About Us

Welcome To West African Economic Empowerment and Development Agency

Board Secretariat

The Board has a secretariat which comprises of three staff including the CEO. The mandate of the
secretariat is to handle the administrative aspect of the Board (i.e preparation of agenda and
other related documents for the Board meetings and also communicate the Board's decision to
relevant Departments and the West African Economic Empowerment and Development Agency (WAEEDA). The
Tender Board is established with a clear agenda to set up a strict regulatory mechanism that would
ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all. The Secretariat assumes overall responsibility for
the successful implementation of the policies and programmes, development of Strategic partnerships
and corporate relations as well as ensuing the Organization's sustainability.

Specific Functions:
- Development of sustainable procurement strategies and implementation of actions that will result
in the modernization of Public Sector Procurement with the view to making it efficient and
effective.
- Building and maintenance of a strong multi disciplinary management team to deliver value for
money in terms of responsiveness, reliability and overall cost benefit, without loss of quality
while adhering to the new Procurement practices.
- Ensure policies including private sector initiatives, public sector reforms, and anti-corruption
measures are extended to public procurement.

This procedure has been put in place as a means to promote transparency and reduce the risk of
corruption and malpractices during tender opening sessions. Bidders can also enquire about any
information regarding any tender from the office of the Secretariat.

Board Members
The Board
The composition of the Tender Board is as follows:
The members are appointed to serve for a term of office of four years.
The Chief Executive Officer, who provides administrative and professional support to the Board, is
an ex-officio member of the Board, acting in that capacity at all meetings of the Board, but has no
right to vote.

Dr. Edem Koura Fiatuwo - Chief Executive Officer (Chairman)

Dr. Georgina Fofana Juel - Chief Procurement Officer

Dr. Patricia Kokou Tchao - Board Secretary

Mr. Mawugbe Agassa Pedomey - Member

Dr. Charles Nortey - Member

Dr. Moustapha Farid Razak - Member

Dr. Akimsola Lokko Assimiou - Member

Dr. Irene Mifretu Mboke - Member

Legal Framework
The Tender Board is a fully independent body, established with a clear agenda to set up with a
strict regulatory mechanism that would ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all and is
responsible for the procurement of goods and services for the letting or hiring or acquisition or
grading of rights for or on behalf of and the disposal of property of the WAEEDA.