Department of 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.

The Works Department:

  • Assist the Assembly to formulate policies on works within the framework of national policies
  • Assist to establish and specify the programmes of action necessary for the implementation of physical plans
  • Facilitate the implementation of policies on works and report to the Assembly
  • Advise the Assembly on matters relating to works in the district
  • Assist to prepare tender documents for all civil works projects to be undertaken by the Assembly through contracts or community-initiated projects
  • 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
  • Advise on the construction, repair, maintenance, and diversion or alteration of the course of any street
  • Encourage and facilitate maintenance of public buildings and facilitate in the district
  • Assist to build, equip, close and maintain markets and prohibit the erection of stalls in places other than the markets
  • Assist to peg and demarche all physical development prepared for all major settlements in the district
  • Assist to inspect projects undertaken by the District Assembly with relevant Departments of the Assembly
  • Advise the Assembly on the prohibition of digging of burrow pits or other excavations, and the sinking of wells or their closure
  • Assist to maintain public buildings made up of offices, residential accommodation, and ancillary structures
  • Provide technical and engineering assistance on works undertaken by the Assembly
  • Facilitate the registration and maintenance of data on public buildings, and in consultation with the Electricity Company of Ghana facilitate the provision of street lighting.
  • Remove or trim trees, shrubs or hedges which interfere with traffic, wires or works on any street
  • Remove dilapidated structures or fences in any public place
  • Paint, distemper, white wash or color wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises
  • Tidy up the premises
  •  Remove any derelict vehicles or objects which constitute nuisance;
  • Protection or prevention of obstructing access to fire hydrants
  • 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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