Effect of Corruption in Construction Industry a study Case of National Housing Corporation

Zacharia, Anthony (2019) Effect of Corruption in Construction Industry a study Case of National Housing Corporation. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study aims at assessing the effect of corruption in the Tanzania construction industry with the particular focus on the National Housing Corporation. This is a case study design which employed 80 randomly selected from experts in construction industry. The study used a simple random sampling to obtain the required number of respondents. Questionnaires were used to collect data and SPSS software was used in quantitative analysis of data. Descriptive statistics were processed to obtain the frequencies, charts, tables, graphs and percentages. The findings revealed that in all stages of construction in the NHC corruption is rampant. The kind of corruption that takes place includes specifications in tenders, the bidding process, and the architects and engineers selection process, the delivery stage and even at the evaluation stage. The main causes of corruption are lack of transparency, bureaucratic procedures, lack of legal framework, immoral attitudes of some employees, provision for discretion, lack of transparent and accountability and flaws in the budgeting process. The study recommends that there should be clear compliance with Legislative provisions and public policies, avoidance of conflicts of interest, provision for seminars and training to curb corruption, periodic reviews of income levels and properties of employees, consistent and transparency in procurement of goods and services, fairness and impartiality, and punitive strong measures against all elements guilty of corruption. Actions along these lines will greatly reduce and eliminate the vice of corruption in the constructions industry within and beyond National Housing Corporation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 350 Public administration
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2020 15:09
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2020 15:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2644

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