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    Greater Accra

    ACCRA

    DISTRICT PROFILE
    The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) is one of the Two Hundred and Fifty-Four (254) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and among the Twenty-Six (26) MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region. It was established in 1898 but has gone through several changes in terms of name, size and number of Sub-Metros since then. When Ghana returned to constitutional rule in 1993, it derived its legal basis from Local Government Act, 1993, (Act 462) currently Local Governance Act, 2017 (ACT 940), and under Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2269.

    The Assembly currently is made up of six (6) Sub-Metros as follows; Ablekuma South, Ablekuma Central, Ayawaso Central, Okaikoi South, Osu Klottey and Ashiedu Keteke. The Assembly has sixteen (16) Departments and other Units with Heads of Departments who all report directly to the Metro Coordinating Director (MCD) and ultimately to the Metro Chief Executive (Mayor). 

    The General Assembly has a Membership of 62 comprising of 41 Elected Members, 14 Government Appointees, 7 Members of Parliament and the Metro Chief Executive who also chairs the Executive Committee.  

    There are pockets of small scale agricultural activities such as crop production and livestock farming within the Metropolis. Agricultural services including veterinary activities, market extensions, farm and home visits are provided by the Assembly. Fishing is predominant along the coast particularly within Osu and Chorkor communities. Fishermen are provided with outboard motors and pre-mix fuel to facilitate their fishing activities.

    The major markets in the metropolis are Makola, Aboso Okai, Kaneshie and Odawna as well as other satellite markets. The markets have a six day cycle. These markets attract people from all over the region as well the rest of the country. The items sold in Aboso Okai are mainly vehicle spare parts, the rest of the markets are dominated with variety of items ranging from textiles to foodstuffs.

    The City of Accra is both the capital city of Ghana and the Ga state. It boasts of rich cultural heritage as exemplified in festivals, fairs and beautiful tourist sites. It has monumental buildings such as the Ussher Fort, James Fort, Osu Castle, Museums (Ghana National Museum), Libraries (Ghana Library), Galleries, Traditional Markets (Salaga, London, Mallam Atta, Tuesday & Osu night Markets), Oxford Street and lively nightlife. The architecture reflects its colonial history, with 17th Century castles standing alongside modern skyscrapers. It boasts of several 4 to 5 stars hotels which host many tourists who visit the city

                             
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Address

  • P.O. Box CT 4559, Cantonments, Accra
  • Ghana Post: GD-220-0693
  • CLGA HOUSE, NO. 6 NAA AFRIYIE STREET, BEHIND OMNI BANK, ZOOMLION HEAD OFFICE ROAD

Contact Numbers

  • (+233) (0) 303 937 222
  • (+233) (0) 312 297 770
  • (+233) (0) 302 905 651

Contacts

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