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|Title: ||Public Procurement as a Tool for Achieving Millennium Development Goal 7: Environmental Sustainability: (Case Study- Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly)|
|Authors: ||Kissi-Asare, Frank|
|Issue Date: ||24-Feb-2015|
|Abstract: ||One burden on the Government of Ghana is to be able to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the targeted dates. This has been the result of government rolling out many policies to enable the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Although progress has been made in the other goals, the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 7: Environmental Sustainability seems to be a mirage.
This study sought to find out how Public Procurement can be used to help achieve Millennium Development Goal 7. Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly was used as case study due to the discovery of oil in commercial quantities in the Western Region resulting in an increase in economic activities. Qualitative analysis was done after one-on-one interviews with respondents. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to select Public Procurement Practitioners who are directly involved in the procurement process at the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.
The study revealed that Procurement Practitioners do not know much about Millennium Development Goal 7, although they unknowingly applied requirements one way or the other in their activities, which enhances the achievement of the goal. It was also revealed that public procurement can play a major role in the quest to achieving Millennium Development Goal 7.
It was recommended that Public Procurement Practitioners must be given the necessary training in the area of environmental sustainability in relation to their activities. They must also be encouraged to incorporate environmental sustainability specifications and requirements within the procurement process in order to help realize the dream of Millennium Development Goal 7. Finally, there must be policies by government to enhance the use of public procurement to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7.|
|Description: ||A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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