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Title: PROBLEMS OF GAINING ACCESS TO HOUSING LAND BY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND FACTORY WORKERS IN GONDAR TOWN
Authors: WOSSEN, ALI
Advisors: Dr. Solomon Mulugeta
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 17-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the problems of gaining access to housing land in Gondar town with particular emphasis on the experience of government employees and factory workers. To achieve this objectives sample government employees and factory workers were selected using two-stage stratified sampling method. Questionnaire and relevant documents were used to gather information pertinent to the study. Percentages, ratios and coefficient of correlation were used in analysing the collected data. The result show that Gondar is faced with a substantial problem of housing shortage. On the average 6.0 percent of the total households in Gondar town have no access to either owned or rented private residential unit. Inaddition there is a considerably noticeable level of overcrowding. The responses of the government employees and factory workers indicate the presence of overcrowding in Kefitegna One and Kefitegna Three. The problem of housing shortage in Gondar is aggravated by the difficulties of the residents in gaining access to housing land in the town. Marriage, household size and income were found to have influence on gaining access to housing land by the respondents. Lack of spatial integration of the new residential sites with other locations in the town, housing standards, the precondition set in the approval of the supply of land, delays in the provision of land and the nature of the town's relief were also found to have an effect on gaining access to housing land in Gondar. On the basis of the findings the study recommends the need for increasing, as much as possible, the supply of land for those who are in need of constructing their own shelter by alloting the existing vacant lands in the already built up areas with reasonable price, by providing the basic infrastructural services in the new residential sites, by revising the current housing standards and the preconditions set in the process of supplying land and by participating the public in matters of housing land andhousingconstruction.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Geography
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/571
Appears in:Thesis - Geography

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