The Influence of Innovative Leadership on Management of Institutions: A Case of Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (Aa-Musted) In the Kumasi Metropolis (Published)
The study intended to explain the influence of innovative leadership on management of institutions: A case of Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development in Kumasi Metropolis. The phenomenon explored in the study was how innovative effective leadership and management change influence other variables in organisations as it facilitates change, such as trust, commitment and clear vision. The population for the study comprises of all graduate students in the university. Qualitative research approach was employed with this study. The sample was eleven (11) respondents who voluntary agreed to take part in the study. Interview guide was used for focus group discussions to gather empirical data. The data was analysed through transcribing each interview session and arranging them in a themes for the discussion. The study results indicated that the leader is the one who seeks to enhance and grow the patterns of thought, originations, and innovates new transformational approaches to the institutional effective change.
Appropriate Construction Technologies to Control the Effects of Wet Conditions in Wetlands in Building Industry in Kumasi Metropolis (Published)
There is increasing pressure on all-natural resources including wetlands which numerous building and construction activities, such as religious structures, residential facilities and service stations are being constructed without due consideration to effects of wet conditions and the buffer range at which physical development must be restrained. This study explores the appropriate construction technologies to control the effects of wet conditions on buildings in wetlands in Kumasi Metropolis. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design with a mixed method approach. 120 respondents were randomly selected from a population of 450 developers for the study. The research used questionnaire to collect data. SPSS were used to analyse the data collected. The study reveals that wet conditions contributed to eight (8) defects to buildings and nine (9) appropriate technologies that could be used to control effect of wet conditions. Also, it was found that developers used all the nine technologies. Finally, the results show an increasing trend of the use of proper technologies in recent times. The study strongly recommends that city authority should strengthen the departments/agencies that take charge of supervision on building construction activities with appropriate logistics to enable them discharge their duties effectively.