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Thursday, 17 January 2013
Rivers State Gov Now ready to Allocate New Layout market.
Dr Samson Parker (Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the Allocation Committee)
The State Government says the newly constructed ultra modern New layout market in Port Harcourt is to be allocated to traders on Monday January 21, 2013. Health Commissioner and Chairman of the allocation Committee, Dr. Tamunoiyoriari Parker stated this during a meeting with Executive of the New layout market Traders Association in his office in Port Harcourt. According to him government wants to do the allocation quickly so that the traders can vacate the temporary stadium where the monorail is supposed to terminate.
He said the allocation would have been done this week but the traders pleaded with government to give them one week grace. The Commissioner reiterated that street trading is illegal and warned that government will no longer tolerate the illegal act after the allocation. Earlier the Mayor of Port Harcourt, Mr. Chimbiko Akarolo had assured of the Committee’s determination to give only stalls to genuine traders, stating that politicians will not be allowed to hijack the process. In his remarks, the Chairman of the New layout traders Association, Mr. Borokayeoforiye Evans Awoala thanked the State government for building the new market and pleaded that the traders be given some time to come back from the Christmas holidays.
The market is really an amazing structure, I will Blog the Picture of the market later today.