Profile of Obuasi Municipal Assembly
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly, formerly known as Adansi West District Assembly came into being by virtue of the Executive Instrument No. (E.I. 15) of 15th December 2003 and Legislative Instrument (L.I. 1795) of 17th March, 2004. In September 2017, the Obuasi East District was carved out from the main Municipal Assembly.
The Assembly covers the activities and programmes in specific areas such as General Administration, Economic, Political, Security, and Social Development undertaken by Central Administration, Departments, the Decentralized Departments and other sub-vented organizations of implementation of government policies and other critical concerns of government business.
LOCATION AND SIZE:
The Obuasi Municipality is located between latitudes 5o35N and 5o65N, and longitudes 6o35’W and 6o90’W in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It spans a total land area of 162.4 square km. From Obuasi ETS to Kumasi Post Office is 64km and is close to the Regional Capital of the Ashanti Region.
It shares common boundaries with a number of Districts i.e. on the South by Akrofoum District (Akrofuoum), East by Obuasi East District (Tutuka), West by Amansie Central (Jakubu) and North by Adansi North District (Fomena).
There are 32 communities in the Municipality with Nineteen (19) Electoral Areas and two (2) Zonal Councils namely;
- Obuasi Central Zonal Council
- Kunka Zonal Council
The Municipal Assembly is under the political and administrative direction of the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Elijah Adansi-Bonah whilst Mr. Francis Dwira Darko is the head of bureaucracy in the Municipality as the Municipal Co-ordinating Director. The day-to-day administration of the office was very effective.
Is to aspire to be prosperous, harmonious, and environmentally friendly society and truly the “Gold City” of Ghana with excellent infrastructure and efficient services.
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly exists to ensure a higher quality of living standards for the people by providing transformational and accountable leadership that affords equal opportunity for all in the local economy and participation in governance through the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes for effective mobilisation of human, material and financial resources directed at the sustainable development of the Municipality.
In medium term, the municipal assembly aspire to a achieve a goal of
“To achieve sustainable development and improve quality of living amongst the people through citizens participation in governance and accelerated quality services delivery in the Municipality within a decentralized environment”.
CORE VALUES OF ASSEMBLY
We strive for accountability, integrity, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness
- a) Fairness
- b) Confidentiality
- c) Meritocracy
- d) Equity, and
- e) Timely delivery of quality services
FUNCTIONS OF THE ASSEMBLY
The functions of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly is enshrined in the Local Governance Act of 2016, Act 936 and includes the following:
- exercise political and administrative authority in the Municipality;
- promote Local Economic Development; and
- provide guidance, give direction to and supervise other administrative authorities in the district as may be prescribed by law.
- Specifically, the following deliberative, legislative and executive functions are exercised by the Obuasi Municipal Assembly;
- responsible for the overall development of the municipality;
- formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilisation of the resources necessary for the overall development of the municipality;
- promote and support productive activity and social development in the municipality and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;
- initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the municipality;
- be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the municipality;
THE SCOPE OF SERVICES
a) Business registration
b) Building Permit
c) Marriage registration
d) Birth & Death registration
e) Business advisory
f) Food vendor permit
g) Performance Management
h) Wellbeing and Healthy Working Environment
In order to maximize clients’ satisfaction, we shall adhere to the following
a) Good governance;
b) Competence within the Workplace;
c) Merit-based human resource management practices;
g) Humility; and
DEPARTMENT AND AGENCIES
- Stool Lands
- National Commission for Civic Education
- Commission on Human Rights & Administrative Justice
- Lands Commission
- Land Valuation Board
- Information Service Department
- Labour Department
Boards, Statutory Committees, Council
- Assembly Scholarship Board
- Community trust Fund Steering Committee
- Christ the King SHS and Obuasi Sec. Tech. Boards