New Property Tax System Set to Bring Services to Freetown

Like many cities, Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has always been hampered by limited tax revenue. Newly elected Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr recognises that for services to be expanded, the city needs to increase property tax collection. Together with a working group, she implemented a "points system" with the city's authorities, using satellite imagery to identify and measure every property in Freetown, write Wilson Prichard, Abou Bakarr Kamara and Niccolo Meriggi for African Arguments.

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