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Effects of Ghanas Public Procurement Act on the Acquisition of Academic Library Resources in Ghana

Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Daniel Etse, Michael Sakyi Boateng | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Abstract

There is a scarcity of literature on the effects of Ghanas public procurement act on the acquisition of academic library resources. This study therefore sought to address this knowledge gap. A survey approach was adopted for conducting this study and questionnaire was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data, and findings were presented using tables. Findings suggest that the implementation of the Public Procurement Act has enhanced the procurement structure of academic libraries in Ghana. Effects of the Act were however found to be weak with regards to development of capacity of procurement personnel, dealing with issues of transparency and accountability, and achieving value for money. It was recommended that the Public Procurement Act and the procurement system should be revised and strengthened, and training and development be improved and should target the attitude and morality of the procurement personnel.

Keywords: Public Procurement, Academic Libraries, Library Resources, Ghana

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