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Title: Challenges of implementation of the Procurement Act (663) in Public Senior High Schools
Authors: Danso, Philip
Keywords: Public Procurement
Procurement Challenges
Ghana
Public Procurement Authority
Public Procurement Act 663
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2015
Abstract: In the emerging countries, Public Procurement Practitioners are faced with numerous challenges. Respective country has its own social, economic, cultural as well as political challenges it faces in terms of implementing procurement laws. Poor Procurement Practice results to decrease in productivity, inadequacy, loss of money as well as negative effect on government budget. The study adopted multiple research approaches including: review of literature interviews and 80 questionnaires were administered to four Public Senior High Schools in Brong Ahafo, Ghana. Meanwhile 75 questionnaires were responded. Quantitative method was used to analysed the data. The results were issued according to the objective of the study. The study established that the request for quotation and sole source as common procurement methods employed to source for competent tenderers at Public Senior High Schools in Ghana. The study identified: delay in procurement process due to bureaucracy manner; Lack of accountability and transparent; Lack of proper procurement plan and budget; Political environment; Lack of proper communication; corruption and fraudulent act as implementation challenges of procurement Act 663. Addition to these, the study identified the measures to overcome procurement challenges in Public Senior High Schools. These include: Efficient system of monitoring the procurement process; Training of Procurement Practitioners; Public Procurement Authority offering advice to procurement entities; Proper record keeping; and Preparation of standard procurement document. The study recommended further research to be conducted to ascertain the level of compliance with each objective of Act 663 in accordance with the Act.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8216
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