Is Ghana’s Public Procurement System Hurting or Saving the Public Purse?
22 April 2022
Is Ghana’s Public Procurement System Hurting or Saving the Public Purse? Is Ghana’s Public Procurement System Hurting or Saving the Public Purse? Tang Palace Hotel Wednesday, 20th April 2022 Outline Context Procurement Irregularities of Ministries, Departments & Agencies, and Public Boards, Corporations and Other Statutory Institutions Purpose of the Project Methodology Method of Procure. [...] Institutional Core Influence Dynamics Composition of the Entity Tender Committee Head of Procurement (Secretary of ETC) Head of Finance Attorney General's Office Minister/Head of Entity 3 Heads(departmental (Chair of ETC) heads) Chief Director Two members of Professional Groups Fishbone Analysis of Key Drivers of Procurement Irregularities in Ghana Lack of Weak Internal Enforcement Audit System of. [...] The weak oversight of the PPA and lack of political will to fully enforce the sanctions regime in the Public Procurement Authority Act 2016 (Act 914) is the major driver of the increased procurement irregularities among public institutions. [...] Recommendations The PPA must ensure effective use of the GHANEPS platform to enhance the oversight function of the PPA. [...] The PPA must collaborate with the Office of the Chief Justice to establish the Financial Administration Court.