The quest and call for a commensurate manpower for the growing Procurement and Supply chain industry in Ghana and other developing countries have increased significantly over the last few years.
Here in Ghana, in particular, the problem of inappropriate procurement, logistics and ultimately Supply Chain Management professional capacity to implement the Public Procurement Act of 2003(Act 663) is very seriously being tackled.
The Department of Purchasing and Supply has been at the forefront in dealing with these issues for over a decade now. The Department has made some very important strides and still working very hard to improve upon the situation.
The Central focus of the Purchasing and Supply Department is to produce competent professionals in procurement, logistics and supply chain management to lead the drive for the transformation of the procurement, logistics and Supply Chain management industry into an able and competent industry.
The programme provides the opportunity for training top-notch manpower with requisite professional skills and knowledge to help in the transformation of Ghana and other developing countries into an industrial nation.
The Department offers a three (3) year Higher National Diploma (HND) as well as an eighteen (18) month Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) programmes in Purchasing and Supply.
The Department in collaboration with the Business Development Directorate of Accra Polytechnic offers International Certificate in Logistics and Transport (CILT) and International Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
These programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International.
The Department also offers a degree programme (Bachelor of Technology (B’Tech) in Procurement and Supply Chain Management).