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Title: Building a resilient market place in Africa: A case for stakeholder participation.
Authors: Hasselt, H.
Adinyira, E.
de Wal, E.
Keywords: Re-development
Market place
Project management
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2017
Publisher: ICIDA
Citation: ICIDA, 6th International Conference on infrastructure development in Africa.
Abstract: Africa’s urban culture makes market places an essential part of life in African cities. What goes on in these markets undoubtedly opens them up to threats of adversity, tragedy, and other significant sources of stress. How can Africa build resilient market places? From a case study of the redevelopment of the largest open-air market in West Africa i.e. Kumasi Central Market, a case is made for a considered stakeholder participation in the entire development process. This market is being redeveloped through a special government initiative to deal with among others things; regular fire outbreaks, flooding and civil disorders. After determining the most important stakeholders during the redevelopment of the Kumasi Central Market, a comparison of the process of the redevelopment is made with the literature study on participation and Project Management. With lessons learned and the concerns raised by the major stakeholders in the process, certain approaches to project management have been put forward to enable African cities build market places that can withstand the natural and artificial stresses such places are sure to face. It is vital that proper stakeholder analysis is done to identify all important stakeholders considering the attributes of power, legitimacy and urgency. The overarching recommendation is for developers is to be transparent with all stakeholders especially with the traders. It is important to gather enough information on such projects and to share such information with all the major stakeholders who should be engaged very early in the project cycle.
Description: In the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 12th April, 2017, KNUST, Ghana.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10867
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