City Administration to Conduct Multiple Audits on Land Grab

Addis Ababa Addis Ababa city Administration said issues related to land grabbing misappropriation of public houses and condominiums have already been started as a strategy of curbing corruption and ascertaining equity in public service delivery system.

In her media briefing today, Deputy Mayor Dagmawit Moges said pertinent evidence is being gathered to foil the illegal land grabbing and misuse of public owned houses in the Kebeles.

Dagmawit added that as soon as auditing is completed, the findings will be announced to the public for further precautionary measures for fighting corruption that is rampant in the city, she said.

Land grabbing was a serious problem particularly rampant from 2004 through to 2006, it was learned.

She urged the community members in the city to contribute their part by providing any information regarding those elements to their nearest community policing centers.

Though vast swathes of land legally and illegally occupied in Addis Ababa by developers and residents, the city administration has been reluctant to take measures against investors who, for years, have not developed.

However, the city administration recently pressed failure of developers to begin construction on time on the top of conducting multiple audits on land and housing related issues.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency