Addis Ababa City Administration is reportedly cancelling 4.1 million square meters of land leased and/or granted to the private sector, government bodies and diplomatic entities.
Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported that the City administration decided to cancel 154 leased lands and intends to use them for “public use” – which is not spelled out as to what exactly it is. These lands were leased since 2005 were not developed to date.
Takele Uma, who is appointed acting Mayor of the city, chaired the meeting that passed the decision today. Lands leased out but not yet developed are part of the reason for slow pace of the city’s development, Takele is cited as saying.
He vowed the city will follow up private and public entities that are given land lease in the city but have not yet started redevelopment.
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