Sit-At-Home: Anambra State Governor Holds Town Hall Meeting With Market, Transport Union Leaders In Anambra State.
25 March 2022
Today at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center Awka, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has held a town hall meeting with all the market leaders and leaders of the respective transport unions in the state.
Governor Soludo in his address noted that his administration has great plans for all Anambra markets while restating his commitment to a clean and better structured market for the people of Anambra. For him, the market and transport leaders and key stakeholders and are critical for the new Anambra project.
He further stated that his administration will review the market leadership, park management system and promised to restore the master plan of Onitsha. To make these possible, Soludo assured them that they’ll conduct a free, fair and open election in all the markets and review their terms of reference in the interest of the state come next year.
Furthermore, he emphasized on the Monday Sit-At-Home which he said was detrimental to the progress of the state. As such, there is an urgent need to end the Monday Sit-At-Home in the state and noted that his government is open for dialogue against breakdown.
Maintaining that Anambra loses about 19.6 billion naira at every Monday sit-at-home, Governor Soludo said that there are better ways to channel protests and agitations rather than suffering the Innocent.
It was unanimously resolved at the meeting that starting from 4th April 2022, all Anambra markets and roads should be busy with usual commercial activities.
The President, Anambra Amalgamated Traders Association, ASMATA, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu in a vote of thanks, assured that they will continue to support the policies and programs of the government directed towards making Anambra a more livable place.