Basheka Wants Gov’t to Address Procurement Hurdles


recipe geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>He made the remarks while facilitating at the launch of Public Procurement and Contract Management Training programme at Hotel Africana that was held from 26th to 27th February 2014.

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Basheka, who was a lead facilitator at the 2- day training, noted that Uganda is in dire need of a well functioning public procurement system that will ensure transparency, efficiency as well as guarantee fair and equal treatment in competitive bidding for supply of goods and services.

“A non functioning Public Procurement system has a direct impact on all systems in all sectors. All the shortcomings in the procurement system must be dealt with to avoid unnecessary losses,” Basheka pointed out.

He also urged all stakeholders to acquire high level skills and competencies to manage the procurement system. “Excellent communication and negotiation skills, ethical standards, technical knowledge of products being procured, costing and value analysis skills are some of the skills that must be acquired in order to have a well managed procurement system,” he observed.

Basheka further stressed that a public procurement system must be transparent, accountable, competitive, non-discriminatory as well as offer value for money to all players.

The training was attended by Members of Parliament, Permanent Secretaries, Chief Administrative Officers, senior government officers, accounting officers, procurement officers among other stakeholders. The training was organized by Ministry of Public Service.


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