Sqatter settlement:a legal analysis (Lusaka as an example)
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Squatter settlements in Zambia are increasing at a rapid rate and this has brought about a serious problem of how to control the development of such settlements. The problem of u1 squatting sets in as result of vast population increase as against housing shortage and the fact that house renting in Zambia is too expensive that it is unaffordable by the ordinary Zambian.Squatter settlements exist worldwide but in Zambia we see vast increase from the colonial era to the post colonial era. A look at squatter settlements points a sad picture. Firstly they lack residential infrastructure and secondly they exist in conditions of poor water supply, sewer drainage and garbage disposal. Moreover the squatters are at risk of eviction and their shelters demolished owing to insecure land tenure Further more under these pathetic conditions transmitted diseases like cholera, dysentery are inevitable.Government is aware of this problem and it has over the years come up with certain programmes to control this problem. An example can be given to site and service and the upgrading programmes. However, these have not worked to expectation. It is the concern of this study to look into the obstacles hindering government and other.
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