"I have received the Act of PPP which I referred to Parliament earlier, Parliament returned it to me without the requisite amendments I advised you on, I am again returning it to Parliament because all expert opinion and my own judgment is of the view that debating possible public private partnerships in Parliament may deter foreign investments in the country."
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 will oversee the implementation of public-private partnerships, will be created. This unit is expected to help with project selection, development, tendering process andmanagement.
Uganda's Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has recently held a pre-bid briefing with various bidders for the development of an office park for the JLOS Institution through a PPP project.