The Nana Addo-led government has said that it will award 70percent of contracts or projects to local contractors.
Out of the allocated number, 30 percent will be awarded to Persons With Disability (PWDs), women and those in youth employment.
This was revealed by the Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo when she paid a working visit to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
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“It is a policy the government under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is committed to implementing. And very soon, my office [Ministry of Public Procurement] will come out with how it is going to be done,” she said.
She added that her ministry will organise capacity workshops for the said groups so they are in a better condition to also bid for contracts.
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The minister has been visiting public institutions that are more involved in procurement activities to familiarise herself with their activities.
She added that her ministry is doing all within its power to get the two existing laws (Public Procurement Act, (Act 663) and Public Procurement (Amended) Act (Act 914) harmonised for easy reading and referencing.
Meanwhile Chief Executive of DVLA, Kwasi Agyeman Busia spoke about the need to re-align their operations to fit into the government’s public procurement policy.