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What establishes the current Oforikrom Municipal Assembly?

The Oforikrom Municipal Assembly  was established  by the Legislative Instrument(LI) 2291,2017. The Assembly derives it's mandate from the local government Act 2016 and Act 936.

Which Electoral areas make up the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly?


Anloga East

Anloga West

Anwomaso / Bebre

Aprade / Mmesewam

Ayeduase / Kotei / Twumduase

Ayigya Akatego

Ayigya Zongo


Deduako / Kodiekrom / Apemso

Emena / Boadi / Appiadu / Kokoben

Kentinkrono / Nsenie / Oduom

Oforikrom East

Oforikrom West


How many Electoral Areas are within OfMA?

Fifteen (15)

How can one pay my property rates/BOP fees?

Pay by cash or cheque at the municipal office or to a verified revenue collectors who visits your area.

What factors are taken into account during valuation?

The factors which influence the value of a property  can broadly be broken down into location, size of property, extent and type of buildings, quality and condition of the property.

Why are rates charged?

The Assembly needs a reliable source of revenue to provide basic services  and amenities such as good drinking water,good roads construction and maintenance of streets, electricity, drainage Facilities etc.Revenue from property rate are also used to run the assembly  admistratively.

Who pays rates?

Rates are paid by all property owners / occupiers, and the State.

How are rates calculated?

Property rates are calculated based on the market value of the property multiplied by a percentage determined by (Fee fixing resolution) of the Assembly. 

Does the rates increases after re-elevant?

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 completed and the new rate percentages are applied to the new valuation roll.

When do I pay rates?

 Rates are paid annually. Payment can however be made on installment basis at Revenue office  of the municipal Assembly or Ofma revenue collectors. Note: Demand an official receipt for any payment made.

How will I know when there is an adjustment in my property rate?

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  

What should I do if I am unhappy with my valuation?

Should you feel that your property has been over or under valued, or incorrectly categorized, you may lodge  a complaint to revenue office of the Assembly. 

How do I lodge a complaint?

You can do this by writing officially to the Municipal Chief Executive.All complaints to the Assembly  should  be in writing  and  addressed to the MCE. 

What happens if I am still unhappy with my valuation?

You may lodge an appeal against the valuation and this appeal will be heard by an Appeal Board, which shall be appointed by the Assembly

Why is there a supplementary roll?

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.

What events will cause a property to appear in a supplementary roll?

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

What is the purpose of the supplementary roll?

To give people the opportunity to object to the values assessed in respect of the changed or added properties

How will I know if my property appears in a supplementary roll?

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.

When can I expect to receive my property rate bills?

Property rate bills are released at the beginning of every year

What happens when you are in default of payments of property rate/tax?

The properties are liable to be sold at Tax Sale