Hwange council conducts valuation exercise

Hwange Local Board (HLB)

Hwange Local Board (HLB) says it will use part of devolution funds to undertake a valuation exercise to ensure it does not lose potential revenue from unbilled properties.

Valuation rolls are lists of properties situated within the boundaries of a given local authority compiled for the purposes of billing and taxation.

“We have also been given a deadline of June this year to work on our Master Plan and Valuation Roll, thus part of the Devolution Fund will go towards these programmes," acting town secretary, Paulos Mabhureni, said.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa directed all local authorities to have approved Master Plans by June this year.

“This year we will stand guided by the ministry's guidelines, which state that we first of all must complete unfinished Devolution Fund projects before embarking on new ones,” Mabhireni added.

A valuation roll has to be updated every 10 years.

The Urban Councils Act Chapter 29:15 provides for the creation of valuation offices by councils.

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