WB expects increased privatization after temporarydecline

April 2010 -- A brief analysis produced by the World Bank's private sector development unit shows that the value of privatization transactions in developing countries fell by 70 per cent between 2007 and 2008. However the pro-privatization unit of the Bank notes with evident relief: "Concerns that the crisis would produce a wave of nationalizations appear to have been unfounded." It states that most government takeovers of collapsing banks and other firms were in industrialized countries and of a temporary nature.

Liberia: World Bank and IMF cancel debt on basis of reforms implemented

Ellen Unveils Govt Next 'Major Priority'
D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh
1 July 2010, The Informer (Monrovia)
Following Tuesday's historic debt cancellation against Liberia by the World Bank and the IMF, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday morning told the nation that her administration's next challenge remains the restoration of infrastructure particularly roads.

Nigeria: Nine month power plan

Jonathan Rolls Out Nine Month Plan On Power
Fidelis Mac-Leva
29 June 2010, Daily Trust
Following the assumption of full responsibilities of Nigeria's troubled Power sector, President Goodluck Jonathan constituted a Presidential Action Committee to oversee the new reforms in the sector. To underscore the enormous task before it, Jonathan elected to head the all important committee which has the minister of state for Power, Nuhu Somo Way, as vice chairman.

Reform of the Urban Water Supply in Southern China

The Reform of the Urban Water Supply in Southern China  2010 June 15
This report aims to identify the problems of China’s current water supply sector reforms from a grassroots perspective and to present an overview of the issues casued by water privatization in Southern China.

Malaysian govt gets stay on water concession disclosure

The Edge Friday, 02 July 2010 14:39 Malaysia
Govt gets stay on water concession disclosure

Full implementation of power sector reform in Nigeria

Jonathan Orders Full Implementation of Power Sector Reform
7 June 2010, Daily Trust
President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Ministry of Power to commence full implementation of the Power Sector Reform Act in order to create room for private sector participation and efficient service delivery to Nigerians, Minister of State [Power] Nuhu Somo Wya has said.

Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company privatisation stalled

Zisco Privatisation Stalls
Lloyd Gumbo
11 June 2010,The Herald
Harare — Industry and Commerce Minister Welshman Ncube has stalled the privatisation of the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company contrary to his claims that the Presidency had thrown out the selected bids, a Cabinet minister has said.

Importance of public service

Fashola Gives Criteria for Virile Civil Service
29 June 2010, Daily Champion
Lagos — Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State said in Abuja on Tuesday that only patriotic and dedicated workers would ensure a virile public service.
Fashola made the statement in a lecture to mark the 2010 Public Service Day and added: "We must from today begin a process that ensures that only the very best of us, who can think and endure get to public service."

"Public Private Particiption (PPP)" in Transport Sector

Daniel Backs Petroleum Tax Law
Our Reporter, Daily Champion
27 June 2010
Lagos — Presenting a paper at the Road and Transportation Congress of the 8th Nigeria Development Forum (NDF), held at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, the Governor said the paucity of fund available for the sector necessitated alternative funding, adding that the step taken by the Federal government was laudable and should be supported.

Waste recycling plants to provide jobs

Agency procures waste recycling plants
Segun Awofadeji
26 June 2010
Bauchi — The Bauchi State Commission for Youth and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD) has procured three recycling plants for installation in each of the three Senatorial Districts in the state expected to generate over 5,000 jobs to the unemployed youths across the 20 Local Government areas in the state.

Case for privatisation in Yobe State, Nigeria

Abacha Makes Case for Privatisation
Bala Ajiya
17 June 2010
Damaturu — Privatisation of government-owned industries would encourage regular payment of revenue to government and consequently increase the internally generated revenue of Yobe State, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revenue Enhancement in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, has said.

National Union of Electricity Employees opposes privatisation of electricity

Northern Electricity Workers Decry Treatment of Consumers
20 June 2010
Electricity workers in the North have decried what they call the lopsided development of the power sector in the country at the expense of northern consumers.
They also spoke against the privatization of electricity in the country saying that the unit price would be too high for consumers when privatized.

Macquarie sponsors OECD reports on infrastructure

OECD published two major reports in 2006 and 2007. One "Infrastructure to 2030:Telecom, Land Transport, Water and Electricity" was a wideranging overview about the prospects for private investments in infrastructure sectors to 2030; the other ""Infrastructure to 2030: Mapping Policy for Electricity, Water and Transport" was a specific review of policy-making in relation to this. they can both be downloaded from:

Rurelec - Bolivia nationalises power station

Rurelec is a plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, a private power  and its business is all focussed on Bolivia and Argentina, but hoping to expand into Chile and Peru. Rurelec is a good example of a parasite on public finance and aid, using political leverage of the UK, the IFIs, and former right-wing local politicians.

Sharp price rises for water in privatised Oran, Algeria

De nouvelles factures plus détaillées: le prix de l'eau a-t-il augmenté ?

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