The Public Private Partnership Commission hosted a high level technical seminar on management of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) on 1st and 2nd September, 2016 at the Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre. Titled “Developing and Structuring Successful Public Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects,” the seminar drew participants from private sector consulting and advisory firms in the fields of accounting, auditing, law, engineering, quantity surveying, and environmental services, among others.
The seminar, which was facilitated by an internationally acclaimed and decorated global specialist in PPPs Mr Ned White, was organized with the aim of building private sector capacity in provision of transaction advisory and consulting services in PPP transactions. PPPs are increasingly recognized as the key driver of infrastructure provision in developing countries.
Speaking during the seminar, one of the delegates, Mr Patrice Nkhono, Senior Partner at Mbendera and Nkhono Associates, lauded the PPPC for organising a highly educative and productive session.
He expressed satisfaction that the seminar was an eye opener and provided enough basis to enable them to participate in transaction advisory and consulting for PPP transactions.
In his concluding remarks, the Chief Executive Officer for the PPP Commission Mr Jimmy Lipunga urged the private sector to leverage their skills gained during the workshop to deliver excellent results on various assignments they might undertake in the sector. Participants who completed the full two days of training were awarded Certificates of Completion.