About Works Department

The Department of Works of the Municipal Assembly is a merger of the Public Works Department, Department of Feeder Roads and Municipal 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 Municipal;
  • 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 public roads including feeder roads, and drains along any streets in the major settlements in the Municipal;
  • 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;
  • Assist to build, equip, close and maintain markets and prohibit the erection of stalls in places other than the markets;
  • Assist to peg and demarcate all physical developments prepared for all major settlements in the Municipal;
  • Facilitate the provision of adequate and wholesome supply of potable water for the entire Municipal;
  • 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 structure;
  • 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 Electricity Company of Ghana facilitate the provision of street lighting.
  • Advise and encourage owners of premises to 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 colour wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises; Tidy up the premises; and 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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