High spending state-owned institutions, the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), the Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana Health Service, Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and the Koforidua Technical University, are to be connected to the Electronic Government Procurement Platform (EGP) by November.
According to the Deputy CEO at the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Kwame Prempeh, the EGP system is meant to enhance and make government procurement more efficient.
He added that apart from the six entities that will be going live in November, the target is to have a minimum of 600 entities by the end of 2020.
The idea is to make all government procurement electronic, , which will enhance competition among suppliers, ensure transparency, and value for money.
STORY BY:AKUA FREMA/ BUSINESS DESK.