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General News of Wednesday, 27 February 2019


'Some procurement officers connive with politicians to steal’ – CEO

A. B Adjei,CEO, Public Procurement Authority play videoA. B Adjei,CEO, Public Procurement Authority

The Chief Executive Officer of Public Procurement Authority, A. B Adjei has stated categorically that some procurement officers instead of holding up light standards of integrity, connive with politicians to steal from the public coffers.

According to him, the practice of procurement and procurement officers must be taken seriously as lawyers and doctors are.

Speaking at a short ceremony organized to inaugurate a committee charged to formulate a code of ethics for procurement officers, A.B Adjei said, the formulation of the code of ethics is long overdue.

According to him, the implementation of a code of ethics for all practitioners will help sweep off unscrupulous practitioners from the system.

“Some practitioners instead of protecting the public coffers connive with some politicians to steal from the country”.

He was optimistic that, the codes of ethics when fully implemented will be the benchmark for rewarding and redrawing license of practitioners.

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