PPP) strategy was presented to council by the Administration, finance, planning, works and technical services, PWDs and Elderly committee chairperson, Richard Mporera, and it was unanimously approved by the council. Mporera noted that the strategy will help to foster development in the district.
The Kabale district speaker Flavia Nyinakiiza Kanagizi who presided over the council session said the strategy should be able to benefit the district by 50 percent, should any project be undertaken by any private developer. The Kabale district Chief Administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, said that the strategy intends to help all local governments directly attract private partners to foster development in the district.