3 December 2020 FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda) By Kebba Af Touray
Finance Minister Mambury Njie, on Monday 30th November 2020 tabled the bill entitled The Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) Bill 2020, before the National Assembly for consideration and adoption. In tabling the bill, Minister Njie told lawmakers that public procurement remains a powerful tool in achieving the country’s socio-economic objective, because it operates within the inter-section of Government’s regulatory and buying powers. He said the GPPA is established by the Public Procurement Act as a regulatory body responsible for the effective implementation of the public procurement law in the Gambia.
“The authority seeks to ensure fairness, transparency and non-discrimination in public procurement, in order to promote a competitive local industry and increase the confidence of various stakeholders in public procurement processes, in the country and beyond,” Njie said.