PPDA is a regulatory body, responsible for regulating Public Procurement and disposal in Public entities which include the Local Governments, the Central Governments, Statutory bodies, all state enterprises, commissions and boards.
PPDA annually holds procurement barazas across the country as a forum where the different stakeholders discuss the performance of the district in terms of work plan performance, implementation of the manifestos (political leaders) and implementation of projects in the district and get feedback from the public and other stakeholders on the level of service delivery in the district.
The objectives of conducting the procurement Baraza:
While addressing the media, local leaders, civil society groups, providers, procurement practioners, religious leaders and the general public, the PPDA Director in charge of Capacity Building and advisory services Mr. Moses Ojambo who represented the Ag. Executive Director, urged all stakeholders to be vigilant and proactive in order to achieve transparency and accountability in public procurement.
He thanked the local leaders in the region for their increased commitment to improving service delivery in the Bugisu Sub region.
Public procurement is a central instrument to ensure an efficient management of public resources. Public procurement often involves large sums of money, especially in the large infrastructure contracts that are targeted as a lucrative target by corrupt agents. Therefore, there is a strong need to promote good governance in public procurement, in particular by identifying the risks, ensuring competition and transparency without compromising on the need for efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of public services.
The participants thanked PPDA for giving them a chance to interact and express their views about procurement in their local areas.