National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has retained the top procurement award at the 7th East African Procurement Forum (EAPF).
NWSC Public Relations Manager Samuel Apedel said in a statement that, for the second year running, the corporation was voted the best- performing public entity in procurement and disposal of assets for financial year 201314 at an event in Nairobi, Kenya.
The EAPF is an annual event organised by the public procurement regulatory authorities of the East African Community (EAC) member states. The forum brings together public and private sector actors from the East Africa partner states to share best practices and challenges in public procurement.
NWSC was recognised for strict adherence to procurement guidelines. Other entities that won awards include Entebbe Municipal Council, Southern Province Rwanda, ministry of National Defence and Veterans Affairs of Burundi and Social Action Fund, Tanzania.
This is the fifth award NWSC has won this year. Last month, NWSC won this year’s Golden Europe Award for Quality and Prestige. In May, NWSC won the Global Water Leaders Award in Paris and in August, it was voted the best African Water Utility in Cape Town, South Africa.
NWSC Managing Director Silver Mugisha said the latest award was a vote of confidence in the corporation’s professionalism.
“This award shows that we are doing things the right way. I am very proud of the very professional and committed team we have at NWSC,” Dr Mugisha said.
Source : The Observer