(1) The Department of Trade, Industry and Tourism shall under the guidance of
the Assembly deal with issues related to trade, cottage industry and tourism in the
(2) The Department shall
(a) assist in the formulation of policies on trade and tourism in the district
within the framework of national policy and guidelines;
(b) facilitate the implementation of policies on trade, industry and tourism
in the District;
(c) advise the District Assembly on issues related to trade and industry in
the district;
(d) assist in the
(i) collection and dissemination of tourism, trade and industry,
statistical data and other information, and
(ii) prevention of smuggling in collaboration with agencies
responsible for internal security, Customs and Excise;
(e) prepare and submit half-yearly reports on tourism, trade and industries
to the District Assembly;
(f) assist in sourcing funding to support the implementation of programmes
and projects to promote trade and industry in the District;
(g) facilitate the promotion and development of small scale industries in the
(h) advise on the provision of credit for micro, small-scale and medium
scale enterprises;

(i) assist to design, develop and implement a plan of action to meet the
needs and expectations of organized groups;
(j) co-ordinate the organization of field extension works to identify projects,
collate relevant data, disseminate information and provide feedback
(k) assist and facilitate the provision of infrastructure required to accelerate
the implementation of policies or execution of programmes on trade and
industry including estates in the district;
(l) assist in the establishment and management of rural ansmall-scale
industries on commercial basis;
(m) promote the formation of associations, co-operative groups and other
organizations which are beneficial to the development of small-scale
(n) assist in offering business and trading advisory information services;
(0) facilitate the promotion of tourism in the district;
(p) assist to identify, undertake studies and document tourism sites in the
(q) facilitate private sector participation in the development of tourism in
the district;
(r) compile a register of all trade , industry/associations in the district;
(s) advise on prescription of conditions for the operation of markets by the
private sector;
(t) assist to regulate and control markets including the fixing and collection
of stallage rents and tolls;
(u) advise on licensing of petrol and gas services and filling stations in the
(v) advise the Assemblies on the prohibition, restriction, regulation and
licensing on the:
(i) manufacture
(ii) distillation

(iii) sale
(iv) transportation
(v) distribution
(vi) supply
(vii) possession, and
(viii) consumption of any alcoholic beverage including “akpeteshie”,
palm wine and fermented liquors;
(w) assist to provide for the control, regulation, inspection, supervision and
licensing of:
(i) social halls, dance halls and places of entertainment
(ii) hotels, rest-houses, lodging and eating houses, and
(iii) premises or lands where a profession, occupation, trade or
business is carried out.