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Title: Sustainable Procurement Practices in the Road Sector of Ghana
Authors: Mensah, Agorku
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2015
Abstract: In most developing countries such as Ghana, there are no clear cut policies for sustainable procurement in the road sector. Consequently, implementation measures of sustainable procurement in this sector are very difficult. The aim of the current research was to investigate into sustainable procurement (SP) practices in the road sector of Ghana. Using questionnaire survey, 32 construction professionals working in the road sector were purposively selected from the Ministry of Roads and Highways in the Kumasi Metropolis. They included Quantity surveyors, Civil Engineers and Materials Engineers. The questionnaire among other things drew information about the existing SP practices in the road sector. The data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientist (SPSS) software package version 16. The results revealed that inadequate funding; deficient staff strength, logistics limitations and political interference are some of the key challenges to sustainable procurement practices in the road sector of Ghana. Consequently redesigning of the public procurement policy objectives and procedures to incorporate SP practices by the Government was recommended.
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6928
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