Facilitator: Beatrice Florah Ikilai, Acting Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Uganda
This panel discussion is dedicated to really understanding the implications of what public-private partnerships entail in the transport sector, and finding the key elements needed to develop successful PPPs in the transport sector.
During this session, DFIs, banking institutions and investment players will discuss the following:
The World Bank Group recently ranked Nigeria as one of the four leading voices in PPPs for 2017, and is the first country to launch the PPP contracts disclosure web portal to boost investor confidence. Ghana needs approximately $10 million annually to build the infrastructure sector, and the Ghanaian Minister of Finance has called for more PPPs for the development of projects. While in Côte d’Ivoire the PPP for the national water utility of is the oldest and largest water PPP and the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge is an example of PPPs at work in Africa. However, West Africa still has large infrastructure needs. Industry specialists from throughout West Africa, will focus on successes and challenges, pitch new bankable PPP projects and discuss upcoming strategic plans.
In South Africa, PPPs have played a pivotal role in government's commitment to bring quality infrastructure. The government intends to continue using public private partnerships (PPPs) to deliver infrastructure projects. Based on the projects currently at an advanced planning stage, PPP transactions are expected to increase to R5.9 billion in 2019/20 from the R4.8 billion in 2016/17. A number of speakers from selected provinces will discuss their successful PPP projects and provide information on future planned projects, across all sectors.
MODERATOR: Tim Harris, Chief Executive Officer,
Province of Kwazulu-Natal
Transport projects can cut the costs of cross-border trade, grow trade volumes and work towards increased revenue. Transport infrastructure improvements are priority, particularly to landlocked African countries. This session will focus on some of the regional partnerships in the transport sector.