District Administration and Local Level Government

In order to proactively respond to the added emphasis placed on districts and rural areas for improved services delivery, District Administration and Local Level Government Administration (DA& LLG) was included as a new establishment (Division) under the previous EPA organizational restructure of 2003.

Through the above, one of the intentions was to increase and improve capacity building in the districts and the LLG areas for improved service delivery purposes and for the implementation of government policies at the district, LLG and ward areas. With the establishment of the District and LLG Coordination office, overall coordination between the two administrative units (provincial & districts) has gradually improved despites the row of differences over the service delivery issues from the use and the application of the DSIP funds.

The following Branches housed under the District & LLG Services Division:

⊗—  Local Level Government services

⊗—  All the 6 x District Administrations

Recently the Organic Law on Provincial and Local-level Government has been amended and the Joint District Planning and Budget Priority Committee (JDPBPC) has been abolished, replaced with a statutory authority call “District Development Authority”.

The District Development Authority will serve the following purposes:

♦  To make service delivery local, accountable, and accessible

♦  Strengthen project implementation and service delivery at the district level it is NOT a government.

♦  Make all public servants in the district responsible to the district administrator (who will be the CEO of the authority)

♦   Convert the JDPBC into a legal entity that can sue and be sued and enter contracts.

Therefore, the Division of Districts & LLG Coordination will supervise the seven DDAs and the affairs of the 15 Local Level Governments. It also plays a support and advisory role to the DDA and its administrations and the local level governments.

Twenty-five years of stable leadership and consistent administrative machinery have resulted in EPG attracting more foreign government and NGO donor agencies to invest in all sectors in the province. ’This has been our strength and a Key strategy for addressing our development agendas.

Chief Sir Peter Ipatas,GCL,KBE,MP
Governor, Enga Province