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Health ministry personnel trained on public procurement

Jun 24, 2016, 10:51 AM | Article By: Nyockeh and Yai Dibba

The Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA), through an EU funded project, recently concluded a two-day training for 25 staff of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare at the National Malaria Control Programme conference room.

Speaking at the end of the training, Lamin K Barrow of GPPA who was also a senior trainer, said the forum was organised following a request by the Ministry of Health on the need to build the capacity of their staff on the amended GPPA Act.

Barrow said the ministry’s show of interest in procurement is “a step in the right direction”.At the end of the two days, he said the GPPA is expecting to see a great improvement in the procurement process of the ministry.

Ajarata Samba, procurement clerk at the Ministry of Health, expressed delight for participating in such a forum to have a better understanding of the new law of GPPA.

Olivir Barnouin, team leader in the implementation of PFM reforms in the area of procurement in The Gambia, said the training has exposed the participants on public procurement and the new Act of GPPA.

Other topics covered during the two-day training included procurement process, principles, contract management, ethics, as well as how to fight against corruption in procurement.