PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION. A CASE STUDY OF NTUNGAMO-MIRAMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN UGANDA

MUGANZI ABERT 122 PAGES (29899 WORDS) Dissertation
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ABSTRACT

Poor project management in government roads construction has affected Uganda’s economic development because millions of money are spent in such projects in order to boost economy through increased trade both internal and foreign, tourism and other investment sectors however roads are still in poor conditions which has retarded development. The purpose of this descriptive case study was to describe the strategies and processes needed to improve performance of government roads sector.  Such strategies would significantly improve the quality of national roads and ensure that such roads are delivered in time and within budget. Two conceptual theories and one model framed the research study: the theory of constraints, the agency cost theory and the contract management model which guided the study. The study stood on three specific objectives of: To examine how procurement procedures have enhanced value for money in the, to examine how monitoring and evaluation has earned value for money and to assess the contribution of stakeholder management in ensuring value for money in the construction of Ntungamo-Mirama road. Slovin’s formular was applied and a sample size of 122 was determined out of a population of 175respondents. 90 respondents provided valid data (actual response) and this was collected through use of both primary and secondary methods like interviews, questionnaires and documentary reviews respectively. The study findings indicated that averagely procurement procedures were being followed by UNRA in managing road construction projects. Additionally, it was found out that one of the challenge still affecting road construction projects is monitoring and evaluation, failure to effect government rules and regulations together with reluctance in managing stakeholders.

It’s from the above background therefore that the researcher recommended the need to adhere to procurement rules as stipulated in the PPDA act 2003, having a keen eye towards monitoring of roads projects and use of stakeholder umbrella which helps in identifying stakeholders and measuring their impact towards projects.

Finally, due to predominance of public private partnerships in infrastructure development especially in developing countries, I suggested further areas of research in this area to find out whether they have added value in terms of cost effectiveness. Quality and timely delivery. More investigations should be in District urban and community access roads (DUCAR)’s effectiveness in relation to the decentralization policy(s).

TABLE OF CONTENTS


DECLARATION i

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF FIGURES v

LIST OF TABLES vi

LIST OF APPENDICES viii

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS viii

TABLE OF CONTENTS x

ABSTRACT xiv


CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1

Background to the study: 1

Statement of the problem 7

Purpose of the study 9

Objectives of the study 9

Research questions 9

Research hyposeses. 9

Significance of the study 10

Scope of the study. 10

The geographical scope 10

The time scope 11

The content scope 11

Setting of the study. 11

The Structure of the dissertation. 11

Conclusion 12


CHAPTER TWO: STUDY LITERATURE 13

Introduction 13

Literature survey 13

Literature review 14

The Theoretical review. 17

Procurement procedures and value for money 21

Contract management 23

Stake holder management and value for money. 26

The Conceptual framework. 33

The Conceptual framework 34

Conclusion 35


CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 36

Introduction 36

Research Design 36

Research Strategy 36

Research approach 36

Research duration 37

Study Population 37

Sample size 38

Sampling methods 39

Sampling techniques 39

Simple random sampling techniques 40

Snow ball sampling 40

Purposive Sampling techniques 40

Census sampling 40

Data collection procedure 41

Data collection methods 41

Primary data collection methods 41

Secondary data collection methods 41

Data collection instruments 41

Self-administered questionnaires (SAQs) 42

Interview guide 42

Observation Checklist 42

Validity and reliability 43

Cronbarch’s alpha formular. 44

Data processing 44

Data Analysis 44

Ethical Considerations. 45

Limitations 45

Conclusion 45


CHAPTER FOUR 51

PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION. 51

Introduction 51

TENDERING AND VALUE FOR MONEY 51

AWARDING CRITERION AND VALUE FOR MONEY. 55

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY 57

HYPOTHESIS ONE TEST RESULTS 60


CHAPTER FIVE 62

OBJECTIVE TWO: PROJECT MONITORING, EVALUATION AND VALUE FOR MONEY. 62

Risk Management 62

HUMAN RESOURCE EFFECTIVENESS 65

RAW MATERIALS 67

HYPOTHESIS TWO TEST RESULTS 70


CHAPTER SIX 72

OBJECTIVE THREE: STAKE HOLDER MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY 72

STAKEHOLDER IDENTIFICATION 72

STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION 75

STAKEHOLDER MONITORING AND CONTROL 78

HYPOTHESIS THREE TESTS RESULTS. 81


CHAPTER SEVEN 83

TOWARD HARMONIZING PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION IN UGANDA. 83

Introduction 83

PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES AND VALUE FOR MONEY 83

PROJECT MONITORING, EVALUATION AND VALUE FOR MONEY 86

STAKE HOLDER MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY. 88

STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION 89

STAKEHOLDER MONITORING AND CONTROL……………………………………………………90




CHAPTER EIGHT 92

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 92

Introduction 92

RECOMMENDATIONS 95

REFERENCES 96

APPENDIX I:Self-administered questionnaire 103

APPENDIX II: An interview guide . 107



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APA

MUGANZI, A (2020). PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION. A CASE STUDY OF NTUNGAMO-MIRAMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN UGANDA. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 04, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/edited-research-dissertation

MLA 8th

ABERT, MUGANZI. "PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION. A CASE STUDY OF NTUNGAMO-MIRAMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN UGANDA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 20 Nov. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/edited-research-dissertation . Accessed 04 Dec. 2020.

MLA7

ABERT, MUGANZI. "PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION. A CASE STUDY OF NTUNGAMO-MIRAMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN UGANDA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 20 Nov. 2020. Web. 04 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/edited-research-dissertation >.

Chicago

ABERT, MUGANZI. "PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY IN GOVERNMENT ROADS CONSTRUCTION. A CASE STUDY OF NTUNGAMO-MIRAMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN UGANDA" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 04, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/edited-research-dissertation