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Title: Determinant for delays on cocoa feeder roads project in Ghana
Authors: Kotey, Eric
Keywords: Feeder roads
Project delay
Issue Date: 18-Nov-2015
Abstract: Cocoa production is a major source of revenue for socio-economic development in the country and also cocoa remains the major net export and the backbone for Ghana’s economic development. Recently Ghana was ranked second in the production of cocoa beans producing 700,000 tons of cocoa beans annually. These and many others are the main reasons why proper networks have to be provided to enhance the transportation of the cocoa products effectively by construction of feeder roads that connect the place of production to sales point while minimizing the occurrence of delays. It must be noted that, currently, the effective construction of road networks is facing many challenges. These challenges may originate from client or consultant and in most occasions the contractor. The aim of this paper was to examine the determinants for delays on cocoa feeder roads projects and develop strategies to curb these delay factors. In relation to the aim, the following objectives were set; identification of the causes of delays on cocoa roads projects and identification of the strategies to curb the delays on cocoa roads project. In connection to this, the methodology adopted was the quantitative approach which included the use of survey questionnaire. Thirty (30) questionnaire were administered to various stakeholders in the construction of cocoa feeder roads. The data were analysed and they demonstrated that most of the delay factors were related to construction material management and low productivity of work personnel. The analysis also showed that in spite of all the delay factors that existed in the construction of cocoa feeder roads, effective planning can be the antidote to almost all the factors. This research demonstrates how to improve on the successfulness of execution of cocoa feeder roads.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8277
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