Factors affecting completion of GETFund construction project: a case study of Ga East Municipal Assembly - Accra

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GETfund construction projects are saddled with numerous challenges with the palpable challenge of non-completion. Several factors influence this non-completion and the goal of the study was to explore the dynamics that account for the completion of GETfund projects. The objectives were: to identified factors that affect completion of GETfund building project, the effects of these factors on completion of GETfund construction project and establish effective criteria for curbing the causes and effects. The study utilised quantitative approach of enquiry through survey questionnaires. Subsequently, responses were elicited from the respondents – consultants and contractors in the Ga East Municipal Assembly. Descriptive and inference statistics were employed for the analysis. Based on the overall sample, the findings revealed factors that influence the non-completion, the effects as a result of the non-completion and the criteria to enhance construction project completion. The factors for non-completion was analyzed using the Factor Analysis from the SPSS, and three causes were identified - Work related factors, Accidents, materials and labour factors and Competency factors. Loss of Value for Money and Destruction of Contractor’s capital were identified as the palpable effect. Alignment of common goals and objectives, Transparency in decision-making and documentation, Experience and past performance of the contractor and Capacity to perform the work were the criteria identified to influence GETfund building project completion. The study adds on to the body knowledge on project management and demonstrates a novelty in the area of ensuring GETfund project success.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Construction Management.
GETfund, Completion, Construction projects, Contractors, Consultants, Ga East Municipal Assembly