July 8th, 2011
by Nomthandazo Nkambule
COMMON Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Procurement Expert Isaac Ndahiro has urged the business community in the country to exploit the opportunity availed by the harmonisation of public procurement in the region.
He said this was to enable them to participate in the expanded market of COMESA through supplying various government requirements needed amongst member states.
He said COMESA member states, including Swaziland had made a significant contribution to formulating their laws and regulations which govern public procurement to foster harmonisation of procedures and also make it user friendly for the business community in the region. Ndahiro said such laws and regulations would promote predictability of the regulatory regime.
He said most COMESA member states had developed more or less uniform procedures and corresponding practices in conducting public procurement.
Ndahiro was speaking during a business opportunity seminar held at Esibayeni Lodge organised by COMESA in partnership with government and the Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE&CC).
- Time for a a change of heart in public procurement (procurementleaders.com)