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General News of Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Source: Instictwave

Procurement experts honoured at 2019 GHAPSCA

Leading Experts from the Procurement and Supply Chain industry were rewarded at the second edition of the Ghana Procurement and Supply Chain Awards (GHAPSCA 2019) which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

A total of sixty-six (66) awards were presented to organizations and individuals for their exceptional contributions to the procurement and supply chain industry.

GHAPSCA 2019 hosted the best of the best of the procurement and supply chain sector across Ghana to an evening of celebration and networking.

In all, 19 organizations participated in the awards ceremony; KATH, Ghana Health Service, DVLA, VRA, Ministry of Procurement, Barclays, UMB, Zenith, Maxam, Goldfields, MTN, Unilever, Silverstar Auto, Kosmos Energy, Ghana Gas, AirtelTigo, Vodafone, Strategic security and McDan Shipping Company.

Procurement Minister Hon. Adwoa Safo was present in the capacity of chief host and keynote speaker.

Speaking on the topic “tackling procurement integrity in Ghana”, the minister expressed her gratitude to Instinct Wave- organizers of GHAPSCA 2019 for the invitation and hard work in recognizing and rewarding Practitioners.

Addressing Procurement practitioners present at the event, Hon. Adwoa Safo revealed that collusion and fraud threatened the judicious utilization of public finance and encouraged practitioners to maintain integrity in the procurement process.

“I strongly believe that we can only achieve value for money if we provide for integrity in our procurement system. Lack of integrity violates equal treatment and equal participation in the procurement process” she said.

“...on the issue of integrity, I strongly believe that as procurement practitioners we need a uniform code of conduct for all procurement practitioners in this country, where we can measure and benchmark the actions, inactions of procurement practitioners in our country.”

“And on this note I wish to inform all gathered here that, my office on the 27th of February this year inaugurated an Ethics and Standards Committee that is chaired by the country manager of CIPS Ghana. The committee is tasked to formulate a comprehensive and uniform code of conduct for procurement practitioners in Ghana and to proffer sanctions where there are breaches to this code.” The minister announced.

The Ministry of Procurement was recognized with the Promoting Procurement Ethics award for their efforts in promoting integrity in the procurement process since the office was established in 2017.

GHAPSCA 2019 also unveiled the top 20 Procurement leaders award and outstanding individuals in the procurement and supply chain industry. Some of them include; Nana Ama Appiah (Zenith Bank), Enoch D. Dugbartey (UMB Bank), Evelyn Sam (AirtelTigo), Joshua Kofi Rockson (Barclays Bank), Patrick Afari (MTN Ghana), Theophilus Otchere (Gold Fields), Nazaire Djako (Unilever), Eric Ekow T. Ghansah (Maxam Ghana), Robert Kweku Tay (DVLA), Sampson Owusu Afriyie (KATH), Kwame Gyeabour (Kosmos Energy), Michael Owusu (Vodafone), Araba Kudiabor (Ghana Health Service).

Special recognition awards were also conferred on outstanding individuals which included: Executive Director for Chase Petroleum, Daniel Augustus Amoah, President of CISCM, Richard Obeng Okrah, MD of KEK Insurance Brokers, Charles Oduro, CEO of VRA Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Country manager for CIPS, Stella Addo, CEO of McDan Shipping Company, Daniel McKorley, CEO of Zenith Bank, Henry Oroh, CEO of Ghana Gas, Ben K. Asante, Managing Consultant for Supply Chain Management, Basil Ahiable and Samuel Asare Boateng for their contributions to the sector.

Graduates from the Procurement & Supply Chain departments of Sunyani and Takoradi Technical Universities were also recognized for their academic achievements.

CEO of Instinct Wave, Mr. Akin Naphtal in his welcome remarks commended industry players for their hard work. Mr. Naphtal also announced the unveiling of a supply chain magazine, “Supply Chain Africa”.

“After a successful maiden edition last year which would not have been possible without industry players and stakeholders, I am delighted to announce the birth of the supply chain magazine dubbed ‘Supply Chain Africa’ which will be out in two weeks.” He announced.

“Ladies and gentlemen, aside recognizing and rewarding innovative and transformative players in the procurement industry it is only appropriate that we chronicle all these in a magazine.” he continued.
“We look forward to more fruitful events in the coming years.” He concluded.


Below is the list of Award Winners:

ORGANISATIONAL AWARDS

Emerging Improvement in Procurement & Supply Chain: Banking
Barclays Bank

Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Banking (Silver)
UMB Bank

Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Banking (Gold)
Zenith Bank

Emerging Improvement in Procurement& Supply Chain: Mining
Maxam Ghana

Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Mining
Gold Fields

Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Telecom/IT
MTN Ghana

Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Consumer Goods
Unilever

Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Automobile
Silver Star Auto

Excellence in Procurement& Supply Chain: Oil & Gas (Downstream)
Kosmos Energy

Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Oil & Gas(Midstream)
Ghana Gas

Most Improved Procurement Process of the Year ( Private Sector)
AirtelTigo

Procurement Innovation of the Year ( Paperless System)
Vodafone Ghana

Procurement & Supply Chain Service Provider of the Year Award
Strategic Security Systems

Most Innovative Use of Technology in Procurement (Private sector)
MTN Ghana

Local Content Development Award (Silver)
Kosmos Energy

Local Content Development Award (Gold)
Gold Fields

Sourcing Excellence Award
Vodafone

Supply Chain Solutions Provider of the Year
McDan Shipping Company

Sustainability Procurement Award (Silver)
Kosmos Energy

Sustainability Procurement Award (Gold)
Unilever

Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Private Sector (Bronze)
Gold Fields

Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Private Sector (Silver)
AirtelTigo

Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Private Sector (Gold)
MTN Ghana


PUBLIC SECTOR

Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Health Care (Silver)
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Excellence in Procurement & Supply Chain: Health Care (Gold)
Ghana Health Service


Excellence in Public Procurement (Silver)
DVLA

Excellence in Public Procurement (Gold)
VRA


Best in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Compliance (Silver)
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Best in Public Procurement & Supply Chain Compliance (Gold)
VRA

Best Improved Procurement Process (Public Sector)
Ghana Health Service

Innovative Use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply( Bronze )
DVLA

Innovative Use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply Chain (Silver)
VRA

Innovative Use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply Chain (Gold)
Ghana Health Service


Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Public Sector (Bronze)
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital


Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Public Sector (Silver)
VRA

Procurement & Supply Chain Team of the Year: Public Sector (Gold)
Ghana Health Service

Promoting Procurement Ethics Award
Ministry of Procurement

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Procurement & Supply Chain Professional of the Year( Private Sector)
Enoch D. Dugbartey
Head of Procurement- UMB Bank

Woman Procurement & Supply Chain Professional of the Year( Private Sector)
Evelyn Sam
Chief Supply Chain Officer, AirtelTigo

Professional of the Year (Public Sector)
Araba Kudiabor
Head of Procurement- Ghana Health Service

Industry Personality of the Year
Nana Ama Appiah
Head General Services & Procurement- Zenith Bank

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Outstanding Contribution to Procurement Professionalization
Stella Addo
CIPS Country Manager

Outstanding Contribution to Procurement & Supply Chain Industry
Samuel Asare Boateng

Outstanding Contribution to Procurement & Supply Chain Industry
Basil Ahiable

Outstanding Contribution to Supply Chain Industry
Richard Obeng Okrah
President- Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management

Petroleum Supply Chain Visionary Award
Daniel Augustus Amoah
Executive Director- Chase Petroleum

Supply Chain Man of the year
Mr. Charles Oduro
MD- KEK Insurance Brokers

Public Sector Supply Chain Leadership Award
Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa
CEO- VRA

Procurement Transformation CEO Award (Private Sector)
Henry Oroh
CEO-Zenith Bank

Procurement Transformation CEO Award (Public Sector)
Ben K Asante
CEO- Ghana Gas

Supply Chain CEO of the Year
Daniel McKorley
CEO- Mcdan Shipping Company


STUDENT AWARDS (SPONSORED BY PANAVEST)

Best Procurement Student Award
Edward Twum Amadi-Atta
Takoradi Technical University

Best Procurement Student Award
Mr. Oti Asabre Michael
Sunyani Technical University

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