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Title: The effect of procurement of goods on the environment: a case study of the implementation of the Urban Development Grant (UDG) projects in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA)
Authors: Kumi, Isaac
Issue Date: 29-Feb-2016
Abstract: Procurement is considered to be indispensable in KMA, it requires the choice of goods suitable to the environment all because, the environment needs to be protected for man’s continued existence hence the need to be guarded of procurement systems. It is conclusive to put forward however that, having people to consider the environment during procurement is a step in the right direction to secure the right goods. In the light of this, the study sought to determine the effect of procurement of goods on the environment using the implementation of the Urban Development Grant (UDG) projects in KMA. The specific objectives are to determine how the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly consider environmental sustainability during procurement of goods; examine the various environmental sustainability challenges as a result of procurement of goods and find out the plans to ensure effective and proper disposal of procured goods after its lifespan. The study used a mixed methods research design, thus both the qualitative research methods. The population for this study area consists of the various employees at KMA who were directly or indirectly connected with the procurement of any goods or services. In all, twenty (20) respondents were chosen and the sample was selected using the purposive sampling technique. Questionnaire was used mainly to collect relevant data. Since goods procured affect the environment, it is appropriate for procurement officers at the KMA to be concerned about the goods they procure and particularly be thorough about goods that are environmentally friendly. However, to ensure effective and proper disposal of procured goods after their lifespan the Assembly should undertake recycling as the most adopted approach according to the findings of the study.
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/123456789/8342
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