Over seventy-seven Liberian owned businesses are expected to benefit from ninety millions United States dollars from procurement across Liberia.
President Sirleaf made the disclosure Thursday when she addressed a two day 2016 Annual Procurement Forum in Monrovia.
Officials say 90 Million United States Dollars was generated in recent time from procurement in Liberia.
President Sirleaf said two hundred million is set aside for Liberian own businesses.
‘’It is one of my promises to give Liberian-owned businesses at lease twenty five percent of government over all Procurement budget in the country’’, the Liberian Leader said.
She observed that fifty one percent of the population has viewed the PPPC process as corruption free as was indicated by a recent survey.
The President has meanwhile called on citizens to stop the talking and support the PPCC in making Liberia a better place for present and future generation.
“Everyone has a role to play in the progress of the PPCC,‘’ the President said.
PPCC Executive Director, James Dorbor Jallah has said the just-ended forum was in fulfillment of the Agency’s statutory obligation to conduct annual forums that bring stakeholders from across the country together.
The 2010 PPCC Act mandates the Commission to hold annual procurement forums to discuss the status of the implementation of the Act.
In February 2008, the PPCC Commission held its first annual procurement forum during which it reviewed its activities relative to the implementation of the PPCA of 2015 as well as identified areas necessary for further action.
In 2010 the law was amended and restated based on the results from the 2008 forum with the new law addressing some of the critical legal issues.
This year’s two-day deliberations focused on issues and challenges in the Public Procurement and concession processes and procedures as well as the legal framework.