The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia On has launched Ghana’s Electronic Procurement System (GHANEPS) in Accra, making Ghana the first country in the West Africa sub-region to establish an electronic procurement system for the public sector.
The eProcurement system is designed to address corruption in procurement procedures by minimising human face-to-face interaction, and increase productivity for both Procurement Officers and Service Providers as all manual procurement process and procedures are automated.
In addition, there will be a considerable reduction of the use of paper associated with tendering, greater ease in monitoring and audit, increased accuracy in reporting and statistics, increase in participating suppliers in public procurement, increase in the number of tender responses and a reduction in Procurement lead times.
As an administration, we are fully committed to improving transparency and efficiency in the procurement process. With this end-to-end modular eProcurement system and its integration with other government systems – such as Register General’s Department, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana E-Payment Portal, etc., and eventually with GIFMIS- we get closer to this objective.
The ceremony came off today (Tuesday) April 30, 2019.