[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has signalled Government’s intention to review the composition of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).
He made this announcement during a media briefing on Thursday, June 11 at the Ministry of the Presidency, where he noted that Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has already put forth suggestions and proposals as to how the board can be reviewed and changed.
He noted that while government does not intend to single out any individual for any type of attacks or special treatment, all ministers have been given a clear mandate to ensure that procedures are followed correctly.
“And where sole sourcing took place, that the process, if it was not transparent enough, that we will make it transparent.”
He said the current Board will have to go because “that is where the initial award of contracts are made… I am saying to you now that sole sourcing was pervasive in the last administration. From small things to big things sole sourcing took place.”