Should Parliament Approve Public-Private Partnerships in Uganda? An Analysis of the PPP Bill (2012)

This publication was authored by: Emmanuel Kitamirike

Abstract / Summary

Over the last four years, Uganda has moved to institute the policy and legal framework to provide for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) as a tool for enhanced provision of public services and infrastructures. In 2010, Government approved the framework policy on PPP and thereafter tabled the PPP Bill (2012) for legislative discussion and approval. This paper analyses one essential clause in the PPP Bill that underscore the notion of value for money in the provision of public services and infrastructures and the extent of parliamentary oversight over the executive in regards to the PPP probable impact on the country’s fiscal and debt commitments over both the medium and long terms.