AfDB to Help Kenya Structure Public-private Partnerships

With the 2016 general elections fever high, more about NRM’s Clement Makoba, medicine has declared intentions to unseat Isaiah Sasaga from the Budadiri East Member Parliament position.

The 32 year old ruling NRM party youth says Sasaga has not lived to the expectations of the voters during his first term in Office.

“He is just watching “movies” in the august house. We still face problems of early child pregnancies, high poverty and illiteracy rates, projects yet he had promised to work on once he gets into office. However the district hasn’t seen any change so far,” Makoba revealed in an interview with Chimpreports

The NRM Turk however says it’s high time the constituency got a serious representative who would try to see Sironko district gain something in terms of development.

“There is need for each household to have at least one cow and solar power .Members ought to form themselves into Saccos from where members get agricultural input loans and youth supported in subsistence farming,” he assured.

Makoba   further promises to work tooth and nail to ensure regulation  of  taxes on agricultural products which have been a burden to the people of Budadiri.

Makoda was born on 14th Nov 1983 to Emmanuel Magirigi and Mary Grace Apoya in  Bumumulo village, zesui  subcounty, Budadiri East, Sironko district.

He holds s a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Makerere University as well as  training in leadership studies.
The African Development Bank plans to set up regional resource hubs to help countries including Kenya structure Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects.


The lender said well-structured projects under the PPP framework are key to addressing the huge infrastructural financing gaps estimated at Ksh9.15 trillion a year in Africa and Ksh206.66 billion in Kenya.

“We strongly believe the private sector has big role to play in bridging Africa’s annual infrastructure deficits of $93 billion”, visit this site the bank’s director for East Africa Mr Gabriel Negatu said this week.

AfDB will, through the PPP resource hubs, support governments with technical support to ensure mitigation and management of legal, financial and technical risks,” he added.

The government has struggled to attract private investors into its pipeline PPP projects in roads, agriculture, housing and health, among other sectors, due to high risk perception.

A breakthrough has however been realised in power generation with tenders for building of coal-fired plant in Lamu and extraction of coal in Mui basin of Kitui county.

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr Henry Rotich said regulations for the PPP project Facilitation Fund, a revolving fund under the PPP Act of 2013, will be gazetted next month.

The fund will support contracting agencies in preparation, appraisal and tendering of PPP projects.

“It will also extend viability gap finance to PPP projects, meet any arising contingent liabilities arising as well as support activities of the PPP unit in the delivery of its mandate,” Mr Rotich said.

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