IQ Research Journal-Open Access-ISSN:2790-4296

An Assessment Of The Impacts Of Construction Projects On The Environment In Mogadishu, Somalia.



Authors: Mahad Abdullahi Hussein, Atanga Desmond Funwie. Paper Title: An Assessment Of The Impacts Of Construction Projects On The Environment In Mogadishu, Somalia.

IQ Research Journal of IQ res. j. (2022)1(2): pp 01-13. Vol. 001, Issue 002, 02-2022, pp. 0709-0722
Received: 26 02, 2022; Accepted: 26 02, 2022; Published: 27 02, 2022


Construction sector is considered as one of the main sources of environmental pollution
in the world. It has massive direct and indirect effects on the environment. The last 10
years Mogadishu city is witnessing widespread construction projects which increase the
pressure on the ecosystem, and the natural resource and generate various pollutants.
The city is suffering from weak and deteriorating adverse environmental impacts due
to lack of strong public institutions and mismanagement, deteriorating economic and
political situation, escalating population growth, and lack of awareness of environmental issues. The aim of this research is to assess the environmental impacts
due to construction activities in Mogadishu and propose some suggestions in curbing
down these adverse impacts. A total of 50 questionnaires were distributed to professionals working in the construction industry. The results revealed that “raw
material consumption” was ranked in the 1st position with regard to its adverse effects
on the environment while t “air pollution ” was ranked in the 2nd position and also the
results showed that “Increase in external road traffic due to construction site transport”
was ranked in the 3rd position . In order to minimize the above mentioned impacts the
government should enhance legislations to attempt curbing the adverse impacts of
construction such as enforce institutions to make environmental impact assessment
(EIA) in the early stage of the projects. The knowledge and awareness of construction
participants with regard to environmental impacts of construction need to be enhanced