DEPARTMENTS

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

The Public Works Department (PWD- GAR) as one of the decentralized departments under the Regional Coordinating Council (G.A.R.C.C.) has a responsibility to provide technical support and assistance to the GARCC. The Department provides technical back-stopping to the Works Department of the MMDAs within the Region to augment its capacity to provide infrastructural developments to the local communities. The Department also extends its technical assistance to other government institutions, agencies and departments including consultancy services.

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is a Government statutory Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP). The Department was first established in 1946 by Local Ordinance Order No. 66 as Department of Social Welfare and Housing and later as the Department of Social Welfare in 1950.

Against the back drop of decentralization and the operationalization of the Local Government Act (1993) (Act 462), Local Government Service Act 2003  and the LI 1961, all implementing functions and activities that are delivered to individuals and communities directly by the Department were ceded to the Local Government Service and to the districts in 2011.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Department of Agriculture is mandated to coordinate all agricultural projects and programmes in all 29 Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts (MMDs) in the region through Monitoring, supervision, offering technical training and laying of field demonstrations.

Training and demonstration need of farmers, processors, aggregators, input dealers, mechanical service providers and marketers are gathered through the annual stakeholder meetings such as the Research Extension Linkage Committee and Joint Sector Review meetings organized annually by the Regional Department of Agriculture that bring all stakeholders in the agricultural sector to identify pressing issues that need to be addressed

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Community Development (DoCD) is one of the Departments under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) charged with the mission of promoting and ensuring the improvement in the living standards of the people in the rural areas and the disadvantaged sections of the urban communities through their own initiatives and active participation. The Department, therefore, promotes the socio-economic well-being of the rural communities, the disadvantaged and urban poor within a decentralized administrative system.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEATH AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT

The Environmental Health and Management Department is an organisation  which ensures that all factors that tend to have adverse effects on human health in the environment are brought under control. It therefore behoves the Environmental Health Department,with support from the Assembly, to ensure that this responsibility is executed in accordance with the Environmental laws.
The purpose of the Environmental Health Department is to ensure the prevention of any hazard or negative impact the environment may have on man.

DEPARTMENT OF RURAL HOUSING

Its mandated is to input into policy and to develop projects and programmes to increase access to safe, decent and affordable housing in rural and peri-urban areas while also facilitating the dissemination of creative and innovative research findings in the production and use of improved indigenous building materials.

THE FEEDER ROADS DEPARTMENT

The Department of Feeder Roads exists to facilitate the provision of safe, all weather accessible feeder roads at optimum cost to enhance the movement of people, goods and services and to promote socio­ economic development of rural communities, in particular agriculture through the use of labour and capital intensive technologies.

DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND GARDENS

The Department of Parks and Gardens exist to facilitate the rapid development of the horticultural potential of Ghana, for the benefit of her people through public education, effective landscape beautification, maintenance programme and conservation through competent staff and technology.

The department was established in 1961 by the enactment of the Local Government Act 54.

DEPARTMENT OF GENDER

Department of Gender exists to implement programmes and projects in relation to women’s rights and empowerment through advocacy, research and education by networking and collaborating with partners and stakeholders; working with a well resourced and cherished team to offer client focused services. The Department of Gender has undergone several transformations over the years. In 1975, the government by NRC Decree 322 established the National Council for Women and Development, NCWD. The government was convinced that the NCWD was necessary if women were to enjoy equal economic, social, political, cultural rights with men.