How NGO Saved Ghana over $1bn in Procurement

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Crown Agents Limited, an international development non-profit organisation, says it saved Ghana over $1 billion through value-for-money assessment of government procurements.

By serving as an advisory body to the government of Ghana on value-for-money assessments, it said it was able to save the among between a period of 3 to 4 years by making sure that all the technical procedures are followed by the Ghanaian government with regard to procurement laws.

Its Chief Executive Officer Fergus Drake, speaking at the launch of the Crown Agents office in Accra, said the money saved has since been plowed back into government’s coffers.

He added that his firm’s activities in Ghana span over 50 years with the specific objective of “standing along Ghanaians to accelerate self-efficiency and prosperity” for the people of Ghana.

Mr. Drake noted that the organization has trained over 500 Ghanaian Senior Civil Servants in the areas of customs reforms and public financial management.

Through the UKAID-funded Complementary Basic Education (CBE), Crown Agents Limited has touched the lives of over 248,000 Ghanaian students by ensuring that the taxpayer’s money is put on it good use.

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