Rwanda conference 'aims to boost dynamic PPPs'

7 February 2011

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Rwanda have received a boost, after a conference debated their effectiveness and concluded the projects have to be more dynamic.

According to the New Times, the government is sometimes relied on to provide infrastructure and community facilities, but the publication states: "[It] does not have the resources to fully fund all the required public services."

This means sometimes finance is delayed as the public sector tries to get its funds in order.

Waiting to get a new road, hospital or school in the community as a result is pointless, the article claims, as private companies could be used to develop strategies and assist with infrastructure projects.

PPPs could also be promoted if the Rwandan government introduced incentives, such as tax holidays and capacity building schemes for those involved, it adds.

One element of infrastructure that seems to be doing particularly well in the African nation is ICT, as the Daily Telegraph recently interviewed president Paul Kagame, who said the system is helping the country to progress.

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