The Procurement Manager of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Frank Fiaka has been fired according to a letter dated February 4, 2019 sighted by MyNewsGh.com.
“As you are no doubt aware, the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) and the Central Tender Review Committee (CTRC) have, in correspondence received recently, indicated challenges with GNPC’s Procurement function.
The Honourable Minister for Energy has, in a letter dated 4th January 2019, (in which you were copied), re-echoed observations made by the Central Tender Review Committee. The management of the Procurement function, has since my assumption of duty in 2017, been under your supervision. You had your own way of managing that function. For no apparent reason the General Manager (Administration) whose direct responsibility it is to oversee the Procurement function has been marginalised thereby limiting the level of oversight required to manage the Procurement function effectively. This, no doubt, accounts for the Corporation’s inability to meet the procurement standards as set by the PPA and the CTRC.” The letter said.
By a copy of this memo, the current Acting Head of the Procurement Department is to furnish me with a status report of the activities of the department”, the letter stated.