The Public Works Department (PWD- GAR) as one of the decentralized departments under the Regional Coordinating Council (G.A.R.C.C.) has a responsibility to provide technical support and assistance to the GARCC. The Department provides technical back-stopping to the Works Department of the MMDAs within the Region to augment its capacity to provide infrastructural developments to the local communities. The Department also extends its technical assistance to other government institutions, agencies and departments including consultancy services.


The Department of Social Welfare and Development is a Government statutory Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP). The Department was first established in 1946 by Local Ordinance Order No. 66 as Department of Social Welfare and Housing and later as the Department of Social Welfare in 1950.

Against the back drop of decentralization and the operationalization of the Local Government Act (1993) (Act 462), Local Government Service Act 2003  and the LI 1961, all implementing functions and activities that are delivered to individuals and communities directly by the Department were ceded to the Local Government Service and to the districts in 2011.


The Department of Agriculture is mandated to coordinate all agricultural projects and programmes in all 29 Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts (MMDs) in the region through Monitoring, supervision, offering technical training and laying of field demonstrations.

Training and demonstration need of farmers, processors, aggregators, input dealers, mechanical service providers and marketers are gathered through the annual stakeholder meetings such as the Research Extension Linkage Committee and Joint Sector Review meetings organized annually by the Regional Department of Agriculture that bring all stakeholders in the agricultural sector to identify pressing issues that need to be addressed


The Department of Community Development (DoCD) is one of the Departments under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) charged with the mission of promoting and ensuring the improvement in the living standards of the people in the rural areas and the disadvantaged sections of the urban communities through their own initiatives and active participation. The Department, therefore, promotes the socio-economic well-being of the rural communities, the disadvantaged and urban poor within a decentralized administrative system.


The Environmental Health and Management Department is an organisation  which ensures that all factors that tend to have adverse effects on human health in the environment are brought under control. It therefore behoves the Environmental Health Department,with support from the Assembly, to ensure that this responsibility is executed in accordance with the Environmental laws.
The purpose of the Environmental Health Department is to ensure the prevention of any hazard or negative impact the environment may have on man.


Its mandated is to input into policy and to develop projects and programmes to increase access to safe, decent and affordable housing in rural and peri-urban areas while also facilitating the dissemination of creative and innovative research findings in the production and use of improved indigenous building materials.


The Department of Feeder Roads exists to facilitate the provision of safe, all weather accessible feeder roads at optimum cost to enhance the movement of people, goods and services and to promote socio­ economic development of rural communities, in particular agriculture through the use of labour and capital intensive technologies.


The Department of Parks and Gardens exist to facilitate the rapid development of the horticultural potential of Ghana, for the benefit of her people through public education, effective landscape beautification, maintenance programme and conservation through competent staff and technology.

The department was established in 1961 by the enactment of the Local Government Act 54.


The Greater Accra Regional (GAR) Office of LUSPA monitors the performance of spatial planning activities within the Assemblies to ensure compliance with the provisions in the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act (ACT 925, 2016) and Regulations (L.I. 2384 of 2019). These include providing backstopping services, monitoring, and evaluating spatial planning activities in Metropolitan Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs), submitting feedback, data, and information to the Authority through the Regional Spatial Planning Committee


The Births and Deaths Registry (BDR) was established by the erstwhile Act 301 of 1965 now Registration of Births and Deaths Act (Act 1027) of 2020 within the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, to handle and develop the births and deaths registration system in Ghana.

Accurate, reliable and timely information on all Births and Deaths occurring in the region for socio-economic development of the region and the country at large through their registration and certification is what the department in the region exist to provide


The Department of Gender has undergone several transformations over the years. In 1975, the government by NRC Decree 322 established the National Council for Women and Development, NCWD. The government was convinced that the NCWD was necessary if women were to enjoy equal economic, social, political, cultural rights with men.

The Council was formally inaugurated on the 21st of April 1975 by the then Head of State and Chairman of the National Redemption Council late General I.K Acheampong.
The National Women’s Machinery during its existence as the NCWD, promoted gender equality and maintained a lead role in the fight for gender equality and women’s empowerment.


The Greater Accra Regional Office (GARO) is one of the ten satellite offices of this Ministry providing Regional Services in the Greater Accra Region. The key operations of the Greater Accra Regional office are:Explaining Government’s trade and industry policies to prospective investors and other stakeholders and projecting these policies in the regions.Assessing the impact of the ministry’s policies and programmes on the operations of businesses in the regions and providing appropriate feedback.Studying other sector programmes in the region and assessing their implications for trade and industry and inform the sector minister.


Department of Urban Roads is to provide a cost effective and sustainable integrated urban roads transport system to ensure accessibility, safety, and reliability for national development.

Also to attain an efficient and sustainable urban road transport system that will be responsive to the needs of the society. The function of the Department is to plan, provide, manage and maintain the urban roads network and all related ancillary infrastructure within the road reserve.


The Ghana Library Authority is an agency under the Ministry of Education with the mandate to establish, equip, manage and maintain public libraries in Ghana.In line with this mandate the Authority now manages 14 libraries in 10 districts in the Greater Accra region. To connect every Ghanaian to knowledge resources, to be a leading knowledge services hub in the sub-region by connecting all citizenry to knowledge resources to radically improve literacy and development outcomes which transform lives and communities.


Ghana Education Service seeks to create an enabling environment in all educational institutions and management positions that will facilitate effective teaching and learning and efficiency in the management for the attainment of the goals of the Service.To ensure that all Ghanaian children of school-going age are provided with inclusive and equitable quality formal education and training through effective and efficient management of resources to make education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation.


The RHD is responsible for policy dissemination, stakeholder dialogue, capacity-building, coordination of planning and implementation of health policies and programmes in the region.

The Departments under the RHD provide technical support, monitoring and supervisory functions of health services delivered at the district, sub-district, and community level in the region.

Under the RHD, are 29 Metro / Municipal/ District Health Directorates headed by Metro / Municipal /District Directors of Health Service who provide supervision, technical and management support as well as champion the implementation of health policies and programmes in the districts and sub-districts within the region.


The Greater Accra Regional Office is responsible for overseeing its Nineteen (19) Business Advisory Centres (BACs) in Abokobi, Accra, Adenta, Amanfrom, Amasaman, Ashaiman, Baatsona, Dansoman, Darkuman, Dodowa, Dzorwulu, La-Dadekotopon, Laterbiokoshie, Madina, Maamobi, Prampram, Sowutuo, Tema, Teshie, and Two (2) BRCs at Ada East and Weija. The Regional Office also supervises the Project Unit, which manages credit schemes in the region.

The BACs provide essential business support services, including training and counselling, to potential and existing entrepreneurs. Our programs in the Greater Accra Region are designed to foster the growth and development of the Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) sector, with a focus on job creation and wealth generation.


The National Disaster Management organization (NADMO) Greater Accra plays a crucial role in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery within the greater Accra region. NADMO is responsible for building disaster resilience in the 29 MMDs of the Greater Accra Region. In the improvement disaster preparedness and response, the NADMO Greater Accra works with a number of departments and agencies, such as the Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Arm Forces, MMDA’s, the regional coordinating council.