Perceptions of stakeholders involved in a public-private partnership arrangement: A case study of solid waste management in the City of Windhoek, Namibia.
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Public-Private Partnerships have become an important instrument in sub-national government’s development assistance because; it adds a new variant to cooperation between governments and the economy of their countries. It concerns the establishment of purposeful joint business ventures at programme level, which aims at providing a more efficient and effective service delivery. Furthermore, it aims to ensure that the approach being use is pro poor. In this regard the capital city of Namibia, the City of Windhoek, has embarked on such a public private partnership arrangement to enhance the living conditions of the residents within the city. In this regard the ward contractor project was launched and implemented. The main purpose of the project is to create a clean and healthy environment, to create an entrepreneurial spirit amongst small scale independent providers and to ensure that the most vulnerable groups within the Namibian society, especially women, benefit from this arrangement. The purpose of the research project study was to determine the perceptions of the stakeholders involved in the solid waste management public-private partnership arrangement in the City of Windhoek to ensure that the specific project lives up to its goals and objectives. Through the research conducted, knowledge has been generated that will be of benefit to decision makers, and scholars interested in public-private partnership arrangements within the Namibian, regional and global context. The article concludes by looking at the way forward for future improvement of the project.