23 May 2018

Uganda invites bids for Sh100 billion expressway

Uganda has invited bids from private investors to develop and operate a new 95km highway between Kampala and Jinja in the country’s east to ease congestion on the ageing existing road. The estimated Sh100 billion ($1 billion) project is part of the Northern Corridor, a crucial East African transport artery

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08 May 2018

Contractors asked to submit bids for Ghana-Burkina Faso rail

The plan to connect Ghana and Burkina Faso by rail, has been taken a notch higher following the opening of an international competitive tender for potential contractors to submit bids. The proposed rail network is expected to pass through the eastern corridor of Ghana starting from the Tema Port, through

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07 May 2018

Public-private partnership supports skills training for young people in Zambia

The Minister of Higher Education, Professor Nkandu Luo, has paid a courtesy visit to Zambian Industrial Training Academy (ZAMITA), a project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in close cooperation with Northern Technical College (NORTEC), supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish multinational

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19 Apr 2018

Holness says his administration supports public-private partnership

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told an international meeting here that his administration remains focused on building greater public-private partnerships (PPP) as it works to achieve economic growth. “PPPs have emerged as an important commercial modality to secure economic growth. The mutual benefit that public-private partnerships offer is of

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19 Apr 2018

Zambia grateful to World Bank for PPP framework

Government says it remains committed to ensuring that the private sector plays a key role in the country’s infrastructure development under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework. Director of PPP Unit at the Ministry of Finance Keeta Shisholeka said government is fully committed to realizing its agenda for private sector

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16 Apr 2018

Government Focused on Boosting Public-Private Partnerships

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government remains focused on building greater public-private partnerships (PPP) as it works to achieve economic growth. “PPPs have emerged as an important commercial modality to secure economic growth. The mutual benefit that public-private partnerships offer is of great value,” he said.

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11 Apr 2018

Govt signs $4bn Hoima oil refinery agreement

The government of Uganda yesterday signed the contract for the construction of the $4 billion oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country’s oil resources will be exploited, writes JEFF MBANGA.  Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Irene Muloni signed the contract with the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium, which

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11 Apr 2018

Private sector urged to support NEEEF

Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba has called on the private sector to support the government in the implementation of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF) when it is ready. NEEEF’s objectives include ensuring the sharing of Namibian resources on an equitable and sustainable basis by the people of Namibia, creating a

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09 Apr 2018

Crude oil transportation from Turkana to Mombasa to start May

Kenya plans to start transporting crude oil from Turkana to the Port of Mombasa next month for export. Petroleum Secretary John Munyes says the government has already addressed security and logistical challenges that marred the first attempt last July to start exports under the Early Oil Pilot Scheme. Munyes has further

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26 Mar 2018

Armech Africa to construct $300m waste-to-energy power plant in Tema

Armech Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the Armech Group, is to construct a $300 million waste-to-energy (W2E) power plant in Tema to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy. Armech Africa Limited, a designer and manufacturer of modern industrial processes, has therefore signed a Public Private Partnership Agreement with the Electricity

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