Functions of the District Assembly

The functions of the District Assemblies are derived from statute, as mandated by Local Government Act 462 of 1993 now Act 936 of 2016. These functions are broadly aimed at attaining its objectives and fulfilling its mission of improving the quality of life of its people are:

  • Be responsible for the overall development of the district and ensure the preparation and submission of development plans and budget to the relevant central government Agency / Ministry through the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC).
  • Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district.
  • Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development.
  • Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the district.
  • Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district.
  • In co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district.
  • Ensure ready access to courts and public tribunals in the district for the promotion of justice.
  • Initiate, sponsor or carry out such studies as may be necessary for the discharge of any functions conferred by Act 462 or any other enactment.
  • Perform such other functions as may be provided under any other enactment.