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Public Procurement Law ‘ll stem corruption in Delta – Commissioner

By Austin Ogwuda

Asaba – DELTA State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr. Kenneth Okpara, has said that the state government is consolidating its drive to stem out corruption in the state since the Public Procurement Law was passed into law.

The commissioner, who spoke at a one-day validation/awareness meeting on corruption risk assessment process, in collaboration with UNDP and Federal anti-corruption agencies in Asaba, also said his ministry now tracked business processes to ensure prompt and transparent delivery of service.

He said: “I want to applaud our anti-corruption agencies for their foresight in identifying key issues on corruption with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) and their desired steps in the development of appropriate action and remediation plans including implementation of proactive interventions, aimed at preventing acts of corruption before they occur.

It is noteworthy that Delta State Government has also put machinery in place to address issues of corruption in its bid to entrench good governance among the populace.”


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