Barely three weeks after being appointed the Director of Public Procurement, Edward Jeke, has been removed from office and moved Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Jeke took over from Paul Taulo who was removed and redeployed to Airport Development Limited (ADL) as deputy chief executive officer.
He was working as a deputy director under Taulo.
However, government has redeployed him toEducation Ministry to be deputy director.
“Yes it is true am now with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as a deputy director,” Jeke confirmed.
Malawi government is in the process of transforming the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) into the Public Procurement and Disposal of Asset Authority following the enactment of Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) Bill of June 2017.
PPDA will step up anti-corruption drive in the way public procurement is conducted by increasing capacity building, monitoring, oversight and regulatory activities.
According to what Taulo told told a procurement and supply management conference in Mangochi recently, PPDA will shortly replace ODPP which was established under the Public Procurement Act of 2003 which was primarily responsible for the establishment of the Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply [Mips] in 2008.