Barclays urges councils to explore PPPs

Musamirapamwe (left) with Barclays Botswana MD, Reinette van der Merwe
Musamirapamwe (left) with Barclays Botswana MD, Reinette van der Merwe

Barclays Bank Africa has called on councils and the private sector to collaborate in promoting economic growth through viable Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Recently, the bank entered into a partnership with the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA) with the intention to unlock investment opportunities and improve service delivery.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 2015 Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) in Gaborone last week, Barclays Africa head of public sector, Zienzi Musamirapamwe said it is imperative for the local government and the private sector to strategically collaborate in the delivery of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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