As Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda head towards a joint monetary union, experts are of the view that it is high time the East African Community member states drop their individual procurement acts and adopt a single procedure.
The view was among the considerations raised during the ongoing eighth East African Procurement Forum here, hosted by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) and officially opened by Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal.
“Our community has already gone through the first three stages of integration including the Customs Union, Common Market Protocol and the ongoing monetary union process; but in order to make this effective, there is an important component left; the harmonization of procurement procedures and Acts,” said the PPRA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Laurent Shirima.
Dr Shirima explained that before the end of the three-day session, the meeting would have deliberated on a number of issues and policies towards the proposed harmonization of procurement acts and procedures within the East African- Community. Read more. Source | Daily News