The Kwahu East District Works Department is one of the departments established under Act 462 (first schedule) for the five (5) Metropolitan Assemblies in Ghana. In order to carry out these functions, the District Works Department is structured into units namely: Structures, Administration, Maintenance, Development Control, and Surveying,

The Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of first cycle schools, markets, sanitary structures, management of the Assembly’s landed properties, design and management of all building and development projects of the Assembly, as well as collaborate with the Department of Feeder Roads in the development of road infrastructure and all lorry terminals (lorry parks).
The Department also renders services such as building permits, outdoor advertisement permits, certification of true copy of approved building plans and identification and ownership of buildings.

The District Works Department also demolishes unauthorized developments as well as dangerous and unsightly buildings/structures.