Investigating Project Management Practices in Public Sector Organisations in Ghana
|Author(s)||by Alhassan Bunyaminu, Fuseini Mahama|
|Keywords||Hybrid projects, project management practices, public sector, Private sector organisations, complex project management|
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This research investigates the project management practices in The Electricity Company of Ghana (E.C.G.) The Electricity Company of Ghana (E.C.G.) is the sole power distributing company in all the ten regions in Ghana. It carries its mandate through a number of projects aimed at building substations and distribution networks. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which project management processes are practiced in public sector and thee case is on ECG. It was also to investigate the success rate of projects undertaken by ECG and find out the causes of project failure in the company. The method used to carry out this research was solicitation of information from the engineers, managers and contractors who supervise projects through questionnaires. Data gathered was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The major findings of the research indicated that the project management processes of initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling and closing were adopted in the implementation of projects in the Accra West Region of ECG. It was highly recommended that management of ECG ensures that it implement projects using the standard processes to the letter for a high success rate of its projects.
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