DEPUTY Minister for Finance, Ms Saada Salum Mkuya, is advocating for the deregistration and suspending of procurement and supplies professionals found to be violating ethics.
In a speech read on her behalf by the Deputy Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Ms Mkuya said: "Available statistics indicate that among developing countries, between nine and 13 per cents of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is spent on procurement."
Mr Goodluck Ole Medeye was officiating at the fourth graduation ceremony of Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board (PSPTB).
In the speech, the deputy minister for finance called upon employers to respect professional views of procurement and supplies professionals to ensure smooth implementation.
The speech stated that the government is improving working conditions for all professionals, but cautioned that underperforming and unethical workers will not be tolerated.
Established in 2007 by Parliamentary Act, the PSPTB succeeded both the National Board for Materials Management (NBMM) founded in 1981 by Parliamentary Act No.9 and Materials Management Caretaker Committee (MMCC).
The MMCC founded in 1978 laid down foundation for professionalism which later gave rise to the birth of NBMM.