Mission, Vision, Motto, Core Values and Functions

Mission

"Excel in Development Facilitation and Sustainable Service Delivery through Sound Governance Principles". 

Vision

"A People Centered and Performance Driven Municipality". 

Motto

“We never forfeit, we work with communities to achieve”. 

Core Values

These core values are principles for which we stand for and they provide us direction on how people are to conduct themselves as representatives of Kassena Nankana Municipality: 

  • Accountability: 
  • We hold ourselves and others responsible for performance and behavior, without stonewalling or blaming. We make decisions that are fiscally sound, as if the funds were our own. We remember that time is money and avoid the misuse or perception of misuse of time. 

  • Excellence: 
  • We strive to make a difference through our jobs and roles in the Municipality. We establish priorities that are results-oriented and have clear value in the eyes of our key stakeholders and Municipal populace. We are personally engaging and behave in a way that engages others. 

  • Integrity: 
  • We honor the public trust by demonstrating trustworthiness and ethics in behavior. We are loyal to the organization, our colleagues, ourselves and the community. We make decisions that are best for our populace and the organization, disregarding what is best for us personally. We set aside personal opinions and biases. We preserve the integrity of service delivery, avoiding the perception of playing favorites. 

  • Teamwork: 
  • We treat one another with respect and communicate openly. We create a workplace that fosters community, respects and uniqueness of each person, promotes employee participation to ensure their full contribution and appreciate the value of multiple perspectives and diverse expertise. 

  • Innovativeness: 
  • We are committed to finding solutions. Instead of saying no, we challenge ourselves to first think “Maybe that cannot be done, but how can something similar be accomplished?” We strive to find better ways of doing business by searching for best practices and challenging ourselves and others to think in new ways. 

  • People Centered: 
  • We focus on improving local communities' self-reliance, social justice and participatory decision-making. We incorporate the values of justice, sustainability and inclusiveness in whatever we do. We believe that development must bring about an improvement in the living conditions of people. 

  • Performance Driven: 
  • We place emphasis on the performance of our staff, structures, strategies, actions and plans. Our performance goals and targets are clearly defined and communicated to all those concerned. 

Core Functions

Section 12 (3) of Local Governance Act, 2016 (ACT 936) which establishes the Assembly also mandates it to perform among other functions: 

  • Be responsible for the overall development of the district; 
  • Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district; 
  • Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development; 
  • Sponsor the education of students from the district to fill particular manpower needs of the district especially in the social sectors of education and health, making sure that the sponsorship is fairly and equitably balanced between male and female students; 
  • Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the district; 
  • Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district; 
  • In co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district; 
  • Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice; 
  • Act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within the district; 
  • Initiate, sponsor or carry out studies that may be necessary for the discharge of any of the duties conferred by this Act or any other enactment; and 
  • Perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment.