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|Title: ||Assessing ethical procurement practices at Accra Metropolitan Assembly|
|Authors: ||Agyeman, Frederick|
|Issue Date: ||22-Nov-2014|
|Abstract: ||Procurement is when an organization identifies a need and decides on its procurement
requirement, it also extends to the ultimate disposal of property at the end of its useful life.
Ethics is the moral principles governing or influencing conduct. Ethics is the basis on which
most of the procurement related principles, such as fairness, integrity and transparency, are based
The purpose of the study was to assess the ethical procurement practices of Accra Metropolitan
Assembly in Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The study sought to provide information on the
level of awareness of ethical procurement practices of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, challenges
impeding the implementation of ethical procurement practices and measures to promote ethical
procurement practices. The research design adopted in the study was descriptive survey research.
A sample size of the study was 70 AMA personnel and supplies of goods using simple random
sampling techniques. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data on respondents‟ views of
ethical procurement practices and their responses were analyzed and presented in, graphs,
frequency tables and percentages.
The findings of the study revealed respondents higher level of awareness that procurement
officials are required not to disclose information to third party. This was ranked 1
with a mean
of 4.056 and a standard deviation of 1.036. Further, the response also agreed with the statement
that inadequate qualified procurement staff is a major challenge facing AMA. Lack of
employee‟s motivation was identified as a challenge to ethical procurement practices at AMA.
The study recommended that ethical procurement practices should consistently be evaluated and
audit performance of professionals so as to ensure procurement activities are made in compliance
with the law and regulation of procurement and there should be an improvement and training
supports for procurement officials to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency in their work.|
|Description: ||A project report submitted to the Department of Building Technology of the Kwame
Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement
for the award of Master of Science (MSc.) Procurement Management, 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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