PPA Engages Stakeholders In Volta Region On E-Procurement System

Source The Ghana Report

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA)  has engaged key stakeholders in the Volta Region to educate them on the Electronic Procurement System expected to be rolled out by the end of the year.

The e-Procurement System is to ensure transparency, fairness, and value for money in awarding contracts, especially to deserving persons.

During the launch of Ghana’s Electronic Procurement System known (GHANEPS) in 2019, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia noted that the e-Procurement System was part of his vision to transform the country digitally.

Speaking at the stakeholders meeting, the Deputy  Chief Executive Officer for the Public Procurement Authority, Mr. Kwame Prempeh, said, “the system aimed at digitalising all public procurement systems to enhance transparency and judicious use of public funds”.

He also added that “the system would help reduce the use of paper, increase efficiency in the public procurement process and allow more suppliers to participate because suppliers would have access to any tender that was published”.

Present at the stakeholders meeting also was the Volta Regional Minster, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, who showed gratitude to the management of the Public Procurement Authority for taking a keen interest in educating the stakeholders.

According to the Regional Minister, the e-Procurement policy forms a critical part of the government’s decision to digitally transform Ghana’s economy.

He was optimistic that the new system would help reduce the high rate of corruption within the public sector.

“A chunk of government revenue was used for procurement of goods, services, and works; thus if we are able to improve on the management of the procurement process, reducing human interface, we are bound to enjoy immense associated benefits as a nation.”

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