EVALUATING INNOVATIVE ANTI CORRUPTION POLICIES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN UGANDA.
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has patterned with a team of researchers from the University of Stockholm to undertake a research on Evaluating Innovative Anti corruption policies in Public Procurement in Uganda.
This follows a number of interventions that PPDA has undertaken to strengthen the Public Procurement and disposal system in order to achieve value for money.
Public procurement is a key pillar of the public financial management system.
The country’s budget and plans are translated into actual services to our people through the public procurement system. It is also the link between the public sector and the private sector as it is the medium through which the private sector does business with Government.
Public procurement therefore involves large sums of money and as our budget grows with the priorities of Government remaining infrastructure development, the proportion of the budget earmarked for public procurement remains significant and therefore calls for strict regulation.
While Addressing the team of researchers from Stockholm University and PPDA technical staff in Kampala recently, Mr. Bradford Ochieng; the Director Corporate Services at PPDA noted that PPDA is committed to building and promoting good governance in public procurement, in particular by identifying the risky stages and plugging the gaps at those stages, ensuring competition and transparency without compromising on the need for efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of public services.