Developers and contractors have been offered a training on practical lessons on the execution of a public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
The two-day fully sponsored training scheduled for April 24 and 25 will be conducted Shelter Afrique through its Centre of Excellence (CoE) Masterclass Series.
“There is a visible lack of capacity on the continent for large scale development. Usually, large public-private partnerships are done through a consortium of developers which leads to problems of quality control, design dissimilarities and responsibility. This course seeks to work contractors and developers through the PPP process, from inception, project implementation and handover to equip them with necessary skills to handle such projects and we are happy that the response from contractors and developers has been positive,” said Shelter Afrique Managing Director & CEO Andrew Chimphondah.
“Shelter Afrique is confident that through the PPP modality, the private sector will offer a dynamic and efficient way to deliver and manage public infrastructure,” Mr. Chimphondah said.
In it’s Big 4 Agenda, the current government highlighted provision of affordable housing as one of its key priority areas, for which it expects to deliver 500,000 housing units in five years.
Already, the government has invited developers to place bids for the affordable housing project.
Thegovernement also announced that it intends to reduce the cost of home ownership by 50 percent, create 300,000 new jobs in the construction sector, reduce the average cost of construction by 30 percent, iIncrease the construction sector contribution to GDP by 100 percent and reduce the low income housing gap by 60 percent.