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Title: Assessing the challenges of procurement in second cycle schools in Northern Ghana: a case study of Tamale Metro
Authors: Ewuntomah, Zakaria Gafarua
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2017
Abstract: Act 663 (2003) requires of any public institution to follow the procurement guidelines in their activities. Second cycle schools just like any other public institution also use public funds for the procurement of goods and services must also follow the procurement guideline in their procurement process to ensure that they achieve greater effectiveness and value for money. The study also sought to identify difficulties second cycle schools encounter in the procurement of goods and services and propose measures to overcome the procurement difficulties. A quantitative and descriptive research design was employed. These designs have been carefully selected because it will enable us unravel not only the processes that are used by second cycle institutions in the Tamale metropolis to procure goods and services but also the challenges they face. Questionnaire was used in the collection of relevantly related primary data and descriptive statistics and means to rank and analyse the collected data from the field. It was found out that the respondents disagreed on the preamble that through procurement and the introduction of Act 663, PP practices had erased waste, fraud and corruption Also, none of the schools had a procurement unit/department to handle procurement practices, procedures and plans. The officials managing the purchasing of goods and services for these schools were not trained and had not received any sort of training on procurement. These challenges can be overcome by making available trained staffs within the schools to provide technical assistance on procurement practices and policies. On the basis of this discussion, the study advocates for future research into the implementation of procurement guidelines in senior high schools in Ghana.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment for the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10215
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