CIPS-Ghana congratulates new procurement boss

April 20, 2017
Source: Patrick PAINTSIL/thebftonline.com/Ghana
CIPS-Ghana congratulates new procurement boss

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Ghana (CIPS), has commended Mr. Agyenim Boateng Agyei, on his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

“CIPS Ghana and the entire procurement chain fraternity remain confident that your appointment will engineer the role of procurement in Ghana’s industrialisation agenda,” a statement copied to the B&FT read.

Agyenim Boateng Adjei, who prior to his appointment, was the Managing Consultant of ABM Consult, a Procurement and Supply Chain Management Consultancy, is a seasoned procurement specialist who holds vast experience in the practice and was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority of Ghana.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Adjei was able to pioneer the affairs of the Public Procurement Authority to attain international recognition among donors and international financial institutions.

The appointment of Mr. Agyenim Boateng Adjei answers the institute’s call to government to engage qualified and competent procurement professionals into such positions to drive the realisation of its plausible initiatives, specifically the “One District, One Factory”.

The new procurement boss showed signs of his competence at a recently held press briefing to unveil a new outlook of the PPA when he said his outfit will “ensure the judicious, economic and efficient use of state resources and ensure value for money on every cedi spent.”

He said the case for protecting the public purse by the PPA is more pronounced in the light of empirical statistics which provides that close to 60 per cent of government revenue, besides personnel emoluments is spent through the procurement of goods, works and services representing between 15 per cent to 25 per cent  of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

He also said the authority will cultivate close collaboration with the private sector and industry players through the promotion of greater competition and transparency in public procurement processes with the introduction of e-Government Procurement (e-GP) and Open Contracting.