Position:Head of Department, Urban Roads
Education & Career:
- BSc Civil Engineering from Kaaf University College
- Sixteen (16) years of experience in road development and maintenance.
Duty: Gives appropriate advice to MCE through the coordinating director on road related issues.
THE URBAN ROADS DEPARTMENT
The Okaikwei North Municipal Roads Unit is responsible for planning, developing and maintaining the road network in the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly to deliver a safe and reliable road transport system to meet the transportation needs of the people.
Currently the total road network stands at 454km with 284kmpaved 170km unpaved.
The Department derives its mandate from:
- The Civil Service Law, 1993(PNDCL 327)
- The Local Government (Departments of District Assemblies) (Commencement) Instrument, 2009 (L.I. 1961)
Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936)
DUTIES OF THE URBAN ROADS DEPARTMENT
- Advise the District Assembly on the formulation and implementation of Urban Road Policy in the Region;
- Collect data for planning and development of the road and other related infrastructure in the District;
- Design roads, related facilities within the local roads network including traffic management and safety;
- Provide pedestrian facilities;
- Construct roads and related facilities;
- Establish and maintain a database on urban infrastructure in the District;
- Provide traffic planning, management and safety;
- Carry out planned maintenance and management of roads and related facilities for the proper function of the Local Road Network e.g. traffic signals, culverts, bridges;
- Facilitate the prioritization of works and preparation of annual plans for infrastructure work in the District;
- Assist in preparation of tender documents and tender evaluation;
- Prepare progress and annual reports on road works in the District;
- Provide input into the preparation of budget for road maintenance activities;
- Monitor to ensure that funds from Road Fund and other sources are used for the designated roads in line with approved standards;
- Assist with evaluation of road designs by consultants;
- Facilitate capacity building of contractors and stakeholders in the district;
- Register and maintain records of classified contractors and consultants in the urban road construction industry within the District; and
- Carry out road safety audit and international Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)
THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE URBAN ROADS DEPARTMENT
The Roads department operates based on the following principles;
To provide a cost-effective and sustainable integrated urban road transport system to ensure accessibility, safety and reliability for national development.