As part of efforts to ensure greater transparency, accountability and value for money in public procurement, the Public Procurement is expected to begin tracking the implementation of all contracts approved, according to Board Chairman Prof Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi.

He argues that in spite of the contracts approved by the board, the board does not have the monitoring mechanism to trail whether the approval given is properly being executed on the field.

In an interview with JoyNews, Prof Ameyaw Akumfi revealed that the board is pushing for the establishment of an ad-hoc committee to begin the monitory processes for contract approval.

“The entities have monitoring unit but PPA does not have a monitoring mechanism which will indicate to it that look, this thing you approved was done properly. It may not be permanent. It’s going to be an ad-hoc committee with consultants because we don’t have the capacity but we are going to make sure that whatever we approve is properly done on the field and not rely only on the entity,” he said.

This he believes will strengthen and improve the image of the procurement profession in the country.

He noted that the board is “going to sit down with the finance minister”.

“If we want to do our work well, I think this approach is very important. This recommendation has been seriously confirmed by the board and we are going to further deliberate on it to look at the finance strategy,” he added

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