Management of Government Funded Construction Projects in Ghana: Stakeholders’ Perspective of Causes of Delays in Construction of Public Buildings.

Adwoa Difie Ampadu-Asiamah, Obed Kofi Ampadu-Asiamah


Construction projects funded by the government of Ghana are plagued by time delays. This has resulted in disruptions to the development plans of the government. This research identifies and assesses the factors that cause time delays in government funded construction projects by focusing on the activities of stakeholders (Clients and professionals) in the public sector of the construction industry. Factors identified from literature review were incorporated into questionnaires to be answered by clients and professionals in the public sector of the construction industry in Ghana. Responses from 36 stakeholders were analysed to identify causes of time delays. Results from the analysis suggests that major factors that cause time delays are long bureaucratic process of honouring certificates, variation orders, cash flow problems, lackadaisical attitudes attitude to decision making, plant/ equipment efficiency and shortage of liquidity. Based on the factors identified it was deduced that the client is most of the time responsible for the time delays.

Keywords: Time delays, Government funded, Construction projects, Public sector.

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