The vision of the Assembly is to be an efficient and effective district with continuous enhanced living standards of its people.
The Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly exists to facilitate the overall development of the Municipality by effectively formulating and implementing plans and programmes of the Assembly, Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations in order to improve the quality of life of the people in the Municipality. This mission is being pursued through an effective and efficient delivery of client-focused administrative and social services, as well as the continuous implementation of development projects in collaboration with the communities as the initiators and beneficiaries.
FUNCTIONS OF THE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
Per the Act that establishes all District Assemblies in Ghana, Local Government Act 1993, Act 462, the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly performs the following functions as stated in the Act 462 as follows:
1. Subject to the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462, a District Assembly shall exercise political and administrative authority in the Municipality, provide guidance, give direction to, and supervise all other administrative authorities in the Municipality.
2. The Municipal Assembly shall exercise deliberative, legislative and executive functions.
3 .The Municipal Assembly shall—
(a) be responsible for the overall development of the Municipality and shall ensure the preparation and submission through the Regional Co-ordinating Council—
(i) Of development plans of the Municipality to the Commission for approval; and
(ii) Of the budget of the Municipality related to the approved plans to the Minister for Finance for approval;
(b) Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the Municipality;
(c) Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;
(d) Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the Municipality;
(e) Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the Municipality;
(f) In co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the municipal;
(g) Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;
(h) initiate, sponsor or carry out such studies as may be necessary for the discharge of any of the functions conferred by this Act or any other enactment; and
(i) Perform such other functions as may be provided under any other enactment.
(4) Subject to the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462 and to Government Policy it shall be the responsibility of a Municipal Assembly to take such steps and measures as are necessary and expedient to—
(a) Execute approved development plans for the municipal district;
(b) Guide, encourage and support sub-district local government bodies, public agencies and local communities to perform their rules in the execution of approved development plans;
(c) Initiate and encourage joint participation with other persons or bodies to execute approved development plans;
(d) Promote or encourage other persons or bodies to undertake projects under approved development plans; and
(e) Monitor the execution of projects under approved development plans and assess and evaluate their impact on the people’s development, the local, and district and national economy.
(5) The Municipal Assembly shall co-ordinate, integrate and harmonize the execution of programmes and projects under approved development plans for the district and other development programmes promoted or carried out by Ministries, Departments, public corporations and other statutory bodies and non-governmental organizations in the Municipality.
(6) Without prejudice the District Assembly shall in the discharge of its functions—
(a) Be subject to the general guidance and direction of the President on matters of national policy; and
(b) Act in co-operation with the appropriate public corporation, statutory body or non-governmental organisation.
(7) It shall be the duty of such public corporation, statutory body or organisation to co-operate with a District Assembly.
(8) In the event of a conflict between the Municipal Assembly and an agency of the central Government, public corporation, statutory body, non-governmental organisation or individual over the application of subsection (5) or (6) of this section, the matter shall be referred by either of the parties or both to the Regional Co-ordinating Council for resolution.
Date Created : 11/19/2017 2:35:05 AM