(1) 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;

(h) 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;
(0) 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;


Source: Office of the Head of Local Government Service