The Bayelsa state governor, Douye Diri on Thursday signed the Public Procurement Amendment Bill 2020, Fiscal Responsibility Amendment Bill and Debt Management Amendment Bill into Law.
The amended laws , according to Mr. Douye Diri would effectively position Bayelsa among states that adhere to International Public Sector Accounting Standards, IPSAS.
He said, “ I’m particularly excited about the Public Procurement Amendment Law. It is very germane to public accountability as it gives members of the public the opportunity to monitor projects being executed by government.“
”The law is also expected to bring transparency, checks and balances in order to avoid wastefulness.”