The Public Procurement Authority (PPA), has approved a whopping GH¢3,993,930.36 male condoms supply contract the Ministry of Health awarded to an Indian-owned company called, Pharmanova Ghana Limited.
The decision to award the contract to the Indians, has sent people asking about whether or not, Ghanaian pharmaceutical companies such as; TOBINCO, Ernest Chemist, Danadams and others, could not have been made to supply the condoms.
Information available to this paper is that, most of the Ghanaian pharmaceutical companies are in total distress. Their consignments, have been locked up at the ports, as they have difficulty raising money to clear the hefty import charges on them.
Some of them, have fallen victim to the State’s indebtedness to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and a contract of this nature, could have been of help to them.
A visit to the website of the PPA, revealed that the contract was awarded to Pharmanova to purchase a total quantity of 26,849,952 male condoms with pack size of 144 condoms (48 strips of 3) and pack quantity of 186,458.
The contract was signed between Pharmanova Ghana Limited on February 4, 2019 and Estimated Contract Completion Date is October 2 2019. The contract sum is in Ghana Cedi.
Per information available on the official website of the PPA, the Tender Package No. is MOH/2018/NCT/B.2.1/06.
The Tender Type as published is National Competitive Tender (NCT) and Tender Lot Number(s) 1; Contract Awarded to Pharmanova Ghana Limited.