Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano has called for more investors, indigenes and non-indigenes alike into the state, assuring them of conducive and enabling environment in their economic and social activities.
Obiano gave the assurance on Wednesday in Agulu, while unveiling a 10,000 capacity shops ultra-modern international market situated in Isiagu, Awka South local government area of the state.
The project, a public private partnership (PPP), driven by Anambra JC Michaels Limited in partnership with the Keystone Bank PLC, is expected to provide modern state of the art facilities.
Speaking through the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Obiano revealed that the project was part of his administration’s 50 years developmental plan tagged vision 2070 targeted at making the state a hub for economic activities and social stable society.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Anambra JC Michaels, Chief Jude Amuzie represented by Barr. Ikechukwu Ibeto explained that the project, signed in 2017, would consist of 10,000 modern lockup shops, car parks, schools, banks, administrative buildings, pedestrian crossover, and others when completed.
Speaking separately, commissioner for trade and commerce, Chief Uche Okafor, and the managing director, Anambra State Investment Promotion Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), Hon. Jide Ikeakor, assured that the markets would boost economic activities in the South East region.
They expressed optimism of a mutual understanding between investors and host community for speedy actualisation of the project.
On his part, traditional ruler of Umueri, Igwe Ben Emeka, urged both developers and government to ensure adequate parking space and other facilities in the market to ensure orderliness and discipline among traders and customers.