PPCC Strengthens Capacity of Public Officials to Ensure Compliance

Attorney Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo
Attorney Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo
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The chief executive officer of the premier regulator of public procurement and concessions awards in Liberia, Atty. Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo, says she will continue to foster collaboration with partners and relevant stakeholders to address the existing capacity gabs in public procurement. Such collaboration, she accentuated, will strengthen the PPCC to ensure full implementation of the Public Procurement and Concessions Act (PPCA), through the conduct of capacity building activities nationwide to ensure compliance to the provisions of the procurement laws of Liberia. Atty. Kowo made the assertions on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Monrovia City Hall, when she delivered a statement at the start of a six-day procurement compliance workshop, intended to convey the importance of adherence to the PPCA by public officials and procuring entities. The workshop officially ends on June 4, 2019. The PPCA made it imperative that public officials and procurement practitioners be knowledgeable in public procurement to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountable utilization of public funds in the delivery of social services and execution of development projects. Also, the Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, assured that the UNDP will continue to collaborate and partner with PPCC in ensuring the full implementation of the PPCA. He named the procurement professionalization program launched in 2015 and the procurement capacity strengthening workshops held for procurement technicians and appointed officials, as some of the key interventions made by UNDP to actualize greater efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and value for money in public procurement. Dr. Beyai promised to remain engaged with PPCC in the implementation of its mandates. The category of officials attending the workshop include heads of procurement committees of ministries, agencies & autonomous commissions, state owned enterprises, assistant ministers for administration and procurement directors. The UNDP office in Liberia is funding the workshop and is being held on the theme: “Collaborating to Ensure PPCA Compliance to Enhance National Development.”