Chief Executive of the Public Procurement Authority, Dr. A.B Adjei has been honoured at the Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) 2018 held in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Authority was honoured for its outstanding contribution to public procurement in Africa and Dr. A.B Adjei received a special award which recognised him as one of the top 50 Africa public sector leaders.
Prior to the awards session, Dr. A.B Adjei participated in a panel discussion with other African public-sector leaders on the theme “Re-inventing the Public Sector for growth at a conference held earlier in the day.”
Dr. A.B Adjei 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 realise 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 conference and awards brought together leaders in the public and private sector with opportunities to build and share partnerships, share insights on strategies, policies and best practices that will drive efficient and smarter public-sector delivery in Africa.
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). Together, they shared experiences on e-Government Procurement and Procurement Audits that both countries have embarked on in recent times.
Commenting on the award, Dr A.B Adjei said he was humbled as a recipient and that the PPA is more poised than ever to protect and safeguard the public purse which is in line with the President’s vision for Ghana.