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Title: An Assessment of Benefits Management Practices of Public Procurement Entities in the Procurement of Infrastructural Projects in Ghana: Case Study of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA)
Authors: Ohene- Addae, Akua Asantewaa
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2013
Abstract: It is common knowledge that public procurement entities especially Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies have huge investments in infrastructural projects. However the impact on the quality of lives of people or intended beneficiaries is questionable (Ashurst and Doherty, 2003). This study seeks to research into the Benefit Realization Practices of Public Procurement Entities in the procurement of infrastructural projects in Ghana. The study was conducted in Kumasi Metropolis using KMA as a public procurement entity to assess whether or not market centers and transport terminals provided by KMA meet the needs of the users. In order to get realistic outcome, the study selected market queens and transport union leaders from the market centers and transport terminals respectively. The study realized that KMA has a benefit management practice in place ranging from pre design stage to post construction stage. However, it was realized that KMA does not directly involve the beneficiaries (market queens and transport union leaders) in the projects and does not quantity benefits identified for each projects. This has resulted in problems at the facilities had problems but the problems was less severe in facility where user were more involved in the project and more understood the actual benefit of the project. The study therefore recommended that KMA should create awareness of actual benefit of project before their commencement, assign specific roles to facility users as stakeholder in benefit realization and intensify evaluation before, during and after construction of facility and inclusion of Benefit realization in the Procurement Cycle.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5738
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