The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) being the Administrative Authority over The City of Accra is the first of the Two Hundred and Sixteen (216) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana and among the sixteen (16) MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region. It was established in 1898 but has gone through numerous changes in terms of name, Jurisdictional Boundaries and number of Sub-Metropolitan District Councils
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly derives its legal basis from the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana, Local Governance Act 2017, Act 940 and Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2034
To Improve the Quality of Life of People Living within the City of Accra by Providing Leadership and Opportunities for Social and Economic Development Whilst Maintaining a Clean, Attractive and Secured Environment”.
- The City of Accra is bounded to the North by La Nkwantana Madina Municipal Assembly (LANMA). To the West, it is bounded by Ga Central Municipal Assembly (GSMA). The Eastern corridor of the Assembly is the La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA). The Southern boundary stretches along the Gulf of Guinea.
These are Ayawaso North, Ayawaso East, Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso West Wuogon, Okaikoi North, Okaikoi Central, Okaikoi South, Ablekuma North, Ablekuma Central, Ablekuma West, Ablekuma South, Odododiodioo, Klottey Korley.
The Assembly has sixteen (16) Departments and other Units with Heads of Departments who all report directly to the Metro Coordinating Director (MCD) and ultimately to the Metro Chief Executive (Mayor). In the performance of its functions, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly works through 14 Sub-Committees. These Sub-Committees perform deliberative functions and submit recommendations to the Executive committee for further deliberation and then to the General Assembly for final decisions and approval. The seven (14) Sub-Committees include; Social Services, Finance & Administration, Development Planning, Revenue Mobilization, Justice & Security, Education, Works, Environmental Management, Youth & Sports, Culture & Trade and Industry, Disaster Management, Food & Agriculture, Health, Women & Children.
2: they are
- Public Relations and complains Committee
- Executive Committee
14, they are: Social Services, Finance & Administration, Development Planning, Revenue Mobilization, Justice & Security, Education, Works, Environmental Management, Youth & Sports, Culture & Trade and Industry, Disaster Management, Food & Agriculture, Health, Women & Children.
Rates are paid by all owners of property, even the Government.
To give people the opportunity to object to the values assessed in respect of the changed or added properties.
A notice will be sent to each registered property owner whose property appears in a supplementary roll, informing him of the value which has been assessed in respect of the property.
At the beginning of every year
When you are in default of payments of property rate/tax
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 categorized during the last general valuation
You may lodge an appeal against the valuation and this appeal will be heard by a Appeal Board, which is appointed by the Assembly.
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.
Should you feel that your property has been over or under valued, or incorrectly categorised, you may lodge an objection.
Yearly but can be paid in installment. You can make payment at any one of the sub metro offices, all banks listed at the back of the bill and mobile collection.
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.