The mission of the administration department is “To enhance and promote democratic Governance advocacy, transparency and accountability in Local Governments”.
The administrative department of Pakwach District Local Government is subdivided into one county with 5 rural Sub-counties and one Town Council (currently operational), and 3 Rural Sub-counties and one Town Council (to start operating in the financial year 2021-22). It comprises of 30 parishes and 414 village councils. The District Council is the highest political authority in the district, with 16 members under the leadership of the District Chairperson. It has a technical team headed by the Chief Administrative Officer, distributed in eight directorates and departments. Each of the departments has a head and under every directorate, there are a number of Sections.
The Pakwach District administration department headed by the CAO and The deputy is mandated to supervise and coordinate operations of Local Governance, present, protect and defend Local Administration interests at all level, provide support supervision to Local Governments, present requests of Local Governments for development programs to line ministries, and as well put in place mechanisms for equitable sharing of resources in various Local Governments. Administration comprises of CAO’s Office, Human Resource Management, Information and Public Relations, Records and Information and Assets Management. The department oversees 6 lower local governments and one Town Council.
The directorate derives its mandate from among others the Legal frameworks highlighted below;
• The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995.
• The Local Government Act, Cap 243, 1997.
• The Public Service Act.
• The Government Standing Orders.
• The Human Resource Management by Local Government.
• The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, Cap. 4, Art. 41(1)
• The Local Government Act, Sect. 67.
• The Press and Journalist Statute, 1995.
• The Electronic Media Act
• The Access to Information Act
• The Financial and Accounting Regulations
• The NEMA Act
• The Education Act.
• The Public Health Act.
• The Persons with Disability Act among others.