A Tanzanian government minister on Thursday told parliament that private sector participation in water projects through public-private partnership (PPP) was not encouraging despite efforts to attract them.

Makame Mbarawa, the east African nation’s Minister for Water and Irrigation, said the government came up with various policy initiatives aimed at attracting the private sector to participate in the implementation of water projects through PPP.


The minister named the policies as the National Water Policy of 2002, the National PPP Policy of 2010 and the PPP Strategy of 2012.

“Despite all these guidelines, investors’ willingness to invest in the water sector in the form of PPP is not promising,” Mbarawa told the House in the capital Dodoma.

He added: “To address the situation, the government continues to improve the PPP system, including reviewing laws and regulations.”

He said private sector stakeholders were of paramount importance in addressing financial constraints in the water sector because disbursement of development budgetary resources was inadequate. Enditem


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