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 MMDAs level.
The department guides policy formulation, planning and decision-making at the Assembly.
As part of its responsibilities, Central Administration acts as a liaison between Heads of other governmental and non-governmental agencies and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), it manages financial and other resources of the Assembly in consultation with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).
The Head of the Department serves as a Secretary to the Assembly and chairs the Municipal Planning and Coordinating Unit (MPCU) and 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.
The Municipal Planning & Coordinating Unit is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects and programmes in the Assembly.
The Unit provides lead support in the preparation of Annual Reports, Development Action Plans and Medium Term Development Plans. It also monitors and reports on all development projects that takes place within the municipality.
The Unit liaises with stakeholders to collect inputs necessary to aid in the formulation of public policies and programmes and also 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.
The unit 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.
It is also the responsibility of the Unit to ensure that the procurement activities are in harmony with the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663), supervise stores management and assets disposal as well as the Preparation and submission of Annual and Periodic Proccurement plans to the Public Procurement Authority
The unit provides leadership in the development and the application of IT/IM standards and quality assurance system in relation to the implementation, development and the deployment of IT/IM systems and resources.
It also advises on the provision and maintenance of computers and other office accessories. The unit also contributes to addressing IT/IM problems and issues and provides leadership in the design and implementation of security measures to protect the IT/IM installations, infrastructure and systems.
The role of the Budget Unit is to provide technical leadership in the preparation and management of the budget in the Service.
It advises the Assembly on cost implications and financial decisions in the LGS. It coordinates the preparation of budgets, participates in the preparation of procurement plan and assists in fee-fixing resolutions.
The role of the internal audit unit is to help the municipal to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes
The unit is tasked to evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place.
It also protects against fraud and theft of the municipal’s assets.
The unit ensures that the municipal is complying with relevant laws and statutes.
It makes recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes.
The Municipal Information Services Department is responsible for disseminating government policies to people within the municipality.
The Department is tasked with the responsibility of sensitising and educating citizens on various activities (E.g: health screening exercises, street hawking, etc.) organized by the Assembly.
The Department also reports on the Assembly's monthly activities and Daily activities and ensures that these reports are duly submitted to top management of the OTMA and the Ministry respectively. ISD also sees to the compilation and timely delivery of Situational reports and Public Reaction reports within the Assembly to the Minstry of Local Government and Rural Development.