REACTIVE ADHERENCE AND THE MYTH OF GHANA’S PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW: INSIGHT FROM PUBLIC HOSPITALS

Patrick Boateng Sarpong, Du Jianguo, Henry Asante Antwi, Thomas Bilaliib Udimal

Abstract


The public health supply chain in Ghana has over the past years gone through transformations with several models suggested, tested and/or tried in order to define best practices and to improve upon the functional relationships with other divisions within the health sector. Yet like most public agencies, the health sector in Ghana is one of the sectors that have had difficulties with strict adherence to the provisions of the public procurement policies enacted in the PPA. We empanel and test an ensemble of non-additive fuzzy integrals on data collected from 50 procurement officers in five public tertiary hospitals in these institutions. Consistent with existing literature, we note that political interference, individual level corruption, non-enforcement of punitive measures against offenders and other associated factors influences this trend. We observed that while the proposal for e-procurement could ameliorate the challenges of current procurement system, it is no stranger to potential manipulations based on experience of similar applications in handling port and educational services

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