Evaluating Procurement Planning and its Effects on Accountable Procurement in Public Sector Organisations (A Study of Ministry of Food and Agriculture)

No Thumbnail Available
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
The main goal of the study is to evaluate the relationship between procurement planning and procurement accountability in public sector organizations. The study was guided by three objectives: to establish the contribution of procurement planning on procurement accountability, to examine the procurement planning practices that contribute to effective procurement accountability, and to examine the value of procurement planning on procurement accountability. A number of procurements were not carried out and were conducted outside the parameters of the procurement plan as a result of inadequate procurement planning and execution in government ministries, departments, and agencies, which also hampered the country's ability to hold procurement accountable. The study is necessary since all procurement activities are based on procurement planning, and the primary objective of public procurement is to offer citizens efficient and effective services. The study's primary goal is to assess how procurement planning affects procurement accountability in public sector organizations, with a particular focus on the Ghanaian ministry of food and agriculture in Kumasi. The study used a survey questionnaire and a quantitative research methodology. The data analyses used SPSS version 23. It was discovered that the value of procurement planning and the procurement planning process have a positive and significant impact on procurement accountability. Accountability, transparency, lower prices, accurate specifications, and increased quality were all made possible by the procurement planning process and its value
A thesis submitted to the institute of distance learning, Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment for the degree of master of science in logistics and supply chain management