By: Antoinette Sendolo (Intern)
A three-day procurement training workshop for private sector kicked off yesterday at the Monrovia City Hall.
The training workshop which brought together members of the private sector and other partners is intended to train members of the private sector in the procurement of goods, works and services.
The training is being carried out under the theme: Enhancing the role of the private sector in promoting the Economic development of Liberia through fostering competition in the public procurement process.
Speaking at the workshop, World Bank Liberia country’s director Ms Inguna Dobraja said the training is very essential to the country because it will help improve the private sector and define its role in the procurement process.
She said the World Bank will work with the public Procurement Concession Commission to ensure that the process yields its anticipated results.
Miss Inguna Dobraja however noted that the World Bank is committed and will remain committed to the process and the people of Liberia as well.
At the same time, the Chairman of the National Investment Commission, Victoria Coleman, gave the importance of the Public Procurement Concession Commission. She said the Public Procurement Concession Commission was created to help in dealing with issues of procurement that seem not to be right and that the PPCC is currently taking a procurement survey to ensure a perfect operation in the country.
However, participants at the training workshop have expressed serious gratification over the effort of the PPCC to help improve the skills of members of the private sector in public procurement.
The training workshop was held by the Public Procurement Concession Commission in collaboration with the World Bank.