“We’re going to work with the legislation and all of the shortcuts in procurement will probably be executed away with to help the President and his authorities in making certain that the general public purse is certainly protected,” Prof Ameyaw-Ekumfi mentioned.
He gave this assurance on the swearing-in ceremony of the nine-member board in Accra on MondaySeptember 27, 2021.
Different members of the Board are Diana Asonaba Dapaah, a Deputy Minister of Justice, Frank Mantey, Hayford Amoh, Ernestina Swatson Eshun, Dr Alhassan Iddrisu, Samuel Richard New Baidoo, Isaac Kofi Amoah and Patricia Sarfo.
Based on Prof Ameyaw-Ekumfi, a former Schooling Minister within the erstwhile John Agyekum Kufuor-led authorities, problems with procurement stay delicate to the Ghanaian therefore the necessity to deal with identical with diligence to present the citizenry worth for cash.
The Auditor-Common stories through the years, he noticed, have been replete with procurement breaches inflicting the state hundreds of cedis; a pattern he mentioned the Board he chairs could be working to eradicate.
A Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr John Kumah, swearing within the Board mentioned it performs an important and pivotal position within the software of the general public monetary administration regime and the members should try to dwell as much as that expectation.
“You’ve got an unlimited activity not solely in making certain that the Authority efficiently achieves its mandate but additionally work to enhance its picture and the procurement career in our nation,” Dr Kumah, MP, Ejisu charged.
The federal government, he mentioned, expects the Prof Ameyaw-Ekumfi chaired Board to “be one which repeatedly strives for innovation and sustainability within the conduct of procurement by way of digital methods to make sure better transparency, accountability and worth for cash”.