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Effectively Engaging the Private Sector

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Invisible, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    by Jason Bauer, Director, Private Sector Initiatives

    This week more than 167 companies attended a procurement conference and heard about contracting opportunities arising from projects funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation compacts. Supported by Business Unity South Africa, Standard Bank, and the U.S. Embassy, the conference was hosted at the Development Bank of Southern Africa in Midrand, South Africa. Country teams from Burkina Faso, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Tanzania discussed over $3 billion in procurement opportunities, ranging from building roads and water systems to building health centers and schools. The compact in Ghana and compacts still being developed with the governments of Malawi and Zambia were also discussed.

    The conference highlighted the business opportunities that ultimately support MCC’s mission of reducing poverty through economic growth. The conference’s key themes included the openness and transparency of the procurement processes, the ability for international companies to bid on compact projects and the unique opportunities for U.S. and international suppliers.

    Companies attending the conference included those focusing on infrastructure engineering, design, and construction, as well as those providing project management and technical assistance. The resounding message: “MCC partner countries throughout Africa are open for business.”

    Source: http://www.mcc.gov/blog/povertyreduction/2010/03/04/effectively-engaging-the-private-sector/
  2. Masikini_Jeuri

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    Mkulu is there a chance kwa SMEs kuwa recipient wa hii kitu? can you please find out?