Government Will Do The Needful To Improve The State Of Ogbogonogo Market, Says Mrakpor.



The Director General of the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Hon. Evang. (Mrs.) Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor, has reiterated the commitment of the State Government towards ensuring that Asaba attains a status befitting a state capital.

Speaking today while fielding questions from journalists during a project inspection visit/tour of Ogbogonogo Market, the DG stated that in order to put an end to the menace of street trading and indiscriminate dumping of refuse, the government must do the needful while urging the traders in the market to play their part.

When asked about what she intends to do to tackle the problem of street trading, she said.

That will be taken care of by the structure that is being put in place at the new market. I believe that when you have a proper structure for people they will do the proper thing. The Consultant Engineer has assured that they have taken care of that with open spaces for them to do their trading
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Are you comfortable with the state of Ogbogonogo Market?

No, but it's not just the problem of only the traders, it is also the problem of the government. If I say don't dump your refuse here, I should provide a place for you to dump it.
So, when government does the needful, I believe that they will do the needful.

The Consultant Engineer, Architect, Emeka Onyeobi took the DG and officials of DSCTDA to the new Ogbogonogo Market where 1000 lock up shops and Open Space to accommodate over 500 traders is being constructed.


(l) Surveyor Uwaje; SA to the DG, Technical Matter (m) Hon. Joan Mrakpor, DG, DSCTDA (r) Architect Onyeobi, Consultant Engineer, Ogbogonogo New Market.


Architect Onyeobi, stressed the Need to retain the traditional market system.

We are trying to merge the modern designs and the traditional market system. We also identified the problem of lighting in the market. So, we are trying to set up a solar powered electrical system that automatically comes on by nightfall and goes off by daybreak. The market which has up to two storeys is designed to have escalators and other facilities that befit a modern market.
The visit to Ogbogonogo Market is one of many of such visits to commercial Centres within the Capital Territory as the new Director General of the Delta Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), unveils her strategies to rid the Capital Territory of street trading and indiscriminate disposal of refuse.

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