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Governance

Jasikan District Assembly by Legislative instrument 1464 constitutes the highest political and administrative authority in the district (Local Government Act, 1993, Act462).

The Jasikan District Assembly is made up of twenty-six (26) elected members, thirteen (13) government appointees and 0ne (1) Member of Parliament and the District Chief Executive. The District Chief Executive is the political head while the Co-ordinating Director heads the Local Government Service at the district level.

The Assembly Structure
The District Assembly is the highest political and administrative authority (Local Government Act 1993, Act 462 refers).  The District Assembly ensures the overall development of its territorial jurisdiction, promote and support productive activity and social development and initiates programmes for the development of basic infrastructure.  It is also charged with the task of budgeting and the promotion of all collaborative efforts towards the overall development of the district.

The Assembly functions through the Executive Committee, chaired by the District Chief Executive (Cabinet) and five other Sub–committees viz.: Development Planning, Works, Finance and Administration, Justice and Security and Social Services.

However, the Assembly forms various adhoc committees to deal with specific issues as and when they arise.

The following other committees are also within the Assembly to handle specific issues and subject matters:
•    Environmental Management
•    Disaster Management
•    District Water and Sanitation
•    Statutory Planning
•    Education Oversight
•    District Security Committee (DISEC)
•    Public Relations and Complaints Committee
•    District Tender Committee

The office of the District Assembly represents the secretariat which provides secretarial and advisory services to the Executive Committee on planning, programming and budgeting.  The Secretariat operates through distinct but inter–related units.

The District Assembly also functions through line departments that are decentralized to facilitate the day to day operations of the Assembly.
These are:
1.    District Education Directorate
2.    District Health Directorate
3.    Agriculture Department (MOFA)
4.    Physical Planning Department
5.    Forestry Department
6.    Social welfare and Community Development
7.    District Finance Office
8.    Works Department.(DWD)
9.    Environmental Health Division
10.    Trade and Industry

There are also some non – decentralized Departments:
1.    The Police Service
2.    Internal Revenue Service
3.    Electricity Company of Ghana
4.    Ghana Water Company
5.    The Electoral Commission
6.    National Commission for Civic Education
7.    Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice
8.    Land Valuation Board
9.    Labour Department
10.    Ghana Library Board
11.    Information Services Department
12.    Ghana National Fire Service
13.    Ghana Youth Employment Development Agency
14.    Audit Service
15.    Center for National Culture
16.    Non–Formal Education
17.    Stool Land Commission
18.    Traditional Council Registry
19.    National Health Insurance Service

Sub–District Structures
The Jasikan District sub-structures has a Town Council located in Jasikan and three (3) Area Council offices located in Atonkor, Bodada and New Ayoma respectively and these sub-structures are not working effectively because the inability of the powers that be to pay and retain the staff. The offices of the sub-structures are being man by the chairmen of the councils and casual workers serving as secretaries.  

Table 4: SUB-DISTRICTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE CAPITAL

SUB – DISTRICT

STATUS

CAPITAL

Jasikan

Town Council

Jasikan

Konsu – Ovi

Area Council

Atonkor

Buem Ntete

Area Council

Bodada

Buem Kator

Area Council

New Ayoma



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