Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee Chairperson Charles Milupi, has called for the establishment of an effective and efficient public procurement system which will promote national development.

Mr. Milupi said there was need to device an effective public procurement and supply system that would play a paramount role in harnessing the growth of the national economy.

He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that government was loosing a lot of money due to poor and ineffective procurement and supply system.

He said his committee has continued to receive complaints from the public that there was lawlessness in the public procurement and supply system.

Mr. Milupi, who is also Luena Member of Parliament, said his committee was concerned with the manner most government tenders were awarded to some contractors who provide poor workmanship in government projects.

He further urged government to continue deregistering companies in the construction industry that are abrogating the provisions of the contracts.

He urged the Zambia National Tender Board (ZNTB) to device effective mechanisms that would help in ensuring that all public procurement and supply systems are done without using dubious means.

The Luena MP said effective public procurement and supply measures would help to building capacity and efficiency and contribute to national development.

He further said contractors, consultants and clients, who were found to be abrogating the provisions of the contracts signed with the tendering departments, must be severely dealt with by the law in an effort to deter other contractors from doing shoddy works.

Mr. Milupi has since cautioned both local and foreign contractors to follow the laid down professional ethics in a bid to protect their companies from being deregistered from the National Council for Construction (NCC).

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9 COMMENTS

  1. @1 Good Afternoon Mr. Bamba! Any chance of a dance with me?!

    Mr. Milupi, why has it taken the public’s eye for you to realise that things are wrong? Isn’t that within the work of your committee? You’re just part of the syndicate that reaps government, and wants to come out so innocent. Don’t let the public do your job! You men are so corrupt. Give me your job and watch a real man in a woman do some real work. We’re tired of thieves mwe!

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  2. Do not just talk but believe in wat you say en act.
    you must be the good example first then everyone will follow you. en cheat us that this is wen u are knowing about the situation. go work on it we are behind you as we are praying for you

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  3. Mobile testing in Livingstone for HIV reported on France 24 good news government is trying finally.

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  4. #5, Mobile testing for HIV has been going on for years now, and not only in Livingstone…strange that France 24 just picked it up now, probably the current funder has some French connection or French made test kits are been used this time. The funding and equipment in the past have been from uncle Sam.

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  5. Its not uncommon to find that the person heading the procurement function in some of these govt ministries and parastatals is not even well qualified enough to do the job.procurement is not about preparing an order or getting a quotation from the supplier.it involves a lot of analysis and research on vital procurements being undertaken.some procurement personnel are there not because of merit.its the issue to do with corruption.pooor works,sevices and goods are procured daily from wrong sources as long as the supplier is willing to do a bit more than expected.restructure thes bodies pls!!!!!!or stop crying.

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  6. I’m surprised this article hasn’t received more reactions. Well transparancy and accountability in procurement can save Zambia hundreds of millions of dollars per year by preventing overpaying, not hiring poor contractors, nepotism, etc.

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