Description

The Assembly
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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. When Ghana returned to constitutional rule in 1993, it derived its legal basis from Local Government Act, 1993, (Act 462) which currently has been amended as the Local Governance Act, 2016 (ACT 936), and under Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2034.

POPULATION
According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, the total population of the Metropolis was 1,665,086 with females constituting 51.9 percent while males formed 48.1 percent. Using the Greater Accra Population growth rate of 3.1%, the 2018 population of Accra is estimated at 2,036,889. Accra has a daily influx of more than 2million people who commute to the City for various socio-economic activities. It is therefore estimated that Accra has a daily population of about 4million comprise of both residents and visitors.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
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 meetings are presided over by the Presiding Member (PM). The General Assembly has a Membership of 55 comprising of 41 Elected Members, 14 Government Appointees, 6 Members of Parliament and the Metro Chief Executive who also chairs the Executive Committee.
In the performance of its functions, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly works through 14 Sub-Committees. These Sub-Committees perform deliberative functions and submit recommendations to the Executive committee for further deliberation and then to the General Assembly for final decisions and implementation. The Fourteen (14) Sub-Committees include; Social Services, Finance & Administration, Development Planning, Revenue Mobilization, Justice & Security, Education, Works, Environment, Youth & Sports, Culture & Trade Tourism and Industry, Disaster Management, Food & Agriculture, Health, Women & Children.

MISSION
To improve the Quality of Life of People Living within the City of Accra by Providing Leadership and Opportunities for Social and Economic Development Whilst Maintaining a Clean, Attractive and Secured Environment.

VISION
A Smart, Sustainable, Resilient City

Services

  • Environmental Health Services
  • Waste Management Services

Contact Us
+233 (0) 302 665 951
info@ama.gov.gh
GA-143-7447
P. O. Box GP 385, Accra Central, Accra, Ghana
 

 

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Accra Metropolitan Assembly

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