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MWENDWA MUTISO: State should resolve problems facing slum residents

They play a critical role in economic growth

In Summary

•It is hypocritical to overlook that slum dwellers are the source of economic force, offering a huge chunk of cheap labour.

•Each slum resident has a diverse interest and shares different background that demonstrates homogeneity with the majority preferring the city life.

Close to over 1.5 billion persons are currently living in slums and the number is expected to balloon in the coming years.

More worryingly, the vast growth of slums globally is felt in ...