Council & Statutory Bodies

The District Council is the highest political authority in the district. It has 18 members headed by a District Local Council Chairperson.

The District has statutory bodies put in place with the approval of the District Council. These include:

  1. District Service Commission (DSC)
  2. District Public Accounts Committee (DPAC)
  3. District Land Board (DLB)
  4. District Contracts Committee (DCC)

The DSC is responsible for recruiting, promoting, disciplining and laying off public servants serving the District in all the sectors.

The DPAC is responsible for advising the District Council on all public resources accountability issues with the intended goal of ensuring value for money and effectiveness of interventions by the District Council.

The DLB is put in place by the District Council to accomplish responsibilities spelt out in the Land Act. The DLB is entrusted with all land formerly administered under the Colonial government and subsequently under the Uganda Land Commission. The DLB approves all applications over public land and subsequently grants leasehold or Freehold rights over the same upon the recommendation of Area Land Committees and the District Physical Planning Committee.

The DCC is responsible for soliciting for competent service providers, contractors, suppliers and consultants. This executes its duties with the technical support of the District Procument Unit.