ANAMBRA BANS STREET TRADING, ILLEGAL MARKET FEES & SET TO DEMOLISH ILLEGAL STRUCTURES
The Anambra State Government says it will commence the demolition of illegal structures obstructing free flow of traffic in major markets in the area from Wednesday this week.
Governor Willie Obiano who announced this during a Security Council Meeting with market union leaders at Professor Dora Akunnyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka, said that the government also banned street trading in the state.
Governor Obiano also stated that government would prosecute all market leaders engaging in the collection of illegal fees in markets across the state.
The Governor noted that such structures had prevented traders from the West African sub region from patronizing major markets in the area.
According to Governor Obiano, structures built on parks, open places and drainage channels will also be demolished while their owners will be prosecuted.
He expressed displeasure with multiple taxation on barrow pushers and other citizens, noting that his administration would not condone such.
The Leader of traders in Anambra State, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo called for measures to relocate traders to be affected in the exercise.