Assessing project management challenges in the Implementation of the cocoa rehabilitation and intensificationpProgramme (CORIP) in Ghana.

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Project management’s fundamental concern is to effectively and efficiently execute projects to meet requirements. At the same time, challenges in managing project is seen as a key feature, which affect project management framework. The present study assessed the project management challenges of the Cocoa Rehabilitation Program in Sefwi-Wiaso in the Western Region of Ghana. The issues the study focused on were the current state of the programme, project management challenges in the programme and solutions to curb the challenges. The study used fifty (50) cocoa farmers in the Sefwi-Wiaso. The instrument for the data collection was developed by the researcher, preceded by a pilot study. The pilot study was initially conducted in a similar cocoa community to ascertain its validity and the reliability. The data for the study was basically from primary source in that closed-ended questionnaire was designed and distributed to cocoa farmers in SefwiWiaso. The data generated was analyzed using the mean score ranking. Descriptive statistics was used to test the data. The study concluded that Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Program is currently doing well despite a few challenges. The study found that the program is currently achieving its objectives. It was clear that the program is facing some project management challenges: economic, environmental and social and that these are affecting effective program delivery. It is therefore recommended that the program implementers use their project management skills to solve practical problems of the program. In addition, project team members or employees must be given the required project management orientation in order to help teams to perform better in their roles. The orientation will review how employees especially project teams should go about executing their roles.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science.
Challenges, cocoa implementation intensification programme rehabilitation