Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWN AND ROAD ACCIDENTS IN THE BOLGATANGA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes and effects of vehicle breakdown and road accidents in the Bolgatanga Municipality using purposive random sampling technique with emphasis on convenience sampling technique or method to sample out the various respondents for the study. Out of 100 respondents chosen for the study, only 96 respondents responded to the questionnaire. The objectives of the study were to determine the causes of frequent vehicle breakdown, asse...

MOBILE MONEY VALUE CREATION IN THE AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN: EVIDENCE FROM A DEVELOPING ECONOMY

ABSTRACTThere is a growing indication that, the economy of agricultural value chain is confronted by challenges of delays in money transfers and payments. These challenges have made way for mobile-enabled agricultural transfers over the last few years to change the way activities are conducted along the agricultural value chain. Through the use of mobile money, it is increasingly becoming easier for actors along the agricultural value chain to lessen the amount of time and money spent in gett...

EFFECT OF GRATIFICATION ON USER ATTITUDE AND CONTINUANCE USE OF MOBILE PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES: A DEVELOPING COUNTRY CONTEXT

ABSTRACTAdvances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to the rapid and wide diffusion of mobile phones in Africa. This gives consumers in the financial services industry many new services. Thus, mobile payments emanating from Financial Technology have enabled individuals to carry out transactions from anywhere and at any time on their mobile devices. However, despite the numerous merits of this disruptive technology, there exist limited studies in this area of Information...

CONSUMERS PERCEPTION OF PREPAID METER SYSTEM IN THE KOFORIDUA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the perception of the consumers of electricity regarding the use of prepaid meter system in the Koforidua Municipality. This study employed quantitative and descriptive research design to collect and analyze data. The population for this study was individuals who consume electricity in the Koforidua Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The population for the study was two thousand six hundred (2600). The random (probability)...

An Assessment of Technology Support Services From Industrial Development Centres to Small and Medium Enterprises in Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe study examined the technological capabilities and support services available at the Industrial Development Centres (IDCs) in Southwestern Nigeria. It also assessed the factors influencing the provision of the services to the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) as well as the effect of the technology on the enterprises. This was with a view to proposing appropriate strategies for enhancing effective provision of such services to the SMEs.The study covered SMEs in Lagos, Ogun ...

INTERLOCKING BLOCKS CONSTRUCTION FOR SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN GHANA – A CASE STUDY OF SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The building construction industry in Ghana is dominated by the use of conventional sandcrete blocks for wall construction. However, there is challenge of delivering products of maximum value to clients at an affordable cost and on time. Addressing this challenge will require adopting lean construction principles towards minimising waste and maximising value in the building construction process. This study aimed at making a case for the use of interlocking blocks as an alternat...

ASSESSING HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE CENTRAL REGION: A CASE STUDY OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE GOMOA WEST DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The building construction industry is very important to the socio-economic development of a nation. It portrays its religions and cultural values as well as the wealth of the nation. In spite of its importance, the construction industry has been regarded as being risky with frequent and high accident rate and Ill-health problems to workers, practitioners and end users. The purpose of this project is therefore to assess the health and safety practices adopted on building constru...

EVALUATING THE PRACTICAL COMPETENCY OF ARC WELDERS TRAINED UNDER FORMAL AND INFORMAL APPRENTICESHIP MODULE IN THE KETU SOUTH MUNICIPAL AREA OF VOLTA REGION

ABSTRACT Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary training that teaches the skills and competencies necessary to perform tasks to an industry standard. Apprenticeship training provides the opportunity for hands-on learning under the direction of a certified journey person, with the ability to earn while you learn. Technical training can occur at both formal and informal sector. Once the apprentice has completed the required hours and/or modules for the trade, the apprentice can write ...

EXPLORING FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: EVIDENCE FROM GHANA

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to explore factors that influence mobile application development among Ghanaian mobile application development (MAD) firms and to assess whether these factors pose as threats and/or opportunities to these firms. This research argues that in spite of the growth in popularity of portable devices in recent years, there is still lack of adequate research initiatives around mobile applications and its development processes. This study therefore dwells on...

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING INDOOR RADON -222 CONCENTRATION IN DOME AND ITS ENVIRONS - GREATER ACCRA REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to evaluate the contributions of the main factors of indoor radon concentration. This was achieved by measuring indoor and soil gas radon in three localities (Dome Afghanistan, Achimota Mile7 and Achimota ABC) in and around Ga East. 60 houses were selected in the three localities for the indoor measurements. Five sites were located in each of the localities for soil radon measurement at 75 cm depth. LR-115-type II plastic track ...

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF BUILDING CONTRACTORS ON PUBLIC PROJECTS: A CASE STUDY OF BOLGATANGA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The performance of contractors is essential to the success of construction projects. Enhancing the performance of construction firms will significantly contribute to the productivity of the construction industry. The aim of the study was to examine performance of building contractors on public projects in the Bolgatanga Municipality. The study adopted a descriptive survey approach involving the design and administration of survey questionnaires. The respondents’ for the study...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY OF MASTER CRAFTSMEN WITHIN THE WA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT Small and medium enterprises have been considered as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development.  The role of small and medium enterprise in the economic and social development of the country is well established.  The sector is a nursery and as such a pre-requisite requirement of entrepreneurship; often driven by individual creativity and innovation. The relative importance of small and medium scale enterprises in adv...

OBSERVANCE OF SAFETY PRACTICE IN MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IN GHANA THE CASE OF CAPE COAST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

ABSTRACT This study was an assessment of how students observe safety and health practices in the Mechanical workshops of Cape Coast technical institute. Questionnaires comprising both open and closed ended items were employed to collect data from70 students from cape coast technical institute. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted for this study.Data collected were analysed with the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) Version 16 ...

Scrap Metal Management Practices in the Kumasi Suame Magazine Industrial Area of the Ashanti Region of Ghana: Challenges and Prospects

ABSTRACT  This study was conducted in the Kumasi Metropolis to assess the scrap metal management practices in the Suame Magazine industrial area.  Today with increasing public awareness and research into the many environmental implications, metals recycling is now of paramount importance due to a number of reasons. The study sought to determine the economic profitability of scrap metal trade in the Metropolis, assess the challenges faced by scrap metal dealers in the collection, sortin...

Assessing the Waysude Welders' Application of Safety Measures in Welding: A Case Study of Jaman North District

ABSTRACT Safety is a critical consideration for any welding project. Application of safety measures and practices among welders are important ways of preventing or reducing the levels of health hazards associated with the occupation. While adherence to these precautions is nearly applied in the industrial welding, for the non-industrial welding in which wayside welders are the focus, little information is known of them. The purpose of the study was to assess wayside welders‟ applicatio...


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