The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and its departments and agencies belong to the Central Management Agencies category of Government Machinery with the mandate to ensure good governance and balanced development of Metropolitan / Municipal / District Assemblies. The Ministry derives its mandate from the 1992 constitution and section 12 of the PNDCL 327 which provides the responsibilities of Ministries.
The vision of MLGRD is: “To achieve substantial and equitable economic growth through Citizen Participation and accelerated Service delivery at the Local level within a decentralized environment.”
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) exists to ensure good governance and balanced development of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Areas through:
- The formulation of policies on Governance ( including decentralization policies), Rural/Urban Development and Environmental Sanitation; and Guidelines on the acquisition and use of human and financial resources by Assemblies;
- The development of sector plans; and the provision of management advisory services to the Assemblies.
- The design and delivery of systems to set targets for and monitor the performance of Assemblies.
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Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama, a Lawyer, Development Planning, Gender Activist...
Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, Member for Parliament for Akuapem South Constituency
Hon. Kwasi Boateng Adjei, hails from the Eastern Region