Director of the public procurement Paul Taulo has now been relocated to Airport Development Limited (ADL) as deputy chief executive officer after being removed from the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) .
Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has described the removal of Taulo as normal transfer.
Nyasa Times understands that Taulo has been replaced by his deputy Edward Jeke as new director of public procurement.
Taulo told a procurement and supply management conference in Mangochi that the recent enactment of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) Bill of June 2017 will see the establishment of the new regulatory authority of public procurement and disposal of public assets in the country which will soon replace ODPP.
“We are in the process of establishing the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA). This means that the 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,” said Taulo.
Just recently, government redeployed several controlling offices, among them Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Erica Maganga has been moved to Information as PS.
Maganga has replaced Justin Saidi at Information who is now moving to the Ministry of Education as Principal Secretary.
Controller of Agriculture Services, Gray Nyandule Phiri replaces Maganga.
The shake-ups of PSs in the civil service has also seen PS Bright Kumwembe moved to the Ministry of Energy in the same position.
Secretary for Human Resources Blessings Chilabade has been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour. He has since been replaced with Hillary Chimota.
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