Chilima leading Malawi cabinet committee on public private partnership
President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed a cabinet committee on Public Private Partnership (PPP) which will, among other things, provide high level strategic and policy advice to government, with a view to promote private sector growth.
PPP is a contractual relationship in which the private sector is allowed to invest and deliver service in areas that traditionally have been a responsibility of the government.
Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) is the sole authority for the implementation of PPPs which are projects where government surrenders its responsibility to a private company.
According to a statement released by Chief Secretary to government, Zanga-Zanga Chikhoti, the Vice-President Dr Saulos Chilima, who is also Minister for Economic Planning and Public Reforms, will chair the cabinet committee on PPP.
The ministers in the committee will include Finance Minister Felix Mlusu, Minister of Transport Sidik Mia, Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo, Minister of Trade Sosten Gwengwe and Minister of Industry Roy Kachale.
The statement said the committee will also act as an effective platform for regular consultations between the private and public sectors and ensure that the business environment is competitive and supports the development of PPP as well as creation and attraction of new business.
In May 2011, PPPC, formerly the Privatisation Commission, established a dedicated PPP policy and key sectors identified for PPP investment in the country are energy, telecommunications, transport, tourism, public utilities, health and education.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
While Chilima is a star performer let us nature him in a way that he is not overloaded with work…
FASCISM in the making, pure JESUITICAL type of government system.
Chilima used to cry for work give him as many position as much as possible while MCP guys will be busy looting. Mia went to road traffic but all what he said there was useless. He knows corruption is rampant at road traffic and people like Chisi do it openly. I know of people who knock off from work with over MK300,000 per day mostly those in the high way code. They would charge MK30,000 per candidate. The same goes to the eye testing. COF and change of ownership. At change of ownership when a car is used as surity… Read more »
Please madam Audry Mwala the acting CEO is a cadet. Even the husband is a big cadet.
Dont say that you weren’t warned.
Yes go into PPP this has been a plum tree with the juicy fruits for the UDF DPP from the word “privatisation ” this relationship between the government and private sectors has offered a perfect cover for appointing cronies with limping academic papers. These CEOs have been pumping a lot of money into the UDF/DPP campaigns to sustain the presidency for the South project Overhaul the entire PPP so that the economic vampires will find the great Republic a suffocating room rather gasping for breath. Thieves will be braying for space through their cohorts staining the Tonse Government Malawi will… Read more »
Mudzingoyamikira zirizonse.A Mtambo nao kuli zii.adya chibansi.A committee of the same families who are together every day.
Almost all projects the government has attempted to carry out under PPP have proved to be spectacular flops which means the PPP Commission does not understand the concept. The sad bit is I do not see in this cabinet committee anyone grounded in the PPP concept to provide the touted ‘high level strategic and policy advice to government’!
Don’t worry, this is the new Government!