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 Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) on Saturday organized a massive clean-up exercise in the municipality to ensure that the area was clean for the commemoration of the nation’s 57th independent Anniversary.
Nima 441 and Kwaotsuru communities in the Greater Accra Region have excelled in the activities of the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) programmes, a policy dialogue learnt here at the weekend.
The La-Nkwantanang-Madina Environmental Health and Management Unit of the Municipal Assembly, on Saturday, organized a six-hour clean-up exercise within the municipality, desilting all gutters lined up along the main Madina, the Central Markets towards the Social Welfare.
President John Mahama has given a resounding assurance of his government’s readiness to provide water to the northern parts of the capital, Accra, which for several decades, have not had water flowing from their taps.