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.
Residents of Lashibi, a community in the Tema Metropolis have urged government to speed-up work on the Lashibi-Ashaiman stretch of road, as they claim its present look is negatively affecting their businesses.
Some streets in the East Legon enclave in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly are still without street lights and residents said a number of people have had bitter experiences because of the absence of the street lights.
Some residents of Nungua in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municpality in the Greater Accra Region, has commended the John Mahama led administration for completing the Teshie-Nungua sea-water desalination project to help solve the intermittent water supply in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Bortianor in the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Bright Edward Kodzo Demordzi has assured constituents of government’s tireless efforts to end the area’s prevailing water crisis this year.