23 Public Private Partnership students complete course at CEDAT

Students take photo with the CEDAT principal, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe after completing the course
About twenty-three students completed a rigorous two-week short course on Public Private Partnership conducted at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University. The students, who were drawn from UNRA, NITA, Mulago Hospital and other private organizations successfully completed the course on 30th August, 2018. 

The award of certificates was presided over by Hon. Richard Kaijuka, the vice chairman of the PPP committee in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Principal of CEDAT, Prof. Henry Alinaitwe.

In his speech, the Principal congratulated the students upon the successful completion of the course. He thanked them for taking time off their busy schedules to be able to attend class for the last two-weeks.

Hon. Kaijuka thanked Makerere University for conducting the classes which many have been studying abroad. This is the first time the PPP course is taught in Uganda.

He called on more PPP projects in the country citing the successful Kampala-Jinja Highway which will be constructed through the Public Private Partnership.

He said the PPP committee in the Ministry of Finance has a number of possible PPP projects. He welcomed the team to venture into implementing these projects by identifying the right private partners.

“There is no country that has developed without a dynamic private sector,” he said. “Be our ambassadors. We want to see a number of PPP projects next year.”

 Hon. Kaijuka encouraged the participants to some back to CEDAT and study all the 6 modules.  The course is structured in 6 modules, each running for two weeks. At the end of the course, the participants are expected to write a research paper and make a presentation.

He called on all contracting government authorities to attend the PPP course. He also called on Makerere University to utilize the services of the PPP committee. “Bring all your proposals to our committee and we shall work with you to identify the right partners,” he added.

The next cohort of students will undertake the next module on November 12- 23, 2018.