Traders in Imo state especially those whose shops and wares are domiciled at Alaba International market, Relief markets, Naze industrial market, Umuonyeali timbre market, and others, will soon smile as the reconstruction of major access roads leading to those markets will start in earnest.
This followed a motion of public importance moved by the member representing Ikeduru state constituency in Imo House of Assembly, Ambassador Uche Ogbuagu at the plenary last Wednesday.
Leading debate at the floor of the House, Ogbuagu noted that the roads that open to various major markets in the state are in deplorable condition.
According to him, traders in the state contribute immensely to the state’s internally generated revenue, stressing the need for the government to embark on immediate reconstruction of the roads before the coming of the rainy season.
Here him, “whereas the internally generated revenue of the state has significantly improved in the recent months.”
“Noting that traders in the state contribute a major source of the state’s revenue.”
“Also aware that the rainy season will soon set in and the roads are still in deplorable condition”
“Be it resolved by this honorable House to urge the state Ministry of Works to commence immediate reconstruction of access roads leading to major markets in the state with particular attention on Alaba International market, Relief market, Eke-Ukwu market, Umuonyeali timbre market among other major ones.
He further stated that its immediate reconstruction by the government will bring the commercial activities in the state to its pride of place.
In the same vein, he cautioned against the use of remedial or palliative measures on the said rods, insisting that strong construction that will stand the taste of time be made to avoid coming back for it again.
Our Assembly correspondent reported that the motion received massive support from members and was subsequently adopted by the House.
Other co-sponsors include Hon. Pascal Okolie of Orlu state constituency, Hon. Arthur Egwim of Ideato-North, Hon. Samuel Otuibe of Ahiazu-Mbaise and Hon. Kennedy Ibeh of Obowo state constituency.