By kachy madukaego#
Business Owners Association (BOA) of world Market New Owerri have appealed to the state Governor to review their earlier agreement on the renovation of the market stressing that the adviser to the government on New city and market Development Hon Uche Best Mbanaso has sold out to intruders.
The chairman of the association Mr Ifeanyi Armstrong made this appeal during the End of the year party/ Inauguration of their executive held on Sunday.
He reiterated that they resolved with the government that the renovation project will commence by batches in order not to inconvenience business Owners pointing out that the whole premises was destroyed and the new shop been sold to outsiders at the cost of #500.000 making it difficult for their members to acquire.
According to him, “We are urging the Governor to look into our matter because some of us are displaced already, this place was formally Free zone due the category of the people doing business in area, we cannot afford to pay such huge amount of money, alternatively government should provide another free zone for us”
Hon. Obed Agoha who is the chairman of world Market association also posited that the issue has generated alot of tension in the market as many are disappointed in the manner the project is been handled.
“We continue to witness intruders coming to take charge of our business premises which was not what we bargained”.
The former chairman world Bank Market Association Comrade Dan Edime advised the newly Inaugurated executives to discharge their duties in all fairness and justice as well ensure that they keep the environment clean.