LOCAL GOVERNANCE ACT, 2016 (ACT 936)


Introductory Text

  • Section 1 — Creation of districts
  • Section 2 — Demarcation of areas of authority of sub-district structures
  • Section 3 — Establishment of District Assembly
  • Section 4 — Incorporation of District Assembly
  • Section 5 — Composition of District Assembly
  • Section 6 — Election to District Assembly
  • Section 7— Qualifications and disqualifications of members of District Assemblies
  • Section 8 — Mode of seeking election
  • Section 9 — Cessation of office of a member
  • Section 10 — Revocation of mandate of member
  • Section 11 — Emoluments of members of District Assemblies
  • Section 12 — Functions of District Assembly
  • Section 13 — Functions under other enactments
  • Section 14 — Health officers of District Assembly
  • Section 15 — Delegation of functions of District Assembly
  • Section 16 — Duties of a member of a District Assembly
  • Section 17 — Presiding Member of District Assembly
  • Section 18 — Meetings of District Assembly
  • Section 19 — Executive Committee of District Assembly
  • Section 20 — District Chief Executive
  • Section 21 — Functions of the Executive Committee
  • Section 22 — Meetings of Executive Committee
  • Section 23 — Sub-committees of the Executive Committee
  • Section 24 — Functions of sub-committees
  • Section 25 — Instrument of Establishment of Metropolitan Assembly
  • Section 26 — Public Relations and Complaints Committee
  • Section 27— Functions of the Public Relations and Complaints Committee
  • Section 28 — District Chief Executive to address District Assembly
  • Section 29 — Other appointees of President to address District Assembly
  • Section 30 — Provision of offices by District Assemblies
  • Section 31 — Joint committees of District Assemblies
  • Section 32 — Joint commercial activity
  • Section 33 — Procurement powers and tender procedures of District Assembly
  • Section 34 — Power of District Assembly to insure
  • Section 35 — Ancillary powers of a District Assembly
  • Section 36 — Investigation by the President
  • Section 37 — Power of President to enforce functions of District Assembly
  • Section 38 — Expenses in respect of transferred functions
  • Section 39 — District Assemblies to contribute to Association
  • Section 40 — Participation in District Assembly processes
  • Section 41 — Participation in by-laws and fee-fixing resolutions
  • Section 42 — Modalities and platforms for participation
  • Section 43 — Right of stakeholders to petition
  • Section 44 — Duty of District Assembly to respond to petition of stakeholders
  • Section 45 — District Chief Executive to report on participation
  • Section 46 — District Assembly communication
  • Section 47 — Access to information
  • Section 48 — Inclusion and integration of minorities and marginalized groups
  • Section 49 — Establishment of the Local Government Service
  • Section 50 — Membership of the Service
  • Section 51 — Object of the Service
  • Section 52 — Functions of the Service
  • Section 53 — Governing body of the Service
  • Section 54 — Functions of the Council
  • Section 55 — Tenure of office of members of the Council
  • Section 56 — Meetings of the Council
  • Section 57 — Disclosure of interest
  • Section 58 — Committees of the Council
  • Section 59 — Allowances
  • Section 60 — Presidential directives
  • Section 61 — Delegation of power of appointment
  • Section 62 — Head of the Local Government Service
  • Section 63 — Functions of the Head of the Local Government Service
  • Section 64 — Office of the Head of the Local Government Service
  • Section 65 — Functions of the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service
  • Section 66 — Chief Director of the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service
  • Section 67 — Appointment of other staff
  • Section 68 — Transfer or secondment
  • Section 69 — Expenses of the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service
  • Section 70 — Submission of budget estimates on the authority of the Council
  • Section 71 — Accounts and audit
  • Section 72 — Annual report and other reports
  • Section 73 — Office of the District Assembly
  • Section 74 — Functions of Office of the District Assembly
  • Section 75 — District Co-ordinating Director
  • Section 76 — Staff of the Office of the District Assembly
  • Section 77 — Decentralized sectors at the district level
  • Section 78 — Departments of a District Assembly
  • Section 79 — Staff of the Departments of the District Assembly
  • Section 80 — Functions of the Departments of a District Assembly
  • Section 81 — Collaboration and co-operation between Departments of District Assemblies and other organizations
  • Section 82 — Establishment of a District Planning Authority
  • Section 83 — Planning functions of a District Planning Authority
  • Section 84 — Establishment of District Planning Co-ordinating Unit
  • Section 85 — Planning functions of the District Planning Co-ordinating Unit
  • Section 86 — District Development Plans
  • Section 87 — Preparation of Sub-District and Local Action Plans
  • Section 88 — Public hearing of District Development Plans, Sub-District and Local Action Plans
  • Section 89 — Grievance procedure
  • Section 90 — Application of sections 91 to 107
  • Section 91 — Permit to carry out physical development
  • Section 92 — Development charges
  • Section 93 — Development permit to be conditional or unconditional
  • Section 94 — Enforcement in respect of unauthorized development
  • Section 95 — Enforcement in respect of execution of district plans
  • Section 96 — Enforcement against nuisance
  • Section 97 — Enforcement against unauthorized development in respect of community right of space
  • Section 98 — Claims for compensation
  • Section 99 — Appeals Advisory Committees
  • Section 100 — Functions of Appeals Advisory Committee
  • Section 101 — Appeals
  • Section 102 — Recovery of betterment
  • Section 103 — Non-conforming land allocations and transactions
  • Section 104 — Building by-laws
  • Section 105 — National building regulations
  • Section 106 — Building permits and unauthorized buildings
  • Section 107— Signing of plans of special building
  • Section 108 — Delegation of functions
  • Section 109 — Request for information
  • Section 110 — Power of entry
  • Section 111 — Immunity of officers from liability
  • Section 122 — District budget
  • Section 124 — Revenue of District Assemblies
  • Section 125 — Establishment of the District Assemblies Common Fund
  • Section 126 — Parliament to make allocations to District Assemblies for development126
  • Section 127 — Appointment of District Assemblies Common Fund Administrator
  • Section 128 — Vacancy and removal of the Administrator
  • Section 129 — Functions of the Administrator
  • Section 130 — Investment of moneys in the Common Fund
  • Section 131 — Staff of the Common Fund
  • Section 132 — Expenses of the Common Fund
  • Section 133 — Accounts and audit
  • Section 134 — Annual report
  • Section 135 — Complaints
  • Section 136 — Grants-in-aid and other decentralized transfers
  • Section 137— Charges for licenses
  • Section 138 — Licensing of vehicles
  • Section 139 — Entertainment licenses
  • Section 140 — Provisions as to licenses generally
  • Section 141 — Power to charge fees
  • Section 142 — Taxes
  • Section 143 — Investment income
  • Section 144 — Rating authority
  • Section 145 — Duty to levy sufficient rates
  • Section 146 — Method of rating
  • Section 147 — Levying of rate
  • Section 148 — Date and place of payment of rate
  • Section 149 — Exemptions from and remission of rates
  • Section 150 — Minister to issue guidelines
  • Section 151 — Claim for amount of rate
  • Section 152 — Rates on immovable property to be a charge on premises
  • Section 153 — Rate Assessment Committee
  • Section 154 — Notice where general or special rate not paid
  • Section 155 — Notice of mortgage in respect of rateable premises
  • Section 156 — Proceedings in case of non-payment of rates
  • Section 157 — Agreement between landlord and tenant
  • Section 158 — Penalty for refusal to pay rates and willful misrepresentation
  • Section 159 — Penalty for inciting a person not to pay rates
  • Section 160 — Penalty for unauthorized collection of rates
  • Section 161— Rate payers and rate collectors
  • Section 162 — Penalty in respect of offences by rate collectors
  • Section 163 — Proceedings for rates
  • Section 164 — Payment of rates by public boards and institutions and Government
  • Section 165 — Employers to deduct rates from employees’ remuneration
  • Section 166 — Rating authority to appoint agent for collection of rates
  • Section 167 — Set-off and refund
  • Section 168 — Penalty
  • Section 169 — Duty to give information and inspection of premises in respect of rates
  • Section 170 — Expenditure
  • Section 171 — Writing off of irrecoverable arrears of revenue
  • Section 172 — Keeping of accounts and publication of annual statement of accounts
  • Section 173 — Power of Minister to give financial instructions
  • Section 174 — Access to records of District Assemblies
  • Section 208 — Power of District Assembly to acquire land
  • Section 209 — Development charges on serviced land
  • Section 210 — Notice of suit to be served on District Assembly
  • Section 211 — Mode of service on District Assembly
  • Section 212 — Description of property
  • Section 213 — Power of entry
  • Section 214 — Publication of notices
  • Section 215 — Occupier to provide specified particulars
  • Section 216 — Freedom of speech and proceedings in District Assembly
  • Section 217 —Immunity from proceedings for acts in District Assembly
  • Section 218 — Immunity from Service as Juror
  • Section 219 — Immunity from service of process and arrest
  • Section 220 — Immunity from publication of proceedings
  • Section 221 — Privileges of witnesses
  • Section 222 — Contempt of District Assembly
  • Section 223— Obstruction of officers
  • Section 224 — Penalty for unqualified person sitting or voting in District Assembly
  • Section 225 — Delegation of powers of President or Minister
  • Section 226 — Provision of information to the President or Minister
  • Section 227 — Staff of District Assembly to give account of moneys and properties in their charge
  • Section 228 — Protection of members and staff
  • Section 229 — Recovery of moneys due by way of deduction
  • Section 230 — Payment of allowances to District Assembly members and staff
  • Section 231— Proof of acts of authority
  • Section 232 — Regulations
  • Section 233 — Consequential amendments
  • Section 234 — Interpretation
  • Section 235 — Repeals and savings
  • Section 236 — Transitional provisions
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