Freetown City Council Undertakes Geo-Mapping Exercise

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By Esther Wright

The Freetown City Council (FCC) is currently undertaking a geo-mapping of all properties with its enumerators visiting every property in Freetown to collect relevant information, take external photographs and record GPS locations. According to officials of the Council the exercise will enable FCC to ensure that all properties are captured in their property database making it possible for  rate assessments to be made efficiently and fairly.

It was intimated that as at Friday 17th January, FCC enumerators have collected data from 53,110 properties.

Mayor Aki Sawyerr has so far expressed gratitude to Freetonians for their participation and support for the process which she said is critical to the success of #TransformFreetown. She also extended thanks to DFID, IGC and ICTD for the funding and the Western Area Rural Council (WARC) for managing the data collection exercise.

She also made it categorically clear to all existing FCC property rate payers that FCC will not be issuing new demand notices until the exercise is completed in March. She enjoined property rate payers to come to pay the same property rates they paid in 2019 saying they will be issued with receipts and provided with reconciliation statements when the 2020 demand notices are finalized at the end of March.

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