Business News of Friday, 9 November 2018
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) Mr. A. B. Adjei, has been elected as an Executive Member of the African Public Procurement Network.
He is to represent the West African Block on the Executive Committee to promote best practices in the area of Electronic and Sustainable Public Procurement, as well as the mainstreaming of Public Private Partnerships as a business model to promote our development agenda.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Friday, said his election took place at the capital city of Togo, Lome, where public procurement experts and practitioners from 45 nations in Africa, and representatives from development agencies such as the World Bank, Africa Development Bank and others, were gathered for the creation of the much awaited Network of African Experts and Practitioners.
The Meeting of African Network of Experts and Practitioners in Public Procurement sought to become a source of proposals and lobby to mobilise stakeholders, promote information exchange, share experiences and start the second generation of public procurement reforms focused on the sustainable development.
The meeting, which was a follow-up to the Johannesburg Accord, made in April, 2017, also sought to encourage the harmonisation and effective implementation of methodologies of public procurement practises across the continent ‘for possible adaption of our country/regional public procurement systems by our development partners ’.