The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
has as its main functions the formulation and co-ordination of policies
and programmes for the systematic development of the country's
infrastructure requirements in respect of Works, Housing, Water Supply
and Sanitation and Hydrology. The Ministry co-ordinates and supervises,
by way of monitoring and evaluation of the performance of both public
and private agencies responding to and participating in the realisation
of the policy objectives established for the sector.
The Ministry has four directorates:
- Policy Planning Budgeting Monitoring and Evaluation (PPBME)
- Human Resource Development Unit (HRDU)
- Research Statistics Information Management (RSIM); and
- Administration and Finance
co-ordination and supervisory functions the institutions and
organisations perform under the Ministry for the implementation of
policies and programmes.
Department Of Hydrology
is Responsible for programming and co-ordination of coastal protection
and major drainage works and the monitoring and evaluation of surface
water bodies in respect of floods.
Public Works Department
The Public Works
Department, established some 122 years ago, has gone through a number
of phases. This department is Responsible for programming and
co-ordination of the rehabilitation, maintenance and reconstruction of
public buildings and estates.
The Rent Control Division
was established under the Rent Act of 1963 to be responsible for
monitoring and establishment of guidelines relating to the regulations
of landlords/tenants relationships to create enabling environment for
socio-economic development of the state.
Department Of Rural Housing
Responsible for promotion of policies for rural
estates development and the co-ordination of rural housing delivery
programmes with District Assemblies.
Public Servants Housing Loans Scheme Board
board is Responsible for overseeing the administration of loans to
public servants under the scheme. The main objective of the scheme is
to promote housing development for public servants and ensure their
settlement during their retirement.
Technical Services Centre
operates as Project Management Unit and a resource centre under the
Ministry of Works and Housing. This sector is Responsible for the
administration of World Bank funded programmes for the improvement of
Urban Development that is it offers technical assistance to other
Government Ministries and Agencies in their dealings with the World
Bank and other Donors in the area of urban development projects viz,
roads, drainage, water supply, electricity, sanitation etc.
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implement the various programme deriving from the policies of
Government and collaborate with the private sector development in the
areas of water, housing and other infrastructure and technical
The ministry's works sector provides technical support and consultancy services to public projects.
Another important sector,
which the Ministry controls, is water. It is the policy of the Ministry
that every community in Ghana will have access to portable water and
adequate sewerage disposal system.