Finance minister Mustafa Mkulo has directed the Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board (PSPTB) to come with strategies that would reduce expenditure use.
He issued the directive here when opening the fourth meeting of PSPTB workers’ council, saying the move would enable the government to accomplish the planned activities.
He said the board is important in building the country’s economy, adding that the government spends millions of shillings in procurement.
Mkulo said the other challenge facing the government is the prevalence of ghost workers in public offices hence forcing them to regularly conduct censuses to identify genuine workers.
Speaking earlier, the PSPTB chief executive officer, Dr Clemence Tesha, said the board is facing financial constraints which pull back its performance.
However, he noted that the board will continues to register new professionals according to its stipulated laws and regulations.
He said all procurement and supply professionals as well as technicians including those registered by the former National Board for Materials Management (NBMM) are required to register anew immediately under the PSPTB Act.
Dr Tesha said more than 710 procurement and supply professionals have been registered so far, adding that those who are not registered are given six months from now on to register.
According to him, all procurement and supplies professionals are reminded that pursuant to Section 11 of PSPTB Act No. 23 of 2007 no person is allowed to continue working or practicing the profession in both public and private sectors without being registered by PSPTB.