By Law establishing the Assembly. It shall;

1. Be responsible for the overall development of the district;

2. Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district;

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

4. 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;

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

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

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

8. Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;

9. Act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within the district

10. 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

11. Perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment.


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