- Through the UN-Habitat programme, a slum upgrading project began in Ashaiman under the Tema/Ashaiman Slum Up-grading Fund Board
- The focus of the Urban Poverty Reduction Project is sustained poverty alleviation within the context of the national urban poverty reduction programme through institutional capacity building, human capital development and targeted pro-poor socio-economic investments in selected urban areas
- Ashaiman gets model Senior High School, one of 200 promised by President John Mahama to make education accessible
- ASHMA launched the Ashaiman Municipal Tourism and Cultural festival to unite traditional groups and tribes in the area and to showcase the rich cultural heritage for socio-economic development of the area
To become a modern 24-hour liveable city, by 2025.
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) exists to improve the living standards of its citizenry through effective planning and resource mobilisation, in collaboration with all stakeholders to provide general socio-economic infrastructure and basic services, in an environmentally sustainable manner.
‘Ashaiman is an active settlement with a lot of energy which must be harnessed through the Better Ghana Development Philosophy to achieve prosperity and social justice.’ — Hon. Ibrahim Baidoo, Municipal Chief Executive
Ashaiman, created in February 2008, is located close to Tema and about 30 km from Accra, the capital of Ghana and shares boundaries on the north and east with the Katamanso Zonal Council of the TMA, on the south with the Tema Township, and on the west with Adjei Kojo, a community which forms part of Tema Zonal Council.
Livelyhood in Ashaiman depends largely on farming, especially crop farming, livestock and poultry breeding as well as fishing, manufacturing, food processing, quarrying and construction, commerce and Kente weaving.
The area is served with a network of water connections and there is good access to potable water. The Assembly is building a treatment and recycling plant to address its sanitation problems in addition to constructing new roads and drains and the tarring of existing roads.