09
May

PPPC LAUNCHES THE PPP PROCESS PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES MANUAL

The PPP Commission benefited from a grant from the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) of the World Bank to support the development of the institutional, legal and regulatory framework for PPPs in Malawi.  The grant was utilized to finance engagement of a consultant who helped in the drafting of a PPP Policy and Legislation.  As a subset to this, the consultants helped to produce the PPP Process Procedures and Guidelines Manual. The manual was initially only available in electronic form. The Commission, with assistance from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under its Capacity Building Project produced hard bound copies of the Manual for ready access.

The Public Private Partnership Commission launched the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Process Procedures and Guidelines on 28th March 2018 at BICC in Lilongwe. The primary target groups for the launch ceremony were the contracting authorities in completed and ongoing PPP projects, Government Ministries Departments and Agencies, financial institutions and consulting firms.  Accordingly, the Launch, which was presided over by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Honourable Goodall Gondwe, was attended by Government officials representing different ministries as well as representatives from the private sector.

In his opening remarks at the launch the Chairperson of the PPP Commission, Mr Lamion Gama, saluted the Government of Malawi, the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, the Office of the President and Cabinet, various Ministries and various stakeholders for creating a conducive environment for the PPP programme to be a reality in Malawi. He said the manual is of paramount importance because it will serve as a reference for line ministries and the private sector when it comes to clear and practical steps to follow while preparing, developing, and completing PPP projects.
Speaking during the launch, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Honourable Goodall Gondwe, said the manual is crucial in sanitising development contracts that the government signs with private partners. He said there is need for Malawians to come together and be patriotic in growing the economy.