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The committee system in decision making in the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

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By Sangmuah, N. E.; University of Ghana Business school (Ghana). (Thesis available at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission Library).

Committees are used in decision-making in many organisations, but when they become the main avenues for making decisions in the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, then there is need to study whether this system has been effective in the attainment of GAEC’s objectives.

In evaluating the use of the committee system in decision-making in GAEC, the Appointment and Promotions Board was selected to find out how its decisions on recruitment, selection and progression of senior members affect the human resource factor in the attainment of the overall objectives of GAEC.

Investigations and data gathered from Interviews with the top hierarchy and a survey conducted among the senior members
revealed that the committee system in decision-making is supposed to be used in GAEC to ensure quality decisions to facilitate
management and administration of the organisation. The study revealed negative hypothesis when it came to whether the decisions made by the Appointments and Promotions Board were made rationally. The survey also indicated that the decision-making system of the Appointments and Promotions Board had been ineffective in meeting the requirements of the human resource factor in GAEC..

Among other recommendations the study advocated that GAEC committees particularly the Appointments and Promotions Board
should stick to laid down regulations, and the calendar of meetings to ensure fair play and to economise on resources. Decisions need to be based on definite regulations and there is the need to ensure full implementation of all decisions.

Publ. Year: 2000