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.
Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, says implementation of the street naming and property exercise in the metropolis would enable utility concessionaires to manage their network more effectively and collect revenue.
Alhaji Amadu Sorogoh, Member of Parliament for Madina, and Mr Franklin Anku, Municipal Chief Executive of La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly, jointly commissioned two foot-bridges for the Madina Zongo and Babayara communities on Friday.
The Municipal Planning Department of the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has, in line with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) Act 479 held a prioritization forum at La ,Trade Fair in Accra in consultation with stakeholders to prioritize developmental programmes for the municipality.
The Adentan District Police Command in the Greater Accra Region has taken delivery of a brand new Nissan double cabin pickup from the Municipal Assembly to enhance their daily patrol activities in the area.