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COCOBOD Clarifies Request For Computer Keyboards At ₵4k

The Management of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has clarified concerns about a memo requesting the procurement of 15 computer keyboards at a cost of GHc4,500 each for the Board of Directors of the agency.

The memo from the Board’s Information Systems Department sought the approval of Management to purchase the keyboards to “enhance productivity and guarantee that they are comfortable utilizing their iPads during meetings”.

The memo circulated over the weekend attracting public criticism.

The COCOBOD in a statement clarified that the memo was only 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.”

It added that the request had not been approved.

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

Source: /Hajara Fuseini

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