Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(5), pp. 150–161, May, 2016.
State Presence and Security Problem in North Gondar Zone: The Case of Wogera and West Belessa Districts
Abebe Alemu Melese
University of Gondar, Department of political science and international relations, College of Social Science and Humanities, University of Gondar. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 4 May 2016
North Gondar Administration Justice Bureau indicated that there has been
high rate of conflict in most districts of the North Gondar zone.
However, little attention has been given to the sources, consequences
and intervention mechanisms of the problem. The aim of this research
article was to explore the presence of the state and security problem in
the two districts of North Gondar zone (Wogera and West Belessa). The
study was conducted in these districts as the problem of conflict and
its consequences (like murder, family breakdown, less in production) is
high. To study these issues, qualitative research methodology was
employed. This is because qualitative approach is best suited for
detailed and complex analysis conflict among groups and individuals.
This research employed focus group discussion and in-depth interview
with key informant as data collection methods. Additionally, the
research employed different documents issued by the respective bureau of
the two districts. The finding of this research indicated that almost
300 people lost their lives every year in each district. Property loss
and physical injury was usually much higher than lives lost. The major
cause of this problem was the security management in these districts is
not well organized. The enforcement mechanism of the state is weak.
Problems are related to lack of trained personnel and shortage of
vehicle to cover all kebeles. Last but not least failure to pass proper
verdict to the guilty is the major factor for the prevalence of conflict
in the two districts.
Cite This Article As: Melese AA (2016). State Presence and Security Problem in North Gondar Zone: The Case of Wogera and West Belessa Districts. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(5): 150-161