Challenges and mitigation of the encroachment on public open spaces in Central Uganda : a case study of selected sites in Kampala City
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This study is to investigate the challenges and mitigation of the encroachment on public open spaces in Kampala city. The Specific Objectives of this study were to investigate the threat on public open spaces in Kampala. the nature and appreciation of public open spaces in Kampala, and find possible solutions to mitigate encroachment of open spaces. The Significance of study is to not only to improve Kampala’s management and distribution of the public open spaces, create awareness on the importance of public open spaces to the city’s inhabitants but also shade light on the fact that in Kampala, public open spaces are being encroached upon and a rededication of these public open spaces is practically irreversible. The study reveals that Kampala open public spaces are sociable, comfortable and can easily be accessible for people to engage in activities. The study also reveals that people aren’t comprehensively aware of public spaces or their advantages which possess a need to comprehensively sensitize the public on open green spaces as well as the elimination of corruption among land officials in a bid to mitigate encroachment on open public spaces.