Government Saving Public Money By Leaving Its Vehicle Purchasing Agents





No. Peter Haule, WFM, Dar es Salaam The government is looking at an alternative to purchasing its vehicles by going straight to the factory without having to go through agents due to the high cost and unpredictability. This was noted by the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Dr. Khatibu Kazungu, during a professional visit to the Government Procurement Agency's Office (GPSA), in Dar es Salaam to identify the challenges and achievements of the 2018/19 budget implementation of the institution. Dr. Kazungu argued that, procurement of Government vehicles is costly due to the use of procurement agents whose prices are high and constantly changing, so there is a need to go directly to the factory to save lost taxpayers' money. The Government is also looking at improving the GPSA infrastructure especially by investing in fuel wells to help increase fuel efficiency. In turn GPSA Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Geraldine Rachel, thanked Dr. Kazungu, by visiting his institution and promising to implement the instructions provided to reduce complaints in service delivery and increase productivity for the Nation. Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance and Planning Kazungu, continues with a professional visit to institutions under the Ministry, looking at the challenges of implementing the 2018/19 budget and ways to address it in the 2019/20 budget.

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