Pom Gen gets new Hospital Special Procurement Committee


Port Moresby General Hospital (Pom Gen) chief executive officer Dr. Paki Molumi is confident that the hospital’s newly sworn-in Special Procurement Committee will fulfill and drive the vision of the National Procurement Commission.

“I want to assure the National Procurement Board that we will try our best to perform their functions as per the Act. Of course, we’ll be sending one of our officers to your team so at least you can guide us through as we progress moving forward,” said Dr. Molumi.

The threshold limit for a Special Procurement Committee is K1 million, as per Section (26) of the National Procurement Act 2018.

Dr. Molumi admits to the challenges of being on such a board but he himself and the members are committed to delivering the objectives of the National Procurement Commission to improve efficiently and of course, transparency in the public procurement process.

Dr. Molumi made the remarks at the swearing-in ceremony that was hosted by the National Procurement Commission on Monday, 9th November, 2020.

National Procurement Commission chief executive officer Mr. Simon Bole declared after the ceremony that the committee can now proceed with its procurement activities under its respective threshold limit.

The committee members include Dr. Molumi, PMGH Board deputy chair Ms. Kathy Johnston, Finance manager Mr. Gavera Bitu along with two representatives from the National Department of Health who are Ms. Elva Lionel, Deputy Secretary Corporate Services and Mrs. Margaret Asinimbu, Legal Officer.

In addition to the PMGH Special Procurement Committee, two District Procurement Committees from Nipa-Kutubu and Komo-Magarima respectively were also sworn into office which was presided over by Magistrate Mr. Samson Tatakali.

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