By Rita Okonkwo
ANAMBRA State Government has inaugurated the newly reconstituted interim caretaker committees of various markets for optimum performance and quality service to traders and the state.
The reconstitution followed the dissolution and suspension of some old executives by the state government, which is aimed at strengthening market leadership for effective partnership capable of actualizing the vision of the administration for the state.
The inauguration was held at SSG’s Conference Hall Government House Awka, last week.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Paschal Agbodike thanked traders for supporting the government of Prof Charles Soludo.
He said that the present administration has good programmes for the state that needs fund from taxes and levies.
The law maker warned against tax invasion or diversion saying that “it is a criminal offence” punishable by law; and called on traders to contribute their quota in building the state.
Inaugurating the committees, the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Dr. Obinna Ngonadi, on behalf of the state government charged the new officers to collaborate with their members and support government to work for the state.
The commissioner expressed the state government’s readiness to provide necessary infrastructure in markets, like fire trucks, water boreholes and toilet facilities.
He cautioned them against diversion of government revenue, construction/erection of structures in market spaces without government approval; and congestion of roads that leads into markets.
In a vote of thanks, the Chairman of Onitsha Main Market, Innocent Ezeoha, on behalf of others, thanked the state government for the opportunity given to them to serve.
Mr Ezeoha assured the state government that the new executives will work hard to ensure that the administration will achieve the desired goals.