A critical analysis of the preparedness of urban local authorities in dealing with the problem of land invasions: The case of Chitungwiza: 2013-2017.
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The study is about the preparedness of Chitungwiza Municipality in dealing with the problem of illegal settlements. The prevalence of land invasions in urban local authorities has seen most of them struggling and failing to deal with this problem. Chitungwiza municipality has experienced the widespread of illegal settlements since 2013 to date. The study sought to establish and analyse the causes, effects, and challenges faced in addressing the problem. The study was premised on the hypothesis that lack of preparedness/readiness of local authorities has resulted in the perpetuation of illegal settlements. The research used both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and desk research buttressed data obtained from interviews and questionnaires. The study revealed that rampant illegal settlements in Chitungwiza are politically motivated and worsened by factors such as land shortages and lawlessness. Efforts to eradicate the problem have been compromised due to resistance, weak legal and institutional frameworks as well as lack of corporate governance. The study therefore recommends acquisition of more land, engagement of senior politicians and strengthening legal and institutional frameworks coupled by institutionalising good corporate governance.
Additional Citation InformationMvere, G. (2017). A critical analysis of the preparedness of urban local authorities in dealing with the problem of land invasions: the case of Chitungwiza: 2013-2017. [Unpublished masters thesis]. University of Zimbabwe.
University of Zimbabwe