1.1 VISION, MISSION, FUNCTIONS AND CORE VALUES:
The Vision of Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) is,
‘A model of Decentralization in providing client oriented services to its people’.
TWMA’s Mission Statement is
‘To provide socio-economic and spatial development through the mobilization and utilization of quality human and material resources to improve the living conditions of people within the Municipality.’

The following are the Core Values of the Local Government Service adopted by the Assembly;
Teamwork, Excellence, Dedication, Discipline, Client Oriented and Timeliness.

The Assembly believes that, these values will make the Assembly outshine. The Municipal Assembly is required to perform all the functions conferred on District Assemblies by the Local Governance Act (2016), Act 936 and the Legislative Instrument, 2017, LI 2317 that established the District. Hence a District Assembly shall exercise deliberative, legislative and executive functions.
The Assembly shall;

  • Be responsible for the overall development of the district;
  • Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilisation of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district;
  • Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;
  • Sponsor the education of students from the district to fill particular manpower needs of the district especially in the social sectors of education and health, making sure that the sponsorship is fairly and equitably balanced between male and female students;
  • Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the district;
  • Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district;
  • In co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district;
  • Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;
  • Act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within the district;
  • Initiate, sponsor or carry out studies that may be necessary for the discharge of any of the duties conferred by this Act or any other enactment;
  • Perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment.