Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Lagos Overstretched

The Nigerian Federal Government has put together a committee to create a new city plan for Lagos. But there's not a single squatter, or even a single poor person who lives in Lagos, on the panel. How many times do countries have to learn it: the elite alone cannot solve the problems of the urban poor. Squatters from Lagos must be involved on the ground level for any plans that affect their lives.

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