Assessing the acquisition of capital equipment in the Ghanaian Polytechnics: a case of two selected Polytechnics in Ghana.
This study was undertaken to assess how capital equipment in Ghanaian Polytechnics is procured. Both primary and secondary data were used. Instrument used for data collection were interviews, structured questionnaires and personal observations. Purposive sampling was used to collect information from 100 staff members across Koforidua and Accra Polytechnics after which data was analyzed using Microsoft excel. Though it was revealed that the acquisition process is stacked with a lot of challenges such as lack of; adequate funds, technical competence and difficulty in obtaining accomplished suppliers, capital acquisitions may still have to be done as the polytechnics cannot function without them. Management of the various institutions should always plan ahead, especially in monetary terms as part of their strategies to assist procurement and its entities in capital acquisitions.