To What Extend Is Procurement Procedure Followed Under The Inter-Ministerial Procurement-(Case Study Vihiga County, Kenya)
Wilson Juma Fwamba, Dr. Shem Juma, Dr. Douglas Musiega.
ABSTRACT: Governments across the globe appear to acknowledge that Pubic Procurement is a way of transforming the lives of its constituents. Public procurement is at the forefront of most reform efforts given that it plays a significant role in promoting accountability and transparency. This study relies on survey data of procurement professionals to delineate the current status of procurement procedure in Kenya. Findings suggest that procurement procedures as enshrined in the public procurement and disposal act has not yet led to significant transformative changes. Unethical practices, weak legislations and penalty and failure to educate the general public on the dangers of corruption were identified as the primary obstacles of effectively implementing procurement procedure. These findings suggest that in order to enhance quality service delivery, top leadership of the country, policymakers, procurement professionals and general public must take an active role in adoption of the processes across political, institutional and behavioral domains.
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