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Works Department

The Department of Works of the Assembly is a merger of the Public works Department,

Department of Feeder Roads and District Water & Sanitation Units, Department of Rural Housing and the Works Unit of the Assembly.

Functions of 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 Metro.;

  • 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

  1. ​Drains along any streets in the major settlements in the Metro.;

  • 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 Metro.;

  • 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 Metro.;

  • Facilitate the provision of adequate and wholesome supply of potable water for the entire Metro.;

  • Assist to inspect projects undertaken by the Metro. Assembly with relevant Departments of the Assembly

  • Advise the Assembly on the prohibition of:

  1. Digging of burrow pits or other excavations, and

  2. 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;

  1. Remove or trim trees, shrubs or hedges which interfere with traffic, wires or works on any street;

  2. Remove dilapidated structures or fences in any public place 

  3. Paint, distemper, white wash or color wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises;

  4. Tidy up the premises; and

  5. 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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