Texila’s School of Business Management (SOBM) | Texila American University
There are a lots of abandoned projects scattered across the country. Some of these projects date as far as 1957, when Ghana gained its independence from the British Colonial rule. The causes of abandoned projects, have been traced to poor planning and budgeting system, inadequate funding, lack of continuity, non-payment for interim certificates for work done, poor service delivery by the agencies of government, corruption through contract inflation and duplication. The situation has rather taking a bizarre twist, when we ushered in the fourth republican dispensation. Since 2000, when power change hands from one political party to another, projects are abandoned and executed, depending on which party is I power. As a country, in the opinion of this newspaper, in order to put an end to this menace that is depriving the people of badly needed development, is for law-making bodies, especially Parliament, to enact transition laws to prevent succeeding governments from abandoning projects initiated by past administrations.
Keywords: Abandonment Projects, Project Failure, Project Management