The Assembly

La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA) was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 2131 and inaugurated in June 2012. It was carved out of the Ga East Municipality. Its capital is located at Madina, a bustling mix of commercial and residential area. The Assembly has two substructures that allow it to send decentralisation to the lowest level through the Oyarifa and Madina Zonal Councils.  It covers Nine (9) Electoral Areas and has Thirteen (13) Assembly Members Four (4) of which are Government Appointees.

The La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipalilty  (LaNMMA) is located at the Northern part of Greater Accra Region. The Municipality  is situated between Latitude 5o 81’3” N and Latitude 50 67’7” N ,between Longitude 0o 24’0” W and 0o 13’1”W.It is one of the sixteen (16) districts in the Greater Accra Region and covers a land area of 74.4 square Kilometers. It is boarded on the West by the Ga East Municipal, on the East by the Adentan Municipal, the South by Accra Metropolitan and the North by the Akwapim South District.

La Nkwantanang Madina is a mainly urban Municipality (over 80% urban) with pockets of   rural settlements which are quickly developing into peri-urban settlements. However these communities are rapidly being transformed through the development of housing and commercial properties. In such areas, a contrasting phenomenon of traditional livelihoods is emerging side by side with contemporary housing development.


The La Nkwantanang-Madina Assembly exists to proactively improve upon the quality of life of its people by harnessing the available resources in partnership with both the public and the private sectors.


Connected, Livable  and vibrant commercial hub 

Development Goal

The Assembly has adopted a goal that reflects the thrust of aspirations of the Municipality in the four years ahead.

Core Functions

La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly draws its functions from Section (12) subsection (1) to (3) of the   Local Governance Act, 2016 Act 936 as follows;

Section (12) (1) A District Assembly shall

(a) Exercise political and administrative authority in the district;

(b) Promote local economic development; and

(c) Provide guidance, give direction to and supervise other administrative authorities in the district as may be prescribed by law.

(2) A District Assembly shall exercise deliberative, legislative and executive functions.

(3) Without limiting subsections (1) and (2), a District Assembly shall

(a) Be responsible for the overall development of the district;

(b) Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilisation of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district;

(c) Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;

(d) 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;

(e) Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the district;

(f) Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district;

(g) In co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district;

(h) Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;

(i) act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within the district;

(j) 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

(k) Perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment.

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