Need stressed to follow SPRA rules

Larkana: The Divisional Commissioner Larkana, Ghulam Akbar Laghari, has said that implementation of Sindh Public Procurement Rules (SPPRA) for procurement in the public sector would go a long way to ensure transparency in Public Procurement, adding that it was imperative for officials of every department such as the nation building departments to acquire training for implementation of the rules.

This he said here on Thursday while addressing a two-day workshop aimed at training of officials of line departments on the subject of public procurement. He said the Government Departments must take advantage from Information Technology and use it as a tool to make the financial matters more transparent and accessible as required under the relevant law.

MD, Sindh Public Procurement Regulator Authority (PPRA), Dr. Abdul Rahim Soomro, addressing the participants told them that training was aimed at informing the officials of Government departments such as line departments regarding implementation of procurement rules with a view to keep the entire process flawless, avoid any audit objections and utilize the funds for amelioration of the people at large.

Such workshop, Soomro added, were being held at the divisional level to train the officials responsible for public procurement which involve huge public resources, adding that those officials who had not acquired training would not be included in the committees formed in every departments of procurement and the process related to.

The workshop was attended among other by divisional heads of various Government Departments including line departments, representatives of various firms, consultant group, consortia and registered contractors. Certificates were distributed among the participants on the last day.