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The State Minister for General Duties, Gabriel Ajedra inaugurated the new board members in the Finance Ministry boardroom on Wednesday morning.
PPDA new board chairman Julius Ishungisa (L) receives instruments of his work from Minister Gabriel Ajedra

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Julius K. Ishungisa, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the new Chairperson of the board of Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority-PPDA.

The other members of the seven member board include; Eng. George Bwanga from the Engineers’ board, Rita Namakiika, Uganda Law Society, Dorothy Abola, Architects board, Xavier Kyooma, Godfrey Ssemugooma, and Dr. Levi Kabagambe from the Finance, Planning and Economics Development Ministry.

The State Minister for General Duties, Gabriel Ajedra inaugurated the new board members in the Finance Ministry boardroom on Wednesday morning.

He tasked the board to find innovative ways of reducing corruption and look for new areas to be ring fenced to promote the participation of local service providers.  

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The Accountant General, Lawrence Semakula said the new board comes when the amendment of the PPA Act is in progress. 

He said it is very important for the new board to learn the proposed changes including their new roles.     

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Patrick Ocailap, the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, said PPDA is one of the most important government entities with the area taking at least 80% of government resources.    

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He asked the new board to taken into consideration the proposed changes.  

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Ocailap also emphasized the oversight role of the board, saying it must be firm and transparent to minimize cases of whistle-blowing which are slowing government projects. 

In his speech, Ishungisa said his team was prepared to hit the ground running by immediately embarking on the strategic plan to act as a blue print for the PPDA operations. 

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Ishungisa served as chief internal auditor National Social Security Fund (NSSF) during the reign of David Chandi Jamwa and Managing Director. 

The new board replaces one that was led by Prof. Simeon Wanyama, which served for the last four years.

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