Maunyama settlement (Mongu Harbour): Ageographical perspective of people on the move
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Illegal settlements are a chronic problem to landuse planners in Zambia in that they spring up in areas with other interded uses. Though more pronounced in urban centres, the rural centres have equally been affected. However the rural centres' illegal settlements have not received equal attention as the urban illegal settlements have from researchers. In Zambia, most of the illegal settlements have been caused by increase in population increase due to natural and migration, mostly rural-urban migration But migration has been the causer of the main illegal settlements. This is because have not been able to get he civil athorities and hence decided to accomodate themselves. Maunyamo settlement which is the study area. Mongu provides a good example of how economic disparities tend to influence people's movements. Settlers at Maunyamo settlement are primarily traders who have come to either buy or sell goods. Travellers along the Zambezi and Luanginga rivers coming to Mongu find the Bus station inconviniencing hence building their own shelters. Initialy there were no permanent serrlers at Maunyamo but later the migrants decided to study permanently. So the research attempts to give an account of how settlers survive at Maunyamo, their confrontations with the Harbourmaster and problems arising from the setters --presence at Mainyamo. Lastly it gives some recommendations which are not an end in themselves but guides those involved in the Maunyamo.
- Natural Sciences