France, Namibia sign PPP grant

The Namibian government and a French public agency have signed a grant agreement to stimulate the development of the PPP market in the African country.

The €400,000 three-year grant, provided by the French Development Agency to the Ministry of Economic Planning, will feed efforts from the Kuugongelwa administration to identify high-priority PPP projects, conduct pre-feasibility studies and promote capacity building across the public sector.

Minister of Economic Planning Obeth Kandjoze said: “Through its public-private partnership framework, the government of Namibia views PPPs as critical to addressing existing infrastructure and service needs.

“This is in line with the country’s economic transformation policy that aims to create growth and job opportunities that will lift the income and quality of life for its citizens,” Kandjoze added.

The grant will also assist authorities in the development of a PPP toolkit for public and private bodies for the structuring and implementation of PPPs.