Stakeholder management practices: case study of marine rehabilitation project at Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (Takoradi shipyard)

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Stakeholder management is a vital activity, using simple procedures and investing a modest effort can make a big difference to the eventual success of the project simply by understanding the stakeholders and what they want. Communications with stakeholders who have high levels of interest and influence will be managed differently from those with stakeholder of low interest and influence. This study seeks to examine the stakeholder management practices implemented in marine rehabilitation projects activity in Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority – Takoradi shipyard, challenges of stakeholder management, causes of the identified challenges as well as to provide recommendations on strategies for effective stakeholder management. The research design for this study is of quantitative type, this study used descriptive statistics to achieve its objectives. The key findings of this study are: the critical challenges of stakeholder management practices at Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Takoradi shipyard in their order of ranking of occurrence include unclear stakeholders, negative community reactions to the project, Inadequate resources assigned to the project, changes in scope of work and lack of support from stakeholders. The study found several causes of the identified challenges which includes poor planning, lack of human personnel and lack of effective communication. The study also found several proposed strategies for effective stakeholder management including effective planning, effective communication and effective stakeholder engagement.
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 Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
Stakeholder, management practices, marine rehabilitation project, Ports and Harbour Authority