AirtelTigo wins big at first Procurement and Supply Chain Awards

AirtelTigo, the second-largest telecommunications company in the country, won four awards at the first Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards 2018.

The ceremony, held at the weekend in Accra, was well-attended by the elite in Procurement.  AirtelTigo scooped the Best Procurement Transformation Award, whereby it was recognised for successfully consolidating its procurement strategies to ensure that the supply chain processes are streamlined and cost-effective through its ongoing integration process.

The other awards included Procurement and Supply Chain Team of the Year (bronze category) and a recognition of the company’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, Evelyn Sam, as Personality of the Year. Mrs. Sam was also named among the top-20 procurement leaders in Ghana.

The Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards is an initiative of Instinct Waves in partnership with the Public Procurement Authority and Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Under the theme ‘Promoting Procurement Excellence in Ghana’, the award ceremony was aimed at rewarding exceptional procurement talent, teams and organisations which have demonstrated excellence in best practices and innovation in the supply chain sector.

Mrs. Sam expressed gratitude to organisers for the recognition, and added that: “This is a validation of teamwork, hard work and new operational structures we have implemented through the AirtelTigo merger process to create effective and efficient business practices across our entire supply chain. This has resulted in a lean and agile business geared for long-term sustainable growth”.

The Minister of State in-charge of Public Procurement, Ms. Sarah Adwoa Safo who was the guest speaker at the ceremony, also received the Sustainable Procurement Transformation Award. The event was attended by procurement professionals in both public and private practice.