Procurement

Procurement under the spotlight.

In Sub-Saharan Africa an estimated 15% of GDP is spent on public procurement which has become the Achilles’ heel of state affairs. Now more than ever, corruption is putting lives at risk, stretching state and business resources to the limit. The role of the Chief Procurement Officer has shifted to managing supply risks and preserving cash to ensure business continuity.

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