The Central Administration is headed by the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD) and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of governmental policies, projects and programs at the MMDAs level. The department guides policy formulation, planning and decision-making at the Assembly. Central Administration as part of its responsibilities acts as a liaison between Heads of other governmental and non-governmental agencies and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), it manages financial and other resources of the Assembly in consultation with the Municipa Chief Executive (MCE). The Head of the Department serves as a Secretary to the Assembly and chairs the Metro Planning and Coordinating Unit (MPCU) and acts as an advisor to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE). The Department also ensures that the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff are well developed.
The unit is responsible for preparing budget and the provision of technical guidance to Management on budgetary matters. The department also keeps proper updates of all financial projects. It advises the Assembly on cost implications and financial decisions in the Local Government Sservice. It coordinates the preparation of budgets, participates in the preparation of procurement plan and assists in fee-fixing resolutions.
In order to assist the Executive Committee in its planning, programme and budgeting functions a unit known as the Municipal Planning Coordinating Unit has been set up to provide a secretariat and to offer advisory services to the Assembly. The unit also has the responsibility of collating data on the development activities in the district. It is to promote research and ensure a smooth coordination between the activities of decentralized departments and the Municipal Administration. The Municipal Planning Co-ordinating Unit includes heads of department such as Education, Health, Agriculture, Physical Planning, Community Development and Social Welfare, Works Department as well as the Finance Office. The Unit liaises with stakeholders to collect inputs necessary to aid in the formulation of public policies and programmes and also plays the role of ensuring that the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff are well developed to ensure their effectiveness and efficiency.
The unit provides strategic direction for the achievement of the overall objective of the procurement function in the Service. The unit plans and coordinates activities related to procurement, manages the development and implementation of the procurement plan, provides inputs for the preparation of the annual budget and liaises with service providers and other stakeholders to undertake procurement activities. It is also the responsibility of the Unit to ensure that the procurement activities are in harmony with the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663), supervise stores management and assets disposal as well as the Preparation and submission of Annual and Periodic Reports to the Public Procurement Authority
The unit role is to Collect, Analyze and Mange information to support the development, management and implementation of polices, programmers and services in the Assembly The unit provides leadership in the development and the application of IT standards and quality assurance system in relation to the implementation, development and the deployment of IT systems and resources. It also advises on the provision and maintenance of computers and other office accessories. The unit also contributes to addressing IT problems and issues and provides leadership in the design and implementation of security measures to protect the IT installations, infrastructure and systems.
The Municipal Information Services Department is responsible for disseminating government policies to people within the metropolis. The Department is tasked with the responsibility of sensitizing and educating citizens on various activities (this includes: health screening exercises, street hawking, On-Street parking,payment of rates etc.) organized by the Assembly. The Department also reports on the Assembly's monthly activities and Daily activities and ensures that these reports are duly submitted to top management of the AbCMA. IS also sees to the compilation and timely delivery of Situational reports and Public Reaction reports within the Assembly to the Minstry of Local Government and Rural Development.
The Department of Works of the Assembly is a merger of the Public works Department, Department of Feeder Roads and District Water & Sanitation Units, Department of Rural Housing and the Works Unit of the Assembly. The Works Department;
The Educational department primarily assists in the formulation and implementation of policies on education in the Assembly within the framework of national policies and guidelines. It also has an advisory role in the Assembly on matters relating to pre-school, primary, Junior High Schools in the Municipal and other matters that may be referred to it by the Assembly. The department also encourages and reports on implementation of policies and matters relating to basic education in accordance with report format provided by the minister.
TThe Agricultural Department provides leadership for the development of agriculture and sustainability of the agro-environment in the Service. The department promotes policies, strategies and appropriate agricultural technologies necessary to improve agribusiness, agro processing and crop/animal/ fish production. It also organizes agricultural field schools, workshops and seminars to assess farmers’ participation and the level of adoption of new farming technologies and practices.
This Department coordinates and promotes social development programmes and policies to improve the welfare of people and communities in the Service. The department represents the AbCMA and the regional planning units on issues pertaining to social and community development. It plans, initiates and coordinates community-based projects, day care centres and services for the rehabilitation of the physically challenged.