Metro Works Dept
Metropolitan Works Department
he Accra Metropolitan Works Department is one of the Departments established under Act 462 (first schedule) for the Metropolitan Assemblies. In order to carry out its functions, the Metropolitan Works Department is structured into units namely: Structures, Administration, Estate, Project and Research with the Metropolitan Works Engineer as the Head of Department.
The Department performs its functions by relating with the eleven (11) Sub-Metropolitan District Councils and other departments under the umbrella of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, especially Waste Management, Roads Department, Town and Country Planning, Education, Treasury and Legal Departments.
The Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of first cycle schools, markets, sanitary structures, management of AssemblyÃ¢��s landed properties, design and management of all building projects of the Assembly, as well as premises/house numbering, development of street furniture and all Structures on Terminals (Lorry Parks).
The Department also renders other services to the general public such as building permit delivery, outdoor advertisement permit delivery, certification of true copy of approved building plans and identification and ownership of building. Metropolitan Works Department also demolishes unauthorized developments as well as dangerous and ruinous buildings.