Authorities in Rwenzori region are planning to revive the Public Private Partnership to improve the performance of the private sector, local governments and civil societies.
In 2007, Local Governments in Rwenzori region commissioned the Public Private Partnership to tap into unutilized resources.
Since its launch, the Public Private Partnership did not take off. Rwenzori region is a home of Mineral resources, National parks, lakes and other beautiful sceneries.
Despite the enormous potential residents of Rwenzori region are living in abject poverty as a result of uncoordinated exploitation of the available resources.
John Thawithe the Chairperson of Public Private Partnership attributes the failure of the Public Private partnership to take off on lack of mobilization.
He says that local governments which were meant to mobilize civil society organizations absconded from their responsibility.
Thawithe believes that partnership would have been very influential to both parties and support the economic welfare in the region.
Sarapio Magambo, an official with Save the Children in Uganda, who was amongst the initiators of the program, says that Rwenzori region has nothing to show for the vast resources in the area.
He attributes this to lack of coordination amongst the various players in the region.
Ronald Mbauta, the owner of Mariana Hotel in Kasese town says that reviving the Public Private Partnership will provide them with a forum to share information.
Giles Kahika, Kasese Chief Administrative Officer says they are now planning to revive the Public Private Partnership strategic to boost development and reduce poverty.
Nelson Guma the Rwenzori Mountain, Chief Warden says only a few people should be selected to spearhead and implement the partnership.