The Department of Trade, Industry and Tourism shall under the guidance of the Assembly deal with issues related to trade, cottage industry and tourism in the Metro..

The Department shall

  • assist in the formulation of policies on trade and tourism in the Metro. within the framework of national policy and guidelines;
  • facilitate the implementation of policies on trade, industry and tourism in the Metro.;
  • advise the Metro. Assembly on issues related to trade and industry in the Metro.;
  • assist in the
    • collection and dissemination of tourism, trade and industry, statistical data and other information, and
    • prevention of smuggling in collaboration with agencies responsible for internal security, Customs and Excise;
  • prepare and submit half-yearly reports on tourism, trade and industries to the Metro. Assembly;
  • assist in sourcing funding to support the implementation of programmes and projects to promote trade and industry in the Metro.;
  • facilitate the promotion and development of small scale industries in the Metro.;
  • advise on the provision of credit for micro, small-scale and medium scale enterprises;
  • assist to design, develop and implement a plan of action to meet the needs and expectations of organized groups;
  • co-ordinate the organization of field extension works to identify projects, collate relevant data, disseminate information and provide feedback information;
  • assist and facilitate the provision of infrastructure required to accelerate the implementation of policies or execution of programmes on trade and industry including estates in the Metro.;
  • assist in the establishment and management of rural ansmall-scale industries on commercial basis;
  • promote the formation of associations, co-operative groups and other organizations which are beneficial to the development of small-scale industries;
  • assist in offering business and trading advisory information services;

(0) facilitate the promotion of tourism in the Metro.;

  • assist to identify, undertake studies and document tourism sites in the Metro.;
  • facilitate private sector participation in the development of tourism in the Metro.;
  • compile a register of all trade , industry/associations in the Metro.; (s) advise on prescription of conditions for the operation of markets by the private sector;
  • assist to regulate and control markets including the fixing and collection of stallage rents and tolls;
  • advise on licensing of petrol and gas services and filling stations in the Metro.;
  • advise the Assemblies on the prohibition, restriction, regulation and licensing on the:
    • manufacture
    • distillation
    • sale
    • transportation
    • distribution
    • supply
    • possession, and
    • consumption of any alcoholic beverage including “akpeteshie”, palm wine and fermented liquors;
  • assist to provide for the control, regulation, inspection, supervision and licensing of:
    • social halls, dance halls and places of entertainment
    • hotels, rest-houses, lodging and eating houses, and
    • premises or lands where a profession, occupation, trade or business is carried out.