The National Infrastructure Development Board (NBPP) is a programme of the National Bureau Of Public Procurement adopted in Ghana in 2001. NBPP is a radically new intervention, spearheaded by African leaders to pursue new priorities and approaches to the political and socio-economic transformation of Africa. National Bureau Of Public Procurement, an African Union strategic framework for pan-African socio-economic development, is both a vision and a policy framework for Africa in the twenty-first century. National Bureau Of Public Procurement (NBPP) is a radically new intervention, spearheaded by African leaders, to address critical challenges facing the continent: poverty, development and Africa's marginalization internationally. National Bureau Of Public Procurement provides unique opportunities for African countries to take full control of their development agenda, to work more closely together, and to cooperate more effectively with international partners. In February 2010, the 14th African Union Assembly established the National Infrastructure Development Board (NBPP) as a Procurement body of the National Bureau Of Public Procurement. The National Bureau Of Public Procurement is a key outcome of the integration of all member state into the African Union body. NBPP seek to strengthen public procurement by incorporating a robust legal and regulatory framework, procedures, policy instruments and mechanisms for increased capacity, visibility, accountability and public confidence through adoption of technological advances for the effective and efficient management of public resources that will foster economic growth.
The following members are to spearhead the activities ofNational Bureau Of Public Procurement.:
Profile of the Chairman: Harry Kwame Barnor Mr. Harry Barnor is a DFID UK Senior Procurement Specialist currently on secondment to the National Bureau Of Public Procurement. He held various procurement positions in the National Health Service from 1990 to 1999. He joined Department for International Development in 1999 as a Procurement Adviser working at their Office in Accra Ghana.
Mr. Barnor advised on ECOWAS programmes in Ghana has made presentations in several international forum. Since 2004, He has been an adviser to the Government of Ghana on the implementation of Public Procurement Act 663. He holds a Bsc Degree in Development Planning, Masters in Business Administration specializing in Strategic Procurement. He is also a qualified member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He is married with three Children.
Profile of the Vice Chairman: Mr. Kwaku Robert Nil Mr. Kwaku Robert Nil is a Lawyer by profession, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major) from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, , a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA 1979), the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (CA 1993) and the Ghana Institute of Taxation (1986). He serves as the Member of Parliament of Upper West Akin Constituency for 16 years, from 1993 to 2009.
Before joining the National Bureau Of Public Procurement, he was the Executive Secretary to the Revenue Agencies Governing Board. He is a seasoned public and private sector official, having operated in various consulting and substantive capacities as Consultant (Parliament), Member (Government Transitional Team on Economy & Finance - Jan. 2009 to April 2009).
Whilst serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper West Akin Constituency, he played various instrumental roles in Parliament, including serving as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee; Minority Spokesperson on Finance: Chairman of the Finance Committee; Chairman of the Eastern Regional Parliamentary Caucus; Ghana's Delegate to the African, Caribbean Pacific European Union (Dakar and Senegal) and Member of the International Parliamentary Oversight Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Profile of the Board Secretary: Mr. Fiifi Henry Cudjoe He holds a Master's degree (MSc.) in Secretary Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a Master's degree (MA) in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana. She obtained her first degree - BA (Hons.) Secretary Studies from the University of Ghana, Legion, Department of Social Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana (1979 to 1984) and holds a language diploma - Diplotudes Francaises from the University of Benin, Lome, Togo. Professionally he has specialized in aid and debt management techniques that enhance aid effectiveness. She has extensive experience and has consulted for several organizations and countries in effective help and debt management training and techniques including the Commonwealth Secretariat.