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Rwandan school launches procurement programme to achieve sustainable development

13 March 2012

The management of the Rwandan School of Finance and Banking (SFB) in collaboration with the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organisation launched a Procurement Management Programme on 1 March 2012.

The Rector of SFB, Professor Reid E. Whitlock, said the programme aims to promote the procurement sector in both the public and private sectors. He went on to say, "Procurement is a key ingredient in achieving sustainable development in any country, and it's in this regard that SFB in partnership with ITC came up with an agreement of launching a procurement management program in the country".

Hisham Labadi, Resident coordinator of ITC/ILO, and an international expert in procurement, particularly in procurement contract management and administration, said ITC has been mandated to carry out capacity building across the world in various developmental areas including the procurement sector. He said that procurement is also crucial in controlling financial resources and to effectively promote decision making in any nation.

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