|Prince Elisha Nsiah-Asamoah
In Ghana today, the landscape is littered with abandoned building projects. Therefore, the research work focuses critically into the causes and effects of abandoned building projects which have littered the Ghanan landscape. Every nation aspiring to attain development must utilize its resources effectively; develop its industrial base, energy sectors among other things (United Nation, 2006). Unfortunately, Ghana has suffered a set-back in following these principles to development. Every year, government announces a huge amount of money to be spent on capital projects, only for all to be put to waste as a result of corruption (e.g. embezzlement), leaving the projects abandoned. Also, both the public and the private sectors experience the abandonment of building projects which makes it pronounced, in the harsh economic climate, in developing countries like Ghana. As a result of the involvement of the private sector, this has threatened job opportunities, rendering our economic development effort to suffer continuous set-back. Solving this problem, might really be of help and having a gross contribution to the economic development.
Keywords: Abandoned Building Projects, Project Failure, Project Completion