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. The department also facilitates the construction, repair and maintenance of public roads including Feeder Roads, drains along any streets in the major settlements within its jurisdiction, and encourage and facilitate maintenance of public buildings and facilities in the Assembly.
The department also assists in building, equipping, closing and maintain markets and prohibit the erection of stores in places other than the markets and also assist to inspect projects undertaken by the District Assembly with the relevant departments of the Assembly.
The department advises the Assembly on the prohibition of digging of burrow pits and other evacuations in the sinking of wells or their closers, assists to maintain public buildings made up of offices, residential accommodations and ancillary structures and advises and encourage owners of building structures to remove dilapidated structures in any public place, paint, distemper, white wash or colour wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises and tidy up the premises and remove any derelict vehicles or objects which constitute nuisance.
The department also provides technical advice for the machinery and structural layout of building plans to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operation and fire management