ZIPS calls for comprehensive national procurement policy to combat corruption, enhance efficiency (Video)


The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) is demanding the development and implementation of a comprehensive National Procurement Policy.

Institute President, Daniel Kabamba, stated that the policy should be aligned with international best practices and address the unique challenges faced by Zambia.

During a media briefing in Lusaka on Tuesday, Kabamba said a well-defined procurement policy was critical for the success of initiatives in the sector.

“Such a policy ensures consistency, transparency and accountability in procurement processes, ultimately leading to better resource management and value for money,” he said.

Kabamba highlighted several emerging challenges in the procurement sector, including the need for an anchor in charge of procurement within the government.

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He noted the necessity for regulatory changes and the push for sustainability, with one of the most pressing issues being the perception of corruption.

“ZIPS is dedicated to combating corruption through stringent adherence to ethical standards, continuous professional development and fostering a culture of transparency and accountability,” Kabamba assured.

He noted that the Institute could not achieve these goals alone and called on stakeholders in the supply chain to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

“Government programmes cannot be successfully implemented without the vital role of procurement practitioners,” he emphasized.

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