18 Sep 2018

Funding oil, other infrastructure through Public-Private Partnership – Chairman, Strides Group

Moritz Abazie is the Chairman of Strides Group, the owners of Strides Energy & Maritime Limited. In this interview with Cynthia Alo, he speaks on a wide range of issues, including the ways and means of funding infrastructural development. As I have always stated, development economists will always attest to

17 Sep 2018

Encouraging Public-Private Partnership to develop smallholder spirit in Sub-Sahara Africa

As per Mr Jonky Tenou the Africa Green Revolution Forum – AGRF2018 – is the biggest forum on the continent. It brings together 2,800 participants and is held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 5th to 8th September 2018. The AGRF2018 served as a platform where heads of state, representatives from governments,

14 Sep 2018

Public-private partnerships worth $4.7 billion offered by Tunisia

Tunisia will offer public-private partnership projects for the energy, transport and other sectors worth 13 billion dinars ($4.7 billion) to revive the economy and create jobs, the investment minister told Reuters. The partnerships include a deep water port at Ennfidha city and subway in the eastern city of Sfax as

12 Sep 2018

Tanzania plans to amend law on public-private partnership

The government of Tanzania on Tuesday tabled in Parliament proposed amendments to the public-private partnership (PPP) Act. The amendments were designed to resolve disputes with private entities by local courts and not by international arbitration bodies. Philip Mpango, the east African nation’s Minister for Finance and Planning, said the recommended

06 Sep 2018

MegaProject 1327: Eight groups bid to prequalify for US$1 billion expressway PPP in Uganda

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has received eight pre-qualification applications for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway PPP project. This involves the construction of a 77km expressway linking the capital of Uganda to Jinja, in the south-east. The total estimated investment required is over US$1 billion. The eight bidders are: China Communications

03 Jul 2018

Monrovia City Corporation Seeks World Bank’s Technical Assistance to Privatize Wastes Collection

Monrovia – FrontPageAfrica has intercepted a communication under the signature of the Mayor of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, to the Country Manager of the World Bank in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, seeking Technical Assistance in the area of privatizing sanitation in Monrovia. Though the MCC’s legal framework provides the City Corporation the right

12 Jun 2018

Water Resources Bill to attract private sector investment, says Minister

Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that the Water Resources Bill, when passed into law, would attract private sector investment as against the insinuation by stakeholders that it would hinder domestic and agricultural purposes and squarely empower the federal government to have control. In a statement from

01 Jun 2018

Kenya Airways could merge with the Kenya Airports Authority

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), may soon be merging with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) as part of a recovery plan for the struggling airline. The strategy aims to deepen KQ’s recovery and reposition Nairobi as a transport hub for the region. The plan is outlined in a policy

30 May 2018

Twenty-Five companies globally express interest in Ghana-Burkina rail project

Twenty- five companies globally, have expressed interest to build the railway to connect Ghana and Burkina Faso after the close of the international competitive tender for potential contractors submitted bids. The companies included; Power China Sino Hydro, M and J group, Frontline Capital Advisors, African Global Development, Geo Service Limited,

28 May 2018

Government invites investors to bid for Kampala-Jinja Expressway worth USD 1 bn

The investors will design, build, finance, operate, maintain and transfer the project back to the government upon the end of the operational period, says UNRA. After a long running delay, the Uganda Government has eventually invited bids from private investors to develop and operate the planned 95 Km Kampala-Jinja Expressway.