The mandate of the Ministry is spelt out in the Presidential circular No. 1/2008 published in May 2008. According to the circular, the major policy areas for this Ministry are buildings and other public works.
The Ministry of Public Works is charged with the responsibility of facilitating provision and maintenance of adequate stock of physical infrastructure facilities in the country in close liaison with other relevant Ministries and departments of government. The main responsibility of the Ministry is to facilitate development, maintenance and rehabilitation of Buildings and other Public Works in the country.
Core functions of the Ministry
The Ministry manages all national governments’ fixed assets. This includes the determination of accommodation requirements, rendering expert built environment services to client departments, the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of such assets.
“To achieve and sustain excellence in the construction and maintenance of buildings and other public works.”
“To facilitate provision, construction and maintenance of quality government buildings and other public works for sustainable socio-economic development”