Selected Themes in African Development Studies: Economic by Lucky Asuelime, Joseph Yaro, Suzanne Francis

By Lucky Asuelime, Joseph Yaro, Suzanne Francis

Against the historical past of realities of underdevelopment and fiscal progress, environmental pressures and worldwide governance demanding situations, this quantity offers a wide photo of latest concerns in African improvement. The multi-disciplinary assortment provides quite a few vital issues, overlaying land questions, housing, water, overall healthiness, monetary liberalization, weather, setting, and gender. the explicit nation reports illustrate the variety of the African continent and exhibit how exact contexts impression upon diverse degrees of feat. the quantity seeks to offer and advertise novel analytical frameworks, new conceptual techniques, and empirical debts of relevance to students learning Africa in addition to practitioners in African improvement and coverage makers.

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The tariff structure set by government is not equitable. The subsidies benefit the higher income group who have individual connections and use large quantities of water. Those who buy from public vendors and who receive a much inferior service, waiting in long queues and experiencing frequent shortages pay a higher rate per cubic meter to the public vendor. The users of public vendors cannot afford to pay the charges for individual connections. If the poorest members of a community consider that they cannot afford to pay for water from a public vendor, there is a great danger that these consumers will continue to use water from traditional sources which are unsafe.

Rations and interruptions in the water distribution system are frequently experienced in the city. The reported frequency of interruption is 6–8 days per month. 7 % of respondents water supply is interrupted more than 8 days per month. In general, the city has not been able to provide sufficient water to the people. In terms of reliability, the majority of the households said that the existing water supply is unreliable. One can observe from the preceding discussion that the urban poor are getting a low standard of water services.

Means being aware of group expectations and group regulations” (de Vos and Romanucci-Ross 2006: 378), we must keep in mind that group regulations and expectations are also subject to change especially if necessary for differentiation. Eder et al. ” (Eder et al. ” (Eder et al. 2002: 18) Since identicization is a practice, it cannot be separated from the political arena or from history as it is under these circumstances that groups learn to advance their goals, including claims to land. As de Vos (2006) highlights, many ethnic groups are in search of territorial or political independence but there are other goals that crystallize group cohesion.

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