Accra, 28th September, 2021- Ken Ofori-Atta has urged the newly constituted Governing Board of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) to be innovative and also ensure sustained use of the Ghana Electronic Procurement System for greater transparency, accountability and value for money in public procurement.
This was contained in a speech read on his behalf by a Deputy Minister for Finance, Hon. Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah, who also inaugurated the Board. He advised them to work assiduously to improve the image of the procurement profession in Ghana.
The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) was established by the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and its subsequent amendment in 2016 through the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914).
The PPA’s mandate is to among other things, make proposals for the formulation of policies on procurement; ensure policy implementation and human resource development for public procurement; monitor and supervise public procurement and ensure compliance with statutory requirements; and establish and implement an information management system relating to public procurement.
The Board has Prof. Christopher Ameyaw Ekumfi as its Chairman, the members are Mr. Frank Mante, Hon Diana Asonaba Dapaah, Mr. Hayford Amoh, Madam Ernestina Swatson Eshun, Dr Alhassan Iddrisu, Mr. Samuel Richard Nee Baidoo, Mr. Isaac Kofi Amoah and Madam Patricia Safo. END