PPP commission unpacks massive development projects

Written by  Geoffrey Chinawa

The Public Private Partnership Commission-PPPC has unpacked grand development projects to be rolled out soon.

PPPC Chief Executive Officer Audrey Mwala PPPC Chief Executive Officer Audrey Mwala

Addressing the press in Blantyre the Commission’s acting chief executive officer Audrey Mwala said some of the projects are the multi-billion Mpatamanga Hydropower Project, the Shire Valley Transformation Programme and the Digital Malawi Project.  


The country’s electricity power shortages require long term solutions one of which is constructing additional power generating stations.


One of such projects is the Mpatamanga Hydropower station on the Shire River which according to the Public Private Partnership Commission-PPPC its feasibility study has been completed.


Speaking in Blantyre the Commission’s acting Chief Executive Officer Audrey Mwala said the 350 megawatt Mpatamanga hydropower project will help the country to completely deal with the power deficit situation.


“We are very sure that once finalized the Mpatamanga Hydropower Project will address the gap which is their in the energy sector,” said Mwala


Another mega project in the offing is the Shire Valley Transformation Project. According to Mwala this project seeks to increase agricultural productivity and commercialization for targeted households in the Shire Valley.


“The gravity driven farming will empower farmers to have surplus produce for sell, the Malawi Government has partnered the World Bank in the project,” hinted Mwala.


Other projects that will be rolled out soon are the Provision of Student Accommodation in Public Universities, the Digital Malawi Project, One United Nations House Transaction and PPPC Head Office Complex.

The Public Private Partnership Commission-PPPC was formed to foster partnerships between government and the private sector in various development projects


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