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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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Benson Turamye fully takes charge of PPDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Benson Turamye has finally taken over as the substantive Executive Director of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA). He was appointed Monday by the PPDA board after serving in acting capacity for two years. Turamye replaces Cornelia Sabiiti, who left the authority in …

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PPDA wants law changed to affect directors of blacklisted firms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority-PPDA has called for the amendment of the PPDA act to provide for the blacklisting of the both the firms and directors cited in any form of irregularities. Apparently, the PPDA act only provides for the suspension …

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