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The Department is responsible for managing and coordinating policy formulation, preparation of District development plans, disaster management, gender mainstreaming, integrated management information system, and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the council profile and programmes.

 The Department comprises of six (6) sections as follows:

Town Planning Section:

Coordinates effectively land use planning in order to achieve coordinated development and aesthetically acceptable local environment.

 Socio- Economic section:

Coordinates effectively socio-economic planning in order to enhance implementation of District development plans and programmes.

Community development:

Responsible for all community work and coordinating cooperatives in the district.

Rural water and sanitation section:

Responsible for water supply and behavioral change.

Environmental section:

Ensures effectively the mainstreaming of environmental concerns in the district plans and programmes in order to enhance sustainable development.

Health section:

Responsible for inspecting public premises.

Survey Section:

Coordinates effectively the determination and re-establishment of property boundaries in order to guide land ownership limits.

Departmental Objectives

The Department wishes to accomplish its functions through the following Departmental objectives:

To plan, control and coordinate development in the district.

To coordinate effectively the monitoring and evaluation of District development programmes in order to facilitate implementation of appropriate interventions.

To manage effectively the implementation of performance management system in order to improve and sustain performance.

To spur development in the district.

To work closely with the gatekeepers on all developmental projects in the district.

The Administration Department is responsible for general administration, human resources management and development, office superintendence, procurement services, transport and records management, public relations, security and community policing as well as printing and prison services. It comprises of four (4) sections:

  1. Human Resources Section, is responsible for human resources management and development, conditions of services, Industrial relations, records management and Leave days management
  2. Administration Section: Is responsible for transport management, public relations, committee work and security services
  3. Committee Section; Is responsible for generating and managing all Council minutes and records.
  4. Registry section; Will be responsible for maintaining and managing correspondence within and outside the council.

Departmental Objectives:

The Department wishes to accomplish its functions through the following Departmental objectives:

To ensure that the image of the institution is favorable

To give guidance on human resource related matters and industrial relations

To offer adequate security services to all council properties

To provide a conducive working environment

To enable efficient records management for use in decision making

To procure, disburse and store goods and services as per requirements and availability of funds

To ensure that all Council finances and assets are correctly assessed and of Audit reports prepared.

The Finance Department is responsible for revenue mobilization, accounting and management of financial resources, investment and valuation of property within the council area. It has four sections as follows:

  1. Revenue: The section is responsible for effective and efficient collection of revenue due to the council for easy operation of the council.
  2. Accountancy: this section is responsible for, management of budget preparations process and maintenance of books of accounts for prudent utilisation of resources and timely production of financial reports for both internal and external users in order to facilitate decision making
  3. Technical: Coordinating the timely production of financial reports for both internal and external users in order to facilitate decision making and effective management and maintenance of the assets register in order to determine the value of and safeguard council assets.
  4. Expenditure: This section is responsible for; effective monitoring of expenditure in order to ensure compliance with the council’s budget and effective management of the payroll in order to ensure that expenditure on personal emoluments is contained within the budget limits. Departmental objectives:

The Department wishes to accomplish its functions through the following Departmental objectives:

To record and report all financial transactions in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as professional standards and council policies and procedures.

 To ensure all revenue due to the council are billed and collected timely.

The Works Department is responsible for rehabilitation, maintenance and construction of infrastructure and provision of engineering services for the Council.

The Department wishes to accomplish its functions through the following Departmental objectives:

To provide mechanical and electrical services as well as water and sanitation services.

To be responsible for construction and maintenance of institutional buildings, architectural works, roads and drainage systems including highways.

To be responsible for firefighting and training, fire prevention and research, ambulances and rescue services.