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Ministry Of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport And Implementation

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of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport And Implementation

To maximize the investment of resources for the development of balanced integrated services capable to compete globally through: effective, organizing; planning; leading; controlling; of service related projects and programs, in accordance with best standards and practices, supported by established partnerships across Government and the Private Sector.

To optimize investment of resources for the development of balanced integrated services that keep abreast of the growing demands and support the country’s global competitiveness.

PERMANENT SECRETARY
Responsible for Public Utilities & Energy
Ms. Patricia Clarke

Responsible for Infrastructure Development and Implementation 
Ms. Kim Frederick

Responsible for Transport
Mr. Willan Thompson

Introduction:

The Public Service of Grenada (PSOG) has been in existence well over half a century. Modernization of the PSOG has been taking place since 1957.

Similarly the Ministry of Works has been a long standing Ministry which has remained constant but only changed over time in its core functional mandate. A recent example is the inclusion of the Energy and Implementation Division under its remit in 2018, the Ministry is the same but its size shape changes over time.

It is noteworthy, that Public Sector Modernization is a critical success factor for increased growth and development of small island states like Grenada.

In this regard, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Implementation and Transport sees itself as a significant game changer of the transformation process for realigning the core function to the strategy and goals of the Public Service of Grenada, so that this Ministry can become a true partner in overall goal achievement.

The National vision of the Public Service of Grenada is very explicit, it states:
“A Public Sector that fully understands and demonstrates that it exists solely to serve Grenada, its citizens, residents, and all customers helping them to achieve their goals: and to do so with integrity, professional competence, responsiveness, openness and transparency, and is fully accountable for its actions and performance. (Draft Policy and Programme for modernization the State-Grenada-September 2010).

In light of the foregoing, the Ministry is framed within a broader national policy context which is informed by: the vision of the Public Service, National, Regional and International policies, legislations, standards, conventions and agreements.

Context:

The National policy context provides the overarching economic growth and development priorities of Grenada, and by extension set the strategic agenda of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public utilities, Energy, Implementation and Transport.

The main policy imperatives at this level are the national strategic development plan, the five sectors of economic transformation and the Pillars of the New Economy. From these the Ministry derive its broad strategic agenda and its particular goals and objectives.

In this regard, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Implementation and Transport sees its role as critical to support the transformative sector and the New Economy in advancing government policy agenda.

In addition, the Ministry conducts its business in alignment with the whole of Government Framework, as key to its inclusiveness and success in obtaining its goals and objectives.

Emanating from this top down approach the Ministry creates its vision, mission and values.]

 

Values:

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Implementation and Transport is guided by these fundamental principles which provides a model for organizational behavior and decision-making, toward shaping its organizational culture.

  • Transparency
  • Objectivity
  • Responsiveness
  • Promptness
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Focus on the customer
  • Practice high ethical standards

Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport And Implementation

Level 4
Ministerial Complex
Botanical Gardens
Tanteen
St George’s
Phone: (473) 440-2271/2
Fax: (473) 440-4122
Email: ministryofworks@gov.gd

Services

of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport And Implementation

Road Maintenance

The ministry of communications is responsible for maintaining road and implementing initiatives with reference to its maintenance program.

Bridges and Government Buildings

All aspects related to maintenance, prevention of roads, bridges and government buildings is spearheaded by the ministry of communications.

Provision of engineering

This ministry takes care of all engineering and architectural support to government/ministries, non-Ministerial Departments and Statutory Bodies.

Management of Road Network

The Ministry of Communications works in tandem with the government for building better infrastructure of the territory.

Management of Markets

The role of this ministry is to manage markets and overall reputation of Grenada, thereby enhancing the brand and making it ready for investment destination.

Orderly development of the country

The role of this ministry is to manage markets and overall reputation of Grenada, thereby enhancing the brand and making it ready for investment destination.

Initiatives

of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport And Implementation

12
Initiatives completed
4
Ongoing Initiatives
12
Upcoming Initiatives

This Unit is responsible for the planning, implementation, and supervision of road projects.  The physical construction works are contracted out. Its staff includes Engineers, Engineering Assistants and Road Officers, Surveyor, Surveyor Assistant, Site Clerks and Clerical Assistants.

Its functions include:

  • Maintenance of the existing public road network to include debushing, cleaning of drain and culverts
  • Improvements of the existing public road network through regular maintenance
  • Construction of new or rehabilitation of existing public roads.

To facilitate its work the Unit operates in two divisions namely the Western Roads Division and the Eastern Roads Division. The Western Division is from St. Patrick to St. George and includes the entire east coast while the Easter Division is from St. Andrew to St. George and all the areas on the east coast of the Island.  The two main offices for the Dovisions are located at Beausejour, St. George and Pearls, St. Andrew with sub offices in each Parish.

Road Divisions 

Western Roads Division
Officer–in-Charge - Mr. Michael Alexander
Phone: 440-3020/5531

Eastern Roads Division
Officer–in-Charge - Mr. Lawrence Griffith
Phone: 442-7349

Road Offices 

St David’s Road Office
Phone: 444-6242

St Mark’s Road Office
Phone: 444-8292

St John’s Road Office
Phone: 444-8230

St Patrick’s Road Office
Phone: 442-9319

This unit is responsible for the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of all Government buildings to provide suitable accommodation for employees and the Public. The staff includes Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Technicians.

Its functions include:

  • Maintenance of existing buildings and facilities
  • Construction of new buildings
  • Updating of Governments building inventory
  • Conducting of condition surveys

This department is responsible for working with all stakeholders to improve the standard of Electrical installation work in the State by promoting safety of persons, property and livestock to aid in the prevention of potential dangers of fire and other hazards.

The staff includes Electrical Engineers, Inspectors, and Clerical Assistants

Its functions include

  • Inspection and testing of all new installations additions extensions, alterations before electricity is supplied to the installation
  • Periodic inspection of electrical installations, (Government Buildings and public places)
  • Advise on Electrical Installation Practices
  • Coordination of the Electrical Wireman’s License Examination
  • Promote and maintain adherence to the Electrical codes namely the IEE Wiring Regulations (Required electrical installation in Grenada) and the Grenada Building Guidelines

Electoral Inspection

This Unit is responsible for ensuring that all works performed for Government are completed at the required quality, in an efficient manner and is cost-effective.  It ensures that Government receives value for money.

Its functions include:

  • Processing all Contracts being awarded by Government, ensuring correct preparation and execution.
  • Maintaining records of all contracts awarded on for infrastructural works on behalf of the Government
  • Coordinating maintenance, rehabilitation and construction of all roads and government buildings
  • Management and upgrading of Public Market

*The Roads and the Buildings Unit work very closely with this Unit.

This Division regulates the general operations of the Ministry for efficient and cost effective use of resources and implementation of national Government policies. It is headed by the Permanent Secretary.  The Permanent Secretary also provides policy advice and ensures the implementation of policies and directives from the Cabinet.  The Permanent Secretary is supported by a number of Department Heads.  These include:

  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Senior Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Officer (Personnel)
  • Administrative Officer (Finance)
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Senior Planning Officer (Physical Planning)
  • Senior Roads Engineer
  • Engineer (Roads)
  • Engineer (Buildings)
  • Engineer (Electrical)
  • Liaison Officer (Farm Roads)
  • Markets Manager

The Chief Technical Officer (CTO) oversees the technical activities of the Ministry and provides technical advice to the Minister and Permanent Secretary.

  • To guide the future development of the State by establishing a National Physical Development Plan, Local Area Plans and schemes for National Development.
  • To ensure the orderly and progressive development of land, in a manner that will protect the environment and conserve the nation’s heritage.
  • To implement the Grenada Building Code and Guidelines.
  • Facilitate improved efficiency in the processing of applications for approval to develop land and monitoring of developments.
  • Implement and maintain a Geographic Information System (GIS) in order to enhance the output of the Physical Planning Unit.

LOCATION

The Physical Planning Unit is located at the GCNA Building, Kirani James BLVD, St George.
Phone: (473)440-2471/4635

OUTREACH OFFICES

These offices serve to decentralize the delivery of Social Services offered by the Government in each parish.
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MAJOR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES

Grenville Market, Abbatoir and Bus Terminal Project Road Improvement and Maintenance Programme Disaster Mitigation and Restoration Rockfall and Landslip Project

Legal Instrument

The Ministry is legally constituted under the Grenada Constitution Order 1973 as per the following:

Chapter IV Section 58. (3) There shall be, in addition to the office of Prime Minister, such other offices of Minister as may be established by Parliament or, subject to the provisions of any law enacted by Parliament, by the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.

Chapter IV Section 67. Where any Minister has been charged with responsibility for any department of government, he shall exercise general direction and control over that department; and, subject to such direction and control, every department of government shall be under the supervision of a public officer whose office is referred in this Constitution as the office of a permanent secretary: Provided that two or more departments of government may be placed under the supervision of one Permanent Secretary.

More About Us

The Ministry of Work business responsibility functions at two levels, namely the strategic and operational levels

Ministry Strategic level :

The broad mandate and functions at the strategic levels are inclusive of the following:

  • To develop, implement, monitor and evaluate projects and programmes for the integrated services sector of the Ministry to enable the Ministry to deliver on its mandate.
  • Strategic Human resource management and development for Ministry workforce
  • General management
  • To foster linkages with other agencies/Ministries/departments for the effective co-ordination of Ministries integrated services.
  • National transport and safety policy.
  • Implementation of policies and directives of Cabinet
  • To provide policy, legal and regulatory frameworks for and perform an oversight role of four (4) statutory organizations:
    • The Grenada Postal Corporation
    • Gravel Concrete and Emulsion Production Corporation
    • National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA)
    • National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC)

Ministry Operational level :

The operational functions of the Ministry are inclusive of the following:

  • Administration
  • Personnel Management
  • Financial Management
  • Registry Management
  • Procurement
  • Reporting
  • Public Relations
  • Transport system management
  • Energy sector management
  • Provision of engineering and architectural support to Government ministries, non-Ministerial Departments and Statutory Bodies
  • To facilitate service delivery through the development, construction and management of public infrastructure so as to optimize the creation of decent jobs and the promotion of a better life for all
  • Development, standardization and maintenance of roads, bridges and government buildings
  • Management of Electrical Inspections Island wide and conduct examinations for eligible Electricians;
  • Market Management

STATUTORY BODIES

of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport And Implementation

Grenada Postal Corporation

Burns Point St George’s
Phone: (473)440-2526
Fax: (473) 440-4271
Email:gpc@spiceisle.com
Website: www.grenadapost.com

Gravel Concrete and Emulsion Production Corporation
Mon Rush
St George’s
Phone: (473) 440-3686
Fax: (473) 440-6578
Email: gravel@spiceisle.com

National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA)
The Carenage
St George’s
Phone: (473)-440-2155
Fax: (473)-440-4107
Email: nawasa@nawasa.gd

National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC)
Suite #8
Grand Anse Shopping Centre
St George’s
Phone: (473) 435-6872
Fax: (473) 435-2132
Email: gntrc@ectel.int
Website: www.ntrc.gd

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