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Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has announced the sack of caretaker committees of 30 markets in the State appointed by his predecessor, Chief Willie Obiano in the twilight of his reign.
The Eastern Updates gathered that Soludo would shortly afterwards constitute new ones to replace two other market leaderships which came into office with flawed elections.
A statement in that respect at the weekend by the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr Obinna Ngonadi which was obtained by The Eastern Updates read in part;
‘In line with Mr Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo’s vision and directives, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has rolled out policies to reform and modernize markets and make shopping pleasurable so that Anambra State will regain its place as the number one place in trade and commerce.
It went on to add that; ‘The government intends to strengthen the markets’ leaderships to involve progressive governance so that the unions can become effective partners in the modernization of the markets.
‘Consequently, with these interim measures, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Anambra State, through the office of the commissioner has rolled out the following policies for immediate implementation.
The immediate dissolution of caretaker committees in some markets across Anambra State. The list of the markets affected is as follows:
1 ONITSHA MAIN MARKET
2 G.B.O MARKET
3 BRIDGE HEAD MARKET (OGBO OGWU)
4 OCHANJA CENTRAL MARKET
5 NWUGO MARKET (BEER MARKET)
6 PROGRESS MARKET
7 MILLENIUM MARKET
8 OCHANJA AREA MARKET
9 SOKOTO ROAD MAIN MARKET, ONITSHA
10 NASPA NNEWI
11 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS DEALERS MARKET NNEWI
12 PLANT PARTS MARKET NNEWI
13 AGBA EDO UNITED (F-LINE MARKET, NNEWI)
14 OFUOBI TRADERS ASSOCIATION, NNEWI
15 OGBOFERE MARKET
16 OGBARU PLASTIC MARKET
17 SHOE MANUFACTURING MARKET, OGBARU
18 IRON DEALERS MARKET, ONITSHA
19 ABADA INTERNATIONAL MARKET
20 OKORO ICHIDA MARKET
21 GENERAL MOTORS SPARE PARTS OKPOKO, OGBARU
22 BICYCLE SPARE PARTS, OGBUNIKE
23 NKPOR MAIN MARKET
24 GRAIN SEED MARKET OBOSI
25 SYNTHETIC FABRICS OGIDI
26 BUILDING MATERIALS MARKET, OGBUNIKE
27 STOCKFISH INTERNATIONAL, OBOSI
28 NEW MOTOR SPARE PARTS DEALERS ASSOCIATION, OBOSI
29 ODERA MARKET
30 OYE UGA MARKET.
The Eastern Updates