Gambia hosts five-day regional forum on public private partnership

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A five-day regional course on Negotiating Public Private Partnership (PPPs) Agreements is underway in the Gambian capital, Banjul.

The purpose of the forum, according APA is to strengthen public private partnership to deliver infrastructure and public services, in a bid to find more ways to meet the huge demand for infrastructure financing in the West African sub-region.

Speaking at the forum which began on Monday, the Gambian Minister of Finance and Economic Affaris, Abdou Kolley acknowledged the importance of the course, noting that governments cannot successfully operate without partnering with the private sectors.

Kolley said, when governments want to invest in the development of sectors, such as Health, road construction, electricity among others, it must also partner with the private sector for adequate funding and successful implementation of these investments.

The Director General of the West African Institute For Financial and Economic Managment (WAIFEM), Professor Akpan H. Ekpo, in his statement thanked the Gambia government for hosting the forum.

He said, WAIFEM held a meeting last November, from which the idea of this Public Private Partnership arose.

Professor Ekpo reiterated that WAIFEM convened the course in a bid to raise awareness on the range of issues in the financing and procuring of PPP projects in West Africa.

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A five-day regional course on Negotiating Public Private Partnership (PPPs) Agreements is underway in the Gambian capital, Banjul.

The purpose of the forum, according to APA is to strengthen public private partnership to deliver infrastructure and public services, in a bid to find more ways to meet the huge demand for infrastructure financing in the West African sub-region.

Speaking at the forum which began on Monday, the Gambian Minister of Finance and Economic Affaris, Abdou Kolley acknowledged the importance of the course, noting that governments cannot successfully operate without partnering with the private sectors.

Kolley said, when governments want to invest in the development of sectors, such as Health, road construction, electricity among others, it must also partner with the private sector for adequate funding and successful implementation of these investments.

The Director General of the West African Institute For Financial and Economic Managment (WAIFEM), Professor Akpan H. Ekpo, in his statement thanked the Gambia government for hosting the forum.

He said, WAIFEM held a meeting last November, from which the idea of this Public Private Partnership arose.

Professor Ekpo reiterated that WAIFEM convened the course in a bid to raise awareness on the range of issues in the financing and procuring of PPP projects in West Africa.

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