The town is governed by eight Councilors, six Councilors are democratically elected by residents from all the 6 municipal wards with each ward electing its Councilor from among registered voters, and the other two are appointed by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development from relevant stakeholder institutions and  constituencies. Councilors are non-executive, and ordinarily meet once a month for oversight on execution of agreed development strategies and regulatory plans, under the leadership of an annually elected Chairperson. They are responsible for policy enactment, strategic planning, community liaison and oversight on operations of the Administration in relation to implementation of municipal strategies.