19 July, 2022 -- CCMA Heads of Departments/Units Meeting

14 June, 2022 -- CCMA supports Persons-With-Disabilities (PWDs)

10 June, 2022 -- Cape Coast Metropolis observes Green Ghana Day

7 June, 2022 -- CCMA meets leadership of Transport Unions

31 March, 2022 -- CCMA receives Public Utilities Regulatory Commission

30 March, 2022 -- Hon. Nana Kweku Awuku re-elected as Presiding Member

11 March, 2022 -- Mayor commissions modern classrooms block

6 March, 2022 -- Cape Coast marks Ghana's 65th Independence Day

17 February, 2022 -- Cape Coast readies for 65th Independence Day

15 February, 2022 -- Mayor hands over Kakumdo CHPS Compound

14 February, 2022 -- Sharing Love the Right Way - A Valentine's Day Seminar

7 Dec, 2021 -- Management and Staff of CCMA hold 2021 Durbar

17 Oct, 2021 -- CCMA Members approve MCE-nominee Ernest Arthur

6 October, 2021 -- For a second time, CCMA Members deny MCE-nominee

27 Sept, 2021 -- CCMA Members deny Metro Chief Executive-nominee

14 May, 2021 -- Sensitization for School Feeding and Food Vendors

21 April, 2021 -- CCMA holds 8th General Assembly Meeting

25 Aug, 2020 -- HR Department organizes seminar on Report Writing

18 April, 2020 -- CCTU donates to CCMA

Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly

Social Welfare & Community Development

The Department of Social Welfare was established in 1946 by the Local Ordinance Order No. 66 with a mandate for both Social Welfare and Housing. In 1950, the Department’s mandate was limited to Social Welfare services to take the lead role in Prevention, Protection and Promotion of Policy guidelines, Regulation, Standards and Programmes for effective and efficient delivery of its Welfare Services.

The Department of Community Development is a decentralized Department under the Sector Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. It was established in 1948 through an Administrative Regulation 28 (1942) which has further been strengthened by the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).

The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development (DSWCD) is established at the MMDAs as per Second Schedule of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).The guiding principles for functioning of the Social Welfare and Community Development has been formulated as follows:


To take the lead in integrating the disadvantaged, vulnerable and excluded in mainstream of development.


The Department works in partnership with people in their communities to improve their well-being through promoting development with equity for the disadvantaged, vulnerable and the excluded.