…As Onna traders gets new open stalls
By Akan Aquaisua
Barely two months after the fµoundation laying ceremony, the newly constructed market and the remodeled Edere Obo market with 202 open stalls in Ikot Akpatek, Onna LGA has been inaugurated for businesses.
The remodeling which mirrors the Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path-Initiative (FEYReP) objectives of enhancing livelihood, boosting economic activities and a sustained standard of living for families and the general masses, was in partnership with office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Trade and Market Matters, and was commissioned on Wednesday Jun 12, 2018 , by Governor Udom Emmanuel.
The governor who was ably represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, while commending FEYReP for the initiative, charged the beneficiaries of the remodeled market to grow in capacity for more economic empowerment.
The State Chief Executive said his administration remains committed to giving Akwa Ibom people means of livelihood, stating that with the various free interest loans in the state, capacity has been increased for traders in the state.
Also speaking, the Wife of the governor, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel said she was moved into renovating the market having been briefed of the shanties traders were using for businesess, by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Trader Matters, Akparawa Idorenyin Raphael, pointing out that for any business to thrive, the environment must be condusive.
She added that her non-governmental platform, FEYReP will continue to intervene in areas that will better lots of the masses, and called for more support and partnership from good spirited individuals in this regard.
In appreciation the Mediator between the Government and traders, the Special Assistant to the Governor on traders matters, Akparawa Idorenyin Raphael(Jp) Lauded the Governor’s wife for the guesture of building and renovating markets accross the state, siting an example to be the ultra modern market in Urua anwa, Oruk Anam L.G.A
He further informed the gathering that this is the first time the Government of any state has bulit market stall and shops and giving it out for free with any charge.
Reteriating the traders commitment to return Governor udom Emmanuel fully with thier 75% voters strength.