Pauline Chase elected as Chairperson of Public Procurement Commission
Attorney-at-Law, who is the incumbent President of the Guyana Bar Association, Pauline Chase has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the recently-appointed Public Procurement Commission (PPC).
A press release from the commission said that the body’s first meeting was held on Friday, at the commission’s secretariat in Queenstown, Georgetown.
“In accordance with Article 212(Y)(3) of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, the commissioners unanimously elected Ms. Pauline Chase as Chairperson of the Commission and Mr. Berkley Wickham as Deputy Chairperson,” the release noted.
Chase alongside Rajnarine Singh and Joel Bhagwandin were the government nominees for the commission; Diana Rajkumar and Wickham were the opposition nominees. They were all recently sworn-in by President Dr. Irfaan Ali.
The purpose of the PPC, as outlined in Article 212 AA of the Constitution, is to monitor and review the functioning of all public procurement systems to ensure that they are in accordance with law and such policy guidelines as may be determined by the National Assembly.