Consequences of ineffective planning on the residents of Kanyama Site and Service
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Kanyama site and service is recognized as a planned settlement by the local authorities. As such it is supposed to have urban social amenities and utilities. However, floods occur nearly every year in this settlement. Furthermore, households throw garbage wherever possible. Hence it is common to see solid waste in heaps along and on roads. Being a resident of Kanyama site and service, such observation prompted the research to carry out a study in this residential area. After the investigation, the researcher found out that: there is a problem of floods because the required drainage system has not been built. The disposal of waste is uncontrollable due to non-provision of waste management facilities by the Lusaka city council. Long queues at communal taps are common because of inadequate number of communal taps. Instead of having 25 households per communal tap, there are only communial taps which carter for all households who use communal taps. It was further observed that water supply pipes have not been thoroughly layed. Hence it is difficult for most households to have individual water connections.It was also learnt that there was inadequate monitoring by the local authorities. As a result, illegal houses have been built on the market plot and play park plot. Furthermore, places within most legal households plots meant for outdoor activities are being used for the construction of addition house structures. Plot owners do this so as to raise – income which would supplement, their income from other sources. To achieve the above results both secondary and primary information was collected. The instruments used include^structured and unstructured questionnaires: Field observations were also made. To analyse the data, frequencies, charts, tables and graphs have been used. Finally, the findings of this study will highlight the problems faced by the residents of Kanyama site and service.
SubjectConsequences of ineffective planning on the residents of Kanyama Site and Service
- Natural Sciences