Lambussie District Assembly

The Lambussie district was carved from the then Jirapa- Lambussie District under LI (1849) in 2007 and has the following as its core functions:

(1)A District Assembly shall

a. exercise political and administrative authority in the district.

b. promote local economic development; and

c. provide guidance, give direction to and supervise other administrative authorities in the district as may be prescribed by law.

(2) A District Assembly shall exercise deliberative, legislative and executive functions.

(3) Without limiting subsections (1) and (2), a District Assembly shall

a. be responsible for the overall development of the district;

b. formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilisation of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district;

c. promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;

d. sponsor the education of students from the district to fill particular manpower needs of the district especially in the social sectors of education and health, making sure that the sponsorship is fairly and equitably balanced between male and female students;

e. Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the district;

f. Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district;

g. in co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district;

h. ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;

i. act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within the district;

j. initiate, sponsor or carry out studies that may be necessary for the discharge of any of the duties conferred by this Act or any other enactment; and

k. perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment.

(4) A District Assembly shall take the steps and measures that are necessary and expedient to

a. execute approved development plans for the district;

b. guide, encourage and support sub-district local structures, public agencies and local communities to perform their functions 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 development of the district and national economy in accordance with government policy.

(5) A District Assembly shall co-ordinate, integrate and harmonise 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 organisations in the district.

(6) A District Assembly in the discharge of its duties shall

(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) Public corporations, statutory bodies and non-governmental organisations shall co-operate with a District Assembly in the performance of their functions.

(8) In the event of a conflict between a District Assembly and an agency of the central Government, public corporation, statutory body, non-governmental organisation or individual over the application of subsection (5), (6) or (7), the matter shall be referred by either or both parties to the Regional Co-ordinating Council for resolution.

The Instrument that establishes a particular District Assembly or any other Instrument, may confer additional functions on the District Assembly.