Management has not sanctioned procurement of iPad keyboards - COCOBOD
Management has not sanctioned procurement of iPad keyboards - COCOBOD
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Management has not sanctioned procurement of iPad keyboards - COCOBOD

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has issued a statement clarifying recent reports regarding the procurement of iPad keyboards for members of its Board of Directors. 

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The statement, released on April 1st, addresses a widely circulated memo on social media from COCOBOD's Information Systems Department proposing the purchase of these accessories. The memo sought approval for the purchase of 15 keyboards for board members costing GHS4,500 each.

According to COCOBOD, the memo proposed the procurement of iPad keyboards as part of the Board's adoption of the "CONVENE" App. This adoption aims to reduce the use of paper and stationary during board meetings while enhancing productivity and collaboration among board members.

However, COCOBOD stressed that management has not sanctioned the procurement of the keyboards, and as a result, no procurement transactions have taken place.

"We wish to emphasize that Management has not sanctioned the procurement of the keyboards, and consequently, no procurement transactions have taken place," the statement said.

The clarification from COCOBOD comes amidst public discussions and speculations regarding the alleged procurement plan. 


Read below the statement by COCOBOD;

GHANA COCOA BOARD
PRESS
RELEASE
Date: 1st April 2024

CLARIFICATION REGARDING PROCUREMENT OF IPAD KEYBOARDS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has taken notice of the widely circulated memo originating from the Information Systems Department of the Board. The said memo is a proposal requesting management to approve the procurement of iPad keyboards for members of the Board of Directors.

The request to purchase iPad keyboards was based on the Board’s adoption of the “CONVENE” App which is part of efforts to reduce the use of paper and stationary during board meetings, while at the same time, enhancing productivity and collaboration among members.

We wish to emphasize that Management has not sanctioned the procurement of the keyboards, and consequently, no procurement transactions have taken place.

ISSUED BY:
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

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