Community and Private Sector Participation for Efficient Regularisation in Tanzania: A Case of Goba Kunguru Informal Settlements in Ubungo Municipality
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This article presents the results of the study that assessed the community and private sector participation for efficient regularisation of Goba Kunguru Mtaa in Ubungo Municipality. The study deployed a case study research strategy by which data were collected from both secondary and primary data sources. Data were collected through focus group discussions, photographing, observations and interviews. Relevant documents were reviewed for secondary data. Data were analysed by using MS Excel and Arc G.I.S software (Arc Map 10.5 and Arc Catalog 10.5). The study revealed that the regularisation process involved six (6) major stages namely; community sensitisation and mobilisation, boundary adjudication, base map preparation and updating, parcel boundary verification, preparing town planning (TP) drawings, and cadastral surveying. The regularisation process was reported to be efficiently and successfully implemented after full involvement of stakeholders. Community involvement removed the challenges of mismatch between the proposed TP drawings and the existing situation on the ground. The study recommends that, for the proposed TP drawings to be promptly implemented, it is important to involve stakeholders in base map updating and other planning processes so as to prepare plans that are acceptable by community and practically implementable.