The Assembly

Legal Framework

The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) is one of the Two Hundred aSixty (260) MMDAs and among the Twenty Nine (29) in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana situated in the South Eastern and diagonally located between Latitudes 5°32"50' N and Longitudes 0°11"15' W and Latitudes 5°38"0' N and Longitudes 0°7"50' W. The Municipal Assembly was carved from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and was established in 2019 and was inaugurated on 19th February, 2019. The Assembly was established by Local Government Act 1993, (Act 462) which has been amended as Local Government Act, 2016 (Act 936) with Legislative Instrument (LI) 2365. It has a land size of 12sqkm (0.37% of the total land size of GAR).

Administrative Structure

The Assembly is headed by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) who is nominated by the President and approved by two-thirds majority of the Assembly Members present and voting. The MCE is also the head of the Executive Committee of the Assembly which reviews the sub-committee reports. The Municipal Coordinating Director coordinates all the activities of the various departments and is also the Secretary to the General Assembly.

VISION OF THE ASSEMBLY

The Vision of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) is, ‘A world class city with modern infrastructure, quality social services, resilient environment and an investor friendly destination.

MISSION OF THE ASSEMBLY

Mission Statement is ‘to provide socio-economic development for its citizens and visitors through effective  mobilization and deployment of fiscal, human, material and natural resources with stakeholders’ collaboration.

CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE ASSEMBLY

The Assembly Functions is derived from the Local Governance Act (2016), Act 936 which states that the Minister of Local Government shall, by legislative instrument, establish a District Assembly for each metropolis municipality and district as the highest political authority in the district. It follows that a District Assembly shall exercise political and administrative authority in the district; promote local economic development; and provide guidance, give direction to and supervise other administrative authorities in the district as may be prescribed by law. Hence a District Assembly shall exercise deliberative, legislative and executive functions. The Assembly shall;

  • Be responsible for the overall development of the district;
  • Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilisation of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district;
  • Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;
  • Sponsor the education of students from the district to fill particular manpower needs of the district especially in the social sectors of education and health, making sure that the sponsorship is fairly and equitably balanced  between male and female students;
  • Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the district;
  • Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district;
  • In co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district;
  • Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;
  • Act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within the district;
  • Initiate, sponsor or carry out studies that may be necessary for the discharge of any of the duties conferred by this Act or any other enactment; and
  • Perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment

CORE VALUES OF THE ASSEMBLY

The Core values with which the Assembly operates include;

  • Teamwork
  • Dedication
  • Discipline
  • Client focus
  • Transparency.