Central Administration

Ms. Safia Abdulai – DCD

Central Administration is headed by the District Coordinating Director (DCD) 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 District Chief Executive (DCE), it manages the 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 chairs the District Planning and Coordinating Unit (DPCU) 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.

Salifu Ibrahim Tiani

Development Planning Unit

The District 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 Metropolis.

The Unit liaises with stakeholders to collect inputs necessary to aid in the formulation of public policies and programmes and plays the role of ensuring that the capabilities, skills, and knowledge of staff are well developed to ensure their effectiveness and efficiency.

Betty Gbemmie Adama

Procurement & Logistics Unit

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.

Jamila Abubakari

Budget Unit

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 plans, and assists in fee-fixing resolutions.

Mohammed Ibrahim

Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit

The Environmental Health and Sanitation unit is responsible for providing strategic and administrative leadership for the management of policies and programmes relating to Environmental Health and Sanitation. As part of the Unit’s responsibility, it provides advice for the formulation and review of policies and programmes on Environmental Health and Sanitation, and Develop technical standards and specifications for Environmental Health and Sanitation service delivery.

The Unit manages the day-to-day administration and controls all activities for the smooth functioning of the division. To ensure effective and efficient management of sanitation within the District, the Unit coordinates the application of engineering techniques and concepts in the solution of Waste Management problems.

Environmental Health and Sanitation also liaise with agencies in addressing complex Environmental Sanitation problems requiring inter-sectoral collaboration as well as leading the quality assurance process for Environmental Sanitation.

In the execution of its mandate, the Unit initiates and coordinates research and leads the dissemination of results in the Environmental Sanitation field. It also vets building plans and specifications of various types of licensed establishments, for compliance with Environmental Sanitation rules and regulations.

Contemporary environmental health services by promoting and protecting public health and safety through collaboration, innovation and strategic standard enforcement. The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit is responsible for the provision of facilities, infrastructure Services and programmes for effective and efficient waste management for the improvement in environmental sanitation, the protection of the environment and the promotion of public health.

The Unit primarily receives and provides adequate treatment and effective disposal of solid waste.

As part of ensuring proper hygiene, the Unit supervises the cleansing of drains, streets, markets, car parks and weeding of roadsides and open spaces as well as inspection and maintenance of sanitary facilities in the District.

Bogkur Pamphilios

Management Information Systems Unit (MIS)

The unit provides leadership in the development and application of IT/IM standards and quality assurance systems in relation to the implementation, development and 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.

Kabe Ernestina

Client Services Unit

This Unit exists to create awareness and inform the public of the Assembly’s Programmes and activities.

The Client unit creates a mechanism of communication between the District Assembly, Communities members, and other internal and external stakeholders. It also Promotes and effectively disseminates NKDA policies, programmes, processes, procedures, and activities to stakeholders.

Iddrisu N. Bayugo

Records Unit

This Unit ensures that all mails in and out are recorded in their appropriate file and on the Electronic Record Managing System.


Administrative Unit

The unit is to implement policy decisions assigned by the Local Government Service (LGS).  The unit is also to ensures active stakeholder participation in the identification, planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects; the unit is to ensures that resources are managed effectively and coordinates the activities of units in the department;  Reports on activities and assignments undertaken, ensures the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff.