Compliance Issues with Public Procurement Regulations in Ghana

  •  Godwin Uzoma Chikwere    
  •  Simon S. K. Dzandu    
  •  Mawuko Dza    


This study examines compliance issues with public procurement regulations in Ghana. The simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample size of 100 practitioners from public institutions in Ghana. The collected data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that although public procurement entities in Ghana have made some strides in improving compliance levels with the public procurement law, majority of public institutions disregard their management systems and contract management processes among others. The study indicates that familiarity (p-value = 0.020) though inversely related, incompetence (p-value =0.023), political interference (p-value =0.000) and poor monitoring (p-value =0.010) were significant factors in explaining non-compliance with the legal framework of public procurement in Ghana. The research further discovered that officials in charge of public procurement flout the rules and regulations with impunity. To address the issue of non-conformance by public officials, it is imperative for the Public Procurement Authority to desist from embarking on what could best be described as selective justice and apply the law equally on all non-conforming public institutions. The authority must also strengthen its monitoring systems to ensure that offenders are apprehended and adequately sanctioned according to the law.

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