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|Title: ||Integrating Environmental and Social Considerations into Public Procurement Practice in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Appiah, Seth Christopher Yaw|
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2014|
|Publisher: ||The International Journal Of Humanities & Social Studies|
|Citation: ||The International Journal Of Humanities & Social Studies 276 Vol 2 Issue 6 June, 2014|
|Abstract: ||Background: The integration of sustainable elements in the public procurement practice in Ghana is beginning to receive
attention in Ghana. This has even necessitated the amendment of the country’s procurement act; Act 663 to include
sustainable requirements and demands.
This study assessed how environmental and social factors could be integrated into the public procurement system in Ghana
and the readiness of practitioners
Methods: The study was a survey. The researcher sampled purposively twenty three procurement officers from eight
Ministries in Ghana. Data was analyzed descriptively.
Results: In all,19 practitioners representing 82.6% of procurement practitioners affirmed to their awareness of sustainable
procurement. The same (82.6%) affirmed that there was system to manage environmental impact in Ghana’s procurement
system. However the findings of the study demonstrates that only 47.8% of respondents believed and considered that social
improvement of the populace was highly prioritized during making public procurement decisions .
Conclusion: There is a strong requirement that the Public Procurement Authority build the capacity of procurement officers.
Procurement officers should be trained regularly to understand the relevance and role environmental and social factors play
in ensuring sustainable procurement. Again the government should fast tract with the review of the public procurement Act
that seeks to entrench sustainable requirements in the public procurement practice.|
|Description: ||Article published in The International Journal Of Humanities & Social Studies,Vol 2 Issue 6|
|ISSN: ||2321 - 9203|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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