Adentan Municipal Assembly goes wild on property rates defaulters

In efforts to ensure development within the Adentan Municipality, the Assembly is embarking on revenue mobilization in its jurisdiction.

The revenue mobilization is to increase its Internally Generated Fund (IGF).

Therefore, has undertaken a revaluation exercise on properties to enable it increase its IGF for the completion of key developmental projects in the municipality which an estimated amount of Ghc 3.5 million is expected to be generated through this exercise.

The valuation exercise is a national programme undertaken in collaboration with the Valuation Division of the Lands Commission which has also led to changes in the values of properties.

Speaking at a press briefing in Accra, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Assembly, Hon. Daniel Nii-Noi Adumuoah who made these remarks outlined the numerous ongoing projects expected to be completed by October this year.

According to him, most of the developmental projects under construction are capital intensive and requires funding through the Assembly’s IGF, that it has been impossible to complete due to inadequate funds.

“Adenta with property rate is the most promising source of internally generated funds but over the years has generated less than GHs 1 million yearly on the average from property rates because rates collected are not based on the ratable values of properties but using unassessed values,” he asserted.

In addition, he said, most of the properties within the municipality are not covered under the computerized base system therefore making it impossible for several property owners to pay the rate.

Due to the revaluation exercise, Daniel Nii-Noi Adumuoah noted that the rate imposts determined by the Assembly would be multiply by the ratable values of properties determined by the Land Valuation.

The Chief Executive used the ocassion to urge residents and property owners to take note of the exercise and interact with the rate collectors and pay the new rates as proposed by the Assembly.

“We hope property owners and residents in the municipality would take note and advantage of the moratorium given to pay their new rates,” he added.

He said zonal centers would be created at some areas within the municipality to enable residents make payments of their properties with less difficulty.

The zonal centers where payments can be made include;

  1. Gbentanaa: Frafraha near Mother Love, opposite puma filling station, Vaneyard, opposite Adenta shopping mall and Gbentaana, Tagoe sisters.
  2. Nii Ashaley: St. Ceceilia School, 3rd Gate near shell filling station, ARS near vision club, close to Twumasiwaa Hospital and Nii Ashaley zonal council, near St. Peter’s Primary School.
  3. Koose: Malejor opposite the Police station and Koose zonal council.

Source: Ishmael Barfi

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