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DEVELOPING AN OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS. A CASE STUDY OF TEMA OIL REFINERY (TOR)

ABSTRACT This research explores linear programming optimization models for distributing products by tankers in a land transportation system. Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is used as a case study. The transportation problem is of great economic significance to the Government of Ghana, whose economy is traditionally dominated to a large extent by the oil sector. Any enhancement in the existing transportation procedure has the potential for significant cost savings for the Ghanaian economy. A linear p...

E-Commerce For Canteen Services

ABSTRACT This project is about creating an online ordering system for the canteens in Ashesi University College. In Ashesi, there are two canteens which serve a population of about 826 people. This puts pressure on the canteens causing the customers to wait for a long time when ordering food. The proposed system is an online ordering system which would allow the students and staff of Ashesi University College to order their food online. This paper also talks about the back end features the ca...

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DENAKS FROZEN FOODS.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Denaks Frozen Foods is a start-up in the heart of Jamestown (Accra, Ghana) which seeks to provide its customers (rich, middle-class and poor) with frozen foods. There are a variety of products it serves to the market. These products include fish, gizzard, chicken, and sausages. Dede Nakoh, the owner of the company, started the business to make profit after doing an intense study of the market. Currently, the company has four working staff excluding the owner, two salespeople...

Options for affordable rural broadband connectivity: a focus on TVWhite Space technology

There appears to be a coordinated effort the world over to achieve digital switch over (DSO) from analogue based to digital technology. Ghana signed the Geneva agreement which set 17th June 2015 as the deadline for the DSO. This switch over will create new spectrum opportunities for many wireless technologies due to the abundance of radio spectrum the switch over provides. This paper focuses on the opportunity for using White Spaces (TV frequencies allocated to a broadcasting service but not ...

A STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY USE IN GHANAIAN LAW FIRMS

ABSTRACT The Ghanaian legal system is gradually developing and incorporating technology in its operations and the delivery of legal services. Technology in the form of hardware and software is transforming the legal system in efficiency and structural changes. This thesis presents a study on the impact of technology uptake in Ghanaian law firms. It also presents recommendations on the use of technology in Ghanaian law firms and in the legal system in general. 

EXPLORING THE USE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN MICROFINANCE IN GHANA.

Abstract Microfinance when implemented well in developing countries for example could help very poor households to meet basic needs and protect against risks; thus microfinance is associated with improvements in household economic welfare (Asiama and Osei, 2007). Microfinance institutions (MFIs), the providers of microfinance services are faced with the problem of how to ensure the sustainability and profitability of microfinance schemes. This research seeks to investigate the factors that in...

BUILDING AN E-COMMERCE WEBSITE FOR A TRADITIONAL RETAIL FOOTWEAR SHOP (ES-STORE)

Abstract The evolution of technology has impacted the world significantly; in government, industries, and sports. Business activities such as buying and selling have equally received their share of the technology boom. Despite the utility of technology in modern times, many traditional businesses have failed to incorporate technology in their daily activities. Es-Store is no exception. In the typical routine of Es-Store, people travel from the outskirt of Accra towards the central part to tra...

EDUAPP, AN EDUCATIONAL WEB AND MOBILE PLATFORM

Abstract There has been an increase in poor educational performance in the Ghanaian society that has caused many to sort out the root problem. As shown in previous scholarly work, there are many problems that face the Ghanaian education. These can range from stagnating school enrolment, inefficiency of educational administration to teacher training. One research made a note that some of these problems were long standing while others arose because of the unchanging educational system to reflec...

Principles and Guidelines for Developing Web Applications for Children: A Ghanaian Perspective

Abstract Children, in Ghana, between the ages of 5 and 10 have a good amount of knowledge on the use of web applications and browsing for information on web sites. However, knowledge on how to develop web applications for these children is very limited. The process for establishing principles and guidelines for the development of web application for these children has been started, though, in countries like the United States of America. The aim of this dissertation is to start the process fo...

An Optimal Road Transportation Model to Facilitate Free Trade in the ECOWAS Sub-Region: A Case Study of Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Togo and Burkina Faso.

Abstract Ecowas, as part of its key policies, promotes free trade among member countries. The benefits devised from this policy, though immense, cannot be fully realized by member countries if there is no free movement of goods and services. Thus, the need for an efficient and cost-effective transportation system. This is what we termed as an optimal road transportation model. The paper therefore, sought to identify the most efficient road transportation routes in terms of shortest distance t...

Designing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems That Focus on Real-World Contexts as Well as the Motor, Cognitive and Linguistic Processing of Autistic Children

Abstract Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems to be able to communicate their feelings, thoughts, and expressions. However, AAC systems are not being developed to focus on the complex communication needs of individuals such as the motor, cognitive , sensory needs of the users of the system. Without a focus on the complex and varying competencies of the users of the system, the technology does not perform its intended ro...

The Challenges To Its Adoption In Ghana and What Can Be Done To Make It Catch On?

Abstract: Mobile Payment System (MPS), which is the use of mobile phone as a “wallet” to make payments through a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) connectivity or Short Message Service (SMS), or through a Near Field Communication (NFC), is increasingly becoming widely used in many countries globally, such as Japan, Korea, United States of America, South Africa and Kenya. The aim of this thesis is to use various research techniques, including questionnaire, interviews, observations and c...

ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Abstract Attendance is an important element in face to face education. A lot of schools in advanced countries have some form of attendance management system in place to track student attendance, monitor deviances and a source for recording data. There are many methods used to take class attendance, the traditional method being the use of paper or calling out of student names. Some universities, however, use the student ID card. Over the years, people have built applications or devices to take...

A MOBILE APPLICATION UTILIZING GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE TICKET SALES IN GHANA

Abstract According to a 2013 report by the international youth foundation, Ghana has seen some increased development in the fields of software, communication and technology. Aside this, the number of individuals having access to high end phones has also seen an increase. Even with all this technology people still find it difficult to access tickets for events that are organized in the country. The ticketing industry in Ghana is still patronizing the traditional system of issuing tickets which...

COMPARING READING AND UNDERSTANDING LEVELS OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO READ ELECTRONIC TEXTS WITH THE LEVEL OF THOSE WHO READ PRINTED TEXTS

ABSTRACT An experimental posttest-only control-group design was used to assess the influence of electronic text on the reading comprehension of junior high school students of Akosombo Volta River Authority Junior High School No. 1. A convenience sample of 140 randomly assigned students was used for this research. Half of the students used passages from text read on screens while the other half used traditional print text passages. Data was collected during one class period in which the readin...


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