The Public Procurement Authority ( PPA) of Ghana and its Chief Executive Officer Mr. Agyenim Boateng Adjei have received international recognition at the just ended Public Sector Conference & Awards (APSCA) held in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday, 20th April, 2018. The PPA was awarded for its Outstanding Contribution to Public Procurement whiles its CEO was honored as part of the Top 50 African Public Sector Leaders along distinguished personalities like the President of Rwanda -HE Paul Kagame, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and the Hon. Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana.
The event which sought to honor excellence in Africa’s Public Sector Agencies brought together delegates from Ghana, Rwanda, Nigeria and South Africa in the maiden edition of this Continental awards.
Speaking on the theme: “Re-Inventing the Public Sector for Growth”, Mr. Akin Naphtal, Group CEO of Instinct Wave, organisers of the event indicated that, African citizens are now demanding real time services from Government Agencies and therefore there is the need for constant innovation in order to provide cutting edge service delivery to realize exponential growth and development.
Mr. AB Adjei in a panel discussion at the Conference reiterated the importance of infusing innovation in the management of the public sector. According to him, the Authority as a result of recent interventions introduced in the area of Due Diligence and Value for Money initiatives has been able to realize a whooping sum of over 200 Million Dollars as savings for the government of Ghana as part of its approval processes for Single Source and Restricted Tendering Applications submitted by Procurement Entities. “It is not right for any leader in the Public Sector to just throw their hands in the air and express frustrations when it faces challenges, leadership must be able to show the way proffer solutions to any institutional challenges” he said.
The PPA Delegation made up of its Board Chairman, Prof. Douglas Boateng and other Board Members and Management also took the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on its counterpart body -Rwandan Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) and shared experiences on e-Government Procurement and Procurement Audits that the two countries have been embarking on in recent times.
The PPA remains resolute to position the itself as a world class public procurement management institution and become a shining example for other procurement regulatory authorities in Africa and beyond.