Mr. Philip Lartey

Director, PPP

Core Functions

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) directorate was established in May 2015 in line with the directive from the Office of the Head of Civil Service which mandated all Ministries, Agencies and Departments to establish PPP units within their establishment. The Directorate oversees the implementation of PPP and other specific strategic projects in the road sector.

The key functions performed by the Directorate are:

  1. Work in collaboration with the road agencies to Identify and develop a portfolio of potential PPP projects;
  2. Review Project Concept Notes and facilitate the registration of projects by the Public Investment Division (PID) unit of Ministry of Finance;
  • Assist the Road Agencies to procure Transaction Advisors and other external consultants to develop the pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to ascertain the viability of registered projects;
  • Review the outputs from all external consultants and facilitate submissions to the Public Investment Division unit of Ministry of Finance for approval;
  • Review procurement documentation for approval by the relevant authorities;
  • Assist in the procurement of bidders and evaluation of proposals to select a suitable sponsor;
  • Lead in negotiations with the preferred bidder to reach final contract close and project commencement; and Monitor the progress of the project through the construction, maintenance and operation period.
  • Provide policy direction and high-level technical backstopping for all PPP projects

Full Profile

Ing. Philip Lartey is a Civil Engineer with a professional career spanning over thirty (30) years, beginning with the Department of Urban Roads in 1988.  From 1989 to 1995, his experience focused on core engineering activities in traffic engineering, design and supervision of road and drainage projects.  In 1991 he was attached to M/s Twum Boafo & Partners a local consultancy firm to assist in the design of roads projects and preparation of bidding documents for the World Bank supported Priority Works Project (PWP). A unique feature of this project was the estimation of labour input for each sub-project that was used as part of the evaluation criteria for selecting contractors.

Between 1991–1994, he worked as the Employer’s Engineer on the Supervisory Consultant’s team responsible for managing the implementation of the PWP subprojects.   His key tasks included participating in the procurement of Consultants and Contractors, production of progress reports, collating and analysing the man – month trends of over 230 sub-projects using a project management tracking system.

From 1994–1995 he was designated as the Counterpart Engineer to a Contract Management Specialist (CMS) where he was responsible for the collection of contract data which was used in the assessment and negotiations of claims from specific foreign contractors.  The recommendations arising from the assessment reduced Government’s liability on the projects and also ensured that Value for Money was attained.  He also assisted the CMS in the production of four (4) project management manuals on contract administration, reporting and supervision.  These manuals have since been used to train new Engineers in the Department.

Between January 1995 and July 2000 he was appointed as the Project Manager on the World Bank supported $75M Urban Transport Project (UTP) and the final year of the Urban II Project.  He led an 11-man Project Management Unit Team (PMU) made up of Engineers, Administrators and Accountants.  The PMU managed the engineering, procurement and reporting functions. OPEC, NORDIC FUND and KFW were the other co-financiers on the projects.  About 125 projects were undertaken under UTP.

Between July 2000 and May 2015 He was appointed as the Deputy Director in charge of Finance and Administration responsible for the general management of financial, administrative and procurement issues of DUR with about 500 employees. He also maintained high level strategic institutional contracts with all stakeholders in the urban road sector to support and enhance DUR operations.

In May 2015 he was transferred to the Ministry of Roads and Highways as the Deputy Director in the newly established PPP Directorate.  In May 2017 he was promoted as the Director, his key tasks include;

  • Provide oversight responsibility, policy direction, and technical backstopping in the development of PPP activities in the Ministry and its road agencies.
  • Ensuring optimal Value-for-Money (VFM) solutions for PPP projects in the sector.
  • Head of Project development Teams for the review of the deliverables of the Transaction Advisors.
  • Direct participation in the development of programmes, strategic plans and budgets for external funding of PPP projects
  • Co-ordinating the quarterly and annual reporting functions of the Directorate.

Ing. Philip Lartey has BSc Civil qualification from (KNUST) in addition to an MBA from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.  He is a strategic planner and an excellent team worker with great abilities for individual work.  He is a senior member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GHIE) No. 05702.  He is married with 3 children.

List of Projects

The current projects in the development phase include

  1. Accra – Tema Motorway PPP Project and associated links
  2. Accra – Takoradi PPP Projects
  3. Accra – Kumasi Expressway Project
  4. Tema Arterial Roads Project

Directorate Functions
Core Functions

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) directorate was established in May 2015 in line with the directive from the Office of the Head of Civil Service which mandated all Ministries, Agencies and Departments to establish PPP units within their establishment. The Directorate oversees the implementation of PPP and other specific strategic projects in the road sector.

The key functions performed by the Directorate are:

  1. Work in collaboration with the road agencies to Identify and develop a portfolio of potential PPP projects;
  2. Review Project Concept Notes and facilitate the registration of projects by the Public Investment Division (PID) unit of Ministry of Finance;
  • Assist the Road Agencies to procure Transaction Advisors and other external consultants to develop the pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to ascertain the viability of registered projects;
  • Review the outputs from all external consultants and facilitate submissions to the Public Investment Division unit of Ministry of Finance for approval;
  • Review procurement documentation for approval by the relevant authorities;
  • Assist in the procurement of bidders and evaluation of proposals to select a suitable sponsor;
  • Lead in negotiations with the preferred bidder to reach final contract close and project commencement; and Monitor the progress of the project through the construction, maintenance and operation period.
  • Provide policy direction and high-level technical backstopping for all PPP projects

Director's Profile
Full Profile

Ing. Philip Lartey is a Civil Engineer with a professional career spanning over thirty (30) years, beginning with the Department of Urban Roads in 1988.  From 1989 to 1995, his experience focused on core engineering activities in traffic engineering, design and supervision of road and drainage projects.  In 1991 he was attached to M/s Twum Boafo & Partners a local consultancy firm to assist in the design of roads projects and preparation of bidding documents for the World Bank supported Priority Works Project (PWP). A unique feature of this project was the estimation of labour input for each sub-project that was used as part of the evaluation criteria for selecting contractors.

Between 1991–1994, he worked as the Employer’s Engineer on the Supervisory Consultant’s team responsible for managing the implementation of the PWP subprojects.   His key tasks included participating in the procurement of Consultants and Contractors, production of progress reports, collating and analysing the man – month trends of over 230 sub-projects using a project management tracking system.

From 1994–1995 he was designated as the Counterpart Engineer to a Contract Management Specialist (CMS) where he was responsible for the collection of contract data which was used in the assessment and negotiations of claims from specific foreign contractors.  The recommendations arising from the assessment reduced Government’s liability on the projects and also ensured that Value for Money was attained.  He also assisted the CMS in the production of four (4) project management manuals on contract administration, reporting and supervision.  These manuals have since been used to train new Engineers in the Department.

Between January 1995 and July 2000 he was appointed as the Project Manager on the World Bank supported $75M Urban Transport Project (UTP) and the final year of the Urban II Project.  He led an 11-man Project Management Unit Team (PMU) made up of Engineers, Administrators and Accountants.  The PMU managed the engineering, procurement and reporting functions. OPEC, NORDIC FUND and KFW were the other co-financiers on the projects.  About 125 projects were undertaken under UTP.

Between July 2000 and May 2015 He was appointed as the Deputy Director in charge of Finance and Administration responsible for the general management of financial, administrative and procurement issues of DUR with about 500 employees. He also maintained high level strategic institutional contracts with all stakeholders in the urban road sector to support and enhance DUR operations.

In May 2015 he was transferred to the Ministry of Roads and Highways as the Deputy Director in the newly established PPP Directorate.  In May 2017 he was promoted as the Director, his key tasks include;

  • Provide oversight responsibility, policy direction, and technical backstopping in the development of PPP activities in the Ministry and its road agencies.
  • Ensuring optimal Value-for-Money (VFM) solutions for PPP projects in the sector.
  • Head of Project development Teams for the review of the deliverables of the Transaction Advisors.
  • Direct participation in the development of programmes, strategic plans and budgets for external funding of PPP projects
  • Co-ordinating the quarterly and annual reporting functions of the Directorate.

Ing. Philip Lartey has BSc Civil qualification from (KNUST) in addition to an MBA from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.  He is a strategic planner and an excellent team worker with great abilities for individual work.  He is a senior member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GHIE) No. 05702.  He is married with 3 children.

List of Projects
List of Projects

The current projects in the development phase include

  1. Accra – Tema Motorway PPP Project and associated links
  2. Accra – Takoradi PPP Projects
  3. Accra – Kumasi Expressway Project
  4. Tema Arterial Roads Project