Tema, which serves as the administrative capital of the Tema Metropolitan is a coastal city situated 25 kilometres east of Accra, the national capital. The Greenwich Meridian (00 Longitude) passes through the city of Tema. Until 1952, when the Government of Ghana decided to develop a deep seaport there, Tema was a small fishing village. Tema became an Autonomous Council in 1974 and was elevated to the status of a Metropolitan Assembly in December, 1990. Tema metropolitan forms part of the sixteen (16) Metropolis, Municipalities and Districts in the Greater Accra Region. The Metropolitan shares boundaries with Ashaiman Municipal, Adentan Municipal, and ledzokuku Krowor Municipal to the west respectively, to the east with Kpone Katamanso District, to the North with Dangme West District and to the South with the Gulf of Guinea.
The Appolonia Development Company in collaboration with Rendeavour have commissioned a newly refurbished Community Health Post at Appolonia, a community in the Kpone–Katamanso district in the Greater Accra region.
The Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) has taken delivery of two new mobile harbour cranes to beef up the stock at both the Tema and Takoradi ports to help boost the efficiency in these ports. One of the cranes, which was bought at a cost of US$7million, was sent to the Takoradi port, whiles the other, which was brought to the Tema port was estimated at a cost of US$8million.