The Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly derives its legal basis from the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana, Local Governance Act 2017. The Assembly was established by legislative Instrument (2017) L.I.2309 with the capital at Dansoman.
There are ten(10) electoral areas within the Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly namely:
- Opete Kwei;
- Mampong Okai;
- Orisco / Nasarawa;
- Zodiac/ Akokorfoto;
- Mamponse Agege/ Shiabu
- Gbebu Mpoase;
- Gbebu / Gbegbeyise Glefe;
- Ga Manye;
The assessment can be done by contacting the Rating officer at the sub metro offices or the head office.
Payment of property rates/BOP fees can be done at all banks listed at the back of the bills and all municipal revenue office including the head office.
Act 845 (2016).
There are various factors which influence the value of a property and these can broadly be broken down into location, size of property, extent and type of buildings, quality and condition.
Assemblies need a reliable source of revenue to provide basic services and perform their functions. Revenue from property rates is used to fund services that benefit the community as a whole. These include the construction and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, street lighting and storm drainage facilities; the building and operation of clinics, parks, recreational facilities, cemeteries, beaches and libraries as well as the administration of the Assembly.
Rates are paid by all property owners/occupiers, even the State.
Property rates are calculated based on the market value of the property by multiplying it by a percentage which is determined from the Annual Budget (Fee fixing resolution).
The total amount of rates collected each year is a budget balancing figure that currently comprises a significant percentage of the total Assembly budget. The amount that each property owner pays is determined by the value of his property in relation to the other properties in the Assembly area. If all properties showed the same change from the old values to the new, then all would reflect a similar rates change. The reality however is that the various types of property in the various parts of the Assembly show different changes in value and thus will have different rates changes. The specific effect on an individual property will obviously only be known once the budget process is complete and the new rate percentages are applied to the new valuation roll
Yearly but can be paid in instalment. You can make payment at any of the sub metro offices, all banks listed at the back of the bill and to ABWMA revenue collectors. Note: Demand an official receipt for any payment made
A notice will be sent to each registered property owner informing him/her of the value which has been assessed in respect of his/her property. The valuation roll will be open for public inspection at the offices of the Assembly (i.e. the head office and all Sub metro offices within the Assembly.
Should you feel that your property has been over or under valued, or incorrectly categorised, you may lodge an objection.
You can do this by writing officially to the Rating Officer, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, and Head Office with any information you have in support of your objection.
The issue is referred back to the Metropolitan valuer, who will review the valuation in the light of any additional information provided by you. You will be informed in writing of the outcome of this review.
You may lodge an appeal against the valuation and this appeal will be heard by an Appeal Board, which is appointed by the Assembly. .
The Assembly must regularly, but at least once every five years, update its valuation roll. Where changes do not affect value, such as a change in ownership, the roll may simply be amended. Where changes comprise a change in value or the addition of a property to the roll, a supplementary roll must be prepared and published.
In circumstances where a property:-
- was incorrectly omitted from the roll
- was included in the Assembly after the last general valuation
- has been subdivided or consolidated
- has increased or decreased in value owing to additions, alterations and/or demolitions
- was incorrectly valued during the last general valuation
- was incorrectly categorised during the last general valuation