Central Administration is headed by the District Coordinating Director (DCD) and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of governmental policies, projects and programs 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 District Chief Executive (DCE), it manages financial and other resources of the Assembly in consultation with the District Chief Executive (DCE). The Head of the Department serves as a Secretary to the Assembly and acts as an advisor to the District Chief Executive (DCE). The Department also ensures that the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff are well developed.
The District Transport Unit manages all activities related to Transportation in the Assembly. They are responsible for the formulation and implementation of transport policies, they advise management of the Assembly on the purchase of new vehicles and spare parts.
The unit also regulates and ensures the effective and efficient utilization of all official vehicles as well as ensuring adequate utilization of financial resources and the maintenance of all vehicles in the Assembly.
The District Planning Unit is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects and programs 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 Metropolis.
The Unit liaises with stakeholders to collect inputs necessary to aid in the formulation of public policies and programs 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 role of the Budget and Rating Department 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 Local Government Service.
It coordinates the preparation of budgets, participates in the preparation of procurement plan and assists in fee-fixing resolutions.
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 Reports to the Public Procurement Authority
The Records Unit is responsible for processing, storing, retrieving and managing hard copy and digital records and information for the assembly. Records Unit is the detail-oriented outfit who work with a variety of informational formats, such as digital records, paper, photographic or film.
The main duties are to evaluate the information needs of the assembly and helping to develop systems to support the efficient access, movement, cataloguing, updating, storage, retention and disposal of files and other records. The unit also are responsible for administering and registering records, for example, ensuring appropriate processing of digital records into an EDRMS (Electronic Document and Records Management System). The unit is also responsible for undertaking audits as required and establishing procedures for how long records should be maintained or kept.