The ANAM – new city project has designed a unique development model that includes a public and private partnership from the inception of the city. Though there remain key historical components such as traditional governance and family structures, there is a fluid integration with the State and National governing structures, inter-regional economies and modern social constructs. Understanding theses complexities is crucial to the success of the new city. Therefore, much of the design and planning has been and will be informed by community meetings, regional surveys and international consultation. Bound by the unity of the community, this is a landmark development initiative that is driven and supported by the people who it will affect most, and whose hope is to create real change for their families and future generations.
As the land is communally held, the infrastructure will be jointly built by the Chife Foundation and the community; all infrastructure will be collectively owned by the community. Residential land will be allocated to an indigene of Anam community through the traditional system of land tenure where usage is prescribed and individuals own improvements only. Immigrants to the land from other communities will lease or purchase settlement parcels from the community by agreement of the Development Council. All businesses that operate in the city will provide a 10% equity contribution to the city for its development as a form of social responsibility. While in the preliminary stages of the project, the city will be mostly private, it is intended that in the future it would be incorporated by the state as a municipality.