The bill will govern the relationship between government and the private sector in PPPs and will provide guidelines and procedures for the development of PPP projects in Uganda.
The bill defines roles and responsibilities of government bodies, project officers and the private party during the development and implementation of the PPP projects. It also seeks to provide for methods of procurement and the engagement of the private partners in PPPs.
Under the new bill, a new unit that will oversee the implementation of PPPs will be created. This unit is expected to help with project selection, development, tendering process and management.
This announcement comes after last March the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, declined to approve the public private partnership (PPP) bill and returned it for reviewing.