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Title: The organisational structures of public service organisations in Ghana in light of public procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663).
Authors: Tweneboah, Maxwell
Issue Date: 12-Aug-2014
Abstract: This research work seeks to address the organogram of the Public Service organisations in Ghana in the light of Public Procurement Act, 2003. Ten (10) years after the implementation of Act 663, it can be said that a lot of success has been achieved but not without some bottlenecks. One of them is the inability of Act 663 to specify the level of tier in the chain of command in the organogram structure of Public Service organisations. The aim of this research was to make effective recommendations to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the procurement unit through the organogram of Public Service organisations in Ghana. An in-depth study aimed at identifying the various organisational structures in the Public Service organisations in Ghana, identify the various levels of tiers of the procurement unit, have an in-depth understanding of the establishment of the procurement unit as prescribed by Act 663 and whether the organograms of Public Service organisations can coordinate all procurement functions. A questionnaire survey and an interview were carried out on a sample of 21 directors in the Public Service and the Public Service Commission of Ghana respectively. The organogram of Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and Electricity Company of Ghana were used for the purposes of analysis. The survey and interview revealed that: Functional structure is commonly used by the Public Service organisations in Ghana; the procurement unit is found at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers in the chain of command; Act 663 is not conclusive in terms of integrating the procurement unit into the Public Service organisations’ organograms; the existing organograms of the Public Service organisations support the procurement as a coordinating function. It was recommended that the procurement unit be placed in the 2nd and 3rd tier in the organograms of Agencies, Departments, State Enterprises etc. and the Ministries respectively. To achieve this, a structural reform of the organograms of the Public Service organisations is needed and this needs the concern at the highest level (Both political and administrative).
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6303
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