FAQs

FAQs

  • What L.I. establishes the current Tema West Municipal Assembly?

    The Tema 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.2317 with the capital at Community 2.

  • How many Electoral Areas are within TWMA
    There are Eleven (11) electoral constituencies under the Tema West Municipal Assembly namely:.
    • HALCROW
    • DZATA-BU
    • KASSADJAN
    • RAILWAYS
    • KAISER
    • WOLEI
    • SAKUMONO
    • BAATSONA
    • LASHIBI
    • KLAGON
    • ADJEI-KOJO
  • How can one get his/her property or business assessment done?
    The assessment can be done by contacting the Rating officer at the Sub Zonal Council offices or the head office.
  • How can I pay my property rates/Business Operating Permit (BOP) fees?
    Payment of Property rate can be done on the portal (myassembly.gov.gh) while BOP fees can be done at all banks listed at the back of the bills and all municipal revenue office including the head office.
  • Which factors are taken into account during valuation?
    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.
  • Why are rates charged?
    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.
  • How are rates calculated?
    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).
  • Will my rates go up when there is re-valuation?
    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
  • How do I 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.