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SMART Zambia National Coordinator Addresses ZIPS Conference

Livingstone, June 5th, 2024 – SMART Zambia National Coordinator, Mr. Percy Chinyama, has urged procurement professionals to take their rightful place at the decision-making table to expedite timely decision-making in government.
Speaking at the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) 12th National Conference at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Mr. Chinyama emphasized the critical role of procurement professionals in ensuring efficient and effective government operations.
“Procurement professionals are the cornerstone of every organization, especially in government. Your presence at the decision-making table is crucial to expediting processes and avoiding delays,” Mr. Chinyama stressed.
He also announced that SMART Zambia has developed a Constituency Development Fund (CDF) system that will be rolled out to 20 districts across the country in the next two months, aimed at resolving procurement issues.
The conference, themed “Harnessing Technologies for Smarter Procurement Strategies,” brings together procurement professionals from across Zambia to explore innovative solutions and best practices in procurement, leveraging e-governance structures.
Mr. Chinyama’s address highlighted the importance of digital transformation in enhancing transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in public procurement.
Key Takeaways:
– Procurement professionals must be present at the decision-making table to expedite timely decision-making in government.
– Digital transformation is crucial in enhancing transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in public procurement.
– SMART Zambia has developed a Constituency Development Fund (CDF) system to resolve procurement issues in 20 districts across the country.
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