The Ministry of Health has denied reports that the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has approved recommendations for award of the procurement of Condoms under a multi-million contract.
The MoH in setting the records straight indicated that the award of the contract was a national competitive tender which was advertised and that none of the companies mentioned in those publications participated in the tender.
It was also revealed that after preliminary evaluation, samples of the condoms submitted by each bidder were sent to the Food and Drugs Authority for quality testing and after the process, only those condoms that passed the quality testing were evaluated financially.
Ministry of Health said the company that offered the least price was selected after the financial evaluation after which the recommendations of the evaluation report were sent to the Central Tender Review Committee and they scrutinized and approval in accordance with the Public Procurement Law.
It said the law required that the MoH published the recommendations of the tender at the PPA website as required by law and that reports that the MoH and the PPA went contrary to procurement processes are false.
The Ministry of Health has entered into a multi-million contract with an Indian company for the supply of condoms for the Ministry of Health.
It has been reported that President Akufo-Addo has okayed some GH¢4, 000,000 for the purchase of 26,849,952 pieces of condoms into the country whilst other reports claimed that the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), had approved a whopping GH¢3,993,930.36 for the import of male condoms into the country.
The contract is said to have been awarded to an Indian-owned company called, Pharmanova Ghana Limited, which is generating a lot of conversations among concerned Ghanaians with many condemning the NPP government for sidelining Ghanaian companies.