The Ministry of Public Works mandate is legislated through The Public Works Act of 1984. This legislation charges the Minister with responsibility for the management of all public lands, public roads, public water supply, public sewage schemes, public buildings and highways, and the construction, erection, improvement, maintenance and repair of such lands, works, water supply, sewerage schemes, buildings and highways as aforesaid.
To fulfill the obligations of the Act the Ministry of Public Works has structured its operations under the following Departments:
- Department of Works & Engineering
- Department of Public Lands & Buildings