Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, Dr. A.B Adjei has reiterated the importance of infusing innovation in the management of the public sector.
The CEO who was speaking during a panel discussion with other leaders at the 2018 Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 20, said innovation and the use of new technologies is crucial to the development of the sector.
According to Dr. Adjei, the Authority as a result of recent interventions introduced in the area of due diligence and value for money initiatives have been able to realize over 200 million dollars as savings for the Government of Ghana.
He stated that this was part of the Authority’s approval processes for Single Source and Restricted Tendering Applications submitted by procurement entities.
“It is not right for any leader in the public sector to just throw their hands in the air and express frustrations when it faces challenges, leadership must be able to show the way, and proffer solutions to any institutional challenges” he noted.
Dr. A.B Adjei received two prestigious Awards at the 2018 Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards ceremony, one recognising him as one of the Top 50 Africa Public Sector Leaders.
He received the award among other distinguished personalities like the President of Rwanda -HE Paul Kagame, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana as well as the C.E.O of Electricity Company of Ghana.
The Public Procurement Authority was also honoured for its outstanding contribution to Public Procurement in Africa.
Commenting on the award, Dr A.B Adjei said he was humbled with the recognition and state that his outfit is more poised to protect and safeguard the public purse which is in line with the president’s vision for Ghana.
“PPA remains resolute to position itself as a world class Public Procurement Management Institution to become a shining example for other Procurement Regulatory Authorities in Africa and beyond,” Dr. Adjei said.
The conference and awards brought together the leaders in the public and private sectors to build and share partnerships, share insights on strategies, policies and best practices that will drive efficient and smarter public sector delivery in Africa.
The PPA delegation made up of its Board Chairman, Prof. Douglas Boateng and other board members and management also took the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on its counterpart body – Rwandan Public Procurement Authority (RPPA).
The delegation shared experiences on e-government procurement and procurement audits that the two countries have been embarking on in recent times.
This year’s event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme ‘Re-inventing the Public Sector for Growth’.
By 3news.com| Ghana