Political/Administrative set up
The Assembly is composed of 34 members out of which 22 are elected. The area is a single constituency. The sub-structures of the Assembly consist of 9 Area Councils, 63 unit areas and 520 unit committee members. Many of the decentralized departments and other agencies now operate in the District.
The problem is inadequate logistics, staffing and infrastructure both office and residential for them to work efficiently. The Assembly secretariat is currently housed in the Garu Health Centre Observation Ward. The construction of the permanent administration block however is currently ongoing.
A number of NGOS and Civil Society Organizations are also working in the District. These include;
* Presbyterian Agriculture Station
* Community based rehabilitation
* Community Based Rural Development
* BESSFA RURAL BANK
The presence of these departments and organizations fosters collaboration and ease Development Planning Traditional authorities also play an important role in governance. There are five divisional chiefs and one sub-divisional chief in the District. These help the District Assembly in revenue mobilization, mobilization of communal labour for the execution of projects, awareness creation in environmental protection and in security and justice.