Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has affirmed his commitment towards developing markets across the State by putting in place modern amenities and infrastructure that will enhance hitch free commercial activities in line with global trend.
The facilities would include electricity, toilet facility, firefighting equipment, water and construction of all the roads that lead to the state’s major markets.
Governor Obiano solicited support from the traders in the state for his government especially in the coming elections to ensure All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidates emerge victorious.
This he said would help him continue with the tempo of developmental activities in the State as well as sustain them.
Aside the welfare infrastructure being put in place in the various markets in the state, the Governor announced to the traders, the donation of five million naira for the furnishing of their Secretariat complex, which they received with much cheer.
Governor Obiano, who described the traders as important stakeholders in the Anambra agenda, enjoined them to maintain prompt payment of taxes and levies to scale up the internally generated revenue base of the State.
The revenue according to Governor Obiano would encourage government to continue the good work having streamlined the revenue collection machinery to avoid multiple tax payment.
Governor Obiano urged the traders to vote massively for APGA candidates and President Goodluck Jonathan in the coming elections to enable him have a solid and established base for continued development in the State.
The elated President of the State Amalgamated Traders Association (ATA), Mr Okwudili Ezenwankwo, noted that Governor Obiano is the first State Governor to transform all markets in the State with new innovations and assured the governor that they would deliver all APGA candidates as well as President Goodluck Jonathan during the elections.
Fifty-one per cent of Anambra State economy is hinged on trade and commerce which forms a critical component in the four pillars of the economic blueprint of the present administration.