Cameroon: Government satisfied with results of execution of public contracts in 2016

The public procurement sector in Cameroon showed a better performance during 2016. At least, this is what the Deputy Minister in charge of this sector, Abba SAdou, revealed. Commenting recently during the launch of the new year for public contracts, this Cameroonian government member declared himself satisfied with the rate of executing of public contracts in 2016, which was around 70%, we learned.

Moreover, he specified, “we have a rate of launch for calls for tenders of 98% in 2016 and a rate of signed contracts of 100%”. Before adding: “it is today difficult to talk about fictitious markets. We have a satisfactory audit rate for contracts fully completed, at 75% in six regions. We are still awaiting documents for four other regions. But globally, the general trend is good”.

The results thus obtained, after several years in the early stages during which the rates of execution of public contracts in Cameroon rarely went beyond 50%, are the consequence of the reforms initiated in the sector. The most important ones being the creation of the ministry specifically dedicated to public procurement, the revision of the procurement code to speed up the procedures to award contracts, and the project for awarding contracts online under development.

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