Xai-Xai IDP – IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK
Evaluation of existing concessions and reporting to the authorities (Table 21
Elaboration of criteria for issuing concessions and tender procedures for the calling of bids for concessions (1.6, Table 1; 2.6 and 2.7, Table 2); and
Marking of sites according to new layout for Praia Velha as a pilot project (2.4, Table 2).
If the above tasks are carried out competently, the authorities may then adopt the proposed framework and Terms of Reference of the Agency, and set it up as a separate business entity to act on their behalf as envisaged.
The Agency could operate in one, or a combination of three ways:
As a wholly-owned and controlled organ of local government, set up as a separate business entity under the mayor's office with no permanent staff, but making use of consultants such as SUIMO on a contract basis to do the actual work.
As a private entity, contracted to local government as a service provider. For this option, tenders would probably have to be called once the "Provisional Agency" (SUIMO) has completed the Terms of Reference for such an Agency and these have been approved by the authorities.
A Joint Venture (JV) between the private sector and local authorities, with shared risk and control.
The final decision is up to the relevant authorities, but we propose the third option for the following reasons:
It would probably be the most flexible mechanism, ensuring at the same time optimum access to both private and public resources and capacity, and appropriate levels of control and public accountability.
It should combine public sector responsibility and executive power with private sector efficiency and capacity to arrange funding and manage implementation of development in the best interests of the region and its people (see Figure 3 that follows).