Ankole region Leaders Taught Best Procurement Practices
The Public Procurement and Disposal Tribunal workshop for south western Region which happened today in Mbarara under the theme, ‘the role of the tribunal in administrative review process in Public procurement’ has urged leaders to streamline procurement processes.
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act 1 of 2003 set up the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) as the principal regulatory body for public procurement and disposal of public assets in Uganda.
The Act set up the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority to:
Ensure the application of fair, Competitive, transparent, non-discriminatory, and value for money procurement and disposal standards and practices; harmonize the procurement and disposal policy systems and practices of Central Government, Local Governments and Statutory bodies.
Others are to set standards for the public procurement and disposal systems in Uganda, monitor compliance of procuring and disposing entities, and build procurement and disposal capacity in Uganda
The workshop at Lakeview Hotel in Mbarara town was facilitated by olive zaale otete, the chairperson national Public Procurement and Disposal Tribunal chairperson. The workshop was also attended by LCV chairpersons, chief administrative officers and Resident district commissioners among others from the 10 districts of Ankole region.
Speaking to journalists, Olivie zaale explained some the challenges faced by the tribunal especially in the procurement office western Uganda, as she explains.