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ADMINISTRATIVE AND INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Institutional and Administrative Structure of AMA
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly like any other District Assembly is a corporate body and the highest political and administrative arm of the Government at the local level. The full membership of the Assembly is 104; of this, 70% are elected and 30% are government appointees. The chart below shows the Institutional and Administrative Structure of AMA.

The Assembly through the Local Government Act 1993 462 (Section 10 Subsections 1,2,3,4 and 5) carries out the legislative, deliberative and executive functions of Government. The functions of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly are outlined in the Legislative Instrument  (L.I. 1500) which established the AMA.  These functions are summarized as follows:

Functions of AMA
  • Provision of a sound sanitary and healthy environment;
  • Provision of educational infrastructure for first  and second cycle  schools;
  •  Provision of markets and lorry parks within  the Metropolis;
  • The planning and development control of all infrastructure within Accra;
  • Activities bordering on the maintenance of peace and security within the Metropolis;
  • Provision of public safety and comfort;
To assist the Assembly in performing its functions effectively and efficiently, the Assembly is supported by a number of functional Departments. These are:

General Administration
The Administration Department of A.M.A. is the co-ordinating centre of all A.M.A.’s Departments. It incorporates the Office of the Metropolitan Chief Executive.
  1. Functions of the Central Administration Department include the following:Assists the Metro Coordinating Director to Coordinate the activities of the Assembly’s Departments and to implement the Assembly’s decisions and Government policies at large.
  2. Provides secretarial services to the Metro Chief Executive.
  3. Organises meetings of the General Assembly, Metro Authority, Committees and Sub-Committees.
  4. Keeps records of all correspondence of the Assembly
  5. Registers both Ordinance and Customary Marriages.
  6. Manages the Assembly’s fleet of vehicles, plants and equipment.   
  7. Co-ordinates employees development (Training) Programmes and activities.
  8. Offers unconditional customer care services to the Assembly’s general Rate Paying public and residents of the Metropolis as well as other persons who may call for assistance.  
Existing Structure
In order to function effectively the Administration has the following Units under it:
  •   Office of the Chief Executive 
  •   Metro. Co-ordinating Director’s Secretariat
  •   Secretariat of the Head of Administration
  •   Client Services Unit.
  •   Personnel Unit
  •   Transport Unit
  •   Records Management Unit
  •   Marriage Registry
Treasury Department
The Finance Department is one of the sixteen departments established under Act 462 first schedule (ii) for the Metropolitan Assemblies.  The Department was one of the earliest departments to be decentralized under the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

Functions
  1. The Finance Department is charged with the following: It is responsible for the collection of revenue
  2. It takes custody of all monies
  3. Processes and pays expenses incurred by the Assembly
  4. Records revenue and expenditure into their respective     books
  5. Submits monthly and annual financial statement to Management
  6.  Processes AMA payroll
  7.  Advises on financial matters
  8.  Researches into changing trends of the market
  9. Collection of permit fees from taxis, trotros and other commercial vehicles.
  10. Co-ordinates for effective revenue collection from the markets.
Existing Structure
The Finance Department is composed of the following units;
  •     Prosecution
  •     Accounting Unit
  •     Collection
  •     Monitoring Unit
  •     Research Unit
  •     Rating Unit
  •     Markets
  •     Traffic and Parking
  •     Bill Boards
  •     Vehicle Permit
  •     Stores
Metropolitan Education Department                                   
The administrative organs of this office consist of a central office and seven Sub-Metropolitan Offices and are headed by the Director of Education.

Due to the large size of the Metropolis and the number of schools involved, it has not been easy to work with the stipulated number of office staff i.e. 61. Apart from the 7 Sub-Metropolitan Offices, there are 33 Circuits each being managed by a Supervisor who promotes effective supervision of schools in the circuit.

Functions
The Metropolitan Director of Education with the help of the Educational Units and staff is to ensure effective teaching and learning in public and private schools. Others are to:
  • Supervise private and public schools.
  • Ensure adherence to regulations and educational policies.
  • Provide infrastructure and necessary logistics
Metropolitan Public Health Department
The Department of Public Health of the AMA was set up to promote and safeguard public health.  It is involved in assessing, correcting and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations.  These environmental factors may be physical, biological, social or psychosocial.  The Department thus represents the watching of all the services required to promote an environment that will allow residents to thrive well physically, mentally and socially

Existing Structure
The Department is headed by a Chief Environmental Health Officer who is assisted by a Senior Environmental Technologist in the administration of his duties.

The remaining responsibilities of the Department, classified as special duties, are headed as follows:
  • Environmental and Health Promotion Unit
  • Food, Water, Drugs Safety and Hygiene Unit
  • Environmental Protection and Management Unit
Other supporting staff include personnel for Accounts, Administration, Stores, Day Care Centres, and Artisans / Labourers.

The delivery of Health Services at the Sub-Metro level is under the supervision of a Sub-Metro Environmental Health Officer.

Functions
The functions and the responsibilities can be summarized as follows:
  • Food Hygiene and Market Sanitation
  • Disease, Vector and Pest Control
  • Environmental Health Education
  • Premises Inspection for control of environmental health hazards
  • Enforcement of Sanitation Bye-Laws of the Assembly
  • Control of Cemeteries
  • Health safety of keeping of animals
  • Building Sanitation
Waste Management Department
The Waste Management Department is responsible for keeping the Metropolis environmentally healthy and sound.

Existing Structure
  1. At Head Office level, the department has established the following branches/units for the achievement of its desired objectives.
  1. Administration Branch
  2. Operations and Services Branch
  3. Engineering Service Branch
  4. Workshop Branch
  5. Accounts Branch
  6. Monitoring Unit
  7. Public Relations Unit
The department has been decentralized to the six (6) Sub-Metropolitan District Councils at Ashiedu Keteke, Ablekuma, Okaikoi, Osu Klottey, Kpeshie and Ayawaso.  These offices are headed by a District Cleansing Officer (DCO) and supported by Cleansing Guards.  Efforts are being made to beef up these slim structures, which are serving as the nuclei for the future.

Functions
  • Liquid and solid waste disposal.
  • Cleansing of streets and drains, public open places, and weeding of grass on roadsides and open public places.
  • The Department supervises and monitors the activities of private contractors engaged by the Assembly in solid and liquid waste management.
  • Engaged in the education of the public on waste management and the provision of sanitation facilities in homes
Department of Food & Agriculture
In line with the Government’s policy on decentralization, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture was restructured by decentralizing extension activities to the district level to facilitate grassroots participation in the implementation of agricultural policies and programmes.

The decentralization programme took effect from the 15th of October, 1997 with the merger of the following departments – Veterinary Services Department, Crops Department, Extension, Fisheries, Animal Production, Plant Protection and Regulatory Services & Agricultural Engineering all coming under one umbrella as District Agricultural Development Unit (DADU).

Existing Structure
The Department of Food and Agriculture is directly under the Metropolitan Assembly, to be headed by the Metropolitan Director of Food and Agriculture.  The organisational structure of the unit is as follows:

Under the Metro Director, are four (4) District Development Officers who oversee and supervise the Agric Extension Officers.

Functions
  • To promote and provide efficient technical services, technologies and measures that will diversify Food and Agricultural Production for domestic and export markets in an environmentally sustainable manner,
  • Prepare annual Metropolitan Agricultural work programmes and budget for submission to the District Assembly with copy to the Regional Director of Agriculture.
  • Manage and coordinate the day- to- day activities of the District Agricultural Development Unit (DADU) including the analysis of participation and adoption rates of appropriate technologies of farmers.
  • Participation in Monthly training sessions with SMS and FLS and Bi-Monthly Technology Review meeting (BMTRM) with Research and SMS.
  • Design, in collaboration with the Regional Director, and implement a staff development programme for all categories of staff in the Metropolis
  • Liase with all partners, (e.g. Farmers, Research, SMS, NGOs, educational institutions etc.) on programmes related to the development of Agriculture in the Metropolis.
  • Organise and participate in all meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. related to agriculture with a view to clarifying MOFA policies to all concerned.
  • Monitor the performance of all Agricultural Developments in the Metropolis and their impact.
  • Prepare and submit regularly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Regional Director of Food and Agriculture and the Metropolitan Co-ordinating Director on the performance of agriculture in the Metropolis when requested and special situation reports.
  • To undertake any other duties that may be assigned.
Town and Country  Planning Department
The Town and Country Planning Department is one of the decentralized departments and has been integrated into the Assembly.

Existing Structure
The activities of the Department are currently organized under seven sections namely:
  • General Planning Administration:
  • Development and Redevelopment Planning:
  • Development Control:
  • Land Surveying:
  • Research:
  • Public Education:
Functions
  1. Collection, collating and analysis of data on the natural and human resources of the Metropolis, and the production of reports thereon.
  2. Identification of resources and potentials for commercial, industrial, housing, transport and other development and designing appropriate programme of action to tap them.
  3. Coordination of diverse types of uses and developments of land promoted by various departments and agencies of Government and private developers to facilitate the achievement of the highest possible means of health efficiency and order in the physical environment.
  4. Preparation of Detailed Planning Schemes in conformity with the Metropolitan Structure Plan; provision of detailed design of sub-urban centres in the metropolis; and other areas.
  5. The Department is also represented at all levels on many committees of the Metropolitan Assembly, such as Site and Service Committee, Works and Development Planning Sub- Committees of the Assembly amongst others as well as Departments at the National level.
  6. The Department is also the Secretariat of the Accra Metropolitan Planning Committee
Metropolitan Works Department
The Accra Metropolitan Works Department is one of the Departments established under Act 462 (first schedule) for the Metropolitan Assemblies.

Existing Structure
In order to carry out its functions, the Metropolitan Works Department has 4 units namely: Structures, Administration, Estate, Project and Research with the Metropolitan Works Engineer as the Head of Department

Functions
The Department performs its functions by relating with six (6) Sub-Metropolitan District Councils and other departments under the umbrella of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, especially Waste Management, Roads Department, Town and Country Planning, Education, Treasury and Legal Departments.

The Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of first cycle schools, markets sanitary structures management of Assembly’s landed properties, design and management of all building projects of the Assembly, premises/house numbering, development of street furniture and all structures on terminals (Lorry Parks).

The Department also renders other services to the general public such as building permit delivery, outdoor advertisement permit delivery, certification of true copy of approved building plans and identification and ownership of buildings.  Metropolitan Works Department also demolishes unauthorized developments as well as dangerous and ruinous buildings.

Internal Audit Unit
The fundamental objective of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is to provide essential utility services in terms of sanitation and others to residents of the Metropolis. To achieve this goal, there is therefore the need for vigorous mobilisation of funds from various sources and to ensure judicious use of these funds to the benefit of the people

Existing Structure
The unit is headed by the Metropolitan Internal Auditor with representative staff at each of Sub-Metros and Departments.

Functions
  •  Revenue-Audit
  • Pre-audit of Expenditure
  • Verification of Assets and other items of the Assembly
  • Cases of Investigation referred to the Department by the Management
  • Personal audit to check physical existence of staff.
  • Field verification to project sites to ensure physical existence of structures
  • In-Service Training of Staff.
  • Personnel audit to ensure that salaries are paid to deserving staff.
 Metropolitan Planning Co-Ordinating Unit
The new Local Government Act 1993 (Act 462) Section 46(3) established for each Assembly a District Planning Co-ordinating Unit (DPCU).  The DPCU or the Metropolitan Planning Unit (MPCU) is to serve as a Secretariat to the Metropolitan Planning Authority and to advise on planning, programming, monitoring, evaluation and co-ordination of development plans, policies, programmes and projects within the Metropolis.

Existing Structure
The Unit is currently staffed by:
  •  The Head of Planning
  •  Nine Planning Officers
  •  One Secretary
  •  One Clerk
Functions and Responsibilities
The functions of the MPCU are as follows:
  1. Collection and analysis of economic, social, physical and institutional data.
  2. Preliminary rationalization and harmonization of development policies.
  3. Implementation of strategies and programmes and the preparation of projects documentation.
  4. Identification of bankable projects, assessment of the economic viability as well as the provision of technical advice for their implementation.
  5. Co-ordination of activities for the implementation of development projects in the Metropolis.
  6. Assist in the preparation of a comprehensive, integrated, perspective plans (medium - term plans, annual action plans) the development budget, and the identification of subject areas for technical details of the plan targets.
  7. Monitoring and evaluating of the implementation process of projects.
  8. Co-ordination of donor funded development activities  (UNDP, UNICEF and DFID).
Security Department
The Security Department is the newly created Department in A.M.A. Until 1995, the two major units of the Department viz Metropolitan Guards and Security Guards Units were administered by these two: the Legal and Administration Departments of AMA respectively.  It has the aim of integrating para-military units under one canopy.

Existing Structure
The Department is headed by the Acting Metropolitan Security Co-ordinator and assisted by his lieutenants.   The Department is currently made up of the following major units and personnel.
  • Metropolitan Guards Unit
  • Beautification Task Force
  • Security Guards Unit
  • Attached Military Personnel
  • Attached Police Personnel
  • An Assistant Director is attached to the unit as the Administrator.
Functions
Today, the role of the Metropolitan Guards has been re-defined as follows:
  • The Guards act as the police of the Assembly to enforce all categories of AMA Bye-Laws.
  • They direct traffic at certain points of the roads and at zebra crossings for the safety of school children, pedestrians and motorists.  They help control traffic at no traffic light points.
  • They assist personnel of the Police Service to arrest suspects, carry out initial screening and investigations and prosecute offenders of AMA Bye-Laws in Court.
  1. They assist AMA revenue mobilization as follows:Provide security protection to revenue collectors
  2. Provide security for AMA Departments of Health Personnel.
  3. They check abuses in indiscriminate building and siting of   tructures within the Metropolis- i.e. TASIT duties.
  4. Verify the registration of all commercial vehicles.
External Audit Unit
Staff of the Audit Service assigned to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly mans the External Audit Unit.  It has an auditor responsibility for the Head Office, Departments/Units Sub-Metropolitan offices and Revenue Offices.

Existing Structure
The Unit is headed by An Assistant Director of Audit with the following. 26 other staff members assisting him in the discharge of his statutory functions:
  • Assistant Director
  • Principal Auditors                   
  • Assistant Chief Examiner of Accounts       
  • Senior Auditors                   
  • Auditors                       
  • Examiner of Accounts
  • Audit Examiners                   
  • Stenographers
Functions
The Unit’s functions and activities entail the examination of all Payment Vouchers under the Common Fund and other charges accounts of the Assembly, appraisal and review of Internal Controls, Payroll Audit, examination of all Revenue Receipts and Cash Books, Stock Registers, Stores Audit, Inventory Control, Validation of financial statements of the Assembly and Issuance of reports on all activities within the Assembly to Management and Parliament. The Unit also conducts periodic investigations as directed by the Auditor - General and Government

Metropolitan Road Department
Under Act 462, Schedule 1, Section 38, the Accra Metropolitan Roads Department was established as a department under the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

Existing Structure
  • Periodic Maintenance – Gang
  • Routine Maintenance – Gang
  • Administration Section
  • Quantity Surveying Section
  • Drainage Unit
  • Store Unit
  • Transport section
  • Accounts Section
  • Security Section
Functions
The Metropolitan Roads Department is responsible for the maintenance of roads network in the Metropolis, drains and providing roads signs at appropriate locations.  The Department also supervises any road cuttings and diversions to ensure that proper traffic flow is attained
 
Budget And Rating Department
The Budget and Rating Department is one of the newly created departments under the decentralization programme of Government.
 
Existing Structure
The organizational structure of the Budget and Rating Department, is outlined as follows:
The Department has three Units namely:
  •  Statistics and Data Unit.
  •  Fees, Rates and Estimates Unit.
  •  Monitoring and Evaluation Unit.
These Units are further structured into section as follows:
  • Statistics and Data Unit comprises the statistical Analysis and Data Collection and Assessment sections
  • The Fees, Rates and Estimates Unit are divided into Rating and Estimates Computation Section.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Unit is made up of projects and budgetary control sections.
Functions
  • Preparation of Fee-Fixing and Rate Imposition Resolutions;
  • Preparation and Monitoring of Annual Budgets;
  • Preparation of Nominal Rolls for wage and Salary Administration;
  • Improvement of Revenue Data Base;
  • Assistance in the creation and maintenance of an effective system of revenue mobilisation;
  • Physical monitoring of Projects and evaluation of expenditure on such projects
Department Of Rural Housing
In line with Government’s policy on decentralization, the Department of Rural Housing is to merge with the Department of Feeder Roads and Public Works Department of the Metropolitan Assembly.

Existing Structure
The Department is made up of: 
  • Regional Head                                                              
  • Works Superintendent                             
  • Administrative Assistant                      
  • Artisan                                                                              Typist, Driver                                                                          
  •  
Functions
  1. Provision and facilitation of access to decent shelter;
  2. Provision on-the-job Training in constructional skills i.e. Carpentry, Masonry and Painting.
  3. Rehabilitation of existing buildings, which need repairs such as re-roofing, walls mending, painting and other works.
  4. Technology transfer in the production and utilisation of improved local building materials i.e. Stabilized blocks, micro concrete roof tiles, clay tiles etc.
  5. New construction
  6. Erosion/drainage control measures
Public Relations Unit
Effective Communication is central to government.  The Accra Metropolitan Assembly and its agencies continually need to get information and messages across to the public and the media.  The Public Relations Unit is to help the Chief Executive and other heads of Departments to do so in an efficient and cost effective way.

Existing Structure
The organizational structure of the unit is stated below:
  • Principal Information Officer                   `       
  • Assistant Information Officer                      
  • Typist Grade I                                                                Executive Officer                                                               
  •  
Currently the unit intends to beef up its structure and ensure that all Sub-Metros are well staffed.

Functions
The Unit performs functions in the following areas:
  • Revenue Mobilization Campaign
  • Press Conferences
  • Public Education
  • Statements and interviews
  • Advertisement
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship
  • Seminars
  • Speech Writing
  • Public Enquiry
  • Provision of Technical facilities i.e. Video Coverage, Photographs
  • Protocol Duties
  • Exhibitions
  • Publicity
  • Research
National Disaster Management Organization
The National Disaster Management Organisation was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 517 of 1996, to replace the National Disaster Relief Committee.  Section 15 (1) of the Act establishes the District Disaster Management Committee to be chaired by the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Chief Executive, with the District Co-ordinator of the Organisation as Secretary.

Existing Structure
A District Disaster Management Committee by Section 15 (2) of the Act shall consist of:
  • Metropolitan/Municipal/District Chief Executive (Chairman)
  • Member of Parliament for the affected Constituency (for the duration of the disaster)
  • The District Director of Health Services
  • The District Information Officer
  • A representative of the Garrison Commander of the Armed     Forces 
  • The District Police Commander
  • The District Fire Officer
  • The Assembly Member from the affected electoral are (for the duration of the disaster).
Functions
Section 16 of the Act stipulates that the functions of a District Committee shall be to:
  • Prepare plans for the District to prevent and mitigate disasters in its area of authority;
  • Maintain a close liaison with the Regional Committee in drawing up its plans;
  • Ensure that, there are appropriate and adequate facilities for the provision of  relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction after any disaster.   
  • Perform in the District such functions of the Organisation as the National Security Council or the National Co-ordinator may direct.

Furthermore, seven (7) sub-committees (Technical) are to be set up at all levels to;

  •  Identify and map out all hazards.
  •  Set up training programmes.
  • Prepare emergency plans.
  • Prepare Post disaster relief and reconstruction plans.
The Sub-Committee to be set up are;
  1. Geological Disaster Sub-Committee
  2. Pest and Insect infestation Disaster sub - committee
  3. Relief and reconstruction Sub - Committee
  4. The Hydrometerological disaster Sub - Committee 
  5. Bushfires/Lighting Sub - Committee
  6. Epidemic Disasters Sub - Committee
  7. Man - Made Disaster Sub - Committee
  8. National Food Security Sub-Committee
National Mobilization Programme
The National Mobilization Programme has been integrated into the Assembly and has been decentralized to sub-metropolitan level.

To reduce poverty through Employment Generation and formation of Integrated Economic Groupings and to play a supportive role in distress situations.

Existing Structure
 The Department is divided into two main sections, Operations and Administration under the direction of the Metropolitan Liaison officer. The Sub - Metropolitan offices are headed by Sub - Metropolitan Liaison Officers.

Functions
  • Training, Tooling and Resettlement of redeployed persons.
  • Resettlement of returnees, refugees and internally displaced persons.
  • Assist in Environmental/Health exercises using mob squads
  • Assist in Sanitation exercises using mobisquads
  • Formation of co-operative groups
  • Create job opportunities/avenues
  • Undertake poverty alleviation programmes
  • Assist in revenue generation
  • Undertake public education exercises
Ashiedu-Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District Council
Ashiedu-Keteke Sub-Metropolitan Assembly is the smallest among the six Sub-Metropolitan Districts with population of about 250,000 people. It was established by  Legislative Instrument 1615.  It consists of three (3) electoral areas - Kinka, Ngleshie and Korle Wokon.

Existing Structure
The administrative set up of this Sub-Metropolitan District Council  is made up of:
  • Administration Department
  • Treasury Department
  • Waste Management Department
  • Metropolitan Works Department
  • Metropolitan Public Health Department
  • Metropolitan Security Unit
  • Internal Audit Unit
  • National Mobilisation Programme
It is also headed by a Chairman who is the political head and an Assistant Director who is the head of Administration.

Functions
The function of the Sub-Metro as stipulated in the Third Schedule of the Legislative Instrument 1615 can be summed up as follows :   
  • Creation of enabling environment for all economic activities.
  • Provision of good sanitary and health environment.
  • Provision of infrastructure in the field of health, education and social welfare.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the area.
  • Collection of data on all rateable properties and rates fixed by the Assembly.
  • And any other activity that will be assigned to it by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
Ablekuma Sub-Metropolitan District Council
The Ablekuma Sub-Metropolitan District Council was established by Instrument establishing  the Accra Metropolitan Legislation instrument  (Act  1615)

Existing Structure
The Ablekuma sub-district is headed by a Chairman who is the political head and   an Assistant Director who is the Head of
Administration.
  • Metro Health Department
  • Metro Works
  • Waste Management
  • Treasury
  • Administration
  • Security Unit
  • Internal Audit Unit
  • National Mobilisation
Functions
  1.  The functions and the responsibilities can be summarized as follows: Implementing and monitoring the policies and programmes of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly at the Sub-Metro level;
  2. Preparation of the Sub-Metropolitan District Council’s budget;
  3. Submission of quarterly report on all activities in the district to the Head Office;
  4. Responsible for both solid and liquid waste management;
  5. Collection of Revenue;
  6. Responsible for planning and control of development in the District;             
  7. Co-ordinating the activities of the town councils and the unit committees  under it;              
  8. Any other activities that will be assigned to it by the Metropolitan Assembly
Ayawaso Sub- Metropolitan District Council
The Ayawaso Sub-Metro is one of the largest of the six (6) sub – Metropolitan Assembly (A. M. A) It is bounded by the Ga District in the North, Kpeshie Sub-Metro in the North, Kpeshie Sub-Metro in the East Osu Klottey Sub-Metro in the South and Okaikoi in the West.

Existing Structure
The set up of the Sub-Metro is made up of;
  • Administration Department               
  • Treasury Department
  • Audit Unit                   
  • Mobilization Unit                    
  • Birth & Deaths Registry           
  • Metropolitan Guards Unit
  • Waste Management
  • Metro Health
  • Building inspectorate
Functions
The Ayawaso Sub-Metro, according to Legislative Instrument 1615 is responsible for;
  • Enforcement of discipline
  • Revenue collection
  • Control of waste
  • Health inspection and promotion of public health 
  • Managing correspondence and staff control.
Kpeshie Sub-Metropolitan District Council
The Kpeshie Sub-Metropolitan District Council is one of the six (6) Sub-Metro District Councils of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly established in 1989 under LI 1615 and backed by Act 462. The Sub-Metro is made up of three beautiful coastal town - La, Teshie, and Nugua.

Existing Structure
The Kpeshie Sub-Metro. has the following administrative structures:
  • Administration Department
  • Metropolitan Works Department
  • Waste Management Department
  • Metropolitan Public Health Department
  • Metropolitan Security Department
  • Treasury Department
  • Internal Audit Unit
All these structures are under a Chairman being supported by an Assistant Director who is the head of administration.

Functions
The functions of this Sub-Metro. are;
  1. Day - to - day Administration of the area.
  2. Data Collection and Record Keeping.
  3.  Promotion and safeguarding of environmental sanitation.
  4.  Waste Management services.
  5.  Revenue Mobilisation
  6.  Development Control and Planning
  7.  Preparation of Annual Estimates and expenditure control.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly like any other District Assembly is a corporate body and the highest political and administrative arm of the Government at the local level.

Out of the 36 government appointees, 25 of them are males and 11 are females. Out of the 68 elected members, 56 of them are males, whilst 12 are females.  The above table gives detail information with regards to the gender composition of the Assembly. The above information reveals among other things that the male population forms the larger part of the Assembly as compared to women. 78 percent of the Assembly Members are also observed to be males while only 22 percent are females. This is an indication that female participation in Assembly elections is very low.  The chart below buttresses the point earlier made.

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