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.
Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Sam Atukwei Quaye has showered praises on former President John Agyekum Kufuor and his foundation for solving water challenges at Kodjo Ashong, a suburb of the district.
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has organised a health walk in the Ashiaman Municipality to end gender-based violence against women and promote sexual reproductive rights in the country.
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has considered making a move towards the construction of a new access road to link Tema Manhean through VALCO to Tema township. The plan seeks to help ease the unnecessary vehicular traffic on the Tema Fishing Harbour-Tema Manhean stretch.
More than 3000 streets in Accra have been assigned names. The exercise falls under the Street Naming and Property Addressing System (SNPAS), a project initiated by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development aimed at bringing about improvement in urban planning and management.