Enga Provincial Government is responsible for the administration and discharge of good governance in the province. And to ensure the above, the EPG has a vested responsibility to ensure sound development policies are formulated for the welfare of the Enga people.

The broad organizational vision of transforming Enga “To have a Literate and Healthy Population that is Self-Sustaining” by 2050 may not be fulfilled without the ownership and support of the EPG. In this regard, the role of the Provincial Governor who is the Chairman of the Provincial Executive Council (PEC) is important to ensure the process of good governance and vision and plan ownership remains paramount throughout the corporate plan implementation period.

This level of understanding, support, and commitment already exists in the Enga case and therefore as such, positive recognition requires to be accorded by other stakeholders including donor and national line agency departments concerning our readiness for other development projects and programs.

Enga Government and District Development Authority

The District Development Authority does not replace Provincial Government; Provincial Government still serves an important coordination and oversight role.  Authority must co-operate with the Provincial Government and cannot perform its functions inconsistently with any provincial plans and it Service delivery powers and functions of the authority are determined by the Minister in consultation with the authority and Provincial Executive Council

The DDA undertake the following

   Does everything the JDPBC does plus build and repair roads,bridges,and other infrastructure

 Approve disbursement of the district support grant and district services improvement program

  Provide oversight and make recommendations on district planning to the Provincial Government and National Government

 Determine and control budget allocations for Local Level Government

 Facilitate. Screen & endorse Local Level Government budgets

 Draw up a five-year rolling development plan for the district

   Review the five-year development plan

The 15 LLG presidents by virtue of their election and appointment are members of the five District Development Authority Boards, which make important policy decisions for the LLGs and wards in the districts. The elected open members are chairman of these Boards, however, to ensure, that the process of vision alignment starts and radiates from the district and the rural areas, it is strategically important that the EPG’s broad policy and development thinking of transforming the people/Enga province requires to be filtered down to the LLG &ward level. The need for all levels of government to be proactive about the provinces and the district’s future ought to remain paramount.

Functionally, however, the Provincial Executive Council (PEC) is responsible for making good policy decisions and further ensuring these are implemented through budgetary allocations. The policy formulation process is facilitated and strengthened by the PMT on all policy and technical matters through the office of the provincial administrator.

To further enhance the policy development and implementation process, constant and improved work relations between the PMT and the EPG is very important.

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