Effect of Ethical Values on the Efficiency of Procuring Entities of Public Institutions in Rwanda; A Case of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory AuthorityJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-05
Authors : Tumusiime Patrick; Rusibana Claude;
Page : 312-319
Keywords : Procurement; Ethics; Values; Efficiency; Rwanda;
This study assessed the effect of ethical values on the efficiency of procuring entities of public institutions in Rwanda a case of Rwanda Utilities and Regulation Authority (RURA). The specific objectives included; to examine the influence of transparency on the efficiency of RURA; to establish the influence of integrity on the efficiency of RURA; to ascertain the influence of accountability the efficiency of RURA; and to find out the influence of competency on the efficiency of RURA. Both descriptive and correlational research designs were adopted. Questionnaire and documentary reviews were used to collect data. The population was 126 employees of RURA. The regression and correlation analyses were used to determine the magnitude of the relationship between the study variables. Regression analysis results indicated that 81.6% on efficiency of procuring entities in RURA due to changes in transparency, integrity, accountability and competency. The ANOVA test was carried out and discovered P - value of 0.000 which was less than alpha, an indication of strong relationship. As revealed by coefficients, there is positive and significant effect of transparency on efficiency of procuring entities in RURA. Likewise, there is positive and significant effect of integrity on efficiency of procuring entities in RURA. In addition, there is positive and insignificant effect of accountability on efficiency of procuring entities in RURA. Finally, there is positive and significant effect of competency on efficiency of procuring entities in RURA. From these positive results which each component of ethical values would contribute to efficiency of procuring entities RURA by a big range, evidences that all the variables were statistically significant to efficiency of procuring entities in RURA. It was suggested that e - procurement be relied on. On public awareness about the tenders, even privately owned media houses ought to take part in sharing the information to the public.
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