PPRA establishes new zonal offices to enhance service delivery

TANZANIA: THE Public Procurement Regulatory Authority’s (PPRA) has opened new five zonal offices across the country aiming at moving its services closer to the citizens and improve efficiency in managing public procurement.

The new offices are located in the Lake Zone, Central Zone, Northern Zone, Southern Highland Zone, and Southern Zone which together with the Coast Zone office add up to six offices. PPRA’s Director General Mr Eliakim Maswi (pictured) announced the establishment of the new offices recently in a special meeting with the authority’s employees.

The meeting was also attended by the Tanzania Union of Government and Health Employees’ (TUGHE) leaders in Dodoma Region.

“I am very thankful to the six-phase government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan for enabling PPRA to extend its services closer to citizens. These new offices are part and parcel of her three years in office’s achievement. As of now citizens will no longer come to Dodoma for PPRA services,” Mr Maswi said.

He added:“the new established zonal offices will provide quality services to all citizens” Detailing the offices’ location, he said they are attached at regional office including Mwanza Region’s Office for the Lake Zone, Tabora Region’s Office for the Central Zonal Office, PSSF’s buildings in Mtwara and Arusha for the Southern and Northern Zonal Offices respectively while NIF’s building in Mbeya for the Southern Highland Office.

He said every zonal office has been provided with workers to serve in all departments to enable smooth service delivery to the procurement stakeholders.

He insisted that the authority has directed more efforts on offering services through the National e-procurement System of Tanzania (NeST).

He said the authority is optimistic in continuing addressing its stakeholders’ problems under the National e-procurement System of Tanzania (NeST) by providing legal, regulation and guideline pertaining to procurement.

Furthermore, he directed all workers to embrace patriotism and hard-working spirit by observing value for money in all public procurements.

“I urge you to be creative and create good rapport with all stakeholders during your daily routine.” Mr Maswi said. Furthermore, he directed regional managers of the newly zonal offices to represent well PPRA’s image with efficiency and cooperation among them in achieving the authority target.

He urged the managers to utilise well the experience they acquired from serving at the headquarter office on growing the new office including constructing offices.

Equally, Dodoma Region TUGHE’s Chairperson, Mr Maulid Kipeneku called upon the PPRA’s employees to ensure professionalism as a guide to a rewarding future.

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