Department of Works

The Department of Works of the Assembly is a merger of the Public works DepartmentDepartment of Feeder Roads and District Water & Sanitation UnitsDepartment of Rural Housing and the Works Unit of the Assembly.


The Works department of the Kassena Nankana West District Assembly exists to ensure within the scope of our vision the orderly and aesthetic development of the build environment of our municipality.


The department is responsible for the development and maintenance of first cycle schools, markets, sanitary structures, management of the Assembly‚Äôs landed properties, designs, and management of all building projects of the Assembly, premises, house numbering.


The department also see to development control and demolishes unauthorized developments as well as dangerous and ruinous buildings.


The Department is also responsible for:

  • Assist the Assembly to formulate policies on works within the framework of national policies
  • Facilitate the implementation of policies on works and report to the Assembly, and provide advice on matters relating to Works in the District.
  • Facilitate the construction, repair and maintenance of Public roads including Feeder Roads and Drains along any streets in the major settlements within the district.
  • Encourage and facilitate maintenance of public buildings and facilities in the District.
  • 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 closets.
  • 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, white wash or colour wash the outside of any building forming part of the premises
    • Tidy up the premises and remove any derelict vehicles or objects which constitute nuisance
  • Provide technical advice for the machinery and structural layout of building plans to facilitate escape from fire, rescue operation and fire management
  • Assist to establish and specify the programmes of action necessary for the implementation of physical plans
  • Assist in preparing tender documents for all civil works projects to be undertaken by the Assembly through contracts or community initiated projects