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 Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has cut the sod to signify commencement of work for the construction of the second millennium city school project.
Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Monday supervised payment of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) stipends to beneficiaries in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region.
The Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (SPEFA) group, within the Adentan Municipality has held a forum to update themselves on key developmental issues concerning their communities.