The Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) has concluded a one day intensive public procurement awareness engagement with the media and civil society organizations in the country.
The event brought together journalists from various media and CSO groups from across Montserrado County.
During the event, the participants drilled on the various activities of the PPCC that include bidding process , building synergies among others with the media and civil society groups to enhance national development.
Other issues deliberated on were the purpose of the PPCC Vendor register, the complaint Mechanism, ensuring fairness in public procurement process ,public procurement modernization, as well as the civics and media engagements in public procurement and concessions processes .
Speaking during the event, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission, Atty. Jargbe Roseline Nagbe-Kowo, said the interaction was a commencement of future engagements with the media and the civil society organizations .
She said the objective of the media and CSOS Engagement was also to provide those two vital professorial sectors the opportunity to acquire those relevant knowledge as it relates to the operations of PPCC.
It was also intended to provide information bordering on enhancing transparency, accountability, and integrity in the government’s procurement sector.
Atty. Nagbe-Kowo added that the forum further sought to build a robust public awareness and education about the procurement and reform processes.
She further said professionals at the PPCC are working with an open system that focuses on transparency and integrity.
The PPCC Boss said the capacity building for the media and the CSOS will prepare them to report factual stories from an informed background relating to the workings of the commission.
Speaking further at the end of the training, Atty. Nagbe-Kowo extolled the media and the CSOS for their wiliness and commitment in partnering with the PPCC.
She further disclosed that the PPCC will decentralize the media and CSOS Awareness Engagement in the rural parts of the country.