Departments Categories: Departments

09 Mar
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Disaster Management & Prevention

The Disaster Management and Prevention Department shall

(a) assist in planning and implementation of programmes to prevent and/or mitigate disaster in the District within the framework of national policies;

(b) facilitate the organization of public disaster education campaign programmes to:
(i) create and sustain awareness of hazards of disaster; and
(ii) emphasize the role of the individual in the prevention of disaster;

(c) assist and facilitate education and training of volunteers;
(i) to fight fires including bush fires, or
(ii) take measures to manage the after effects of natural disasters;

(d) prepare and review district disaster prevention and management plans to prevent or control disasters arising from
(i) floods, bush fires, and human settlement fires
(ii) outbreak of communicable diseases; and
(iii) earthquakes and other natural disasters.

(e) facilitate the organization of disaster management exercises annually;

(f) ensure compliance with rules in respect of private and public properties to ensure adequate protection against disasters;

(g) facilitate the provision of emergency shelters and services in the event of disasters;

(h) in consultation and collaboration with appropriate agencies, identify disaster zones and take necessary steps to;
(i) educate people within the areas, and
(ii) prevent development activities which may give rise to disasters in the area;
(i) participate in post disaster assessment to determine the extent of damage and needs of the disaster area;

(j) co-ordinate the receiving, management and supervision of the distribution of relief items in the district;

(k) investigate reports and analyze the nature of hazards, vulnerability and risk situations;

(l) facilitate collection, collation and preservation of data on disasters in the district;

(m) inspect and offer technical advice on the importance of fire extinguishers;

(n) co-ordinate the organization of Fire Volunteer Squads at the community level; and

(o) assist and facilitate rescue and valuation services to those trapped by fire and other emergency situations.

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Works

The Department of Works of the District Assembly is a merger of the Public Works Department, Department of Feeder Roads and District Water and Sanitation Unit, Department of Rural Housing and the Works Unit of the Assembly.

(2) The Works Department shall
(a) assist the Assembly to formulate policies on works within the framework of national policies;
(b) assist to establish and specify the programmes of action necessary for the implementation of physical plans;
(c) facilitate the implementation of policies on works and report to the Assembly;
(d) advise the Assembly on matters relating to works in the district;
(e) assist to prepare tender documents for all civil works projects to be undertaken by the Assembly through contracts or community initiated projects;
(f) facilitate the construction, repair and maintenance of;
( i) public roads including feeder roads, and
(ii) drains along any streets in the major settlements in the district;
(g) advise on the construction, repair, maintenance and diversion or alteration of the course of any street; encourage and facilitate maintenance of Public buildings and facilities in the district;
(i) assist to build, equip, close and maintain markets and prohibit the erection of stalls in places other than the markets;
(j) assist to peg and demarcate all physical developments prepared for all major settlements in the district;
(j) facilitate the provision of adequate and wholesome supply of potable water for the entire district;
(k) assist to inspect projects undertaken by the District Assembly with relevant Departments of the Assembly
(l) advise the Assembly on the prohibition of:
( i) digging of burrow pits or other excavations, and
(ii) the sinking of wells or their closure;
(m) assist to maintain public buildings made up of offices, residential accommodation and ancillary structure;
(n) provide technical and engineering assistance on works undertaken by the Assembly;
(o) facilitate the registration and maintenance of data on public buildings, and
(p) in consultation with Electricity Company of Ghana facilitate the provision of street lighting.
(q) Advise and encourage owners of premises to;
( i) Remove or trim trees, shrubs or hedges which interfere with traffic, wires or works on any street;
( ii) Remove dilapidated structures or fences in any public place
(iii) Paint, distemper, white wash or colour wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises;
( iv) Tidy up the premises; and (v) Remove any derelict vehicles or objects which constitute nuisance;
(r) protection or prevention of obstructing access to fire hydrants;
(s) provide technical advice for the machinery and structural layout of building plans to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operation and fire management;

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Trade And Industry

The Department of Trade, Industry and Tourism shall under the guidance of the Assembly deal with issues related to trade, cottage industry and tourism in the district.

(2) The Department shall
(a) assist in the formulation of policies on trade and tourism in the district within the framework of national policy and guidelines;
(b) facilitate the implementation of policies on trade, industry and tourism in the District;

(c) advise the District Assembly on issues related to trade and industry in the district;
(d) assist in the
(i) collection and dissemination of tourism, trade and industry, statistical data and other information, and
(ii) prevention of smuggling in collaboration with agencies responsible for internal security, Customs and Excise;
(e) prepare and submit half-yearly reports on tourism, trade and industries to the District Assembly;
(f) assist in sourcing funding to support the implementation of programmes and projects to promote trade and industry in the District;
(g) facilitate the promotion and development of small scale industries in the District;
(h) advise on the provision of credit for micro, small-scale and medium scale enterprises;
(i) assist to design, develop and implement a plan of action to meet the needs and expectations of organized groups;
(j) co-ordinate the organization of field extension works to identify projects, collate relevant data, disseminate information and provide feedback information;
(k) assist and facilitate the provision of infrastructure required to accelerate the implementation of policies or execution of programmes on trade and industry including estates in the district;
(l) assist in the establishment and management of rural and small-scale industries on commercial basis;
(m) promote the formation of associations, co-operative groups and other organizations which are beneficial to the development of small-scale industries;
(n) assist in offering business and trading advisory information services;
(o) facilitate the promotion of tourism in the district;
(p) assist to identify, undertake studies and document tourism sites in the district;
(q) facilitate private sector participation in the development of tourism in the district;
(r) compile a register of all trade , industry/associations in the district;
(s) advise on prescription of conditions for the operation of markets by the private sector;
(t) assist to regulate and control markets including the fixing and collection of stallage rents and tolls;
(u) advise on licensing of petrol and gas services and filling stations in the district;
(v) advise the Assemblies on the prohibition, restriction, regulation and licensing on the:
(i) manufacture
(ii) distillation
(iii) sale
(iv) transportation
(v) distribution
(vi) supply
(vii) possession, and
(viii) consumption of any alcoholic beverage including “akpeteshie”, palm wine and fermented liquors;
(w) assist to provide for the control, regulation, inspection, supervision and licensing of:
( i) social halls, dance halls and places of entertainment
(ii) hotels, rest-houses, lodging and eating houses, and
(iii) premises or lands where a profession, occupation, trade or business is carried out.

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09 Mar
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Agriculture

The Agriculture Department in the District shall: (a) participate in provision of extension services in the areas of natural resources management, and rural infrastructural and small scale irrigation in the district;

(b) assist in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policy for the District Assembly within the framework of national policies;

(c) submit report on the implementation of policies and programmes to the District Assembly;

(d) advise the District Assembly on matters related to agricultural development in the district;

(e) promote extension services to farmers;

(f) assist and participate in on-farm adaptive research;

(g) lead the collection of data for analysis on cost effective farming enterprises;

(h) participate in the education and enforcement of legislation on fisheries;
(i) promote the formation of viable fishermen associations and assist in fish farming;

(j) promote soil and water conservation measures by the appropriate agricultural technology;

(k) disseminate and adopt improved soil and water conservation methods;

(l) promote agro-forestry development to reduce the incidence of bush fires;

(m) promote an effective and integrated water management;

(n) assist and facilitate sustained pasture and forage production and act as out grower to farmers;

(o) assist development of animal health services infrastructure;

(p) facilitate the development, operation and maintenance of livestock water supplies;

(q) assist in developing forage production, ranges and farmlands;

(r) encourage improvement in livestock breeds;

(s) assist in developing early warning systems on animals diseases;

(t) facilitate and encourage vaccination and immunization of livestock and control of animal diseases;

(u) advise and encourage crop development through nursery propagation;

(v) assist in the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of small scale irrigation schemes;

(w) facilitate the assessment of the economic, financial and environmental viability of providing canals;

(x) assist the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of fish landing sites;

(y) promote agro-processing and storage;
(i) facilitate the development of programmes and the establishment of close linkage between the various sub-sectors in the     district;
(ii) supervise the agricultural extension staff in the field;
(iii) co-ordinate the systematic and regular training of frontline staff;
(iv) monitor and evaluate projects;
(v) promote investment in agriculture by assisting to identify and prepare pre-feasibility reports;
(vi) develop proposal writing capacity at the district level;
(vii) facilitate capacity building at the district level through training, workshops and other related activities; and
(viii) assist to supervise projects planned, designed and implement centrally.

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Urban Roads

The Urban Roads Department shall

(a) advise the District Assembly on the formulation and implementation of Urban Road Policy in the Region;

(b) collect data for planning and development of the infrastructure in the District;

(c) establish and maintain a database on urban infrastructure in the District

(d) register and maintain records of classified contractors and consultants in the urban road construction industry within the District;

(e) facilitate the prioritization of works and preparation of annual plans for infrastructure works in the District; (

f) assist in preparation of tender documents and tender evaluation;

(g) prepare progress and annual reports on road works in the District;

(h) provide input into the preparation of budget for road maintenance activities;

(i) monitor to ensure that funds from Road Fund and other sources are used for the designated roads in line with approved standards;

(j) assist with evaluation of road designs by consultants; and

(k) facilitate capacity building of contractors and stakeholders in the District.

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09 Mar
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Physical Planning

The Department of Physical Planning at the District level shall manage the activities of the Department of Town and Country Planning and the Department of Parks and Gardens.

(2) The Department shall
(a) advise the District Assembly on national policies on physical planning, land use and development;
(b) co-ordinate activities and projects of departments and other agencies induding Non-Governmental Organizations to ensure compliance with planning standards;
(c) assist in preparation of physical plans as a guide for the formulation of development policies and decisions and to design projects in the district;
(d) assist to identify problems concerning the development ofland and its social, environmental and economic implications;
(e) advise on setting out approved plans for future development of land at the district level;
(g) advise on preparation of structures for towns and villages within the district;
(h) collaborate with the Survey Unit in the performance of its functions;
(i) facilitate and participate in research into planning in the District;
(j) assist to offer professional advice to aggrieved persons on appeals and petitions on decisions made on their building;
(k) facilitate consultation, co-ordination and harmonization of developmental decisions into a physical development plan;
(i) assist to prepare a District Land-Use Plan to guide activities in the district;
(m) advise on the conditions for the construction of public and private buildings and structures;
(n) assist to provide the layout for buildings for improved housing layout and settlement;
(o) ensure the prohibition of the construction of new buildings unless building plans submitted have been approved by the Assembly;
(p) advise and facilitate the demolition of dilapidated buildings and recovery of expenses incurred in connection with the demolition;
(q) ensure the prohibition of the use of inflammable materials in the construction or repair of buildings in defi~ed areas;
(r) advise the Assembly on the siting of bill boards, masts and ensure compliance with the decisions of the Assembly;
(s) advise on the acquisition of landed property in the public interest; and
(t) undertake street naming, numbering of house and related Issues.

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07 Mar
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Social Welfare And Community Development

The Social Welfare and Community Development Department shall assist the Assembly to formulate and implement social welfare and community development policies within the framework of national policy.

(2) The Department shall
(a) facilitate community-based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities;
(b) assist and facilitate provision of community care services including:
(i) registration of persons with disabilities;
(ii) assistance to the aged;
(iii) personal. social welfare services;
(iv) hospital welfare services;
(v) assistance to street children, child survival and development; and
(vi) socio-economic and emotional stability in families;
(c) assist to maintain specialized residential services in the districts;
(d) facilitate the registration and supervision of non-governmental organizations and their activities in the district;
(e) assist to organize community development programmes to improve and enrich rural life through:
(i) Literacy and adult education classes;
(ii) Voluntary contribution and communal labour for the provision of facilities and services such as water, schools, library, community centres and public places of convenience or;
(iii) teaching deprived or rural women in home management and child care.

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07 Mar
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Environmental Health

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07 Mar
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Finance

The Finance Department is responsible for the sound financial management of the District Assembly’s resources.

(2) The Finance Department shall
(a) ensure access at all reasonable times to files, documents and other records of the District Assembly;   (b) keep, render and publish statements on Public Accounts;
(c) keep receipts and custody of all public and trust monies payable into the Consolidated Fund;
(d) facilitate the disbursement of legitimate and authorized funds;
(e) prepare financial reports at specific periods for the Assembly;
(f) prepare payment vouchers and financial encumbrances;
(g) undertake revenue mobilization activities of the Assembly, and
(h) make provision for financial services to all departments in the District.

Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.

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07 Mar
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Central Administration

The Central Administration Department is the Secretariat of the District Assembly and shall be responsible for the provision of support” services, effective and efficient general administration and organization of the District Assembly

The Department shall manage all sections of the assembly including:
(i) Records
(ii) Estate
(iii) Transport
(iv) Logistics and Procurement
(v) Accounts
(vi) Stores
(vii) Security and
(viii) Human Resources Management

The Department shall also coordinate the

(a) General administrative functions

(b) Development planning and management functions

(c) Budgeting functions

(d) Rating functions

(e) Statistics and information services generally, and

(f) Human Resource Planning and Development of the District Assembly.

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