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Title: The Effects of Payment Delays on the Successful Implementation of Road Construction Projects in Ghana: Case Study Ghana Highway Authority, Brong-Ahafo Region.
Authors: Kumi, Stephen Agyei
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2017
Abstract: Some of the main issues that lead to a successful implementation of a project are when timely payments and well organized practices to contractors on road construction projects are performed. Nonetheless, payment delays still constitute myriad of major setbacks in the successful implementation of road construction projects. The study therefore aimed to identify the effects of payment delays on the successful implementation of road construction projects in Ghana Highway Authority. Literature was extensively reviewed and relevant of it laid the foundation for the development of the questionnaire which was distributed to the key project participants; clients, consultants, and contractors. The study adopted the quantitative method which sprung from the use of the positivists approach to knowledge with which a number of clients and consultants were selected purposively and contractors were also selected simple randomly for the survey. Owing to that, descriptive statistics was used to analyze the demographics whiles Relative Importance Index was used to analyze the subject variables. Results indicated that the main factor causing payment delays on road construction projects is delay in certification. It can be implied that the stakeholder responsible for this cause is the client. Respondents also indicated that the major effect among the effects of payment delays on road construction projects is abandonment of projects which ranked first after analysis. The results testify to the numerous abandoning of road construction projects. Practice of good financial management ranked first among the possible ways to mitigate payment delays. The research concluded that the main factor causing payment delays is delay in certification and it has manifested in the several abandonment of road construction projects in Ghana. The recommendation suggested that proper payment schedules are to be agreed by all the stakeholders before the commencement of the project. Proper communication channels or skills are to be implemented by the stakeholders to aid smooth flow of information and realistic duration and cost must be set for the project.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology College of Art and Built Environment in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the degree of Master of Science, 2016.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10440
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