Letter to the Editor

Expedite launch of the E-GP system

Dear editor,
THE introduction of E-government under the Office of the President has already brought massive benefits and is similar to a company wanting to clean its balance sheet.
It has made huge savings on Cabinet meetings, ghost workers and farmers and the list goes on.
This, coupled with the Public Financial Management Act of 2018, ensures that Government is no longer a hunting ground for fraudsters and corrupt people.
Those charged with the responsibility of managing the Smart Centre deserve commendation for actualising President Edgar Lungu’s vision.
However, the Zambian people are still awaiting the launch of the E-GP system.
This is a web-based, collaborative system to facilitate the full life cycle of a tendering process, for both buyers and suppliers.
It offers a secure, interactive, dynamic environment for procurement of any nature, complexity or value, enforcing (where appropriate) and encouraging recognised best practices.
This is one of the areas prone to corruption.

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