The District or Municipal Assembly is a corporate body with a perpetual succession and a common seal. The functions of the Municipal Assembly have been spelt out in the local Act 1993 Act 462 (Section 10, Sub Section 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.) These can be summarized as follows:
The Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly is the highest decision making body. It is headed by a Chief Executive who is appointed by the President. He is assisted by the Municipal Coordinating Director who is the Administrative head. The Municipal Assembly has the responsibility for the overall development of all areas under its jurisdiction. The Weija-Gbawe Municipality has 14 electoral areas. The District has Weija as it's zonal council, and Weija-Gbawe as its constituency. Weija-Gbawe is made up of several traditional areas. This Traditional authority in the municipality is headed by the chief, with linguists who acts as spokespersons for them. They also have the Council of Elders who are advisers to the Chiefs regarding the day to day affairs of their community and Wulomei who act as Spiritual heads. The Traditional areas are Gbawe, Tetegu, Weija, and Wiaboman. Like other parts of the Ga traditional areas, Homowo (Hooting at Hunger) is the main festival celebrated in the Weija-Gbawe municipality.