General News of Tue, 28 Aug 201812
Akufo-Addo, others to be honoured
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on September 7, 2018, receive the prestigious Outstanding Change Leadership Award at the 2018 edition of the Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards. The event will come off at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
The award is in recognition of the President’s institution of an unprecedented paradigm shift in procurement and supply chain management which, today, has become inextricably linked to the government’s “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda and accepted within public and private sector decision-making corridors.
The honour also recognises the President’s persistent and tactful advocacy regarding procurement and supply chain management at many national and global fora in support of Ghana’s industrialisation and socio-economic development goals, as part of his visionary leadership and unflinching determination to transform the procurement and supply chain sector in Ghana.
A statement issued in Accra by the organisers said the President would receive a specially designed trophy and a certificate for his outstanding leadership which had transformed Ghana’s procurement landscape.
It said the Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Ms Adwoa Safo, would also be recognised at the awards ceremony for her role in promoting sustainable procurement through laudable procurement initiatives, such as the procurement quota to women initiative, eliminating corruption and fraudulent procurement processes.
“The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), Mr A.B Adjei, the PPA Board Chairman and other top procurement professionals will be honoured for contributing immensely to the procurement fraternity and changing the face of procurement in Ghana,” the statement said.
Importance of procurement
According to the CEO of Instinct Wave, organisers of the awards ceremony, Mr Akin Naphtal, “Aside from awarding operators in the industry who have shown excellence, the Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards will also emphasise the value and importance of procurement functions and convince organisations of the need for its further development and professionalisation.”
The first of its kind in Ghana, the Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (GPSCA) aims to celebrate outstanding achievements by rewarding companies, teams, stakeholders and individuals who have demonstrated unparalleled ability to succeed, as well as those who have continually set standards of excellence in the procurement sector.
The awards ceremony will witness the unveiling of the top 20 procurement leaders.
The GPSCA is in collaboration with the Ministry of Procurement, the PPA, the Ghana Institute of Procurement & Supply (GIPS), the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM).
About Instinct Wave
Headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK), Instinct Wave is Africa’s premium B2B event and specialist, organisers of the Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA), the Africa Public Sector Conference & Awards, the West Africa Construction Awards, Marketing World, Ghana Top 50 HR Leaders and other industry-related events across Africa.