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Ebonyi relocates old Abakpa Market



EBONYI State Government, has finally relocated old Abakpa Market to new international market site and  also banned street/road trading along major roads in the capital city, Abakaliki.

  A statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala said that government had banned street/road trading along major roads; that anyone violating the law would be arrested, investigated and prosecuted in line with the law.

The government notified particular areas to ban, which include; trading along major roads from old Government House to Onuebonyi Junction, Afikpo road through Akanu Ibiam to Onuebonyi Junction and all the streets within the neighbourhood of old Abakpa Market..

 “All landlords of buildings around old Abakpa Market are hereby directed to register with the Office of the Secretary to the State Government/Coordinating Commissioner within 5 days from date, failure which will attract serious financial penalty and or sealing of the building.

“Destruction of dilapidated buildings within the old Abakpa Market will start from Monday, 9th March, 2020, to make way for the reconstruction of the new food, fruits and vegetable market.

Government further directs that all complaints arising from the movement and/or relating to allocation or non-allocation of shops at the new International Market should be forwarded to the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

“Consequently, foodstuff, fruits and vegetable dealers are directed to temporarily and immediately relocate to the new Spare-in-Deo Park around Akanu Ibiam junction.

“Government wishes to thank the traders of the old Abakpa market, market women, security agencies, CAN, Neighbourhood Watch, Akubaruoha, Youth Assembly and the EXCO Committee on movement of traders to the International market for their various activities that facilitated the smooth movement of traders to the new International Market.”

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