- PHYSICAL PLANNING
- INFORMATION SERVICES
- SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
- CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
- AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT PLANNING UNIT
The development planning unit co-ordinates and facilitates the preparation of medium- term development plans, annual action plans,and quarterly and annual progress reports.
The units also plans and promotes development policies that facitate public services delivery and effective implementation of economic development project.
- Ensures compliance with official guidelines in implmentation of development programs.
- Liaises with relavent bodies including regional/ coordinating directors to collect input necessary to develop comprehensive public policies
- Monitors ecomic activities and infrastrcutral development in the municipal
- Business Planing
- Monitors implementation of government policies and programmes and Monitoring and Evaluation activities
Coordinates donor- funded programs and ensure they are consistent with official policy directive
- Investigates emerging development opportunities and make recommendations for their inclusion in future development planning and economic policy formulation.
- Sensitizes external parthers proir to the implementation of new economicdevelopment policies.
- Plans and initiate structured research programs for economic developemt planning purposes.
The Information Service Department is the principal Public Relations outfit of the Government.
The primary mandate of the Information Service Department is to disseminate government policies, programmes and activities as well as assessing public reaction to government policies. Currently the Department is represented in all the ten (10) regions in Ghana.
The vision of the Information Service Department (ISD) is to provide a responsive two-way channel of communications between the Government and the people to productively and readily assist the government’s investment promotion and developmental programmes towards good governance.
Creation of awareness of government policies, programmes and activities, promoting Ghana’s International marketing agenda, providing public relations support to otherMinistries, Departments and agencies and submitting feedback reports from the public to government.
We Team up and build Government policies and inform People and return responses.We give out P. A. systems for all Government programmes.
Jacob D. Atteh
ASST MIS OFFICER
ASST MIS OFFICER
SOCIAL WELFARE UNIT:
CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE:
- Inspection of residential home
- Inspection of day care centers
- Registration and training of prospective forster mothers
- Mediation of child maintenance cases
- Sensitization adoption processes
- Handling of child abuse cases
- Holding community debars on child protection.
- Payment and monitoring of LEAP beneficiaries
- Enrollment of LEAP beneficiaries onto the NHIS
- Registration of persons with disability
- Disbursement and monitoring of common fund to person with disability
- Counselling of persons with disability
- Prison aftercare services
- Handling of juvenile cases at the court
- Engage in social investigation on juvenile and custody cases
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UNIT:
- Local economic development
- Adult education
- Extension services
Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit has the mandate to ensure that all factors that tend to have adverse effects on human health in the environment are brought under control. It therefore behoves the Environmental Health Department, with support from the Assembly, to ensure that this responsibility is executed in accordance with the Environmental laws.
We believe that every person should have a safe place to work and a healthy, safe neighborhood to call home. We also believe clean air, clean water, safe food, safe workplaces and sustainable communities are fundamental to improving population health
The purpose of the Environmental Health Unit is to ensure the prevention of any hazard or negative impact the environment may have on human health and safety.
The department is therefore to assess, correct, control and prevent those factors in the environment which can adversely affect the health of both present and the unborn generations.
The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit exist to maintain a clean, safe and pleasant environment in all human settlements, to promote the social, economic and physical well-being of all sections of the population.
The vision of the Environmental Health Unit is to improve and promote public health standards of all people in the New Juaben North Municipality
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SANITATION UNIT
- THE FRONTLINE OFFICERS
The frontline officers of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit (EHSU) are responsible for enforcing environmental health standards within the jurisdiction of the New Juaben North Municipal Assembly.
The specific responsibilities of these officers are as follows:
- Creating and maintaining a database on all premises of environmental health importance to the municipal.
2. Inspection of all premises identified for their state of sanitation and public health e.g. Domiciliary, Health care, Industries, Hospitality industries, Schools, Shops, Markets etc. to ascertain as to their state of sanitation and necessary action taken for their remedy.
3. Monitoring environmental sanitation facilities and activities.
4. Compilation and reporting of problems requiring intra and inter-sectoral collaboration.
5. Management of complaints.
6. Providing health education and promotion activities.
- AT THE ZONAL COUNCIL LEVEL
- 1. Translating agreed programmes and plans of the department into activities.
2. Monitoring and supervising the implementation of agreed activities.
3. Reporting outcomes of the implementation activities to the Assembly.
- HOW TO ACHIEVE THE ABOVE
- 1. Serving on the central management Board.
2. Providing leadership direction to the zonal teams.
3. Collating and analyzing data.
4. Identifying priority or generalizing problems.
5. Producing local plans of action.
6. Creating and maintaining a database on all premises of environmental health importance.
7. Monitoring environmental health activities in the metropolis. e. g. burial grounds, pet and pest control, poultry and livestock rearing.
8. Carrying out pre-inspection of facilities on behalf of the zonal council for registration by EHSU and licensing by the Assembly.
9. Compilation and reporting of outcomes and problems requiring inter-sector collaboration.
10. Monitoring and management of complaints.
11. Planning health promotion activities in support of programmes being implemented.
12. Interpreting sanitation bye-laws to the general public.
- SPECIALISED UNITS OF THE EHSU
1. ABATTOIR/SLAUGHTER HOUSE/ SLAUGHTER SLABS
2. THE MARKET SANITATION TEAM3.THE HOSPITAL SANITATION TEAM
4.THE SEXTON AND HIS TEAM;
5.THE SANIGANG6. THE SANITATION TASKFORCE
6. THE PROSECUTION TEAM
- Staff assigned to the courts to ensure the prompt prosecution of sanitary offenders.
- These are personnel pooled together and organized into a taskforce to provide services like preventing littering, open defecation, unauthorized dumping etc. and arrest offenders for either fines or prosecuted.
- These are labourers pooled together and organized into a gang to provide services like grass cutting, desilting and other services that may arise.
- Are staff assigned to manage public cemeteries and ensure the proper disposal of the dead.
- Staff are assigned to the health care facilities to assist them put in place measures to address all environmental health conditions.
- staff are assigned to the market to ensure good sanitation and food hygiene and safety.
- They carry out post mortem inspection of carcasses and ensure healthy environmental conditions within the meat processing facilities.
- Apart from the field and zonal officers, there are a number of other units within the EHSD whose responsibilities and line of command are outlined as follows:
- HOW THE PUBLIC CAN ACCESS THESE SERVICES5. E-mail = firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6. Office line = 034-203-2744
- The general public can access these services by request through:
1. Direct contact with the EHSU office (NJNMA)
and the various Zonal council offices. (at Effiduase, Asokore, Jumapo, Oyoko and Akwadum)
2. The media both electronic and print.
3. Messages to the Assembly (EHSU)
4. Radio discussions.
DEPARTMENT OF WORKS
The Department of Works of the Municipal Assembly is a merger of the Public Works Department, Department of Feeder Roads and District Water and Sanitation Unit, Department of Rural Housing and the Works Unit of the Assembly.
The Roles and Responsibilities of Works Department.
- We assist the Assembly to formulate policies on works within the framework of national policies.
- To assist in establishing and specifying the programmes of action necessary for the implementation of physical plans.
- We acilitate the implementation of policies on works and report to the Assembly.
- Advise the Assembly on matters relating to works in the district
- advise the Assembly on matters relating to works in the district
We also encourage and facilitate maintenance of Public buildings and facilities in the district; (i) assist to build, equip, close and maintain markets and prohibit the erection of stalls in places other than the markets; (j) assist to peg and demarcate all physical developments prepared for all major settlements in the district; (j) facilitate the provision of adequate and wholesome supply of potable water for the entire district; (k) assist to inspect projects undertaken by the District Assembly with relevant Departments of the Assembly
We prepare tender documents for all civil works projects to be undertaken by the Assembly through contracts or community initiated projects.
We facilitate the construction, repair and maintenance of; (i) public roads including feeder roads, and (ii) drains along any streets in the major settlements in the district.
(n) provide technical and engineering assistance on works undertaken by the Assembly; (0) facilitate the registration and maintenance of data on public buildings, and (p) in consultation with Electricity Company of Ghana facilitate the provision of street lighting.
NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION (NADMO)
New Juaben North Municipal Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) manages disasters within the municipality through education, hazards Identification, hazard mitigation, coordinating, responding to disasters and its related issues and issuing out a relief items to disaster victims.
The objective of the organization is to manage disasters and similar emergencies and to develop the capacity of communities to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies.
To achieve the objective of the organization
- The organization is responsible for the implementation of the government policy on disaster prevention, disaster risk reduction and climate risk management and of international, national, regional and district disaster management plans.
- The organization is responsible to prepare, co-ordinate, monitor and update disaster management plans.
- Is the responsibility of organization to identify, map up hazards and monitor the hazards.
- Is the responsibility of the organization to collaborate with communities and relevant institutions through the dissemination of information to educate the public on human activities most likely to cause disasters in the country, the hazards and natural disasters likely to affect the various regions in the country, the actions to be taken in the event of any degree of a disasters, the control and relief measures most likely to be taken by the government, the necessity of the public to co-operate with designated authorities when a disaster occurs, and disaster prevention rules and regulations and correlative sanctions.
- Is the responsibility of the organization to advise the government on matters that relate to disaster and emergency prevention rules and regulations and their correlative sanctions.
- Is the responsibility of the organization to facilitate the development of communities and community based organization to respond effectively to a disaster, and to improve their livelihood through social mobilization, employment generation and poverty reduction projects.
- NADMO is to collate and preserve data on disaster in the country.
- NADMO is to analyze and disseminate relevant information on disasters to the public.
- NADMO is to ensure the effective flow of the information on disasters between the national, regional and district levels of Government.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is the lead agency and focal point of the Government of Ghana, responsible for developing and executing policies and strategies for the agriculture sector within the context of a coordinated national socio-economic growth and development agenda. By means of a sector-wide approach, the Ministry’s plans and programmes are developed, coordinated and implemented through policy and strategy frameworks. In this regard, MOFA facilitated the preparation of the Food and Agriculture Sector Development Policy (FASDEP II) and the Medium Term Agriculture Sector Investment Plan (METASIP 2010-15).
The vision of the Ministry is a modernised agriculture culminating in a structurally transformed economy and evident in food security, employment opportunities and reduced poverty.
MOFA’s Mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and traders for improved livelihood.
Agriculture in Ghana is recognised as the mainstay of the economy with a greater impact on poverty reduction than other sectors. It is also critical for rural development and associated cultural values, social stabilisation, environmental sustainability and buffer during economic shocks. Based on the role of agriculture in the national development framework, Food and Agriculture Sector Development Policy (FASDEP II) has the following as its objectives:
- Food security and emergency preparedness
- Improved growth in incomes
- Increased competitiveness and enhanced integration into domestic and international markets
- Sustainable management of land and environment
- Science and Technology Applied in food and agriculture development
- Improved Institutional Coordination
Ghana’s agricultural strategy synthesises the government ‘s policy framework and action plans for attaining self-sustained growth in all agricultural sub-sectors by annualizing the Medium Term Agricultural Sector Development Plan (METASIP 2010-2015), thus providing the vehicle for optimising agriculture and integrated rural development for the structural transformation for the socio-economic development of Ghana.
The Agricultural sector consists of five main subsectors:
- Crops: Cereals and Starchy Crops
- Livestock: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Poultry
- Fisheries: Marine, Inland and Aquaculture