PPCC Engages Media/ Civil Society Groups to Strengthen Collaboration

Photo Credit: PPCC's Communication Division

The iCampus Facility located at Upper Carey Street in Central Monrovia, became the scene of attractions, on November 3, 2020, when a team of facilitators from the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), engaged scores of Liberian journalists and civil society actors, in a one-day interactive working session aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences on the implementation of the Public Procurement reform program and its accompanying pieces of legislations. PPCC’s Executive Director, Atty. Jargbe Roseline Nagbe Kowo and key development partners attended the session and delivered statements and remarks. In a highly motivated and spirited speech, Executive Director Kowo called for concerted effort and support from development partners, media and civil society groups for the full actualization of PPCC’s mandate. She accentuated that unless public procurement is placed on the priority list of partners, compliance to Liberia’s public procurement law will be a very difficult objective to achieve. Madam Kowo thanked the partners for their continued support to the work of PPCC. Like Executive Director Kowo, the partners, including the Country Representative of UNDP, Dr. Pa- Lamin Beyei, Madam Alyson Grunder of the United States Embassy, and Mr. Johane Romare , Head of Development Cooperation of the Swedish Embassy, challenged the PPCC to see the media and civil society groups as key partners to the public procurement implementation efforts. They pledged their unflinching commitments to the work of PPCC. The workshop is a joint effort of PPCC and Open Government Partnership Secretariat, intended to strengthen knowledge of journalists to understand and report on matters related to public procurement, forge partnership with the media to aid with the information dissemination mechanism of PPCC, narrow the existing knowledge gabs in public procurement, and ensure compliance to the PPCA to enhance national development. It was held on the theme: Collaborating with the Media and Civil Society Groups to Strengthen Public Procurement Information Conveyance for National Development.