By Egbe Attah
The chairman of Otukpo Local Government Area, Chief George Alli, has directed the immediate relocation of tomato market from the Otukpo main market, to Eupi Mini Market, to pave way for the ongoing construction of Otukpo township road by Rockbridge Construction Company.
The chairman gave the directive recently, when he received the Eupi Mini Market Master, Onminyi Okoh, in his office at the Otukpo local government secretariat.
A statement by his Media Assistant, Desmond Oogwu, quoted Alli, as saying, “the Otukpo road construction is key and nothing should be spared to give the company all the comfort that is required.”
Chief Alli said, “We should immediately create space to accommodate all the traders who have been affected by the ongoing road construction, especially, those selling tomatoes and other perishable goods, including yam sellers at the Eupi Mini Market”.
“I know it will be hard for many of them and I sympathise with them, but this is a necessary sacrifice to make as everyone, including the traders, will benefit from the road construction when completed”,
The market master assured the chairman, that the affected traders will be adequately accommodated as he directed.
The ongoing construction of Otukpo township road by Rock Bridge Construction Company has affected many buildings; both public and private as well as economic trees which are close to the road.
By Egbe Attah