PPCC Capacitates Ministries of Finance & Justice


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The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) has donated twenty one(21) laptop computers to the Accounting Services Unit (ASU) of Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Department of Economic Affairs of Ministry of Justice.

 

The donation was made possible through the funding assistance provided by the United Nations Development Program(UNDP). The computers were donated for the specific use of the compliance staffs of the Accounting Services Unit(ASU) of Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and legal officers within the Department of Economic Affairs of Ministry of Justice(MoJ).  17 of those laptops were donated to the ASU while four were delivered to the Ministry of Justice.A local area network (LAN) was also installed at the ASU while four (4) USB Internet modems (with one-year subscription) was donated to MoJ to facilitate the procurement contract review processes and provide technicians access to the IFMIS system and PPCC eProcurement portal.

 

Justice Minister Cllr. Federick Cherue received the laptops on behalf of the Ministry of Justice, while Hon. Aliu Nyei, Assistant Minister for Expenditure at the MFDP took delivery of the laptop computers on behalf of his Ministry. The donation is part of PPCC efforts to better equip staffs of the two ministries to review and analyze procurement contracts and related documents, so as to ensure efficiency, transparency and value for money in the disbursement of public resources.

 

Minister Cherue expressed appreciation to PPCC and UNDP for the provision of the laptop computers, which he said would enhance the work of the ministry’s legal team within the Department of Economic Affairs. Minister Cherue sounded optimistic about the ministry’s resolve to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the contract review process as a result of the donation.

 

Speaking earlier when 17 laptop computers were donated to the Accounting Services Unit of Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Assistant Minister for Expenditure, Hon. Aliu Nyei accentuated that the donated computers will greatly enhance payment processes at the Ministry. He admonished his staffs to use the computers to facilitate their work.

 

The ceremony was witnessed by high level officials from UNDP including the Deputy Country Director for Programs, Cleophas Torori. Mr. Torori expressed excitement about the initiative and pledged his institution’s continued partnership with PPCC.

 

It can be recalled that in 2016, PPCC sought partnership with UNDP to strengthen the capacities of key government entities like the Accounting Services Unit (ASU) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), and the Department of Economic Affairs of Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The partnership was intended to enhance collaboration with the ultimate objective of increasing efficiency in the payment processes and the review of procurement contracts. PPCC finds these gate-keeping roles very crucial to ensuring compliance to the procurement legal regime and ensuring that transparency is upheld and that the country gets value for money in all procurement undertakings.