Contract administration and performance of Kampala Capital City Authority's road works: A case of Mud and Dust Program
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The objective of the study was to examine Contract Administration and Performance of Road Works Projects, a case of Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA’S) Mud and Dust Program in Kololo and Industrial Areas in Central Uganda by Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd. The study was guided by the following objectives: 1) To examine the effect of contract implementation procedures on the performance of Road Works Projects, 2) To establish the effects of contract monitoring and control on the performance of Road Works Projects. A cross sectional research design was used where by data on the study variables was collected at the same point in time. The quantitative approach allowed the researcher to solicit information that was quantified while the qualitative approach allowed the researcher to solicit information that was not quantified. This study’s population included 60 KCCA Staff (Contract and procurement department), 30 KCCA Political Heads and 40 Road contractors Staff of the Stirling Civil Engineering Ltd. The study results showed a positive relationship (with p=0.001) between contract implementation procedures and the performance of Road Works Projects. Contract monitoring and control positively related (p=0.002) with the performance of Road Works Projects. The study also established that KCCA was not adequately undertaking contract management therefore leading poor performance in Road Works. The study therefore recommends that KCCA has to aim at total quality, enhance collaboration, in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in implementation of contracts. This should be coupled with appropriate monitoring and control in order to improve on road works projects in Kampala City Council.