Works Department

David Aruk

Head, 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.

The Works Department;

  • Facilitate the implementation of policies on works and report to the Assembly, and provide advice on matters relating to Works in the Assembly.
  • Facilitate the construction, repair and maintenance of:
  • Public roads including Feeder Roads.
  • Drains along any streets in the major settlements within its jurisdiction.
  • Encourage and facilitate maintenance of public buildings and facilities in the Assembly.
  • Assist to build, equip, close and maintain markets and prohibit the erection of stores in places other than the markets.
  • Assist to inspect projects undertaken by the District Assembly with the relevant departments of the Assembly.
  • Advise the Assembly on the prohibition of digging of burrow pits and other evacuations in the sinking of wells or their closers.
  • Assist to maintain public buildings made up of offices, residential accommodations and ancillary structures.
  • Advise and encourage owners of building structures to
    • Remove dilapidated structures in any public place.
    • Paint, distemper, whitewash or colour wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises
    • ┬áTidy up the premises and remove any derelict vehicles or objects which constitute a nuisance
  • Provide technical advice for the machinery and structural layout of building plans to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operation and fire management