HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c234W
Sir Alastair Goodlad

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution her Department has made to privatisation projects in Africa. [35728]

Clare Short

Our policy is to help African governments create a suitable environment for increased investment, public and private. Privatisation, with appropriate incentives and regulation, can help. We have specifically provided support for the privatisation process in several, including £1,350,100 for Assistance to the Divestiture Implementation Committee in Ghana, £410,000 for the Dairiboard and £115,000 for other Agricultural Parastatals in Zimbabwe and a commitment of £3 million over 3 years for the Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission in Tanzania.

We are also currently looking at providing support for privatisation in other countries, including Uganda.