Central Administration is headed by the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD) and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of governmental policies, projects and programmes at the Municipal level.
The main responsibility of the department is to direct policy formulation, planning and decision-making. They also act as a liaison between Heads of other governmental and non-governmental agencies and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE). It also manages financial and other resources of the Assembly in consultation with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).
The Municipal Coordinating Director serves as a Secretary to the Assembly and chairs the Municipal Planning and Coordinating Unit (MPCU) and also 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.
This Unit headed by the Information Officer exists to create awareness and inform the public of the Assembly's Programmes and activities. The Public Affairs unit creates a mode of communication between the Municipal Assembly, assembly residents and other internal and external stakeholders. Its keen interest is in the effective information dissemination regarding Oforikrom Municipal Assembly’s policies, programmes, processes, procedures and activities to stakeholders.
The unit is also into the preparation of articles, news stories, features, rejoinders and media advisories for dissemination through media channels as well as monitoring media coverage of activities of the Assembly in the media for the information and attention of the administrative head
The Waste Management Department is responsible for the provision of facilities, infrastructure Services and programmes for effective and efficient waste management for the improvement in environmental sanitation, the protection of the environment and the promotion of public health. The department primarily receives and provides adequate treatment and effective disposal of solid waste.
As part of ensuring proper hygiene, the department supervises the cleansing of drains, streets, markets, car parks and weeding of road sides and open spaces as well as inspection and maintenance of sanitary facilities in the Metropolis
The Municipal Planning and Coordinating Unit plays a leading role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of developmental projects and programmes in the Assembly. It provides a lead support to the Assembly in the preparation of Annual Reports, Developmental Action Plans and Medium-Term Development Plans. It also monitors and reports on all developmental projects that takes place within the Municipality. The Unit 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. Its main responsibility is to ensure that the procurement activities are in harmony with the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act 2016, Act 914 used alongside 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 also 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.
The Budget Unit provides technical leadership in the preparation and management of the budget in the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly.
It advises the Assembly on cost and financial implications in making financial decisions. It coordinates the preparation of budgets, participates in the preparation of procurement plan and assists in fee-fixing resolutions.