An Assessment of Land Use Initiatives in Ethiopia

Tadesse Gezahegn Gudeta
Lecturer in Wolkite University, Department of Management, Business and Economics College

Abstract

Legalization as part of policy intervention emphasizes on the integration of informal land and housing markets in the formal economy and access to ownership through property titles. The study aimed at investigating the major Administrative, Socio economic and technical challenges and prospects of legalization of squatter settlements. The study employed descriptive research method. An interview questionnaire and key informant interview was the instruments used to collect primary data. Regarding the secondary sources; field reports, archival records, published articles on informal settlements and empirical evidences were reviewed under the study. The researcher used a Stratified sampling technique and 293 sampling units were selected from each stratum. The heads of squatter settlements servicing project desk office, land management and building certificate office, the process council and mapping office were the key informants from whom primary data was collected. Lack of sufficient awareness about the overall process of legalization, failure to afford the payment of fee for legalization, absence of an alternative modes of payment, mistakes and misrepresentation of results, lack of coordination, poor record management, inability to understand the application of GIS and inexistence of binding contracts was found to be the major socio economic, technical, administrative and legal challenges inhibiting the process of legalization. So, AACG shall augment the level of awareness of the residents, downsize recessive land registration process, enforce a legally binding contract with the house hold heads, revise the payment of fee for legalization on the basis of the ability of the residents to pay and arrange a different payment modalities and conduct training regarding the technical aspects of legalization especially on GIS. Keywords: Lega

Abstract

Legalization as part of policy intervention emphasizes on the integration of informal land and housing markets in the formal economy and access to ownership through property titles. The study aimed at investigating the major Administrative, Socio economic and technical challenges and prospects of legalization of squatter settlements. The study employed descriptive research method. An interview questionnaire and key informant interview was the instruments used to collect primary data. Regarding the secondary sources; field reports, archival records, published articles on informal settlements and empirical evidences were reviewed under the study. The researcher used a Stratified sampling technique and 293 sampling units were selected from each stratum. The heads of squatter settlements servicing project desk office, land management and building certificate office, the process council and mapping office were the key informants from whom primary data was collected. Lack of sufficient awareness about the overall process of legalization, failure to afford the payment of fee for legalization, absence of an alternative modes of payment, mistakes and misrepresentation of results, lack of coordination, poor record management, inability to understand the application of GIS and inexistence of binding contracts was found to be the major socio economic, technical, administrative and legal challenges inhibiting the process of legalization. So, AACG shall augment the level of awareness of the residents, downsize recessive land registration process, enforce a legally binding contract with the house hold heads, revise the payment of fee for legalization on the basis of the ability of the residents to pay and arrange a different payment modalities and conduct training regarding the technical aspects of legalization especially on GIS. Keywords: Lega

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Gudeta, T. G. (2019). An Assessment of Land Use Initiatives in Ethiopia. Innovative Journal of Business and Management, 8(01), 12-21. Retrieved from http://innovativejournal.in/index.php/ijbm/article/view/2404
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Gudeta, T. G. (2019). An Assessment of Land Use Initiatives in Ethiopia. Innovative Journal of Business and Management, 8(01), 12-21. Retrieved from http://innovativejournal.in/index.php/ijbm/article/view/2404