UON projects to be implemented under PPP arrangements was the agenda for discussion this morning when the Director of PPP Unit in the National Treasury, Eng. Stanley Kamau accompanied by the PPP Financial Analyst Mr. Ravinder Sikand and M&E Specialist Mr. Wycliffe Ondiek held a consultative meeting with the Vice Chancellor , Prof. Peter Mbithi today Tuesday, February, 9, 2015.
The Vice Chancellor noted that the University has lined up a number of projects to be implemented under the PPP arrangement, the top in the agenda being the students hostels in Main Campus, Medical School and Upper Kabete to cater for both the undergraduate and postgraduate students and the teaching hospital in that order among other key projects.
Prof. Mbithi noted that the hospital will be a flagship project for government’s Vision 2030 and will help patients get medical treatment locally as opposed to seeking medical assistance abroad.
The Director Public Private Partnership Unit, Eng. Stanley Kamau on his part noted that the University of Nairobi as the agency of government has the highest number of projects lined up for PPP financing. He assured the Vice Chancellor of the PPP Unit support to ensure all the projects goes through the legal stages of implementation. As a result of implementation, the University’s capacity in PPP projects will be enhanced to develop the PPP training programs for other government units.
Going forward, the University will develop Project Appraisal Team and PPP Strategy to work with the PPP Unit.
The Vice Chancellor was accompanied by the PPP Node Secretary, Mr. G.P. Mbugua, Director of University Advancement, Mr. Johnson Kinyua and the Deputy Director of University Advancement, Mr. Brian Ouma.