Training on Public Procurement Act 2004; Corruption and Ethics Infrastructure to the Members of the Tender Boards from Ministries
Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in collaboration with the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) trained members of the Tender Boards from Ministries of Security and Defense, Education and Vocational studies, Water and Irrigation. The training was on Public Procurement Act 2004, Corruption and Ethics Infrastructure in Dodoma at St. Gasper Conference Center from March 18 –19, 2010.
This training is a continuation on the implementation of Nation Anti-Corruption Strategic and Action Plan (NACSAP II). NACSAP II goal number 2 is to strengthen anti-corruption mechanisms at all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Among other things emphasized in this goal no.2 is to train all MDAs on Public Procurement Act and monitor application and compliance.
District Commissioner of Dodoma, John Tupa on behalf of Dodoma Regional Commissioner officially opened the training. In his speech Mr. Tupa said “People use their positions to get rich and accumulate wealth, compete and showing off while on other hand there is poverty and fighting for political leadership position. Corruption is there and therefore there are effects in the society.” He urged that: participants should join the fight against corruption in their place of work and that the fight against corruption is not the work for PCCB alone but for every citizen.
After the training, participants gave their observations and recommendations on the issues of Procurement and Corruption. All these will be taken to the responsible office and action will be taken accordingly.
PCCB Conducts Annual National Anti – Corruption Forum
The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) conducted a one day Annual National Anti- Corruption Forum on 3rd May, 2010. The event took place at Blue Pearl Hotel – Ubungo Plaza in Dar-es-Salaam with the attendance of more than 200 stakeholders.
The Annual Forum seeks to bring together all stakeholders (Government, Private Sector, Local Government Administrations, Civil Society, Development Partners and the Media) in order for each stakeholder to inform the public on its achievements, challenges encountered and the way forward in the fight against corruption initiatives for the period of January – December, 2009.
In this forum there were presentations from the following offices:-
- African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption(APNAC)
- Ethics Secretariat
- National Audit Office
- Director of Public Prosecutions Office
- General Budget Support /MKUKUTA
- Private Sector
- National Electoral Commission
- Local Government Administrations
- Civil Society Organizations
There was also a presentation on Monitoring and Evaluation of NACSAP II. The objective of Monitoring and Evaluation in NACSAP is to ensure that progress in the anti-corruption initiatives of the country is periodically measured using reliable and accurate performance indicators in order to enhance public confidence in the country accountability systems.
The Chairman of the forum was Dr. Edward G. Hoseah – Director General of PCCB and Hon Samuel Sitta-The Speaker of the National Assembly was the guest of honor.