The Anambra State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Chief Uchenna Okafor has inspected the progress of work at the ongoing construction of Umunze Ultra Modern International Market, Orumba South Local Government Area.
The new market is intended to create a modern market in that locality as the Market attracts traders and customers within and outside the State including towns in Imo, Abia and Enugu states.
It will also decongest Nkwo Umunze which has already exceeded its capacity leading to traders erecting makeshift shops on the roads causing heavy traffic, increasing road crashes and loss of lives in the area.
The Commissioner, Chief Okafor during the inspection at the project site, applauded the Managing Director of Bills Limited, Chief Ben.
Oranusi for the pace of work at the farmers’ market section and noted that when completed, the farm produce dealers and others will be taken off the roads and relocated to the market.
Conducting the Commissioner during the inspection, the developer of the Ultra Modern Market, Chief Oranusi who is also an indigene of the town appreciated the government for the project and explained that the market will have complete infrastructure with shops that will be twenty-five feet apart and a massive garage that when completed will host the biggest lorry park in Southern Nigeria.
He assured that the farmers’ market which has about two thousand five hundred shops will be ready in October this year.
Chief Oranusi was confident that the market when completed will boost economic activities in the area and attract local and foreign investors while boosting the revenue base for the State.
Recall that the Anambra State Government had entered into the partnership with Bills Limited to develop the Umunze Ultra Modern International Market.