The Tanzania Social Action Fund-TASAF- has emerged a number one winner in the procurement and disposal assessment undertaken by the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) in Tanzania for the year 2013/2014.
TASAF Executive Director Mr. Ladislaus Mwamanga represented the organization in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi where the award was given during the East Africa Procurement Forum which took place for three days at the Kenyatta International Conference Center which was also attended by the Deputy Principal Secretary in the President’s Office Susan Mlawi and the PPRA Board Chairman Mr. Marten Lumbanga.
Speaking after the award, Mr. Mwamanga said the achievement acquired was due to transparency, accountability and the adherence to the procurement Act which TASAF has, he however made a special thanks to all TASAF employees for tireless efforts in making sure that the procurement Act is adhered to despite the magnitude of the purchases they undertake due to the services offered to the public.”I congratulate all and ask them to continue adhere to the Public Procurement Act in whatever purchases they do” said Mr. Mwamanga.
Mr. Mwamanga said for the past three to four years TASAF has been among the best ten entities in the country to adhere to the Procurement Act, but this year’s performance has been brilliant where a total of 91% have been scored to top other Government and Parastatal organization in its category.
Tanzania Social Action Fund established in 2000 is currently under its third phase with the emphasis to fight poverty among the poor families through the Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) aiming to salvage more than 1 million poor households with the total of more than 7 million people living below poverty line in the country.
On the other hand the Kenyan National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich emphases the need to streamline public procurement procedures in East Africa for effective services delivery to the people of the region.
The forum which is conducted yearly on the rotational basis by the regulatory public procurement authorities in the East African Community member states saves as a framework to assist the member states learn from each other on their public procurement systems including policies and enforcement measures and to maximize the resources through procurement processes.
TASAF Executive Director Mr. L Mwamanga holding high a trophy awarded after his organization
TASAF Executive Director Mr. Ladislaus Mwamanga (Center) holding a trophy awarded in Nairobi Kenya being a symbol for TASAF emerging number ONE in its category as best performing procure ring entity in Tanzania for the year 2013/2014.
Deputy Principal Secretary State House Susan Mlawi (left) was among delegates who
A group photo of delegates after TASAF was awarded a trophy for winning the procurement