The Public Procurement Concessions Commission (PPCC) in Liberia has pledged “unflinching commitment” to efficiency and effectiveness in public procurement.
PPCC chief executive James Dorbor Jallah said he would work with county authorities in the West African country to narrow the procurement capacity gaps at county level.
Speaking during procurement workshops held in three regions across Liberia, Jallah said the commission would set up a procurement clinic dedicated to addressing the concerns of procuring entities. It would help ensure greater efficiency and effectiveness, as well as value for money in the conduct of public procurement, Jallah said.
The workshops in Gbarnga, Zwedru and Tubmanburg are part of efforts by the commission to prevent corruption in public procurement by strengthening the procurement capacity of county authorities. A total of 152 participants attended, including county superintendents and their deputies, chairpersons of the Project Management Committee, procurement officers, county development officers, two representatives each from community colleges, hospitals, municipalities, and training institutions.