He impact of insufficient staff on production (treatment) of potable water at selected treatment plants of Ghana Water Company limited in the Volta Region

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2021-07-12
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The research which was carried out in the Volta Region of Ghana analyses the impact of insufficient staff on the production of potable water at selected Headworks in the Volta Region. The study acknowledges other researchers, scholars and authors who have suggested in relation to the topic under investigation. The research work deals with how a company can work with limited staff and what are the effects on the staff, the company itself and the factors are responsible for this situation. The researcher analyzed and explained how this will impact the company positively and negatively. The researcher used both primary and secondary methods of collecting data with the emphasis on the primary source. The primary data refers to information received expressly for the purpose such as questionnaires and interview while secondary data refers to information collected from other sources and the work of other researchers Such as internet journals and libraries. A total of 38 questionnaires were distributed among staff and the various Station Managers. The researcher used tables and charts to give and illustrate critically what the respondents had in mind in respect of the topic, impact of insufficient staff on the treatment of potable water in Ghana Water Company Limited in the Volta Region. Some of the effects of understaffing on the staff are work overload, higher susceptibility to workplace hazard due to multitasking, extends task completion time, effects on mental/emotional wellbeing, effects on task completion rate, etc. Whereas, the impact of understaffing on the GWCL is in order of importance include work overload, higher susceptibility to workplace hazard due to multitasking, extends task completion time, affects mental/emotional wellbeing, etc
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A thesis submitted to the Department Of Construction Technology and Management Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
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Insufficient, Staff, Portable water, Treatment plant,, Ghana Water Company
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