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ANAMBRA State Waste Management Agency (ASWAMA) has released updated rates for residents of the state.

  Managing Director of ASWAMA, Mike Ozoemena,  who disclosed this  during a radio program, ‘Anambra Tax Matters’ gave reasons for the new rate saying that  it is for government to have enough money to clear every street of refuse.

  According to him, more waste collection trucks will be procured and fueled for the work, adding that waste bins will also be purchased and placed at strategic locations across the state for effective waste collection and management.

  He said the new rate is a little increase on the amount households pay, noting it is classified according to local government which could be rural, semi-urban and urban.

  He listed Awka South, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Aguata, Nnewi North, Idemili North and Ogbaru as local governments in the urban category, Njikoka, Idemili-South, Ihiala, Awka North, Oyi, Orumba North, Orumba South, Anaocha, Nnewi South, Dunukofia, and Anambra East as semi-urban local governments while Ayamelum, Anambra West and Ekwusigo are rural local governments.

  He further disclosed that for residential buildings in the rural, the rate for a duplex is N12,000, semi-urban N18, 000 and N24, 000 for the urban, annually.

  According to him, while N6,000 is for detached bungalows in the rural, N9000 is for the semi-urban and N12, 000 for the urban, annually.

  Flat (2-3 bedrooms) will pay N3, 600 for rural, N5, 400 for semi-urban and N7, 200 for urban, annually, 1-bedroom in the rural is N2,400, semi-urban N3,600 and N4, 800 for urban, yearly, 1-room in rural areas will pay N1, 200, N1,800 for semi-urban and  N2,400 for urban,  yearly.

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  Speaking on the commercial categories, the ASWAMA MD stated that for banks, if it is Central Bank in rural LGAs, the rate is N600, 000, semi-urban is N900,000 while urban is N1, 200, 000 yearly.

  For Commercial banks; N240,000 for rural, N360,000 for semi-urban, N480,000 for the urban, annually.

  Micro-finance banks will pay N60, 000 for rural, N90, 000 for semi-urban, N120, 000 for the urban, while Bureau de change will pay annual fee of N60, 000 for rural, N90, 000 for semi-urban, N120, 000 for urban.

  Insurance companies and others will pay N60, 000 for rural, N90, 000 for semi-urban, N120, 000 for urban.

  Going forward, hotels with 200 rooms and above will pay N480,000 for rural, N720, 000 for semi-urban, N960, 000 for urban, every year.

  According to him, hotels with100-199 rooms will pay N300,000 for rural, N450, 000 for semi-urban and N600, 000 for urban, yearly.

  Those with 50-99 rooms will pay N240, 000 for rural, N360, 000 for semi-urban and N480, 000 for urban, yearly.

  Hotels with 40-49 rooms will pay N180, 000 for rural, N270, 000 for semi-urban and N360, 000 for urban, yearly, while hotels with 30-39 rooms will pay N160, 000 for rural, N240, 000 for semi-urban and N320, 000 for urban LGAs, yearly.

  Others with 20-29 rooms will pay N144,000 for rural, N216 for semi-urban and N288 for urban. Those with 10-19 rooms will pay N120, 000 for rural, N180, 000 for semi-urban and N240,000 for urban, yearly.

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  Hotels with 1-9 rooms will pay N60, 000 for rural, N90, 000 for semi-urban and N120,000 for urban while Video rental stores will pay N3, 600 for rural, N5, 400 for semi-urban and N7, 200 for urban, yearly.

  Recreation, sport, park and leisure (big) in the rural areas will pay N24,000, semi-urban N36,000 and the N48, 000 for urban, every year. Recreation, sport, park and leisure (small) will pay N12,000 for rural and N18, 000 for semi-urban and N24, 000 for urban, yearly.

  The new rate for gaming house/pool agency is N4, 800 for rural, N7, 200 for semi-urban, and N9, 600 for urban, yearly. Restaurant/drinking parlours (large) in the rural LGAs will pay N60, 000, N90, 000 for semi-urban and N120, 000 for urban, while restaurant/drinking parlours (small) pay N24, 000 for rural, N 36, 000 for semi-urban and N48, 000 for the urban, yearly.

  Fast food outfits will pay N180, 000 for rural, N270, 000 for semi-urban and N360,000 for urban, while  night clubs pay N60, 000 in the rural LGAs, N90, 000 for semi-urban and N120, 000 for urban. Others in the category in the rural LGAs will pay  N24, 000, semi-urban N36,000 and N48, 000 for the urban LGAs, yearly.

  Ozoemena stated that the new rates took effect October 1, 2022, emphasising that more lists will be brought to the fore subsequently.

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