In 1960, Greater Accra, then referred to as Accra Capital District, was geographically and legally part of the Eastern Region. It was, however, administered separately by the Minister responsible for local government. On 23 July 1982, Greater Accra was created by the Greater Accra Region Law (PNDCL 26) as a legally separate region to include the Ada local council area.
The region is administered at two different but complementary levels, the traditional and political levels. The traditional level of administration is through an intricate network of local governance dealing with purely traditional affairs concerning customs and land administration, while the is along the lines of law and order and decentralized government machinery.
The operation of the region is through the local government system that derives its authority from the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and the Local Government Act 1993 (Act 462). Under this administration, the region is divided into five areas/districts with their capitals.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says an Accra High Court has ordered a yet-to-be-carried-outdemolishing of unauthorised structures and the removal of slums and heaps of refuse at ‘Akokofoto,’ Dansoman in Accra.
Mr Ibrahim Baidoo, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, says the assembly would endeavour to complete the pilot street naming and property numbering on schedule for it to be replicated in other areas within the Municipality.
Mr Julius Debrah, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) Chief Executives to go beyond their mandates to ensure efficient and quality transport services in the country.
Mr. Ibrahim Baidoo, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, on Monday cut sod to commence the construction of a single storey Compound Health Improvement Services (CHIPS) compound at Tsui Bloo, a suburb of Ashaiman.