Youth Group honors PPCC Boss as Influential Woman of the Year

Executive Director Peggy Varfley Meres, head of Secretariat of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), was on Sunday, February 17, 2013 honored as Influential Woman of the Year. The honor was bestowed upon her by a youth group, Youth United for Development, Inc., based in the Samuel K. Doe Community on the Bushrod Island.  

The group said the honor was in appreciation of Madam Meres’ immense contributions to the social economic development of Liberia. The group challenged Mrs. Meres to continue pushing the agenda of Liberia by ensuring that all procurement activities undertaken by government are consistent with the Restated and Amended Public Procurement and Concessions Act of 2010.

Receiving the award on behalf of Madam Meres, PPCC Director of Communications, Mr. Nathan N. Bengu, thanked the group for the recognition and assured them of the Commission’s preparedness to ensure a successful implementation of the procurement reform agenda of Liberia.  Mr. Bengu challenged the group to resist corruption, irrespective of where it comes and report all procurement violations to the Commission.

The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) was established by an Act of the National Legislature to regulate the activities of all forms of public procurement and concessions in the Republic of Liberia. The Commission is a major component of the public financial management reform agenda in Liberia and has contributed significantly to Liberia moving up to the third place on the Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Index.