The procurement center, according to the technology giant, is to support growing business demand in 17 African countries including Ghana and also to lay the foundation for additional industry growth initiatives throughout the continent.
“The center, located in Accra, will serve clients and business partners in Ghana and 16 other African countries,” said IBM in a statement emailed to ghanabusinessnews.com.
It explained that Accra was chosen in response to emerging regional business requirements for high-value procurement services and processes aimed at transforming the delivery of services.
Procurement services to support the region will include activities such as purchase order creation, amendments and supplier invoice management, all designed to drive client value, productivity, and effective supplier management, the statement said.
It adds that IBM will staff the procurement center with local talent to help ensure the development of new skills for a modern workforce, and to help stimulate economic growth in the region.
The procurement centre will serve Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Seychelles, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
By Ekow Quandzie