Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Thursday (March 17, 2017) showed up unannounced at the public procurement authority.
According to Dr. Bawumia his visit was borne out of government’s desire to chart a new course and solve the challenges facing the Authority.
“If you look at corruption in the sector, I say probably 95 per cent plus of it is from procurement, and so we are trying to give the public procurement authority as much as we can to execute its mandate. The Chief Executive has basically made it clear that he wants to chart a new course which is what we want to support”.
He reiterated that the NPP administration will ensure due diligence and value for money in every procurement.
“For every procurement, there is going to be due diligence and value for money. This is new and a new team is going to be set up here to do this.
Dr. Bawumiah also hinted of governments plans to run the activities of the authority through the use technology so as to ensure transparency in the procurement process.
The procurement authority say, it is putting measures in place to ensure that every procurement will have its identification number which can be easily tracked.
This the authority believes will breed some transparency in procurement.
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The NPP administration has appointed Adwoa Sarfo as the Minister of state in charge of public procurement.
She is the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, and Deputy Majority Leader.
Adwoa Sarfo is a lawyer with specialization in Procurement Law.