An assessment of urban land use and land administration problem; Thecase of Gulele sub city administration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


This study explores urban land use change and land administration practices and challenges in Addis Ababa City Administration, Gulele sub city. The study employed descriptive research design and mixed approach. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources. Primary data was obtained through questionnaire from 69 selected employees and 164 customer respondents using simple random sampling technique, interview from13 key informants who were selected using non-probability purposive sampling technique and observation. Secondary data elaborate reviewing relevant published and unpublished reports, operation manuals and other relevant documents. Data collected through survey questionnaire was entered in to SPSS for statistical analysis, and data collected through interviews and observation were analyzed using narrative description method.Spatialland use data for 2004 and 2019 were also used to explore land use change. The result showsthe study area has passed through substantial change in land use in the last 16 years mainly from environment/natural vegetation to different urban functions and infrastructure development/construction, settlement expansion (formal and informal) and population pressure were viewed as the major drivers of land use change. The study found that the existing practice of land administration in the study area is characterized by;rent seeking behavior/corruption,lack of transparency and accountability and land information system. Overall, the study revealed that service users were discontented on the performance of land development and management office. Thus, increasesinstitutionalcapacityvia, makeemployees proficientintroduce the service standards of the office for customers/employees and evaluate employees‘ performance regularly and motivate/demotivate based on the evaluation can improve the existing land administration practice. Keywords: urbanization, Urban Lands use, land use change, good governances land administration problems.



urbanization, Urban Lands use, land use change, good governances land administration problems.