Ablekuma North Municipality - Ablekuma North

Stories and facts

Established in 2018 as one of the 38 recently created and upgraded district Assemblies, the Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly was carved out of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. Under the jurisdiction of LI 2308, the capital of the Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly is Darkuman. Positioned in the southwestern part of the Accra Region, this Municipal Assembly holds its administrative center in Darkuman.

It shares boundaries with Ga Central Municipal to the north, Ablekuma West Municipal to the south, Okaikwei North Municipal to the east, and Weija Gbawe Municipal to the west. The population of the Municipality according to the 2021 population and housing census stands at 159,208 with 76,782 males and 82,426 females.

Heading the Central Administration is the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), responsible for ensuring the implementation of governmental policies, projects, and programs at the level of the Municipal Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDAs). The department guides policy formulation, planning, and decision-making within the Assembly. Additionally, it acts as a liaison between the heads of other governmental and non-governmental agencies and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE). The Central Administration is also involved in managing the financial and other resources of the Assembly in consultation with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE). The head of this department serves as a Secretary to the Assembly chairs the Metro Planning and Coordinating Unit (MPCU), and acts as an advisor to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE). Ensuring the professional development of staff capabilities, skills, and knowledge is also part of the department's responsibilities.

The Agricultural Department plays a key role in leading the development of agriculture and promoting sustainability in the agro-environment within the district. This involves advocating for policies, strategies, and appropriate agricultural technologies to enhance agribusiness, agro-processing, and crop/animal/fish production. Moreover, the department organizes agricultural field schools, workshops, and seminars to evaluate farmers' participation and adoption of new farming technologies and practices.

The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development provides crucial services to individuals, families, groups, communities, and the nation as a whole. The department operates under three core programs:

 This involves social casework, child maintenance, child custody and access, paternity of the child, addressing child abuse, child labor, child trafficking, child neglect, and providing support to children in need. Additionally, the department focuses on family welfare and reconciliation, integrating missing but found children into the community.

The department facilitates community care services, including the mobilization and registration of Persons Living With Disabilities (PWDs). It also works towards the rehabilitation of PWDs and assists the elderly, street children, and those in need. Furthermore, the department offers counseling to help children conform to social norms and recommends institutional care when necessary. It also assists families in achieving socio-economic and emotional stability. The department is involved in processing NGOs for registration and oversees the registration of Day Care/Early Childhood Development Centers. They also provide Home Science Services, such as skills training in decoration, make-up, soap, bead-making, and adult education. Community sensitization on social issues and Child Protection through the facilitation Tool Kit and Medical Social work (Hospital Welfare) are part of their responsibilities.

The department is involved in social intervention programs, including sensitization, registration, and monitoring the implementation of government social intervention initiatives such as LEAP (Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty) under MGCSP.




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