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The aim of this study isto investigate the implementation challenges of the Public Procurement Act 2003Act 663 by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies MMDAs in the AshantiRegion of Ghana. The key issues examined in the study are the level of knowledge,the procedure and modalities of compliance with the Act and the challenges of implementingthe Procurement Act by the procurement committee members. Purposive sampling wasadopted in selecting fourteen MMDAs while simple random procedure was used to samplemembers of the procurement committee at the selected MMDAs for the study. Questionnairesand focus group discussion were used to collect data and information from the respondents.Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The studyrevealed that a large proportion of the procurement committee members could notexplain key sections of the Act. In all the sampled MMDAs respondents claimed tofollow procedure required by the Act. However, they enumerated the following asthe key challenges with regards to the compliance of the Act: political interference,unqualified staff, and lack of monitoring as well as inadequate motivation for thecommittee members. There is a need for the MMDAs to take steps to address thesechallenges.

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Procurement, MMDAs, Ghana, Ashanti Region, Local Governance

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Adusei, C. and Awunyo-Vitor, D. 2015 Implementation Challenges of the Public Procurement Act by Selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. iBusiness, 7, 39-50. doi: 10.4236-ib.2015.71005.





Author: Charles Adusei1*, Dadson Awunyo-Vitor2

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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