A Study into the Implementation of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy in Ghana- Case Study Obuasi Municipal Assembly, Ashanti Region.

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The adoption and implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy in Ghana is an important shift by the government in addressing the gap for the provision of infrastructure development in the country. In doing this, there is an effort from the government in partnering the private sector in the implementation of this policy. Ministries, Agencies, MMDA’s have all followed same using this policy to elevate the growth in infrastructure development within their domains. The study investigated into the implementation of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy in Ghana using Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) as a case study zone. This addresses the objective of the study such as identifying the current state of implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP), investigating the reasons for implementing Public Private Partnership (PPP) and to identify the potential Public Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities for the Obuasi Municipality. The study made use of an interview guide as a means of gathering information for the whole study. A total number of thirty (30) questionnaires were distributed and all were received and used for the analysis. An expert interview was also conducted amongst professionals with experience and knowledge in the implementation of the PPP policy. All received information were analysed with the use of the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 22. The findings revealed that the most popular form of PPP used in the municipality was the Build Operate Transfer (BOT). Opportunities exist for financiers in the form of investment; the community in the form of employment and the enjoyment of various social amenities like hospitals, commercial stores, KVIP’s, market and among others. In conclusion, the research recommends a routine public education on the PPP policy, proper documentations of all arrangements and a universal reform for its implementation to help in the country’s growth.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science,