The National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA) has urged procurement personnel of Government Departments, Agencies, Commissions, Parastatals, Public Enterprises and Local Councils to enhance an effective procurement contract execution and also manage procuring entities for quality service delivery. The major objective of the National Public Procurement Authority is to regulate, monitor and supervise procurement units of both the public and the private sector for an effective compliance of procurement procedures and to also build the capacity of procurement units with adequate skills, knowledge and understanding. In their effort to decentralize and ensure effective procurement compliance over (50) fifty Procurement personnel including Local Council Representatives, Consultants, Civil Society Groups, Government Officials, development partners and heads of entities in the private sector took part and completed a two day procurement Training workshop at Hill Valley in Freetown. The aim and objective of the training was to equip participants with knowledge on Evaluation of Procurement Contracts and Reporting of Information to the National Public Procurement Authority as the regulatory institution and methods of Records Management. The Chairperson of NPPA Board of Directors Alice Onomake told participants of the training workshop that NPPA is committed and determined to decentralize its activities in to a well defined structure within procurement entities for adherence to maintain professional standards and compliances of the rules and regulations. She said that it is essential for procuring entities to characterize their activities with an annual work plan for an effective budgeting to avoid splitting of contracts and issuance of individual procurement contracts – small purchasing can also be incorporated in to a frame work through publication of annual plans. Alice Onomake intimated that proper procurement procedures needs to be enforced by the National Public Procurement Authority because there is lack of commitment on the side of procuring entities in most Government Departments lamenting the low level of compliance of procurement procedures although they expend public funds. She encouraged heads of entities to always support procurement units with the needed training and logistics and also urged them to always submit their annual procurement plans for approval by the Authority to maintain transparency and accountability with less corrupt practices. Delivering the key note address the Chief Executive Officer of NPPA Dr. Alfred Kandeh expressed thanks and appreciation to the Government and donor partners for their support to the National Public Procurement Authority in implementing its rules and regulations across the country. Dr. Kandeh properly explained about the aim and objective of the training which he said is geared towards the empowerment of procurement personnel and stake holders in the three core areas of procurement procedures that are fundamental to procurement compliance. He also said “annual procurement plans is an obligation for all procuring entities and financial resources needs to be judiciously utilized for quality service delivery” to avoid wastage and corrupt practices that may impede economic development. Dr. Kandeh noted that the National Public Procurement Authority will soon role out to Electronic Procurement for an effective record management. He encouraged participants to always consult the authority in any difficulty they might face in procurement related matters at their entities. Participants took part in group discussions on the way forward for an effective monitoring and evaluation, proper record management and information reporting while some of the procurement personnel spoke about challenges in their various procuring entities. A similar training on E -Procurement is expected soon for heads of entities.