STAKEHOLDERS RESPONSIBILITIES IN PUBLIC SHS BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE PRACTICES IN THE WA MUNICIPALITY
Keywords:Stakeholders, public buildings, maintenance, building maintenance, Wa Municipal.
Public senior high school buildings in Ghana represent significant investment of the tax payers’ money and therefore maintaining these buildings is important. However, there seems to be paucity of studies on stakeholders’ responsibilities in public senior high schools’ buildings maintenance practices in general and Wa Municipality in particular. This research seeks to bridge this knowledge gap by evaluating stakeholders’ responsibilities in public senior high schools’ buildings maintenance practices in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Study methods include the use of questionnaire, interview guides, focus group discussion guide and observation checklist for data analysis. A total of 393 respondents (197 students, 140 teachers and 56 school management) who took part in this study were purposively selected. The study found out that the major stakeholders involved in the maintenance and repairs of the public senior school buildings in the Wa Municipality have not perform their roles creditably. The implication is that maintenance activities at the public senior high schools have not been efficient and effective as stakeholders failed to achieve maintenance aims. The study recommends that, there is the need for all stakeholders in the Wa Municipality such as the governments, professionals which include contractors, engineers, architects, facility managers, etc. others include the teaching and non-teaching staff, PTA, students, GES, municipal department of maintenance, school management and Others like NGO’s, Media and Olds tudents Association to be responsible in their roles and functions on maintenance of public buildings so as to protect government buildings as well as ensuring resource management.
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