Regions (RDC) – The Regional Democratic Council
The Regional Democratic Council is the supreme Local Government Organ in each region with the responsibility for the overall management and administration of the Region and the coordination of the activities of all Local Democratic Organs within its boundaries.
Below is a breakdown of the Councillors of the Regional Democratic Councils:
|No. of Councillors||15||17||27||35||18||30||15||15||15||18|
The Councillors are elected at the same time as the members of the National Assembly at Regional Elections which are held every five (5) years. The Regional Executive Officer is the Accounting Officer of the Region and also functions as the Clerk of the Regional Democratic Council.
Main Functions of the Regional Democratic Councils
- To administer all services required within its boundaries (services such as health, education, public works etc) as set out by the laws.
- To coordinate the activities of the Local Democratic Councils and provide such cooperation and support as required. It should be noted that the Regional Democratic Council has some power delegated to it by the Minister responsible for Local Government.
- To develop regional facilities as it deems necessary.
- Identify economic (revenue earning) projects and assists the Administration in executing works necessary for the development of the region.