History of hESSCPAG
The Health Service Supply Chain Practitioners Association, Ghana (HESSCPAG) evolved from the Civil Service Materials Management Class Association (CSSMMCA). After the passage of the Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospitals’ Act in 1996, all the members of the “CSSMMCA” became automatic members of the Ministry of Health Supply Chain. However, one was given the option of opting out if one so wished.
Following the discrepancies in the payment of Additional Duty Hours Allowances (ADHA) to Health Sector Workers, professional groupings sprang up with the objective of lobbying for recognition in their roles and subsequently a fair share in the ADHA. The need for the CSSMMCA staff to come together became prominent.
In 2006, a committee set up by Mr. Joseph Kotie Nkansah on the orders of the then Director General of the Ghana Health Service and a petition was put up for the correction of the anomaly.
Who we are.
HESSCPAG Is a Professional Association For Procurement And Supply Chain Staff Within The Health Sector. A professional body under Health Service Workers Union (HSWU). The umbrella body in the health sector for all Health support staff, Paramedical etc. HSWU is registered under law and holds a Collective Bargaining Certificate that empowers it to do negotiations and collective bargaining on behalf of all member associations.
HESSCPAG is registered with the registrar general’s department and holds a certificate to commence business and a certificate of incorporation (can sue and be sued)
Our mission at HESSCPAG is geared towards providing a platform for a resilient workforce in health supply chain for synergy and professionalism for an enhanced ethical standard.
Here at HESSCPAG, our vision is to be an agile, resilient, innovative and responsive professional platform for procurement and supply chain professionals.
We are reliable, responsible, responsive, and have set the pace for advancing high standards of professional practice, that delivers the most value to our clients.
We recognise our responsibility for our professional actions and inactions in our quest to procure at least cost for our clients needs.
Our practice as professionals considers the varied mix of whole life cost, quality and sustainability expectations of the goods, works and services we procure for our clients operations.We recognise our responsibility for our professional actions and inactions in our quest to procure at least cost for our clients needs.
To serve as the mouthpiece of the members in the Supply Chain activities of the Health Services (i.e., Ministry of Health and its agencies) of Ghana regarding conditions of service and on all other issues affecting members of this group.
To organize and bring together all HESSPPAG members to discuss and share experiences of matters affecting members of the Association and the Health Sector.
To assist in the development and upliftment of the Supply Chain practitioners in the Health Service of Ghana and meet members welfare.
To enhance co-operation and understanding among the various professional grouping within the Health Sector.
To ensure efficiency and effectiveness of members in the performance of their duties through continuous education and professional development programs.
Improve Service Conditions
To secure and provide better conditions of service for its members indiscriminate of age, ethnicity, qualification, sex, office/department, social or economic status.
To establish a Fund as body corporate referred to as Association Fund, for the administration, management and welfare of members.
To create an investment fund that will secure the future of members
Seek for sponsorship from corporate organizations and Development Partners to support the activities of the Association.
Organize Sports, Entertainment, Educational, Tourist Trips at Local and International for its members.
To uphold, defend and protect the Rights, Freedom and Sovereignty of its members against unlawful removal, discrimination, abuse, harm of members in whose mandate the corporate is established.
Administrative Pillars behind the association
K. Addai Donkor, PhD
Immediate past Director Supplies Stores and Drugs Management (SSDM)
Mrs Araba Kudiabor
Director Supply Stores and Drugs Management. GHS headquarters.
Mr. Bernard Asamany
Deputy Director Logistics, Clearing and Warehousing SSDM and head Temporary Central Medical Stores
Paul Senyo Gau
Deputy Director Procurement (SSDM)
National Executive Committee
Message From The President
It is a great pleasure to warmly welcome you to the website of Health Service Supply Chain Practitioners Association, Ghana. We are an amalgamation of Procurement and Supply Chain Managers and Officers under the Ministry of Health.
For the past thirteen (13) years, HESSCPAG has grown to become one of the most recognizable professional bodies in the health sector and a notable brand in supply chain in Ghana.
At HESSCPAG, we seek to provide a platform for resilient workforce in health supply chain for synergy and professionalism for enhanced ethical standard. We also aim at growing to be agile, resilient, innovative and responsive in the procurement and supply profession.
Professionalism, accountability, value for money are the hallmarks of this association.
We are totally committed to joining hands with all professionals in Supply Chain, Partners and our stakeholders in providing smooth and seamless flow of commodities which will ultimately delight our customers
Once again you are warmly welcome.