Council, Commissions and Boards

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Introduction.

The department is composed of council and Bodies and Commissions. The Bodies and Commissions include the District Service Commission, the District Public Accounts Committee, the District Land Board and District Contracts Committee.

The District Council has twenty five Councilors, three Executive members, Speaker and Deputy Speaker, District Chairperson and his Vice. Boards and Commissions have five members each.

Legal mandate.

The department derives its mandate from the Local Government Act CAP 243 Section 9 Sub section 1. It also exercises its legislative and executive powers in accordance with the constitution and the Local government Act. 

 

Objectives

1.   To provide a conducive environment for implementation of government policies.

2.   To approve all annual budgets and work plans .

3.   To oversee the implementation of government programmes and provide guidance.

4.   To ensure recruitment of competent staff and safeguard their welfare.

5.   To maintain disciplined staff.

6.   To assist in recording, registering, transferring rights and claims on land.

7.   To make and maintain list of rates of compensation for the loss of damage on land, crops and property.

8.   To review audit reports and make recommendations to council.

9.   To review the District Development Plan, budget and make recommendations on rates of improving.

10.        To award contracts and purchase items for the District.

Achievements

1.   Held twelve District Executive Committee  meetings.

2.   Held five council meetings.

3.   Held five standing committee meetings.

4.   Held four land board meetings.

5.   Held four District Public Accounts Committee meetings.

6.   Recruited, confirmed and promoted staff.

7.   Receive a new vehicle No.UG3173R for the District Chairperson from the Ministry of Local Government.

8.    Sworn in District Chairperson and thirty one District Councilors.

9.   All fourteen Sub county Chairpersons and two Town Council Chairpersons and their councilors were sworn in.

10.        Inspected private and government pieces of land processing land titles.

11.        Facilitated councils and standing committees.

12.        Inducted District Councilors and District Chairperson. This was done by the District management.

13.        Facilitated District Executive Committee members and the District Chairperson.

14.        Paid salaries to DEC members, speaker, District Service Commission Chairperson, Sub county and Town Council Chairpersons and Statutory Staff.

15.        Paid ex-gratia to Councilors. 

16.        Paid ex-gratia to Six hundred Chairpersons of Local Council Ones and Seventy Five Chairpersons of Local Council Twos.

17.        Rewarded contracts to successful bidders.

18.        Conducted support supervision and monitoring to Sub counties.

Challenges

1.   Insufficient funds to facilitate members of statutory bodies to conduct all their planned activities.

2.   Poor means of transport.  The department has 2 vehicles. 1 of which is in poor mechanical conditions.

3.   All 15 motorcycles for Sub County and town council chairpersons are in dangerous mechanical conditions.

4.   Little salary for sub county chairpersons and district executive committee members.

5.   Little pay of ex-gratia to district councilors and chairperson LCI & LCII.

6.   Little payment of allowances to sub county councilors.

7.   Incomplete council hall.

8.   Lack of furniture for council hall

9.   Insufficient funds for district service commission, district public accounts committee, district contracts committee and district land board.

10.        Old computers in council secretariat and district service commission.

11.        Lack of a laptop in clerk to council’s office.

 

Planned Activities for 2017/2018

1.   To hold twelve District Executive Committee meetings.

2.   To hold six council meetings.

3.   To hold six standing committee meetings.

4.   To hold four land board meetings.

5.   To hold four District Public Accounts Committee meetings.

6.   To recruit, confirm and promote staff.

7.   To repair motor vehicle No.LG0076-47

8.   To Inspect private and government pieces of land processing land titles.

9.   To facilitate councils and standing committees.

10. To facilitate District Executive Committee members and the District Chairperson.

11. To Pay salaries to DEC members, speaker, District Service Commission Chairperson, Sub county and Town Council Chairpersons and Statutory Staff.

12.        To pay ex-gratia to Councilors. 

13.        To pay ex-gratia to Six hundred twelve Chairpersons of Local Council Ones and Seventy Five Chairpersons of Local Council Twos.

14.        To reward contracts to successful bidders.

15.        To conduct support supervision and monitoring to Sub counties.

16.        Completion of council hall and equip it with furniture.

17.        Purchase of computers and a laptop.

Recommendations.

1.   Lobbying for more funds to facilitate DEC members, staff, councilors and members of Boards and Commissions.

2.   Completion of District Council hall.

3.   Procurement of furniture for offices and council hall.

4.   Lobbying for motorcycles of Sub county Chairpersons and Town Council Chairpersons.

 

Twinomujuni Expedito

Clerk to Council

 

Demographic Indicators

Total land area           2,375,3 km2
Total Population
(Projection 2014)
421,470
 Number of House holds    88,687
Total female (Projection 2014)   215,668
Total male (Projection 2014)    205,802
Population Density 173 Persons/Km

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