Growth of slums and urban development in Beledwein Districts — Somalia

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This study was carried out to investigate the relationship between Growth of Slums and Urban Development in Beledwein District, Somalia and it was guided by Four objectives as follows; to determine the profile of respondents in terms of age, gender, educational level and experience, to determine the level of growth of slums and the level of urban development in Beledwein district, Somalia and lastly, to determine the relationship between growth of slums and urban development in Beledwein district Somalia. The study applied Descriptive survey and Co relational research design as well as a quantitative approach with questionnaire which was administered to 114 respondents selected from a target population of 160 in Beledwein district local government authorities, Somalia. The study revealed that there is a strong relationship between growth of slums and urban development in Beledwein district Somalia, showing the existence of very fast growing slums in the area and poor urban development in the district. The researcher recommends that there should be laws, rules and regulations put in place to prevent illegally and in properly constructed houses in the district to at least observe the general design of Beledwein city compared to other cities in the world. The researcher also recommends that the local authorities should develop a proper urban development plan based on yearly to avoid any future adverse effects on the environment including people’s health.
A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the higher Degree Master of Arts in Development Studies
Growth of slums, Urban development