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.
Mr Julius Debrah the Minister for Local Government and Rural development has called on Chief Executives of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to expedite action on the implementation of the Street Naming and Property Addressing Systems in their various areas when he visited Ga-West Municipal Assembly.
Mr. Julius Debrah the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development has inspected works on the street naming projects in the Adentan Municipality. He inspected works at Duratech Signs, one of the companies contracted to build signage for the street naming projects.
Fairllop International Limited, dealers of luxurious Jaguar cars, was yesterday threatened with closure when taskforce from the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly led by the Chief Executive, Mr. Seth Badu Tawiah stormed its office on the Spintex Road for Property Rate debt owe the assembly.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, yesterday took time to inspect some ongoing project at the O’reilly Senior High School to get firsthand information on the current state of the school.