Anambra State Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, Markets and Wealth Creation, Dr Christian Chukwuma Madubuko has announced that the Shoe Traders International Market in Nkwelle will soon open for business.
The market, which has not less than 2,400 lock up shops, was built by Nkwelle community.
Dr Madubuko, while on inspection tour of the market, re-assured the people of the community of state government’s support in making the market functional.
He expressed delight at their effort in completing the market, describing it as a venture that could yield dividends to them.
Commissioner for Road, Rail and Water Transportation Mr Uchenna Okafor, who was part of the inspection team, explained that the objective of the project was to add value to the community.
“This has been achievable through the creation of job opportunities and overall development that accompanies market location.’’
The Chairman Nkwelle Development Union, Mr Clement Ifeakandu called on government to assign traders to the market, so that business transactions could kick-off.
Ifeakandu pointed out that the market could benefit people of Oyi, Omambala, Ayamelum and as many as would have interest in the business.
He explained that the market had a wide space to accommodate a motor park, fire station, eateries and not less than 50 toilet facilities.
The chairman, then, assured those intending to rent shops of cooperation and support of host community. (MOI)