Villagization in the Metekel Area: the Case of Mandura District, 1986-87


Villagization in the Metekel Area: the Case of Mandura District, 1986-87


Bogale Aligaiz Agalu

Department of History, Injibara


Villagization in the areas of Ethiopia began in the 1970’s and then the project took place in Mandura district of the Metekel area, North West Ethiopia in the 1980’s during Derg government. The program was practical in the district from 1986-87. The process of villagization and regrouping of communities from scattered homesteads into villages established at Dutch Alem Tsehay, Gumdia, Daffele, Dabhie, Anze Baguna, Kuter Hulet, Dukill, Babeistha and Mekesegene kebeles. Gumuz, Agew and Amhara were villagized communities in the district. But, the program was failed because of the lack of feasibly studies, deteriorating of security conditions and lack of supplying infrastructures for the newly villagized communities in the district.


Keywords: Villigiztion, Mandura, Metekel, Natives, Resettlers

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Bogale Aligaiz Agalu. Villagization in the Metekel Area: the Case of Mandura District, 1986-87. International Journal of Archaeological Research, 2021,2:6


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