July 27, 2017
The Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement and Member of Parliament for the Dome/Kwabenya constituency in the Greater Accra region, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has disclosed that 30% of all Government contracts or projects shall be awarded to Persons with Disability (PWDs), women and those in youth employment activities.

This, according to her falls within government`s policy where 70% of all contracts and projects shall be awarded to local contractors as part of efforts to strengthen their capacities.

“It is a policy the government under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is committed to implement. And very soon, my office [Ministry of Public Procurement] will come out with how it is going to be done,” she stated.

The deputy Majority leader in Parliament disclosed this when she paid a working visit to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA). She urged management to re-align their operations to fit into the government’s public procurement policy.

The visit forms part of the Ministers scheduled activities to public or state owned institutions or companies that are heavily involved in procurement activities.

She hinted of her ministry’s efforts to harmonize the two existing laws (Public Procurement Act, (Act 663) and Public Procurement (Amended) Act (Act 914) that governs Public Procurement in the country.

Christian Kpesese/ ghanamps.com