Kaduna Assembly Passes Bill On PPP

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly has passed a bill for the establishment of an agency for Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

The executive bill was entitled Kaduna State Agency for Public-Private Partnership (KADPPPA) Law 2010.

The proposed agency would coordinate all PPP activities in the state; provide guidance and technical assistance to ministries, departments and agencies in the development and procurement of  PPP projects.

It would also coordinate the procurement of external consultants that would be required to offer professional advisory services and assess and evaluate PPP proposals.

The agency would be headed by a director-general and a board to oversee the general administration, policy guidelines and implementation of the PPP programmes and projects with renewable five-year tenure.

It would generate revenue and spend approved funds for its activities, including running costs and contractual obligations.

The bill was passed after undergoing a third reading.

It followed a motion moved by Majority Leader, Bashir Aliyu, which enjoined overwhelming support of members.

Deputy Speaker, Yohanna Jatau, who presided over the session, directed the clerk to communicate the executive on the passage.

Meanwhile, the House had adjourned till later date, considerations on a bill seeking to protect employees living with HIV/AIDS.