Information sector operation and reallocation policies urban areas in Tanzania: a case study of Petty Traders in Dar es Salaam city

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Date
2009
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
This study examined the impact of Dar es Salaam municipal campaign of removing petty traders from some of the city centers and relocating them to new market areas. Three specific objectives were worked upon, that include to analyze the aims of Dar es salaam municipal campaign of removing petty traders from city centres,to investigate petty traders problem resulting from ongoing campaign to clean the city and to investigate different survival strategies used by petty traders in Dar es salaam city. A case study design informed the study with 99 respondents drawn from categories of petty traders and Dar es Salaam municipal officials from Ilala.Temeke and kinondoni municipal. The findings of the study revealed that problems facing petty traders were educational, financial and infrastructural nature affecting more the age group 25-34 and more males than female. The study has further revealed that petty traders opt to; operate business at night, hide, bribe pay fines, and confrontational struggle, as part of survival strategies. Finally the study findings have revealed that lack of operation, budget deficities, shortage of space, frequent violence and increasing number environment clean, collect revenues and reduce crime. The study has recommended that customer friendly policies for petty traders should be put in place in areas of land use planning, business communication, loan and credit facilities to include various stakeholders in assisting petty traders ‘operations.
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Mark (THS EAF HD2346.T34M83)
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Informal sector (economics), Small business, Urban areas, Cities and towns
Citation
Mufundi, F (2009) Information sector operation and reallocation policies urban areas in Tanzania: a case study of Petty Traders in Dar es Salaam city, Master dissertation,University of Dar es Salaam