Water is life, a fact true and clear as day light. You just forgo water for two or four days and you are consigned. So vital is water for the sustenance of life and for other multi-purpose activities that, governments the world over are compelled to commit huge chunk of national budgets for the provision […]

Minister Pledges Ghc 50,000 Towards Vocational Development

Mr Emmanuel Kojo Agyekum, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development pledged an amount of GHc 50,000 towards the construction of a school building for the Community Development and Vocational Technical Institute at Kpong. Mr Agyekum said government has allocated GHc 400,000 towards the construction of the first phase of the two-storey classrooms block, […]

French Development Agency Assist MMAs

French Development Agency Assist MMAs The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and the French Development Agency (AFD) in Ghana have officially handed over vehicles and equipment to some four selected Ghanaian cities at a ceremony in Accra. The Four cities— Tamale, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi and Ho—were selected under the Ghana Urban Management Pilot […]

Environmental Sanitation Campaign Launched In Accra

The Environmental Sanitation Campaign under a student Industrial Attachment Programme was, yesterday, launched in Accra. The programme which is under the theme: ‘Improved Sanitation: The Role of Students, Media and Stakeholders’ is a unique career pathfinder designed to help students find and develop their career pathways through attachment opportunities in organisations in Ghana while on […]


Carry out research and continuous evaluation of the activities of MLGR and ensure that the details of the Ministry’s activities are communicated appropriately to all relevant and wider public. Decide the appropriate means of communication on the various issues to be addressed on; a) Website b) Newsletter c) E-mail d) Personal letter e) Telephone Prepares […]

Internal Audit Unit (IA)

Caries out assurance and professional evaluation of the activities of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. Ensures  that the system of the internal controls provide reasonable assurance to management iii.              Provides a means for keeping the management of MLGRD fully informed about problems and deficiencies related to the administration of its programmes and […]

Human Resources (HR)

      Develop a data base on the human resource of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development      Develop a networked infrastructure for all HR practitioners, including those involved in salary administration in the MMDAs. iii.       Develop appropriate guidelines and mechanisms to assist MMDAs with respect to their […]

Ashanti Region

Dr. Kwaku Agyemeng-Mensah ( Regional Minister) Hon. Anima Wilson (Deputy Reg. Minister) The Ashanti Region is centrally located in the middle belt of Ghana. It lies between longitudes 0.15W and 2.25W, and latitudes 5.50N and 7.46N. The region shares boundaries with four of the ten political regions, Brong-Ahafo in the north, Eastern region in the […]


The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development exists to promote the establishment and development of a vibrant and well resourced decentralized system of local government for the people of Ghana lo ensure good governance and balanced rural based development. This will be done by: Formulating, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and co-ordinatinq reform policies and programmes […]


The District Development Facility is being implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.  The District Development Facility is a performance-based grant system. The District Development Facility was started as part of the government’s efforts to improve the performance of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in terms of efficiency, transparency and accountability. […]