PPDA Act Amendments Favour Local Bidders

sildenafil information pills sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The Kisoro District Police Commander, abortion Bosco Otim, identified the deceased as James Katarikawe who was murdered on Thursday and his body left along the way with multiple injuries.

It’s alleged that the deceased had migrated from the village but had returned shortly to pick the remaining balance from the person who bought his land.

He was, unfortunately, intercepted, killed and unspecified amount of money taken.

Otim said police visited the scene, took the body to Kisoro hospital for post-mortem and zeroed on three people suspected to be behind the act.

He identified them as Bosco Byomugabi, 32, Praise Tumwesigye, 16, and Kenneth Atwebembere, 26, all of the same village.


Otim said the police are still doing its investigations and on complete the suspects will be brought to court.

“We condemn acts of lawlessness to such extend; instead people should concentrate on developmental activities than indulging in crime related issues,” he added.

for sale sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>While speaking in a media sentisation workshop organised at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, case Milton Tumutetyereize, the director Training Capacity revealed that the new amendments provide for preference and reservation schemes to all local bidders.

Tumutetyerize has noted that a preference scheme is an arrangement where advantage is given to local bidders when procuring works, goods and services in a public procurement process.

“It is applied by adding specific percentage margin to a financial bid or proposal price of those bidders who do not qualify for preference thereby raising their bid or proposal price,” he added.

John Saturday, a member of capacity building committee added that under procuring goods, works or services under open bidding, a procuring and disposing entity is required to grant a 15 percent margin of preference to goods which qualify for preference domestically manufactured, mined or grown in Uganda.

“For works, a margin of 7 percent should be granted to Ugandan contractors or service providers,” Saturday continued.

Tumutetyerize has warned all Accounting Officers to avoid signing contracts whose prices differ from the prevailing market price adding that according to the new amendments, the officer shall be liable to imprisonment, pay back or pay a fine if not all after thorough investigations.

The amendments will significantly change the way public procurement is managed in Uganda.

Some of the immediate benefits are promotion of local businesses under the preference and reservation schemes, and efficiency in public procurement.

The new law also demands great accountability from both public and private officials involved in procurement.

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