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President Museveni declines to assent to PPDA amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has declined to assent to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (Amendment) Act, 2020.  The Act passed on February 21, 2020, was aimed at reducing bureaucracies  as well as ensuring efficacy and transparency in the procurement of public assets The Act …

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Rukungiri coffee nursery bed operators protest non payment

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30 Coffee nursery bed operators in Rukungiri district are protesting non-payment of their money. Operators argue that under Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) guidelines, they were contracted by the government through Operation Wealth Creation and Uganda Coffee Development Authority …

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PPDA opens audit in Makerere University gowns procurement deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has opened an audit into the Makerere University graduation gowns to ascertain whether all the guidelines on local procurement were followed. Uthman Ssegawa, the PPDA acting executive director, told reporters in Kampala on Thursday …

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Uganda’s war on corruption

It’s not all doom and gloom Kamapal, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | December 04 marked another key moment in President Yoweri Museveni’s protracted fight against corruption that has for a long time blighted Uganda’s development agenda. Flanked by several high profile government officials, religious and civil society leaders, Museveni walked …

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E-government procurement system still has gaps- PPDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commencement of the implementation of the e-government procurement process will take a little longer than anticipated with government saying the system still has gaps. Benson Turamye, the Executive Director of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), said on Thursday that the …

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Gov’t losing Billions in procurement delays – Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has lashed out at government entities, saying their culture of slow procurement processes means the country is losing billions of shillings. Kasaija, who spoke at the 2019 public procurement sector performance review conference in Kampala on Thursday, said at …

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Roko resumes new parliament chamber works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint venture between Roko Construction Limited and Roko Construction (Rwanda) Ltd has resumed construction works for the New Parliament Chamber. Though only a few workers were on the site around 2 pm yesterday, the resumption of works come four months after the  Parliamentary …

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Online procurement in gov’t agencies fails to start

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Online procurement in key government agencies that was planned to start in August has failed to kick off. Ten government agencies were expected to start the online procurement on Thursday as the first step to move government procurement from manual system which is prone to corruption. …

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UNRA finally awards Ugx 547Bn Mpigi expressway contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and China Railway 19th Bureau Group (U) Ltd have won the bid to construct the 23.7-kilometer Mpigi Expressway through a joint venture. Mark Ssali, the Communications Officer Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA disclosed this to URN on Thursday. “The contract has …

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