After naming streets, the next most important task is to number the properties along them "property numbering". In Accra the following modality was used in numbering the properties during the UMLIS project:
Sample Street Inventory showing Street names, Property numbers and Landmarks in the East Legon community.
This was however achievable through consultation with street addressing experts from Lantmateriet - Swedesurvey
- Determine the street axis using the South - North and West - East direction to establish the starting (entry) and ending points of the street. This will determine the direction for numbering the properties.
- Sequencial Numbering:
A. Sample property number " House Number 6, Block 9 Kanda Highway" in an informal community - Nima
B. Sample property number "House 9 Sapelle Crescent" in a formal community - Kokomlemle
Odd (1,3,5, and so on) and even (2,4,6 and so forth) numbers are assigned sequentially to buildings on opposite sides of the street. Structures that are built between existing buildings after numbers have been assigned will use the suffix bis or ter (5,5 bis,5 ter) etc.
During the pilot project, selected properties within Nima, Dzorwulu, East Legon and Kokomlemle communities were given property numbers. This was to develop best ways of numbering properties to be replicated during the up scaling process.
UMLIS field team performing a data collection exercise on Streets and Properties