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Implementation of most developing nation’s master plan

It is very difficult to implement a master plan of a city when the master plan is drawn after some settlements or when there is inadequate orientation of existing master plan...

Most developing countries are yet to implement the master plans for most of their cities. Most of those cities are not organized as most buildings and structures are erected in the areas they are not suppose to be. Presently, most buildings are either on the place that a road is supposed to pass through or very close to the road. Also there are some private houses that are built on the places where government structures are meant to be located. So, all these kind of buildings or structure are termed to be illegal structure.

In most cases, government negligence is the reason for the problem of illegal structure on government property. Normally, in country like Nigeria, at the state level, the ministry of land and survey is supposed to be responsible for all the matters concerning land. So, they should also be fully empowered to control and monitor the use of land in a way that all the land in their territory can be controlled and monitored. In this way, they will be able to stop all illegal structure before any structure is fully completed.

The problem now is that the government identify the structure that has been built for many years as illegal building and start demolishing the structure. As a result of the government approach, many innocent people are affected. Sometimes, demolition is carried out without compensating the people affected.

It is very difficult to implement a master plan of a city when the master plan is drawn after some settlements or when there is inadequate orientation of existing master plan. Also, the implementation of master plan can be very difficult if there is inadequate orientation of the populace of the master plan of the city.


Research question: How can government implement its master plan without affecting innocent people?

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