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By Pamela Eboh Awka
Anambra State Waste Management Agency, ASWAMA has released an  updated waste disposal rates for residents of Anambra State.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director of ASWAMA, Engr. Mike Ozoemena, while featuring on a radio program, “Anambra Tax Matters”.
He used the opportunity availed by the program to give reasons for the new rate by the government and said with the new rate, government will have enough money to clear every street in Anambra of refuse.
Ozoemena explained that 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.
While stating that the new rate is a little increase on the amount households were earlier paying the state government, he stressed that the new rate is classified according to local governments which could be Rural, Semi-Urban and Urban.
According to him, local governments in the urban category include Awka South, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Aguata, Nnewi North, Idemili North and Ogbaru.
He enumerated Semi-urban local governments as Njikoka, Idemili-South, Ihiala, Awka iNorth, Oyi, Orumba North, Orumba South, Anaocha, Nnewi South, Dunukofia, and Anambra East, while Rural local governments include Ayamelum, Anambra West and Ekwusigo.
He further disclosed that for Residential buildings in the rural area include N12000 for a semi-urban N18, 000 and N24, 000 for the urban, annually.
He said, “While N6,000 is for Detached bungalows in the rural area, N9000 is for the semi-urban and N12,000 for the urban, annually.
“A 2-3 bedroom Flat will pay N3, 600 for rural, N5, 400 for semi-urban and N7, 200 for urban, annually.
“One bedroom in the rural area is N2,400, semi-urban N3,600 and N4, 800 for urban, yearly.
‘One room in rural areas will pay N1, 200, N1,800 for semi-urban and  N2,400 for urban, yearly.
“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.”
Speaking further, the ASWAMA boss said that 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.
He added, “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.
“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.”
Engr. Ozoemena further said that the new rates took effect on October 1, 2022, noting that more lists will be brought to the fore subsequently.

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